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 Labor AFL-CIO 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.

  • Service Employees 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. 

  • Florida Justice Association 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

Cathy Bowers Sheldon Busansky
Cam Oberting Adam Rivera
Nathan Proctor Rosette Walsh
Rev. Charles McKenzie Tom Zucco
Lonnie Thompson Jennifer Rubiello