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Meet Our Leadership

Gulliver's Board of Trustees is a group of individuals who volunteer their time to offer their unique talents and experiences to ensure the success of the school. The board has the principal responsibility for the school’s long-term, strategic planning, advancing its mission, and its fiduciary responsibilites.

The Senior Management Team of Gulliver Schools is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Gulliver.

Board of Trustees

Emilio Nuñez ‘83
President & Chairman

Executive Director, International Medicine Institute, University of Miami Health System

Current Responsibilities: Nuñez develops and implements strategic growth initiatives and manages UHealth’s international operations, including: clinical, research, and education and training divisions

Professional Associations: Association for Academic Health Centers; Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce


R. Alexander Acosta ‘86

Dean of the Florida International University College of Law

Current Responsibilities: Acosta manages the Florida International University College of Law

Professional Associations: Member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission; the Florida Innocence Commission; the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism; the American Bar Association’s Commission for Hispanic Rights and Responsibilities; and of the American Bar Association’s Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Education Pipeline.

Volunteer Associations: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Miami-Date County


Sarah Nesbitt Artecona ‘83

Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff for the Senior Vice President and CFO, University of Miami

Current Responsibilities: Nesbitt Artecona performs day-to-day project management responsibilities for the Senior Vice President of Business and Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Professional Associations: 2009-2010 Chair, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, Miami-Dade Parks Foundation; United Way of Miami-Dade Women’s Leadership Council

Volunteer Associations: Goodwill Industries of South Florida; Miami-Dade County Task Force on Efficiency and Performance; Junior League of Miami



Barry S. Gould
Treasurer

Director, Mallah Furman, Certified Public Accountants

Current Responsibilities: Gould works in public accounting and coordinates the planning and execution of various continuing client engagements for high net worth individuals and closely held companies in the area of taxation, accounting and family office services

Professional Associations: Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Director and Member, Mallah Furman’s Executive Committee

Volunteer Associations (Present and Past): Board of Directors, Breakthrough Miami; Member, Young Presidents Club for the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation; Treasurer and Memberof the Board of Directors, The Samantha Foundation; President and Secretary/Treasurer, Business Network International (BNI); Pillar Trustee, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Board of Directors, Bet Shira Congregation; Member of the Network (Board of Directors) and Young Leadership Council for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation


William (“Bill”) Kerdyk, Jr.

President and CEO, Kerdyk Real Estate; President, Kerdyk Referral Service

Current Responsibilities: Kerdyk operates a company which brokers both Residential and Commercial transactions as well as representing numerous banking institutions, selling REO'S and advising them on distressed assets

Professional Associations: Vice Mayor of Coral Gables; Coral Gables City Commissioner (1995 – 2011); Chairman of the Board, Bank of Coral Gables; Chairman, Toyota Golf Championships in Japan; Public Service Commission Nominating Council; Metropolitan Planning Organization; Participant in the Leadership Florida Program

Volunteer Associations: Board Member, Big Brothers and Big Sisters; Active Member, Rotary; Active Member, Orange Bowl Committee


Swapnil J. Shah ‘94

President and CEO of Mahudi International Corporation

Current Responsibilities: Shah is the president and chief executive officer of Mahudi International Corporation. He currently has more than 18 years of experience in the apparel, hospitality, retail and real estate divisions, with offices in Miami, Orlando, New York, Bombay, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Professional Associations: Board member for Wyndham Worldwide.

Volunteer Associations: Long-term supporter of the Jain Center of South Florida, VIR Charitable Trust and various children’s charities in India.


Abigail Watts-FitzGerald
Secretary

Shareholder, Devine Goodman Rasco Watts-FitzGerald & Wells, P.A.

Current Responsibilities: Watts-FitzGerald is a corporate lawyer with more than 32 years of experience who acts as outside general counsel to various for profit and non-profit entities, including public charities and private foundations. She has been professionally recognized nationally and state-wide for her legal experience, including, without limitation, by the following: "Best Lawyers," Mergers and Acquisitions Law, The Best Lawyers in America; "Leader in the Field," Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Chambers USA: Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business; Named one of the top 25 "Most Influential Business Women," South Florida Business Journal, 2010; Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court (Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter); Selected for inclusion as a Florida "Super Lawyer," Mergers and Acquisitions Law; listed among "Top Attorneys," Super Lawyers, The Corporate Counsel Edition; Selected for inclusion in "Top Lawyers," Corporate/Securities Law, South Florida Legal Guide; and named one of Florida's "Legal Elite" in Florida Trend magazine; and Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review - AV Preeminent

Professional Associations: Member, American Bar Association; Member, Florida and District of Columbia Bar Associations; General Counsel to various not-for-profit corporations and foundations

Volunteer Associations: Board Member, Karen Peterson Dancers & Company, a nonprofit corporation that provides dance and training for able and disabled dancers


Libby Witherspoon ‘87

Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Current Responsibilities: Witherspoon acts as team leader and portfolio manager for high net worth individuals, foundations, endowments, etc.

Volunteer Associations: American Red Cross - Tiffany Circle; College Assistance Program, Inc. (CAP, Inc.); Junior League of Miami; Beaux Arts; Kristi House

Senior Management Team

John Krutulis
Director and Head of Schools

Areas Under His Guidance: Oversees all school operations and strategic initiatives

Located at: The Preparatory Campus

Professional Associations: Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce South and Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF) Boardmember


Meredith Ray Feder
Senior Director, Advancement

Areas Under Her Guidance: Development, alumni relations, gift and event planning, communications and public relations and strategic initiatives

Located at: The Advancement Office at 9350 S. Dixie Highway, 11th Floor, Miami, Florida

Professional Associations: Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Prior Work Experience: Senior development officer, director of development and communications manager and additional administrative positions at regional and national non-profit organizations


Jose Fuente
Senior Director, Finance

Areas Under His Guidance: Finance, strategic initiatives and board of trustees liaison

Located at: The Executive Office at 9350 S. Dixie Highway, 11th Floor, Miami, Florida

Professional Associations: Registered School Business Official, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Member of the Florida Institute of CPA's

Prior Work Experience: Partner in the Coral Gables firm of Riera & Fuente CPAs and adjunct professor of accounting at University of Miami and Barry University


Ron Hurst
Senior Director, Controller

Areas Under His Guidance: Accounts payable, acounts receivable, billing and collections, payroll, general accounting, forecasting, financial aid, budgeting and strategic initiatives ayable

Located at: The Executive Office at 9350 S. Dixie Highway, 11th Floor, Miami, Florida

Professional Associations: Certified Public Accountant (CPA); American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Prior Work Experience: Controller for the Burger King Distribution Services/Prosource


Edward Latour
Senior Director, Operations and Risk Management

Areas Under His Guidance: Risk management, technology, operations including maintenance, landscaping, transportation, cafeteria services, legal services and strategic initiatives 

Located At: The Executive Office at 9350 S. Dixie Highway, 11th Floor, Miami, Florida

Professional Associations: Leadership Miami

Prior Work Experience: Director of finance and operations for Ransom Everglades School (2002 - 2011) and Palmer Trinity School (1993 - 2002)


Ted Milford
Senior Director, Major Gifts

Areas Under His Guidance: Major gifts development, planned giving and strategic initiatives

Located at: The Executive Offices at 9350 S. Dixie Highway, 11th Floor, Miami, FL

Professional Associations: Member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE),  Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and Screen Actors Guild

Prior Work Experience: Director of advancement, chief financial officer and other administrative positions at both the high school and college levels


Jaime Prosper
Senior Director, Construction

Areas Under His Guidance: Architecture, engineering, legal services, internships, new construction, bulding and zoning and strategic initiatives

Located at: The Prep House on the Preparatory Campus

Professional Associations: Past President of the Execs of Greater Miami; State Certified General Contractor

 Prior Work Experience: Urban renewal developer in upstate New York


James Santoro
Senior Director, Human Resources

Areas Under His Guidance: Salary administration, HR compliance, recordkeeping and training, performance appraisals, pre-enrollment screening, recruitment, employee benefits/relations, employee events, recognition and strategic initiatives

Located at: The Executive Office at 9350 S. Dixie Highway, 11th Floor, Miami, Florida

Professional Associations: Member of the Greater Miami Society for Human Resources Management, Member of the Human Resource Association of Broward County, Lifetime Designated Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Lifetime Achievement Award by the Greater Miami Society of Human Resources Management and Recognized as Human Resources Executive of the Year in Florida

Prior Work Experience: Assistant vice president for human resources management for SunTrust Operations Co.


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