FCAN State Board of Directors
President Tom Walker
Tom is an activist from Sarasota and active in several organizations
including the Humanists of Florida. He is a board member of
WSLR - Sarasota's progressive radio station. An expert on sumo wrestling,
Tom often lectures on the subject.
Vice President Wes Jones
Wes is Vice President and National Canvass Director for Grassroots Campaigns. He co-founded and built Grassroots Campaigns from scratch in 2003 and his teams now work for clients like the DNC, ACLU and Planned Parenthood. As the director of the canvass operation, he oversees the leadership team and specializes in training, strategy, and launching new campaigns.
Secretary/Treasurer Mark Ferrulo
Mark is Executive Director of Progress Florida. He is temporarily accepting both Secretary and Treasurer positions. Mark's experience in the progressive movement spans more than two decades.
Organization State Board Members
West Central Florida Federation of
The Central Labor Council representing union
members from 33 different international unions in 12 counties on
Florida's West Coast. Executive Director Cheryl Schroeder sits on the
FCAN Board and is Chair of FCAN's Governance Committee.
International Union The SEIU Florida Public
Services Union is the largest union of public employees in Florida.
State Council Executive Director Eric Brakken serves on FCAN's Board. FCAN also works with
SEIU Healthcare Florida, which represents more than 20,000 nurses,
professional employees, certified nurses aides, service and technical
employees, and other hospital and nursing home employees.
American Federation of State, County,
and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Florida Council 79 is the second largest union
in Florida with 90 locals representing approximately 110,000 employees
of the state, state universities, cities and counties, school boards and
private nonprofit hospitals.
Formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
(AFTL), the FJA is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's
civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and
consumers. Nicole Vinson of the Merlin Law Group represents the FJA.
Individual State Board Members
|Rev. Charles McKenzie