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Claudia Kirk Barto

Claudia Kirk Barto – President/CEOLeadership

Claudia has over 25 years of non-profit leadership experience at organizations like the Lupus Foundation of America Southeast Florida Chapter. She has also worked with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Palm Beach Area Chapter, and United Way of Palm Beach County. Claudia grew up in Palm Beach where philanthropy is a way of life. She is the proud daughter of former Florida Governor Claude Kirk.

She is a graduate of the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2014, serves on the boards of City of West Palm Beach Education Advisory Board as Chair, The West Palm Beach Rotary Club as President, and serves on the board of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. Claudia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Florida State University.


Mike Brown

Mike Brown – Director of Operations & MarketingLeadership

Mike Brown started at Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast in 2019. He has a history of working and volunteering in the non-profit industry and private sector with the prestigious Town of Palm Beach Civic Association, Pulte and DiVosta Homes, Motorola, and IBM. He is the former Communications Chair on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and a former volunteer U.S. Olympic Cycling Coach. Mike earned an MA in Multimedia Communication from Barry University and BA in Journalism from Florida Atlantic University. In addition, he is a JA Alum, having participated in the JA Company Program for two years in high School.


Gina Griffin

Gina Griffin – Director of DevelopmentLeadership

Gina has over 20 years of non-profit experience at organizations like Kids In Distress, Junior Achievement of South Florida, Caridad Center, Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County. Gina grew up in Kansas and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University. She is a graduate of Leadership Delray Beach, Leadership Boynton Beach, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Boca Raton.

Contact Gina if you or your business would like to get involved, or for a "JA 101" to learn about our opportunities!


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