Board & Staff
SAACC Board Bios
Vickie Oldham M.F.A.
President & CEO
Vickie Oldham M.F.A. is president and CEO of the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition, Inc. SAACC’s goal is to open an art center and history museum. The precursor of this historic preservation initiative is “Newtown Alive.” Led by Oldham, the project traces the history of Newtown, one of Sarasota’s oldest communities.
Newtown Alive products include a research report, a book, historical markers, a documentary short, a guided trolley tour, traveling exhibition, walking tours, a mobile app, oral history interviews, an inventory of historic structures, a podcast series, and newtownalive.org, the official website. The project has received local and state awards. Visit Sarasota County named Ms. Oldham the 2020 Voice of Tourism.
Washington Hill, M.D.
Chairman of the Board
A native Floridian, grew up in Pensacola, and is a trial attorney with a 43 year track record of success in Sarasota. Dannheiser graduated cum laude from the University of Florida, the University of Florida Spessard Holland School of Law and holds the highest Martindale Hubbell’s trial lawyer rating (an “A” and “very high” peer ranking)
The senior partner at Paderewski and Dannheiser is committed to family, community and clients. He devotes extensive time and resources to support professional, community, civic and nonprofit organizations. Dan is board chair and trustee at Sarasota Safe Children Coalition, the Sarasota YMCA, Temp-le Sinai, the Sarasota Rotary Foundation and he coaches youth baseball and football. “It is an honor to serve on the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition board of directors and participate in diverse and inclusive work that SAACC’s board and partners have created,” said Dannheiser.
Ed James III
Ed James III is a graduate of University of Chicago where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science. He earned a master’s degree in Applied American Politics and Policy. Ed currently works as a strategic consultant for public and private partnerships.
Rev. Brock H. Leach
LAWRENCE A. MILLER, Ph.D.
Kaveecia Moore, M.B.A.
A third-generation Sarasotan, Kaveecia Moore is a business analyst and contractor for the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). In addition to working with FDEM, she is an independent financial consultant. Ms. Moore serves on the community advisory board for the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. She holds a B.S. from the University of Florida and a MBA from Barry University.
Jennifer O. Rominiecki
Jennifer O. Rominiecki began her tenure as President and CEO of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in February 2015. She possesses twenty years of experience at major New York City cultural institutions, including The New York Botanical Garden, The Metropolitan Opera, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Since her arrival at Selby Gardens, Mrs. Rominiecki has overseen the re-positioning of the institution as a “Living Museum” and enacted a new operating model. There’s a 55% increase in admissions, a 67% increase in membership, and a 70% increase in overall earned revenues in just four years under her leadership. She has also overseen the creation and execution of a new five-year Strategic Plan and the development of a new Master Site Plan.
Mrs. Rominiecki completed the Women’s Leadership Forum at Harvard Business School in June 2017 and currently serves as a board member of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida. She is the recipient of SRQ Magazine’s Women in Business “Hear Me Roar” Leadership Award and a “Woman of the Year” honoree of the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Edna Sherrell, M.Ed.
James B. Stewart Ph.D.
Howard Tevlowitz is the executive director of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. The experienced leader and change agent has worked within the Jewish Federation system in Minneapolis, Long Beach (CA) and Philadelphia as well as with State of Israel Bonds for the past 30 years.
Since his arrival in 2001, Mr. Tevlowitz has helped to reinvent The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.
Under his leadership, the organization has emerged as a community partner working with more than 50 organizations to fund programs that address hunger, bullying, diversity and interfaith relations. He is responsible for creating the Interfaith Mission program, a study abroad initiative to Israel for religious and community leaders.
The Brandeis University graduate earned a master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he moved to Israel to participate in the World Union of Jewish Students program in Arad and Jerusalem. A passion for the State of Israel is a guiding force in his life, both professionally and personally. Mr. Tevlowitz and his wife Bryna have two adult children.