Our Leadership

Board of Directors and Management

David Reed

Chairman of the Board
David Reed is one of the Founders of MICF and continues to spearhead ideas and strategies that drive the vision and mission of the organization. He is the owner of The Triton News, a maritime industry publication.

Lisa Morley

Board Member
Lisa Morley helps shape and guide the direction of the Foundation and is an advocate for programs that can truly benefit the lives of children and families. Lisa and her family own Maritime Professional Training.

Patience Cohn

Board Member
Patience Cohn is the Industry Liaison for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and helps shape and guide MICF with her deep industry knowledge. She helps keep the link between MICF and the industry strong.

Gordon Connell

Executive Director
Gordon Connell leads MICF’s day-to-day operations and its efforts on behalf of children and families in need. He owns Connell Communications providing MICF with association management services.


Mission and vision driven.


Fresh ideas are the fuel for MICF


Focused on a better tomorrow.


Obsessed with funding change.

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