Meet Our Team
Our Team Is Your Team

Of course, our dedicated staff members and volunteers work tirelessly to help people fulfill their dream of owning a home. They are supported by several community-minded business professionals. Discover our devoted team.

Our Team
Forough B. Hosseini
Forough B. Hosseini
Kathy Clark
Kathy Clark
Judi Winch
Judi Winch
Mamie Oatis
Mamie Oatis
Mary Bruno
Mary Bruno
Sofia Rivas
Sofia Rivas
Tarneisha Thomas
Tarneisha Thomas
Advisory Committee
Anne Evans
Anne Evans
Sandy Bishop
Sandy Bishop
Doug Ross
Doug Ross
Shelley Stewart
Shelley Stewart
Michael J. Jiloty
Michael J. Jiloty
Legal Team
Nika Hosseini
Nika Hosseini
Armin Babazadeh
Armin Babazadeh
Jessica Gow
Jessica Gow
Adam Samei
Adam Samei
Treasurer
Andrew Lupoli
Andrew Lupoli
Architect
Mark Lucas
Mark Lucas
Insurance Advisor
Roger Consolla
Roger Consolla
Visionary Investors
Forough B. Hosseini
Forough B. Hosseini
Jill Simpkins
Jill Simpkins
Glenn Ritchey
Glenn Ritchey
Corporate Investors
Bank of America
Partners
Florida Paints
Realty Pros Assured
Sliger and Associates
Southern Title
Halifax Urban Ministries
City of Daytona Beach
Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach
Mid-Florida Housing Partnership
Volusia County Government
Forough B. Hosseini
Forough B. Hosseini
Founder & Chair

Forough B. Hosseini is the Executive Vice President of Information Systems for ICI Homes, a company founded by her and her husband, Mori. ICI Homes, the recipient of countless prestigious awards for design and innovation, is continually ranked among the nation’s Top 100 Builders.

Forough serves on many local and national boards and participates in and contributes to numerous local and national charities. As a strategic philanthropist, Forough concentrates her efforts on issues related to education, her heritage and empowering economically disadvantaged children.

Forough served as a Board Member and the Chair of Board of Trustees at Daytona State College (DSC), appointed by Governors Bush, Crist and Scott. During her tenure, especially the many years that she served as the Chair, DSC’s achievements, rankings and recognition skyrocketed; facilities were built to support program growth including a state-of-the-art student center, tuition was reduced, other impactful initiatives launched. A notable accomplishment was the Ten-Step Plan she devised to reduce hunger and homelessness among DSC’s 50k+ students in all five campuses. The immense impact of the Plan brought it to the attention of Florida’s Governor and the Education Commissioner who launched it as a model for all of Florida’s 28 colleges. Forough was presented the Association of Florida Colleges’ Distinguished Service Award in 2018. In 2021, DSC’s Board of Trustees named the building housing this program in her honor as the
“Forough B. Hosseini Hall.”

Her affiliations include the following:
• Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, appointed by Governor DeSantis, 2019
• Board Member – World Affairs Councils of America
• Board Member – IA-100 and Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, Chair
• Board Member – Food Bring Hope, Founder and Chair
• Founder – Hosseini Family Foundation
• Board Member – Iranian American Society of Daytona Beach, Founder and Past-Chair
• Life Member and Past Board Member – Museum of Arts and Sciences
• Past Board Member – United Way, Central Florida Myregion, Women in Your Life, Success by Six, March of Dimes, UW Foundation Board, among many others

Recognition and awards:
• 2021 Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Glenn Ritchey Award
• 2020 Volusia County School Board Recognition
• 2019 Bob Graham Distinguished Service Award, Florida College System’s SGA
• 2019 Daytona State College Foundation
• 2018 Heritage Award, The Heritage Preservation Trust
• 2016 Outstanding Philanthropist, Volusia/Flagler Chapter of AFP
• 2015 News Journal Business Report’s Top Honor - Influential Woman of the Year
• 2015 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Community Engagement Award
• 2014 Influential Women in Business – Volusia/Flagler Business Report
• 2014 Top 55 Most Influential People in East Central Florida Region – My Coast Magazine
• 2013 Influential Women in Business – Volusia/Flagler Business Report
• 2011 Herbert M. Davidson Award for Outstanding Community Service – United Way
• 2011 Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award – Volusia County School Board
• 2010 Glenn and Connie Ritchey Community Service Award – Council on Aging
• 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the highest honor for a civilian
• 2009 Philanthropist of the Year Award – PARSA Community Foundation
• 2009 “Spirit of Hope” Award – Halifax Habitat for Humanity
• 2008 Juneteenth Hometown Hero – Bethune-Cookman University
• 2008 Influential Women in Business – Volusia/Flagler Business Report
• 2008 “Field of Dreams” Achievement Award – Westside Elementary School
• Forough has been recognized with Proclamations from County of Volusia, and cities of Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach

To combat child hunger and poverty, she founded Food Brings Hope (FBH) in 2007. Each year, FBH serves thousands of homeless or economically disadvantaged students.

Forough earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and her MBA from UCF.

Beyond the accolades, appointments and demonstrable leadership and service, Forough is – at heart, and together with husband, Mori – focused on her family, including their three remarkable daughters, Nellie, Nika and Nina. Nellie, the oldest, received her Master of Accounting from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School! Nina graduated from University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business with a Master of Science in Real Estate and is the Corporate Director of Customer Care & Amenity Development at ICI Homes. Nika, her twin, graduated from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and currently works as an Associate Attorney at Cobb Cole, PA. All three are highly engaged with various boards and committees, giving back to their community, as they have learned from their parents.

Nellie is married to Andrew Lupoli and they have blessed the family with their daughter, Isabelle Hosseini Lupoli, the true love of Forough and Mori Hosseini.

 

Kathy Clark
Kathy Clark
Homes Bring Hope Executive Director

Kathy Clark has served business communities, educational institutions, and social service agencies in various capacities for over 20 years, including directing programs for the American Red Cross, the International Rescue Committee and The School of Adult Education at Daytona State College. Through a Rotary World Peace Fellowship, she earned a degree of Master of International Relations in the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, after receiving her B.A. in Anthropology from Indiana University. Kathy is also a Florida Supreme Court certified Family Law Mediator, and she has written grants for and presented seminars to non-governmental service organizations in Thailand and in Sweden. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of Homes Bring Hope. 

Judi Winch
Judi Winch
Executive Director, Food Brings Hope

Judith E. Winch, Executive Director of Food Brings Hope, is a well-respected educator, fundraiser and community leader. Mrs. Winch graduated from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education and received her Master’s in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University

Mamie Oatis
Mamie Oatis
Community Grants and Operations Director

Mamie N. Oatis is a retired educator with thirty-five years of service with the Volusia County School System. She holds a BA and master’s degree in Special Education and in School Leadership and Administration.

Mary Bruno
Mary Bruno
Grant Administrator

Dr. Mary Bruno, Grant Administrator for Food Brings Hope, has a wealth of educational experience in both K-12 and at the State College level.  Dr. Bruno has a Bachelor’s from Montclair State University in New Jersey, a Master’s from Florida State University, an Educational Specialist’s degree from Stetson University and a Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Bruno has a passion for helping students, especially underprivileged children. During her 38 years with Volusia County Schools, she was a teacher, teacher on assignment, curriculum specialist and for almost 20 years the Director of Career, Technical and Community Education. Dr. Bruno and her team are credited with the creation of the Volusia County Career Academies, Volusia Online Learning, and the Advanced Technology College to name a few. Upon retirement in 2010 she moved to Daytona State College where she served as the Associate Vice President of Workforce and Community Education for six years. During that time, she was able to expand short term workforce programs and add new initiatives to create a workforce for the community.

Dr. Bruno is a community leader, currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Center for Women and Men at Daytona State College, Volusia County Children and Families Advisory Board and the Volusia Manufacturing Association Education Committee. Her volunteer work with Food Brings Hope led her to assisting with grant writing and reporting for the organization.

Dr. Mary Bruno has been recognized as Volusia County Teacher of the Year, District Administrator of the Year, PDK Educator of the Year, inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Florida Association of Career and Technical Education and received the Ben Krause Leadership in Education Award form the International Center for Leadership in Education. At Daytona State College, she was honored with a brick at the clock tower for her distinguished service. Her goal is to continue to use the knowledge and expertise gained over many years as a volunteer in the service of our vulnerable students and families in Volusia County.

Sofia Rivas
Sofia Rivas
VCan Assistant Director, Food Brings Hope

As a recent Florida State University graduate and former Student Government President at Daytona State College, Ms. Rivas has a committed desire of giving back to the community. While she advocated and supported student initiatives on campus, Ms. Rivas also served as a former volunteer for Food Brings Hope in the Adult Literacy Program in Pierson. Ms. Rivas hopes to bring awareness about local community resources and is excited to make a difference in Volusia County. She will be supporting Food Brings Hope and the VCan Helpline that aims to eradicate youth hunger and homelessness.

Tarneisha Thomas
Tarneisha Thomas

Tarneisha is an experienced human service professional from Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Florida. As the FBH Prosperity Program Manager, her goal is to empower families with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to foster economic growth, locate appropriate residences for clients and improve self-sufficiency. In addition to her primary job functions, Tarneisha specializes in all elements of Workforce Development, Occupational/Vocational Skills Training, Adult Education, Coordinating Social Services, Case Management, and various components of the Criminal Justice System. With over fourteen (14) years of combined experience working alongside experts in the industry, she has also acquired the following noteworthy certifications: Lean Six Stigma Yellow Belt, Mental Health First Aid, Project Management, Positive Youth Development, Youth Thrive, and Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) Administrator. Tarneisha takes great pride in providing excellent customer service and strives to make sure every participant is served with dignity. Her professional work motto, “Building resilience to provide a hand UP instead of a hand OUT.” Tarneisha is inspired daily by her family and enjoys traveling, reading, and completing jigsaw puzzles in her spare time.

Anne Evans
Anne Evans
Advisory Committee

Since moving here in 2008, Anne Evans has participated in the following activities related to homelessness:

  • Halifax Urban Ministries
    • Bridge of Hope Volunteer
    • Feed-a-Family Volunteer
    • Vice-Chair of Board of Directors
    • Chair of the Board of directors during planning and construction of Hope Place

Other Community Activities include the following:

  • Member of St. James Episcopal Church
    • Flower Guild
    • Lay Eucharist Minister
  • Former member and past Budget Chair of Daytona Beach Symphony Guild

 

Retiring in 2008 from service to the State of Alabama, Anne Evans held the following positions within the Alabama Department of Mental Health.

  • Assistant to the Commissioner
  • Director, Office of Policy and Planning
  • Assistant to the Associate Director of Intellectual Disabilities Services Division
  • Director, Intellectual Disabilities Community Programs
  • Information Systems Coordinator, Tarwater Developmental Center

During her tenure with the State of Alabama, she served as follows:

  • Chair, State Special Education Advisory Council
  • Chair, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Task Force
  • Chair, Healthy People 2010 regarding Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
  • Member, Youth Leadership Forum Steering Committee
  • Member, Alabama’s United We Ride Executive Committee
  • Member, Alabama SMART Governing Executive Committee
  • Member, Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Project Coordinator, Wyatt Settlement Agreement (the ending of a 30-yr right-to-treatment law suit)
  • Project Coordinator, Consolidation Plan (closure of 5 state facilities and reduction of work force)
  • Project Coordinator, Housing Initiative with Alabama Housing Finance Authority (provided affordable housing for people with disabilities)

Receiving commendations from the Alabama Governor, Mrs. Evans

  • Facilitated planning meeting for various state agencies
  • Facilitated, in conjunction with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, planning meetings for local providers across the state
  • Developed policies for statewide implementation
  • Coordinated various other projects with other state agencies and institutions of higher learning
  • Directed and tracked progress of the implementation of litigation settlements, of various grants, and of special projects

 

Prior to state service, Mrs. Evans worked as the Coordinator of Computer Services for the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind as well as taught mathematics in middle and high schools.  Mrs. Evans is a graduate of Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

Sandy Bishop
Sandy Bishop
Advisory Committee

Owner/Broker Top Shelf Properties, LLC, primarily advising commercial property and land clients along with helping first time homebuyers- my passion!

I was privileged to be the Executive Director of the Volusia Building Industry Association for eight years. The VBIA is a not-for-profit professional trade association that provides proactive leadership while representing, promoting and protecting the construction industry.  My primary functions as Association manager were to monitor and influence governmental activities that affect the industry while providing educational and marketing opportunities for the 250+ member firms.

Prior to my VBIA position I was a sales and marketing specialist in community, new home and commercial properties, both in Florida and Virginia.

As a real estate sales and marketing specialist from 1985 to 2000, I utilized this approach to manage the sale of more than $200,000,000 in land sales and new home product at numerous Volusia County communities. I then applied those skills to the commercial real estate business in Northern Virginia from 2001 to 2007 where I personally sold and closed over $64,000,000 in sales.

My responsibilities have spanned the entire management and  marketing spectrum from the strategy development and team recruitment, due diligence research to production and development management, scheduling, budget planning, advertising, site merchandising, and of course, sales!  

 

INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT AND RECOGNITION

  • Member, Citizens Oversight Committee, Half Cent Sales Tax, Volusia County Schools
  • March of Dimes, Volusia County Council, Board of Directors three years 
  • Northern Virginia Therapeutic Horseback Riding Assn Board of Directors three years
  • Twice Selected as Volusia County Sales Manager of the Year
  • Volusia County and Daytona Beach Affordable Housing Task Forces
  • Past President and twice Builder Member of the Year, East Florida BIA
  • Multiple HBA & Realtor Committee positions & awards including National Director
  • Twice Selected One of Volusia County’s “Most Influential Women In Business”
Doug Ross
Doug Ross
Consultant

Former ICI Homes President, Doug Ross is a current Homes Bring Hope Consultant. 

Shelley Stewart
Shelley Stewart
Advisory Committee

Shelley Stewart has served as President/CEO of Southern Title since its founding in 1994. Since then, she has successfully spearheaded its growth into one of the most successful independent agencies in the state of Florida. Today, the Southern Title Family of Companies operates under the direction of Stewart, who reports to a Board of Managers. 

Ms. Stewart is a highly respected leader and agent advocate and is well regarded for her knowledge, insight, and integrity throughout the title insurance industry. She is currently chairing the Public Records Redaction Task Force Subgroup at the request of Florida Senator Kathleen Passidomo, and is an active member of many industry trade associations on a local, state and national level, currently serving as:


• PRIA (Public Records Industry Association) - Public Records Redaction Committee
• ALTA (American Land Title Association) - NAIC Committee Liaison, Digital Closing Taskforce, Best Practices Taskforce
• FLTA (Florida Land Title Association) - Government Affairs Committee Chair, Past President, Raymond O. Denham Award Recipient
• FHBA (Florida Home Builders Association) - PAC Committee, 1000 Club Member, Nominating Committee, Dick Baker Award Recipient, Past 2nd VP
• NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) - Agent Liaison
Stewart is integrally involved in her local real estate community, serving on the Government Affairs Committee at DBAAR (Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors) and has been Capital Club Chair at the VBIA (Volusia Building Industry Association) for the past 4 years.

Ms. Stewart has been a game-changer in industry since she started as a runner back in 1976. After building a network of customers and co-workers, she brought ten of the area’s finest real estate closing professionals to Southern Title and opened three branch locations in 1995. Eleven years later, the company had established 21 offices.


Now celebrating its 25th year serving Florida, the company manages 10 Southern Title locations in Volusia County, Flagler County, Duval County, and Lake County. In addition, the company operates a Commercial Division, a search plant, and offices specializing in escrow accounting, policy production, compliance, cybersecurity, and technology.

Committed Leadership
Over the past 44 years, Stewart has taken an active leadership role in the real estate title industry. In addition to the leadership roles noted above, her involvement includes:
• American Land Title Association (ALTA) - Government Affairs Committee, Best Practices Task Force, State Legislative Regulatory Action Committee, Digital Closing Taskforce Committee
• National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) - Agent Liaison
• Florida Land Title Association (FLTA) – President, Government Affairs Committee Chair, Data Call Committee Chair, Forms Committee, Past President’s Council
• Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) – 2nd VP, Government Affairs Committee
• Trustee, and Co-Chair, Housing for Tomorrow Political Action Committee, Volusia Building Industry Association (VBIA)

Accolades & Awards
• Dick Baker Awards for Outstanding Service, FHBA – 2019
• Top “Women in Title” – 2017, 2018
• “Woman of the Year” by Volusia Flagler Association of Women Lawyers - 2016
• Raymond O. Denham Memorial Award for Outstanding Service, FLTA - 2014.
• “Women in Business” Award Winner, Daytona Beach News-Journal - 2014

Under the leadership and direction of Ms. Stewart, the company’s culture is driven by commitment to excellence, a total dedication to maintaining the integrity of the title insurance product and an unwavering spirit to go “above and beyond” on a daily basis to exceed customer expectations. This “culture of caring” is well known to Southern Title customers as well as associates. “Our business is all about the people,” is her philosophy.
The company’s direction in the 21st century is to grow in concert with its vision: to be the title company of choice, providing the ultimate closing experience for generations of Florida property owners.

Michael J. Jiloty
Michael J. Jiloty

Michael J. Jiloty serves a wide variety of clients with creative advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns as well as corporate and government relations strategies.

He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Leadership Florida, of which he is a Lifetime Member. Mike is a member of the Evolve Magazine Editorial Review Board and is the principal writer of the Volusia County Economic Development Quarterly. He is a member of the Daytona Beach Aero Club and is formerly Southern Division Vice President of Delta Tau Delta international fraternity.

Mike began his career as a bank marketing officer in New York State before moving to accept a similar position at a bank in Florida. Thereafter, he established his own advertising agency. During its twenty-year tenure Mike and his team won hundreds of awards for creative excellence from the local chapters of the American Advertising Federation, Florida Public Relations Association, Volusia County Lodging & Hospitality Association, Financial Institutions Marketing Association, Southern Economic Development Council, American Economic Development Council and others. Today he is an independent marketing communications consultant working with a talented pool of consulting creative professionals.

Along the way, Mike has been engaged in extensive community service. He has served as President of the United Way of Volusia & Flagler Counties, Futures Foundation for Volusia County Schools, and the Daytona Beach Advertising Federation. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Advanced Technology Center and as a member of boards of directors of several other organizations. He has been honored with more than a dozen awards related to his community service.

Mike and his wife, Mary Kay, a retired Spanish Teacher and advocate for education, reside in Ormond Beach. They have three grown/married children.

 

 

Nika Hosseini
Nika Hosseini
Legal Team

Nika Hosseini is an Associate Attorney at Cobb Cole Law Firm, working in both Daytona Beach and DeLand, Florida with a focus on land use and environmental law matters. Ms. Hosseini attended the University of Miami and graduated Cum Laude and with departmental honors in Ecosystem Science and Policy. During her time at the University of Miami, Ms. Hosseini was recognized as the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Green Student Leader award and was tapped into Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest attainable honor at the University of Miami. After her undergraduate program, Ms. Hosseini enrolled at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she graduated Cum Laude with a certificate in Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law.

 

Ms. Hosseini currently serves on the board of the DeLand Mainstreet Association and the Volusia Young Professionals Group and is a member of the Florida Brownfields Association and Volusia County Association for Responsible Development. In her free time, Ms. Hosseini enjoys working on her foundation, SPLASH, which provides accessible and clean drinking water to villages throughout Uganda. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling the world, and petting every dog she comes across.

Armin Babazadeh
Armin Babazadeh
Legal Team

Armin is the Assistant Vice President & Acquisitions Analyst for Foundation Risk Partners.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and member of the Florida Bar, Armin Babazadeh joined Foundation Risk Partners in October 2018 as part of the acquisition team. Armin operates out of the Daytona Beach, Florida headquarters office and is heavily involved in the acquisition process, with primary responsibilities consisting of due diligence, deal structure and financing.

Armin earned his BS in Accounting from University of South Florida and MS in Accounting from University of Tampa. Armin joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an Assurance Analyst initially in Tampa and was promoted to Associate Auditor in the Real Estate Market working at PwC in NYC. In this role, he analyzed all aspects of clients’ financial operations, contributing to the audit team that would provide an independent opinion on the financial statements of the client corporation.

After two years in public accounting, Armin decided to attend Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, earning his law degree in 2018 with a concentration in corporate law. Armin was active in various school organizations, most notably as Vice President of the Sports Law Society and Founder and President of the Gaming Law Society. Armin enjoys golf, traveling to international destinations and investing in the stock market.

Jessica Gow
Jessica Gow
Legal Team

Jessica Gow is an Associate Attorney at Cobb Cole Law Firm, with a focus in land use, real property matters, and environmental law. Mrs. Gow attended the Florida State University College of Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a certificate in Environmental and Land Use law before moving to Volusia County in 2018 with her husband, Jeramie. Mrs. Gow currently serves on the Executive Board of the Volusia County Association for Responsible Development, and is an active member of the Futures Foundation, Florida Brownfields Association, and Florida Planning and Zoning Association. In her free time, Jessica enjoys playing board games and spending time with her husky puppy, Nova.

Adam Samei
Adam Samei
Legal Team

Adam Samei is a licensed attorney and currently works for Security First Insurance Company in the Litigation Department handling first party property lawsuits.  

Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Tampa, Florida, Adam attended the University of Florida where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science. During his undergraduate career, Adam was involved in Student Government, the Inter-Residence Hall Association, and a member of Florida Blue Key.  

Thereafter, Adam attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, he served as President of the Law College Council and as an Associate Justice of the University of Florida Supreme Court. Adam was also a certified legal intern in the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic where he represented and filed injunctions on behalf of victims of domestic violence. He spent his law school summers interning for Judge John Badalamenti of the Second District Court of Appeal and as a legal intern for Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo & Guyton, P.A. 

In his free time, Adam enjoys working as a pro bono attorney for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida. He also enjoys traveling the world, playing golf and tennis, and investing in the stock market.  

Andrew Lupoli
Andrew Lupoli
Treasurer

Andrew Lupoli is a Certified Treasury Professional and currently works as the Director of Banking and Capital Markets for Brown & Brown, Inc., a publicly traded insurance brokerage business, headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. In his current role, Mr. Lupoli is charged with overseeing daily treasury operations, financial statement review, cash and liquidity management, and executes strategic financing structures and stock repurchase programs. Prior to this role, Andrew spent much of his career in different roles and capacities in Corporate Finance for Brown & Brown.

Mr. Lupoli earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. He resides in Ormond Beach, Florida with his wife, Nellie, and their two daughters, Isabella and Liv and enjoys golfing and surfing in his spare time.

Mark Lucas
Mark Lucas
Architect

Mark Lucas is the Corporate Director of Architecture and Product Development for ICI Homes. Mr. Lucas has over 30-years of experience in the Commercial and Home Building industry.
He attended California Polytechnic University for Architecture and continued his education at Ecole des Beaux- Arts Paris for Architecture.
Mark has won numerous local and National Design awards in Residential Design.

Roger Consolla
Roger Consolla
Insurance Advisor

Roger Consolla is a seasoned veteran within the U. S. insurance industry.

After graduation from St. Bonaventure University, he embarked on a career of ever-increasing responsibility and authority with some of the largest insurance companies in the country.

He practiced his trade throughout the United States, including stops in New York, California, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois and Florida.

Early on, he studied for and received his CPCU (Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter) designation.

His insurance experience is varied, having worked in Personal Lines (Auto and Homeowners), Commercial Lines (Workers’ Compensation, Casualty, Property, Umbrella, and Bonds & Crime), Reinsurance, and Excess & Surplus Lines coverages.

He and his wife Loretta raised and educated six children (3 boys, 3 girls) and now enjoy the company (not all at one time) of thirteen grandchildren. Roger is a dedicated reader, a mediocre golfer and a determined gardener.

Having been affiliated, as a volunteer and a leader, in charitable and educational organizations throughout his life, he believes the opportunity to work with a focused and creative entity such as Homes Bring Hope is special.

Forough B. Hosseini
Forough B. Hosseini
Visionary Investor

Forough B. Hosseini is the Executive Vice President of Information Systems for ICI Homes, a company founded by her and her husband, Mori. ICI Homes, the recipient of countless prestigious awards for design and innovation, is continually ranked among the nation’s Top 100 Builders.

Forough serves on many local and national boards and participates in and contributes to numerous local and national charities. As a strategic philanthropist, Forough concentrates her efforts on issues related to education, her heritage and empowering economically disadvantaged children.

Forough served as a Board Member and the Chair of Board of Trustees at Daytona State College (DSC), appointed by Governors Bush, Crist and Scott. During her tenure, especially the many years that she served as the Chair, DSC’s achievements, rankings and recognition skyrocketed; facilities were built to support program growth including a state-of-the-art student center, tuition was reduced, other impactful initiatives launched. A notable accomplishment was the Ten-Step Plan she devised to reduce hunger and homelessness among DSC’s 50k+ students in all five campuses. The immense impact of the Plan brought it to the attention of Florida’s Governor and the Education Commissioner who launched it as a model for all of Florida’s 28 colleges. Forough was presented the Association of Florida Colleges’ Distinguished Service Award in 2018. In 2021, DSC’s Board of Trustees named the building housing this program in her honor as the
“Forough B. Hosseini Hall.”

Her affiliations include the following:
• Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, appointed by Governor DeSantis, 2019
• Board Member – World Affairs Councils of America
• Board Member – IA-100 and Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, Chair
• Board Member – Food Bring Hope, Founder and Chair
• Founder – Hosseini Family Foundation
• Board Member – Iranian American Society of Daytona Beach, Founder and Past-Chair
• Life Member and Past Board Member – Museum of Arts and Sciences
• Past Board Member – United Way, Central Florida Myregion, Women in Your Life, Success by Six, March of Dimes, UW Foundation Board, among many others

Recognition and awards:
• 2021 Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Glenn Ritchey Award
• 2020 Volusia County School Board Recognition
• 2019 Bob Graham Distinguished Service Award, Florida College System’s SGA
• 2019 Daytona State College Foundation
• 2018 Heritage Award, The Heritage Preservation Trust
• 2016 Outstanding Philanthropist, Volusia/Flagler Chapter of AFP
• 2015 News Journal Business Report’s Top Honor - Influential Woman of the Year
• 2015 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Community Engagement Award
• 2014 Influential Women in Business – Volusia/Flagler Business Report
• 2014 Top 55 Most Influential People in East Central Florida Region – My Coast Magazine
• 2013 Influential Women in Business – Volusia/Flagler Business Report
• 2011 Herbert M. Davidson Award for Outstanding Community Service – United Way
• 2011 Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award – Volusia County School Board
• 2010 Glenn and Connie Ritchey Community Service Award – Council on Aging
• 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the highest honor for a civilian
• 2009 Philanthropist of the Year Award – PARSA Community Foundation
• 2009 “Spirit of Hope” Award – Halifax Habitat for Humanity
• 2008 Juneteenth Hometown Hero – Bethune-Cookman University
• 2008 Influential Women in Business – Volusia/Flagler Business Report
• 2008 “Field of Dreams” Achievement Award – Westside Elementary School
• Forough has been recognized with Proclamations from County of Volusia, and cities of Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach

To combat child hunger and poverty, she founded Food Brings Hope (FBH) in 2007. Each year, FBH serves thousands of homeless or economically disadvantaged students.

Forough earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and her MBA from UCF.

Beyond the accolades, appointments and demonstrable leadership and service, Forough is – at heart, and together with husband, Mori – focused on her family, including their three remarkable daughters, Nellie, Nika and Nina. Nellie, the oldest, received her Master of Accounting from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School! Nina graduated from University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business with a Master of Science in Real Estate and is the Corporate Director of Customer Care & Amenity Development at ICI Homes. Nika, her twin, graduated from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and currently works as an Associate Attorney at Cobb Cole, PA. All three are highly engaged with various boards and committees, giving back to their community, as they have learned from their parents.

Nellie is married to Andrew Lupoli and they have blessed the family with their daughter, Isabelle Hosseini Lupoli, the true love of Forough and Mori Hosseini.

Jill Simpkins
Jill Simpkins
Visionary Investor

Jill is originally from Nashville, TN, but has been a Florida girl since the age of 3. A University of Florida graduate with a BFA in Theatre, Jill has lived in the Ormond Beach area for over 40 years. She has worked at WESH-TV, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and is currently the CEO of SImpkins Real Estate – a family-owned commercial real estate and development company. She is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker. Jill is also the Chairman of the Simpkins Family Foundation. 

She has volunteered with the Junior League of Daytona Beach, First United of Ormond Beach, and Daytona State College, and Eastern Florida State College Simpkins and Lemerand Entrepreneur Series. 

Jill currently serves on the Board os Stewart Marchman Act Foundation, AdventHealth Foundation and the Museum of Arts and Sciences. 

She has two sons - Blake Hunter and Adam Crouch – and is blessed with two grandchildren – Maeve and Gavin. 

Jill has been engaged to Gale Lemerand for 14 years.

Her honors include:

  • 2013 AFP Agency Champion – SMAF
  • 2014 Glenn and Connie Ritchey Community Service Award – Council on Aging 
  • 2017 Schwarzkopf Society – Camp Boggy Creek
  • 2018 Hall of Fame – Vince Carter's Embassy of Hope Foundation
Glenn Ritchey
Glenn Ritchey
Visionary Investor

Mr. Glenn Ritchey, the former Mayor of Daytona Beach (2006 - 2012), is President and CEO of Jon Hall
Automotive Group/Ritchey Autos and Southeast Automotive Mgmt.


Community Service:

  • Visioning Steering Committee
  • Daytona Beach Economic Development Board (past Chair)
  • Board of Adjustments (past Chair)
  • City of Daytona Beach Charter Review Committee (past Chair)
  • Facilities & Capital Planning & Finance Committees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Halifax Hospital Medical Center (past Chair)
  • One Daytona Community Development District (past Chair)
  • NASCAR Foundation 
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Gateway Bank of Florida • Futures Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties
  • Halifax Hospital Medical Center Foundation (past Chair)
  • Crime Stoppers (past Chair)
  • The Civic League of Halifax Area (past Chair) 
  • Halifax Area Chamber of Commerce (past Chair)
  • Volusia Red Cross
  • United Way (past Chair)
  • Daytona Beach Rotary Club (past President)
  • Volusia County Charter Review Committee (Vice Chair)
  • CEO Business Alliance (Chairman)
  • Florida Automobile Dealer Association Southeast Region (past President)

Awards and Recognition:

  • Boys and Girls Club • Center for the Visually Impaired Humanitarian Award
  • United Way Herbert M. Davidson Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • Lou Fuchs Community Service Award
  • Daytona Beach Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year
  • VCard Citizen of the Year Award
  • NAACP Humanitarian of the Year Award
  • Martin Luther King Chairman’s Leadership Award
  • Arthaus Person of the Year
  • Museum of Arts & Sciences Henry Saltzman Award
  • Honorary Doctor of Business Administration Degree from Bethune Cookman University
  • Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Leadership Award
  • Time Magazine Quality Automobile Dealer Nominee
  • Enterprise Award for the Halifax Area Chamber of Commerce
  • The Genuine Leader Award from Chevrolet Motor Division (received every year since its inception in 1999)
  • Civic League J. Saxon Lloyd Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Awarded the Council on Aging Community Service Award now named the Glenn & Connie Ritchey
    Community Service Award
  • Henry Clay High School of Lexington, Kentucky Hall of Fame

National Recognition:

  • GM Dealer of the Year Award (2019 marks the 18th consecutive year and he is only 1 of 3
    dealers nationally to achieve this status)
  • GMAC National Dealer Council
  • General Motors National Dealer Council (past Chair)
  • Southeast General Motors Council (past Chair)
  • Chevrolet National Dealer Council (past Chair)
  • Florida Chevrolet Marketing Council (past President)
  • Traveled with the 2001 Olympic Committee to Athens, Greece to bring the Olympic Flame to Atlanta, Georgia. He was honored to be a Torch Bearer in his hometown of Daytona Beach.

Personal:

Glenn’s hobbies include collecting antique automobiles, fishing, traveling and Kentucky
basketball. He is married to Connie, has four children, nine grandchildren and four
great grandchildren.

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