Holocaust Center Staff
The Holocaust Center employs dedicated team members who are passionate about promoting a community free of hatred and injustice. Each team member has their own area of expertise and would be happy to speak with you.
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Sr. operations director
Prior to her jump into the non-profit world, Lisa was Founder and President of All Points Connect from October 2000 – December 2015. All Points Connect was a non-traditional nationwide marketing company. Lisa worked with Fortune 500 companies including Sherwin Williams, General Mills, several sports teams in the NBA, NFL, and MLB as well as NASCAR and many others. In this role she provided services that put the corporate brand into people’s hands.
Lisa’s favorite thing is spending time with her family. She is a devout advocate for anyone who dealing with bullying, suicidal issues and Tourette Syndrome. She lives in Orlando with her husband of 33 years.
Sr. Development Director
Kathy serves as the Senior Development Director chiefly responsible for all fundraising initiatives, strategic plans and development staff.
She was previously with AdventHealth Foundation for 13 years as Senior Development Officer with primary fundraising responsibility for Celebration Health, AdventHealth Winter Park, the Transplant Institute, Neuroscience Institute and employee giving program. Kathy was part of the Health Systems Philanthropy Leadership Group’s Fellowship program through the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy which concluded in a presentation at the AHP International Conference in 2016. She was proud to open the 40,000 square foot Bartch Transplant House on the Orlando campus as well as the Nicholson Pavilion at AdventHealth Winter Park Hospital with 140 private patient rooms.
Her focus is on building key relationships and securing major gifts to achieve annual philanthropic goals. Kathy currently serves and volunteers at Grace Church. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Ball State University and two master’s
degrees from the University of St. Francis in Health Administration and Business Administration. She also has two children, Kamryn and Mason.
Major Gift Officer
Lauren serves as the Major Gifts & Grants Officer, supporting philanthropic efforts for the Holocaust Center’s programs, exhibits and operations, as well as the capital campaign for the new Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity.
She has held previous leadership and senior philanthropy roles with many well-known national and local institutions, including Nemours Children’s Health System, American Cancer Society, Best Buddies International, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and Orlando Science Center. In these roles, Lauren created and led many strategic philanthropy initiatives in annual fund, major gifts, special events, grant writing, and campaigns ranging from $3 million to $30 million.
An active member of the community, Lauren is a board member for AFP Central Florida and Valencia Horizon Scholars, and she is an active member of Florida Executive Women. Lauren holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from University of Central Florida, bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications from Elon University, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She is also an instructor with the Edyth Bush Institute at Rollins College, and an adjunct faculty member at University of Central Florida.
As Development Specialist for the Holocaust Center, Arden conducts prospect research for donors, helps track all gifts made, and works alongside the Center’s event planner and committee members to help secure event sponsorship to ensure success. Before joining the HMREC, Arden gained experience in the philanthropic world working and learning alongside the executive director of a local Family Foundation. Prior to her recent relocation to Central Florida with her husband, Arden and her family spent 7 years on the Big Island of Hawaii, where her family operates a NPO focused on the assistance and upliftment of displaced and marginalized communities. Arden spent a few years studying, before moving to South Africa in 2017 where she worked at an orphanage, housing abused and abandoned babies. It was here that she met her husband. Arden is passionate about seeing justice, mercy, and equality made available in impartial measure to all people especially those in need or hurting. In her spare time, Arden can be found either running/exercising, reading, listening to music, or exploring the city for novel coffee spots with her husband. Above all, she loves spending quality time with her family and traveling to new places.
Leilany serves as administrative support to the team. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida in Art History and Latin American studies. Her interests in art and her heritage merged together for a passion for mesoamerican and contemporary Latin American art. Leilany also studied abroad in Peru where she taught English to children in Quechua villages and climbed Machu Picchu. Leilany is passionate about learning new things and enjoys traveling, dancing, watching movies, going to Disney with her sister, and reading comic books.