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 March and September. 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
  • 2 PR Committee Co-Chairs

Leadership Team Co-Chairs

Kristen Khoury
Kristen Khoury
Customer Success Manager (305)205-5831
Michele Fernandez
Michele Fernandez
Director of Development

Identify Co-Chairs

Chelsea Kulp
Owner cyclebar Fort Lauderdale (305)401-7965
Richard Corbet
Richard Corbet
Financial Advisor Associate

Connect Co-Chairs

Laxmi Lalwani
Laxmi Lalwani
Real Estate Advisor (954)651-5638
Prahasi Kacham
Prahasi Kacham
Senior Software Engineer

Develop Co-Chairs

Brittany Jones
Brittany Jones
HR Marketing (954)868-6167
Nile Fortner
Nile Fortner
Multimedia Journalist and Social Media Managment

Engage Co-Chairs

William Anastasiou
William Anastasiou
Academic Program Director
Daniel Mazloum
Daniel Mazloum
Corporate Banking Credit Analyst (561)809-0212

PR Co-Chairs

MARIA BARRERA
MARIA BARRERA
Director of Digital Marketing & Content Creation (407)341-7924
Luckson Abraham
Luckson Abraham
Real Estate Advisor (786)910-9120

Program Director

Jene Kapela
Jene Kapela
President (305)332-6688

Program Coordinator

Zack Beck
Zack Beck
Sales/Marketing Manager (401)834-0407