Board Members

Richard Pinsky

President

Richard has lived in South Florida since 1971, moving to West Palm Beach in 1996, residing in the southend neighborhoods from Flamingo Park and Vedado, to where he and his wife Jessica currently live in the South End neighborhood, along with their daughter, Ella. During the 24 years, Richard has lived in West Palm Beach, he has continually been involved in city-wide and South End community initiatives. Richard currently serves as President of the Palm Beach County Blueway Trail, Inc., and is a member of the Water Resource Advisory Committee of the South Florida Water Management District. For the last four years, Richard has also been actively involved in the northwest neighborhoods of West Palm Beach helping to establish and grow the R.I.S.E. initiative, which is a designated Purpose Built Communities neighborhood, one of only two in the state of Florida and one of only 18 in the country. Professionally, Richard serves as the head of Governmental Affairs for the state of Florida for the Akerman law firm, the state’s largest statewide law firm. For over 37 years, he has represented clients before state and local government covering a wide range of complex policy issues from solar and renewable energy, transportation, and port infrastructure, to local government approvals, water projects, and new technology advancements. When Richard is not surfing, doing yoga, or riding his bicycle, he is doing non-stop gardening and yard work! Contact Richard: 561-671-3692 or richard.pinsky@akerman.com.

Rachel Azqueta

Vice President

33405 has always been home for Rachel Azqueta. Growing up in Prospect Park and now residing in the South End, this slice of paradise holds a special place in her heart.

Rachel attended Cardinal Newman High School and graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship. She kicked off her career in Fashion PR and Marketing for renowned luxury retailers where she had the opportunity to work with countless brands and align with local Palm Beach County charities to support their missions. For the last six years, Rachel has had the pleasure of working for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation as the Director of Communications and Special Events. 

Rachel is married to Jesse Azqueta Jr. and they have two young children with who they hope to share the magic of Flagler Drive for many years to come. If you don’t spot them on a family walk down Flagler, you’ll most likely catch them at the beach.

Marla Fountain

Secretary

Marla Fountain, a native Michigander, has lived in the Southend for over 30 years. She is a real estate agent with Corcoran, runs a home baking business, ‘Lovin’ From My Oven’, and is actively involved at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and the local community. Marla has been married for 29 years to Don Fountain, attorney, and partner at the law firm Clark, Fountain, LaVista, Prather, & Littky-Rubin. Marla and Don have three grown daughters, Hannah, Ellie, and Sophie. In her free time, Marla enjoys tennis, fitness, baking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Charlie Weiss

Treasurer

Charlie is a native Floridian who grew up in Fort Lauderdale and moved to West Palm Beach seven years ago. He fell so much in love with this city that he relocated his mortgage business downtown and has been active in the local community, serving for five years as the President of the Pineapple Park Neighborhood Association. With his physician wife, Tarah @BeyondFamilyMedicine, and their two young children, Matilda and Grover, they settled in the South End two years ago and love being part of this wonderful neighborhood and look forward to raising their family here. Charlie has served on the board for the last year and was recently elected Treasurer.

David Bishop

Member of the Board

David is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to Ft Lauderdale in 1973. Married to Laura, we have two grown kids—Emily and Jeremy. They both work and live in Washington, DC. We have been blessed to come back to South Florida after living in Tulsa for the last six years—before that we lived in Fort Lauderdale for 33 years. I have been a commercial tv producer for 30 years, producing national TV commercials for clients such as American Airlines, AT&T and major car brands. We are so excited to be part of the Southend movement!

Britt Deviney

Member of the Board

Britt Deviney is a second-generation Floridian born here in WPB and grew up on Russlyn Dr in the 33405 zip code. He attended Southboro, Conniston, and Forest Hill HS before serving in the US Army as a Tank Commander in the 1/33 Heavy Armored Cavalry Battalion at Ft Lewis, Washington, specializing in desert warfare operations. Upon leaving the service he attended Elon University and graduated with a degree in Corporate Communication with minors in both Business and European History. Britt is an Independent Financial Planner with over 22 years of experience working with families from all aspects of life. He currently serves as the incoming VP of the WPB Rotary Club and a member of Palm Beach Public School Advisory Committee and NPB Businessman’s Club. His hobbies include diving, where he is a licensed NAUI Scuba Instructor/Divemaster, spearfishing, traveling, Visiting WW2 battle sites and giving presentations on WW2 history, Sporting Clays, Archery, and collecting and sampling rare bourbons. He lives with his wife Dorothy and 2 cats Oscar and Felix on Washington Rd which they recently acquired.

Sabra Kirkpatrick

Member of the board

A Palm Beach native, Sabra Kirkpatrick, attended Palm Beach Day School, Cardinal Newman High School, and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a B.A. in Advertising and Fine Arts. Sabra’s maternal grandfather, Daniel E. Taylor, purchased 101 Churchill Road (now 5815 S. Flagler Drive) in 1938 which was designed by the legendary John Volk. Until the property was sold in 2014, that iconic South End property remained in the Taylor/ Kirkpatrick family. Sabra Kirkpatrick has been selling Palm Beach County real estate for 10 years. Sabra is the sales manager and licensed Realtor at Brown Harris Stevens. Sabra loves selling real estate and holds charity work near and dear to her heart. She is involved with Meals on Wheels, Palm Beach County, “So No Senior Goes Hungry.” Sabra was the chairperson for the 2016 “Hot Meals- Hot Wheels” auction overseeing both fundraising and the auction event. Sabra again chaired the M.O.W. auction held at the Beach Club in April 2017. Sabra is an active member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church and St. Edward’s Women’s Guild, she has chaired their annual Valentine’s Day Fashion Show and Auction twice and continues to give her support when needed. Sabra is a devoted single mother, “only-parent,” to her three children. Her two oldest children attend Cardinal Newman High School and her youngest attends St. Juliana Catholic School. To know Sabra away from the office, your best bet is to search for her at Phipps Park (baseball fields) where you more than likely will find her cheering on her youngest son in some sort of baseball game. If you don’t have any luck there, head to Flagler Drive and look for her running along the Intracoastal waterway.

Gail Levine

Member of the board

In the words of Gail Levine…”In my previous life, our family lived up North and was part of the Real Estate World. Owned and managed over 100 properties in Manhattan where property management was my specialty. Settled in West Palm in the ‘80s, and have resided on Murray Rd for the past 23 years. Majorly involved with Aids research and awareness going back to 1981 when we spent six months of the year (for a 20-year span, on Fire Island Pines). I have been intimately involved in the South End issues and the City of West Palm Beach issues over the last 20 years and am proud to say I had created and continue to facilitate a 15th Circuit Court Ordered Health Educational program for arrested prostitutes and Johns, (Prostitution Impact Prevention Education, no cost to taxpayers)). 4,200 people have completed the program with recidivism less than 1% (which, I am very proud of). I have personally been involved in a number of underbelly issues in our City as well as the County and am very content knowing I have helped lift some “very heavy hearts” through the years. Lastly, I enjoy being part of the fabric of the SENA community where I have been committed to bringing “change” to numerous sensitive and impacting issues over the years. There is nothing more rewarding than helping those “in need.” I consider myself an advocate who loves “paying it forward.”

Timothy Small

Member of the board

I’m a South Florida Native. Attended Palmetto and Southboro Elementary, Conniston Junior High, and Forest Hill High School. Served in the US Army and the Florida National Guard. Then I moved on to a government career with the State of Florida and Palm Beach County, where I retired as a Park Ranger. I presently work as a facility contractor for a large rental car company. I have been married to my lovely wife Pamela for 35 years and we have 3 grown children. I enjoy boating and fishing and I’m a Florida Master Naturalist and Medic. I’m proud to be one of the new members to the SENA board and excited to be a part of positive changes in our community. 

Steve Sylvester

Member of the board

For someone actually born in West Palm Beach and who has chosen to remain in the area to raise his two children, the south end is as close to a hometown neighborhood as you can get, according to Steve Sylvester. Steve holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Boston University and is Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is the past owner of In-Town Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for over 22 years. Steve has served on several local organizations from the American Red cross. American Lung Association, Arthritis Foundation, to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where he assisted in coaching and injury prevention clinics for their Team in Training Program for many years. He is also a past president of the Rotary Club of Palm Beach. Steve has completed over 16 marathons. Over the course of that time, his feet have pounded thousands of miles on our city streets. It is during those countless hours that he has developed a true appreciation for the uniqueness and beauty of this place that we all call home. Now everyone in West Palm Beach can see Dr. Steve Sylvester running. He is now an official candidate “running” for the West Palm Beach City Commission! SENA is proud to have someone so dedicated with deep community roots, serving as our legislative liaison to the City of WPB.

Shanon Materio

Immediate past President

Shanon Materio, a graduate of Marymount women’s college has lived in the south end for 42 years. She has been married to her husband and business partner Phil for 42 years. Together they own and operate McMow Art Glass a world-class art glass facility. McMow Art Glass was named the 2014 Retailer of the year award for the State of Florida. She was the 2016 WPB Chamber Athena recipient and the 2018 Women’s Chamber Giraffe award recipient.

Shanon was elected to WPB district 5 city Commission in 2012 and served 6 years. Shanon was an LW Beach CRA commissioner for 4 years and is a founding member of SENA. Shanon and her husband have three children, Jeanette, Taylor, and Philip Joseph.