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

Brittney Farwell
Brittney Farwell
Philanthropy Manager, Broward County (954)258-9939
Kaya Suarez
Kaya Suarez
Director (917)407-5323

Identify Co-Chairs

Nicholas Bixler
Nicholas Bixler
Attorney
Andrew Caksackkar
Andrew Caksackkar
Systems Analyst Florida Power & Light Company

Connect Co-Chairs

Alexa Smith
Alexa Smith
Marketing Associate (561)777-3436
Avesta Shaygannik
Avesta Shaygannik
Staffing Manager

Develop Co-Chairs

Desiree Saunders
Desiree Saunders
Business Development Manager (954)798-2355
Emily Dmiszewicki
Category Manager (571)214-2094

Engage Co-Chairs

Brian Stafford
Architect (954)591-1523
Hannah Bourgeois
Public Outreach Officer

PR Directors

Hannah Colson
Hannah Colson
Account Executive
Hayley Zagacki
Hayley Zagacki
Digital Media Manager