Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is responsible for coordinating communication and providing support to the committees while ensuring that all activities promote the mission and vision of Emerge Broward. The Leadership Team consists of members who serve 12-month terms in a leadership capacity to Emerge Broward. These terms are staggered so they are overlapping (i.e., no Co-Chairs of the same committee will begin and end at the same time). The staggered terms begin in February and August. If you are interested in learning more about serving on our leadership team, please contact us.


The Leadership Team includes the members as follows:
  • 2 Leadership Team Co-Chairs
  • 2 Identify Committee Co-Chairs
  • 2 Connect Committee Co-Chairs
  • 2 Develop Committee Co-Chairs
  • 2 Engage Committee Co-Chairs
  • PR Director

2019 Leadership Team

Leadership Team Co-Chairs

Keith Ackrish
Keith Ackrish
Employee Benefits Consultant (561)573-3683

Identify Co-Chairs

Nicole Almeida
Nicole Almeida
Senior Accounts Manager, Community Relations (954)682-7128
Kaya Suarez
Kaya Suarez
Manager, Capital Markets (954)331-1777

Connect Co-Chairs

Tricia Dutton
Tricia Dutton
Sales Associate (330)327-9189
Lane Hacker
Lane Hacker
Controller (954)478-5053

Develop Co-Chairs

Ana Gajardo
Ana Gajardo
Chief Sweat Officer / Owner (305)528-4733
John Xanthos
John Xanthos
Director of Finance (954)643-2879

Engage Co-Chairs

Daniella Delatorre
Daniella Delatorre
(955)663-0591
Zach Ledner
Zach Ledner
Commercial Insurance Broker (954)702-4289

PR Directors

Vivianna Jugo
Vivianna Jugo
Project Coordinator (305)873-4638