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MaliVai Washington - Founder
In 1994 he created the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation to introduce tennis to at risk youth. In 1996 he became the first African American man to reach a grand slam singles final since tennis great Arthur Ashe won Wimbledon in 1975.
Terri Florio - Executive Director
Terri Florio serves as the Executive Director of the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation. She has held that position since the Foundation began active programs in 1996.
Terri has more than 30 years of management experience, primarily in the special event and professional sports business. Prior to working with the Foundation, she owned a special events marketing and consulting company in Atlanta and worked for ProServ (now Clear Channel Communications) for eight years. She was also involved in organizing the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Terri has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Rutgers University and has since completed numerous continuing education courses.
Terri resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and serves on the Board of Directors of USTA Florida and the NJTL National Committee. She is a member of the Rotary Club of San Marco and an alumna (class of 2004) and active volunteer with Leadership Jacksonville.
Board of Directors
MaliVai Washington, Founder
Terri Florio, Executive Director
Lezita Davis, Chair
Gene Scheurer, Vice Chair
Peter Goplerud, Treasurer
Terri Florio, Executive Director/CEO
Marc Atkinson, Head Tennis Professional
Lucious Freeman, Director of Program Services
Deanna Ordoñez, Program Manager – Administration
Pam Simon, Program Manager – TnT
Eric Wesley, Program Operations Manager
Rossi Wright, Director of Community Engagement and Fund Development
Tiffany Atkinson, Senior Program Coordinator
Zoë Goplerud, Community Relations Coordinator
Brigette Todd, Assistant to the Executive Director
Heather West, Development & Program Assistant