Message from President & CEO

“What I love most about Goodwill is the chance to impact the community in a tangible way and to know that our team is changing lives. The scope and breadth of Goodwill’s work in Central Florida, including efforts to help train and open doors for individuals with barriers to employment, made this an appealing opportunity. I am eager to lead our team in broadening our impact and reaching even more individuals in need.” – Nima R. Hodaei
Michael Hsu

Board of Directors

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is governed by a board of directors that meets quarterly. The board is composed of local business leaders whose valuable perspectives aid us in serving our six-county region.

“Goodwill is the employees that exude an incredible spirit and passion for the roles they play in delivering the mission of “building lives that work.” Goodwill is the management who faithfully lead their teams to deliver goods and services through our job connection centers and retail stores. Goodwill is the executives who work tirelessly to guide the organization to ensure the sustainability of the mission. Goodwill is the Board members who give selflessly to provide their talents to the mission of the organization.”

—Michael Hsu, Board Chairman

Board Officers
  • Michael Hsu | Board Chairman | Central Florida Kidney Centers, Inc.
  • Brian Orth | Vice Chairman | SunTrust Bank
  • Scott Wall | Treasurer | Regions Bank
  • Cathleen (Cathi) Balboa | Secretary | Orange County Clerk of Courts
Board Members


  • Jeremy Adams | Unicorn Innovations
  • Leslie Bradley | Rollins College
  • Jeff Brown | Turner Construction Company
  • Michael Clary | Owens Realty Services
  • Douglas Henley | Owens Realty Services
  • Nima R. Hodaei | Goodwill Industries of Central Florida
  • Judge Frederick J. Lauten | Orange County Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • Bruce Matzner | PepsiCo.
  • Amy Pennock | Pennock Consulting Group
  • Jana Ricci | The Mayflower
  • Roxwell (Rocky) Robinson, Jr. | Orlando/Orange County COMPACT, Inc.
  • Jean Seawright | Seawright & Associates
  • Jeanne Van Meter | Kissimmee Utility Authority
Goodwill of Central Florida Leadership
  • Nima R. Hodaei | President & CEO
  • Curtis Ramsey | Chief Financial Officer
  • Michelle Weaver | Vice President of Retail
  • Yvette Hernandez | Vice President of Staffing Services
  • Jill Hill | Vice President of Human Resources
  • Maria Cherjovsky | Vice President of Mission Services & Workforce Innovation
  • Todd Smith | Senior Director of IT
  • Michael Griffin | Director of Facility Management & Construction
  • Cynthia Barnes | Quality Assurance Manager
  • Renee Finegan | Director of Human Resources
  • Larry Hartman | Senior Director of Risk Management, Loss Prevention & Safety
  • Luz Vasquez | Controller
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Foundation, Inc.
  • Beverly Madison
  • Bosco R. Slaughter | SunTrust Banks, Inc.
  • C.T. Hsu | C.T. Hsu & Associates
  • F. Didier Menard | CH2M Hill
  • Jeanne Van Meter | Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Jeff Brown | Turner Construction Company
  • Laurence C. Hames | Laurence C. Hames, Esq., P.A.
  • Maximiano Brito | Rhodes & Brito Architects