Board of Directors

The Brevard Family Partnership Board of Directors are all volunteers who selflessly give their time and resources to support and further develop our care system and carry the message of our mission throughout the community. The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 2301 W. Eau Gallie Blvd, Suite 104, Melbourne, FL 32935. For more information, contact our main office at (321) 752-4650.

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Barbara Loftus

Board Chair, Brevard County Appointee

Barbara Loftus has lived in Brevard County for 30 years. She has worked for high-tech engineering companies like Harris Corporation and SAIC and the information technology (IT) industry. She is the founder and owner of Tech-Mark Services, LLC., an engineering and marketing consulting firm. Her involvement in non-profit organizations includes being President of the Student for the Ethical Treatment of Animals chapter at North Carolina State University and chartering the first chapter of the Society of Technical Communication, also at North Carolina State University. She has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and a Master’s in Technical Communication from North Carolina State University. Barbara is particularly interested in preparing youth to lead fulfilling, successful lives.

Ruth Long

Board Vice-Chair, Brevard County Appointee

Ruth Long is the Director of Critical Care and Respiratory Therapy at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, Florida. Ruth started her healthcare career over 25 years ago as a Respiratory Therapist. Eventually, she decided to broaden her scope of practice and earn her nursing degree. Once she became a nurse, Ruth decided that she enjoyed working with critical care patients and their families. She worked as a staff nurse and then as a Nurse Manager in the ICU for several years while working on her Master’s in Health Service Administration. Ruth is a native Floridian who grew up on Merritt Island and resides there with her husband, Doug.

Eric Austin

Board Treasurer, Brevard County Appointee

Eric Austin is a native of Melbourne, Florida, where he currently resides with his wife. He graduated from Melbourne High School in 2000 and he began working as a police officer for the Cocoa Police Department in 2001. As the support services commander, he oversaw the criminal investigations division, communications center, records section, finance and budget, accreditation, training, recruiting and hiring, field training and evaluation program, policy development, and code enforcement. 

Over the years, he served as a patrol officer, school resource officer, detective, sergeant, community relations sergeant, and lieutenant over professional compliance and internal affairs. He continues to serve as a reserve police officer. 

Eric transitioned to Discover Life Church and Parkhurst Academy full-time in July 2017. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor and CFO of Discover Life Church and President and Superintendent of Parkhurst Academy, a K4-12 private school. He oversees the operations and finances of both organizations. He is also an adjunct instructor for Eastern Florida State College and Daytona State College.

Eric earned his AA degree from Eastern Florida State College, formerly Brevard Community College. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida, and he completed the Honors in the Major Program at Burnett Honors College. He is finishing his Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University. He holds positions on multiple non-profit boards, including AMIkids Space Coast, Renewed Counseling, and Cocoa Community First. The majority of boards he serves on support programs for children.

Eric has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Habitat for Humanity, several humanitarian mission trips to South America, Europe, Asia, and other non-profits striving to help children and families in the community. His passions include advocating for child victims, mentoring at-risk children, and assisting families to overcome adversity.

Dan Rodgers

Community Member

Dan Rodgers is the retired Chief Probation Officer for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Circuit 18. Before his DJJ service, Mr. Rodgers was a foster care counselor working with teenage youth living in foster care placement. Mr. Rodgers retired from the United States Air Force in 1990. He is married and has one adult son.

Storm Doddy

Community Member

Storm is a lifetime Brevard County resident and former client of Brevard Family Partnership. He is a proud father to three daughters and is an active member in the Viera community. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2017. A jack of all trades, Storm has a specialized and diversified skill set and knowledge that has made him successful in many different industries such as telecommunications, social services, and fitness.

He currently works in multiple positions at UCF’s Recreation and Wellness Center while attending the last year of an MBA program at the university. Storm’s past experiences and unique perspectives, coupled with his natural business acumen, create a recipe for organizational success within BFP’s Board of Directors.

Carlos Assemany, NMLS 447813

Community Member

With an entrepreneurial spirit, a keen eye for new market share, and business development, Mr. Assemany has over 15 years of management and loan origination experience in the mortgage industry. His most recent challenge was opening and managing a branch for Caliber Home Loans in Torrance, California, where he worked for the last four years until he relocated to Merritt Island, Florida. Carlos is currently working for Bank of America as a Vice President Wealth Management Lending Officer at the Merrill Lynch office in Rockledge, Florida.

His career in the banking and finance industry started right out of high school in his native country Ecuador, accepting a position with Citibank working directly with the largest car dealers in the area to service their customers in the purchase of new vehicles. His consistent performance, excellent communication, and flexible interpersonal skills earned him promotions and advancement to a bank branch management position with one of the largest local banks within three years.

Carlos moved to the United States to continue his education at El Camino College in Torrance, California. He started as a salesperson for Robinson’s May and was promoted to Area Sales Manager within four years. Carlos returned to the financial industry, accepting a position offered by Ameriquest Mortgage as a Loan Officer. The mortgage industry suited him well and granted him success and financial reward; he was recruited from Countrywide Home Loans and obtained President’s Club member status within a short time due to his production and performance. After five years of experience with Countrywide, he was offered a Sales Manager position with Wells Fargo and worked in that capacity for nine years.

Carlos is also heavily involved in his community. He has served as a Deacon and Elder for the Presbyterian Church and created a non-profit organization in Long Beach, California, to develop and advocate real estate professionals within the LGBT community. Until relocating to Florida, he served as a Director. He was then elected Vice President for the local chapter of NAHREP in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles, and he plans to continue serving the community in his new hometown.

Rosanna Malbrán, M.D. MHA

Community Member

Dr. Rosanna Malbrán is a physician-scientist with thirty years of experience in the medical field. Born in Argentina, she received her M.D. from the National University of Córdoba, where she trained in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care.

In 1991, Dr. Malbrán moved to the United States. She attended Mount Sinai Medical Center, specializing in lung physiology and pharmacology. In 2002, she transferred to the University of Miami, School of Medicine, where her research focused on lung diseases, particularly asthma and chronic bronchitis. 

She had continuous NIH support from 1997 to 2015, first as an Assistant and later, as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical School. She has published more than thirty peer-reviewed papers and three book chapters in high-impact medical journals. In collaboration with the Florida Department of Health and private foundations, she has addressed diseases associated with tobacco smoke, including second-hand smoke.

Dr. Malbrán has a passion for community outreach activities and community. She obtained a Master’s in Health Administration from George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, in 2018, focusing her efforts on community health. She is particularly interested in local, federal, and global health initiatives and policies. Her goal is to be an active leader that improves, grows, and extends healthcare delivery to the community by addressing social determinants of health.

Sky Beard

Community Member

Sky Beard currently serves as the Director of No Kid Hungry Florida, a campaign of Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry. She works with school districts, community organizations, and a wide variety of partners to increase participation in federally-funded school nutrition programs, after-school and summer meal programs, and advocate for initiatives that feed hungry kids. Before her time with No Kid Hungry, Sky served as the Executive Director of the Early Learning Coalition of Brevard.

For 12 years, Sky was involved in all aspects of early childhood education and supported the community’s work that prepared children for kindergarten. In addition, Sky served as a Florida trainer for the national child abuse prevention program, Healthy Families. In addition, she has managed programs focusing on access to prenatal care and programs focused on enhancing parent-child interaction and early identification of developmental delays in children.

Sky is a strong advocate for ensuring that all children have an opportunity to benefit from existing services and champion additional programs when gaps in services are identified. Sky is a Brevard County native and is supported by her husband, Adam, and two children, Erin and Aiden.

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