Board of Directors

SCEIC is governed by a volunteer

Board of Directors. 

Each Director serves two year terms.

Officers

Morris Richardson

   Chairman

Morris Richardson and his wife Donna reside in West Melbourne and have three young children, Ella, Jude and Harper.  Ella and Jude are recent graduates of SCEIC, and Harper will soon follow in their footsteps.  Morris works as an attorney for the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners.  A graduate of Melbourne High School, Brevard Community College, Florida Institute of Technology, and Leadership Brevard, Morris received his law degree from Vanderbilt.


Enrique (Henry) Perez

   Vice Chairman

Henry Perez, Ph.D., MBA, holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, a bachelor’s in industrial engineering, and has over 25 years of international sales, marketing and management experiences.  He has participated in start-up operations and market expansion on three continents and successfully launched a Communication Products Distributor and Integrator in Mexico.

 


David Wilder, PhD

   Secretary

Dr. David Wilder is a Professor at the School of Psychology Florida Institute of Technology.  He received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University, graduate degree from Florida Atlantic University and Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from University of Nevada.  He did his postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He has published extensively and has a special interest in autism.

Dr. Wilder resides in Melbourne.  He is married and has two children.


Terri Burdine, CPA

   Treasurer

Terri Burdine is a CPA Tax Partner with McGladrey LLP in Melbourne.  A graduate of the University of Central Florida, she holds a BS in Accounting.  She has over 25 years experience and has a special interest in nonprofits. She joined the SCEIC board in February of 2014.

 


Directors at Large

James Clamons

   Past Chairman

Jim Clamons is a retired Vice President of Engineering for Harris Corporation and a proud graduate of Purdue University.

A Brevard County resident for over 38 years, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Florida STEM Education Council (CFSEC), Board of Directors of the Brevard School Foundation, Florida State University College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board and Computer Science Advisory Board, Purdue University’s Computer Science Corporate Partners Program and Florida Institute of Technology Engineering Dean’s advisory committee.

Jim first became involved with SCEIC during the construction of our facility on Dairy Road in 2007.  He organized a group of volunteers to build the fence and “got hooked on the mission”.   In addition to his volunteer work at SCEIC, Jim also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Hacienda Girls Ranch, Joe’s Club and Meals on Wheels.  A United Way Silver Donor, Jim is also a frequent member of the United Way Community Impact Group.

Jim is married to wife, Mary, who has also been active at the Center, volunteering in various capacities including working in the classroom as a teacher.  Together they have three children, Sarah, who works at Harris, Amy, a registered dietitian, and Will, a CPA in Raleigh.


John Craig

John Craig was elected to the Brevard County School Board in November, 2014.  He is the proud father of two Brevard Public Schools students and presently serves as a commercial airline pilot for JetBlue Airways out of Orlando as well as serving as the government relations liaison for Craig Technologies.  Mr. Craig graduated in the top of his class from the United States Naval Academy in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, serving in numerous Midshipmen leadership positions.  He also earned his master’s in business administration from Florida Institute of Technology in 2014.  Mr. Craig left active duty in May, 2003 as a commander and transitioned to the Navy Reserve.  He is currently the commanding officer of Navy Region Southeast NEPLO Detachment.  Mr. Craig’s volunteer work includes service on the Board of Directors for Brevard Zoo, LEAD Brevard and the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council.


Brian Crane

Brian Crane

Brian Crane runs a Private Wealth Management practice at Raymond James in Melbourne.  Brian is a CFP® practitioner and Wealth Management Specialist.  He began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1992 and transitioned his clients in 2009 to the independent firm of Raymond James & Associates.  He is a native Melbourne resident and makes his home in Indialantic with his wife, Dr. Lydia Crane, and two children, Bowen and Sydney.  Brian is a member of the Financial Planning Association and has been twice named as one of America’s Best Financial Planners by the Consumer Research Council of America in Washington, DC.  Brian earned a degree in Finance from Florida Institute of Technology as well as a Communications degree from the University of North Florida.

Brian and Lydia are supporters of numerous charitable organizations throughout Brevard County and have been long-time advocates of Space Coast Early Intervention Center.  They have also been actively involved with fundraising at Florida Tech.  Brian coaches Little League baseball and is a fan of the Boston Red Sox.


Michael DeMorat

Commander Michael DeMorat began his law enforcement career with the Brevard County Sheriffs Office in 1991 after receiving his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida in Tampa.  During his tenure with the sheriff’s office, he has served as a Uniform Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, General Crimes Unit Agent, Major Crimes Unit Agent, and is currently the Commander of Administrative Services.  Commander DeMorat is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute – University of Louisville Command Officers Development Course as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation Command Officers Development Course.

Commander DeMorat is a member of Northside Presbyterian Church in Melbourne and is also a Board member for the Brevard County Sheriffs Office Police Athletic League Board and the Central Florida Crime-Line.

Commander DeMorat resides in Merritt Island with his wife Melissa, and has four children.


Malak Hammad

Malak Hammad, Vice President at PNC Bank in Baytree/Viera, is involved with Devereux Florida, Serene Harbor, the Women’s Center, the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Brevard Zoo and Junior Achievement.  She also spearheads the Chamber’s Women of Excellence luncheons.

 


Keith Kromash

Keith Kromash is one of the founding attorneys at Nash & Kromash, LLC in Melbourne, FL.  His practice serves both individuals and businesses in the areas of estate planning, trust and guardianships, as well as charitable planning, including establishing and providing guidance with respect to private foundations and publicly supported charitable organizations among others.

Keith has been a strong supporter or the work here at SCEIC for many years.  His community involvement also incluses serving on the Board of Directors for the Melbourne Kidney Center as well.


Kate Bixby

   Parent Representative

Lisa Meeks

   Teacher Representative


Directors Emeritus

Mel Broom

  Former Mayor of Palm Bay


Tim Wakefield

   Former Pitcher, Boston Red Sox