William (Bill) Oakley, President and CEO

Message from the President & CEO

“I have been with Goodwill for over four decades in five places. Over the years, I have been able to experience how Goodwill plays a direct role in shaping people’s lives. The fruits of our labor, the lives that we change, are what have compelled me to serve Goodwill. Our mission is carried out and completed through a robust portfolio of programs and services that are provided at no cost to those with barriers to employment. Because of these programs, in 2017 we were able to serve 47,531 people and place over 8,100 into jobs across our region with average starting salaries above $10 an hour. Our saying at Goodwill is ‘Where There Is Goodwill, There Is A Way’ and with you, and with us, there is a way. Thank you for your interest in this great organization.”
—William Oakley, President & CEO
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 Leaders
  • Jana Ricci | Board Vice Chair | The Mayflower Retirement Community
  • Lauren Bradley | Board Secretary | Rollins College
  • Michael Clary | Board Treasurer | Owens Realty
  • Michael Hsu | Board Chairman | Central Florida Kidney Centers, Inc.
Board Members


  • Amy Pennock | Pennock Consulting Group
  • Brian Orth | SunTrust Bank
  • Cathleen (Cathi) Balboa | Orange County Clerk of Courts
  • Dick Batchelor | Dick Batchelor Management Group, Inc.
  • Jean Seawright | Seawright & Associates
  • Jeanne Van Meter | Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Jeff Brown | Turner Construction Company
  • Jeremy Adams | Unicorn Innovations
  • Judge Frederick J. Lauten | Orange County Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • Randall K. Ziegler | O, R & L Facility Services
  • Roxwell (Rocky) Robinson, Jr. | Orlando/Orange County COMPACT, Inc.
  • Scott J. Wall | Regions Financial Corporation
  • Stuart Kinniburgh | Quo Vadis Institute
  • Vanessa Echols | WFTV Channel 9
  • William G. Oakley | Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.
Goodwill of Central Florida Leadership
  • Bill Oakley | President & CEO
  • Karla Radka | Chief Operating Officer
  • Curtis Ramsey | Chief Financial Officer
  • Michelle Weaver | Vice President of Retail
  • Maria Cherjovsky | Vice President of Mission Services & Workforce Innovation
  • Jim Larisa | Director of Community Employment Services
  • Anthony Edwards | Director of Donor Services
  • Kate Pile | Director of Risk Management & Safety
  • Michael Griffin | Director of Facility Management & Construction
  • Cynthia Barnes | Quality Assurance Manager
  • John Kalish | Director of Logistics and Aftermarket
  • Renee Finegan | Director of Human Resources
  • 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
  • Jeanne Van Meter | Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Laurence C. Hames | Laurence C. Hames, Esq., P.A.
  • Maximiano Brito | Rhodes & Brito Architects
  • William G. Oakley | Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.