BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Erica Royal, Esq.
The Life Coach School
"LifeNet is an inspiring organization that addresses important needs in our community. I am proud to support LifeNet because, in addition to providing foundational essential services, the organization creates and holds space for all clients to have hope and pursue change by believing in them. Because LifeNet is constantly growing and evolving as an agency, clients may also grow and evolve." She enjoys listening to audiobooks, traveling with her family, and riding her Peloton.
Dr. Amoy Reid
"I believe in the vision and mission of the organization, providing a gateway to stability for people in Broward County experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty. I see the impact that the organization has in the community and I relish being part of it."
Transworld Business Advisors
"I got involved in the LifeNet4Families because I knew I could help. I believe that it is all of our responsibility to help less the fortunate in our community. I know we can all give of our time, talent and treasure, even if we do not have all three. I am proud to have worked with my friends, family, board members and associates to start Andy's Family Pasta Dinner to support LifeNet over the last two decades. I am excited to have it continue to provide the necessary funds to further our mission. Martin Luther King said that ‘“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." I am honored to be a part of this amazing organization.
"I believe every person counts and sometimes people just need a little extra help. They need to know that there are people out there that really do care about them. LifeNet is the place in our community that can do that, and I'm looking forward to helping this organization grow even more so we can meet the many needs of the homeless population in Broward County."
Heidi Alzate Kaufman, MS, CFRE
Heidi Alzate Consulting
First generation American and daughter of parents who immigrated from South America for a better life, she is the president and founder of Heidi Alzate Consulting. Mrs. Alzate Kaufman, a certified fundraising executive through CRFE International, holds a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership. With 20+ years of experience in the sector, she has expertise in nonprofit leadership, development philanthropy, and capital campaigns. Heidi has assisted organizations with strategic and fundraising planning and execution.
Her approach is focused at both the organizational and community levels, and her efforts have yielded multimillions for local, regional, and national initiatives in human services, health care, and education.
Heidi’s experience has encompassed social and public sector work in the areas of family strengthening, economic advancement, housing stability, and youth development.
She resides, in Davie Florida with her husband Jason Kaufman, Esq. and their beautiful blended family of 4 children, and 2 year old golden retriever Athena.
Rocki Rockingham is an accomplished C-suite human resources, communications, community relations, public affairs, and marketing communications professional with over 30 years of domestic and international business experience. She is versatile with an excellent record of achievement as a strategic partner supporting business objectives in many successful companies.
Immediate Past Chair
"Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can." - Arthur Ashe, Humanitarian and Tennis Legend
These core principles of my childhood hero are simple, yet powerful statements. The extraordinary leadership and team at LifeNet4Families embodies the same spirit and embraces his call to action. It is privilege to serve in a volunteer, Board capacity. Please join us by doing what you can today.
HJ Sims & Co.
"I have always enjoyed "giving back", and to me LifeNet4Families is a great opportunity to help some of the neediest folks in our community. What I particularly like about LifeNet is that it endeavors to do more than just distribute food to hungry people, as important as that is. LifeNet's programs help its clients move towards self-sufficiency and gives them real hope. I am proud to be involved with the organization, and look forward to helping it fulfil its mission in the coming years."
Allied Kitchen & Bath
"I'm happy to be involved in an organization that truly gives back to members of our community who need a helping hand. We all should know that life is not about me-its about we. One of the most valuable lessons I was taught growing up by my parents was, if your able to help others, then it's your obligation to do so! Because when you give, you get more in return then you gave! And giving not only changes people's lives, it saves people's lives. You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give."
Dr. Jason Jackson
United Nations Chaplain Association
"In a saturated social media environment, it is important to exercise diligence when choosing a non-profit to support. LifeNet has a decades-long track record of providing a multitude of services that tangibly impacts the community. You can witness the need for LifeNet within seconds of pulling into the parking lot. I am proud to support the organization as it continues to meet the needs of underserved populations throughout South Florida."
Matt Lookretis has eighteen years of experience in the banking industry. He’s spent most of his career in regional leadership roles overseeing the South Florida markets including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach. Matt began his banking career with Wachovia Bank and has spent time with Wells Fargo, Florida Community Bank, and most recently Synovus. Over the past eighteen years Matt has championed community service and is a current board member for Lifenet4families. As a born and raised Floridian, Matt attended college at FIU & UCF. He spends his time away from work with his wife and two daughters, often at dance recitals and Miami Dolphins football games.