Board of Directors- Bios

Larry Lopez is a retired Associate Chair and professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research at UF’s School of Pharmacy. He has extensive experience in operations, academics, and multi-site leadership. His knowledge and connections in the health field in Gainesville will be invaluable to the school’s health program. Email: lopez@cop.ufl.edu

Bryan Williams is heavily involved in the community, serving on several other Boards and a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Gainesville. His experience in leadership positions around the community is essential for networking and recognizing human capital opportunities. He works for McGriff-Williams Insurance, his family’s company. He has helped to recruit other Board members and has set up meetings for the school with a variety of community leaders in Northeast Gainesville. His connections with leaders in Gainesville will be critical to the success of our fundraising efforts. Email: bryan@mcgriffwilliams.com

Steve Bradford is a Sergeant with the Gainesville Police Department in Youth Services. He is head of the School Resource Officers and is heavily involved in school safety in Northeast Gainesville. He has experience consulting with school officials regarding issues at the school or in the community, investigating the circumstances surrounding crime which may have occurred on the school grounds, conflict intervention/resolution between students, providing advice to a troubled student, teaching law-related topics to students in a classroom setting, and building a positive rapport with the students at the schools. He is also a point of contact for parents in the community. Email: bradfordsl@cityofgainesville.org

Cindy Boulware  is a descendant of the Boulware family of North Gainesville. She is an active member of the NE Gainesville community. She has taught and/or coached at Gainesville High School for 32 years. She is currently the Athletic Director and a teacher at Gainesville High School, having recently relinquished her position as the GHS volleyball coach. She had an extremely successful career as the volleyball coach, having been named the Florida Dairy Farmers’ state coach of the year in 2003. In 2009 Coach Boulware was named The Gainesville Sun’s Coach of the Decade; and in 2012 was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Email: boulwacj@gm.sbac.edu

Wanda Nichols is the grandparent of a Boulware student. She is actively involved in the school- volunteering and serving on the PTA. She is also an employee in the health care industry. Email: nichowj@medicine.ufl.edu