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Executives and Staff

Helen Donegan, Vice President

  • Chair Emerita, Board Member, American Heart Association – Metro Orlando
  • Former High Level Advocate and National Workplace Giving, Greater Southeast Affiliate, Executive Leadership Team, American Heart Association
  • Former Regional Advocate, National Workplace Giving Executive Leadership Team, Southeast Affiliate American Heart Association
  • Past Chair and Patrons Co-chair, Mennello Museum Gala
  • Co-chair, Women’s Leadership Council, Heart of Florida United Way
  • Board Member Emerita, BankFirst, Winter Park and Oviedo Branches
  • Member, Florida Executive Women
  • Past Chair, Board Member, Citrus Club Board of Governors
  • Board Member Emerita, Orlando Repertory Theatre
  • Advisory Committee, Women Who Mean Business, Orlando Business Journal
  • Founder, Community Executive Women
  • 2010 H. Clifford Lee Award Recipient, Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Women’s Resource Center, Summit Award Recipient 2011

Diane Trees, Ed.D., Associate Vice President Division of Community Relations; Director, Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies

  • Past Chair, Lifetime Board Member, West Orange Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chair, Member, Florida Executive Women
  • Member, UCF Town & Gown Council
  • Member, Florida Association for Women in Education
  • Executive Board Member, Urban Land Institute of Central Florida
  • Past Chair, Board Member, West Orange Committee of 101
  • Member, Advisory Council, College of Health and Public Affairs Urban Planning Program
  • Member, Seminole Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Executive Committee Seminole Regional Chamber of Commerce 
  • Member, Seminole Regional Chamber of Commerce Riverside Dash Committee
  • Member, Seminole Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Industry Recognition Luncheon
  • Member, Florida Executive Women Scholarship Committee
  • Executive Producer, Metro Center Outlook
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 55
  • Member, UCF Real Estate Forum Planning Committee

Maritza Martinez, Associate Vice President and Director, Office of Community Relations

  • Past Chair, Board Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Past Chair, Board Member, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Member, Valencia Community College Take Stock in Children Advisory Board
  • Member, BlueCross & BlueShield of Florida Multicultural Statewide Advisory Council
  • Member, Orange County Public Schools Hispanic Council
  • Company Leader,  UCF Team, American Heart Association Heart Walk
  • Chair, Chamber Coalition Capitol Connection Committee
  • Member, East Orlando Chamber of Commerce South East Business Council
  • UCF Liaison, Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando
  • Member, Winter Park Chamber Government Affairs Committee
  • Member, Project DTO Task Force Economic Competitiveness Committee

John Bersia, Director, Global Perspectives Office;   Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives

  • Chairman, Global Connections Foundation
  • Chair, UCF Global Perspectives External Internationalization Advisory Committee
  • Board of Directors, International Affairs Committee Member and Academic Member, Association of Opinion Journalists
  • Board of Directors, Lou Frey Institute for Politics and Government
  • National Planners Board, Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts & Humanities
  • Organizing Committee Member, Chair of Speakers Subcommittee and Founding Member, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Founding Organizer, Secretariat Chair and Member, Florida Network for Global Studies
  • Member, Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics
  • Member, UCF International Affairs Committee
  • Director of Development for Global Perspectives, UCF Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Chelonian Research Institute
  • Advisory Council Member, Valencia College Peace and Justice Initiative
  • Executive Producer, Global Perspectives, WUCF/PBS

Glenna Oro, Assistant Vice President; Special Assistant to the President and Director of Protocol, Office of Constituent Relations

  • Manager, Burnett House, President’s Home at the University of Central
  • Manager, President’s Suite, Bright House Networks Stadium
  • Manager, President’s Suite, CFE Arena
  • Board Member and University Liaison, UCF Town & Gown Council
  • Member, President’s Leadership Council Selection Committee
  • Member, UCF Policies and Procedures Review Committee
  • Member, UCF Alumni Association
  • Member, Strategic Planning Council, UCF Faculty Senate
  • Member, UCF President’s Advisory Staff Committee
  • Past Member, Mennello Museum of Art Gala Committee
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 64, Orlando Regional Chamber

Ana Petkov, Assistant Vice President, Community Relations and Director of University Events, Constituent Relations

  • Lifetime Member, UCF Alumni Association
  • Member, UCF Alumni Association Scholarship Committee
  • Member, Mayor Richard T. Crotty Valencia-UCF Alumni 2+2 Scholarship Committee
  • Member, UCF Homecoming Committee
  • Coordinator, UCF President’s Leadership Council
  • Coordinator and Member, President’s Leadership Council Selection Committee
  • Team Leader, Walt Disney World Marathon
  • Member and UCF Liaison, UCF Women’s Club
  • Team Liaison, American Heart Association Heart Walk – President’s Leadership Council
  • Member, International Special Events Society
  • Past Member, Mennello Museum of Art Gala Committee
  • Past Chair, Leadership Spirit Award Committee–UCF LiveUnited Campaign
  • Past Chair, Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Committee–UCF LiveUnited Campaign
  • Past Member, UCF 50th Anniversary Committee