Our Palm Beach County Chapter invites all members to our virtual chapter meeting on Wednesday, August 12, where we will present this year's Glasner Award to retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente. Join us to hear some reflections from her about her time on the court.
At this meeting, we will also elect our chapter board members. A list of candidates can be viewed below. We will also discuss the pros and cons of Amendment 3, which would change Florida from a closed primary system to a top-two open primary.
We hope you can join us for our virtual chapter meeting. RSVP via email to the Palm Beach County Chapter at email@example.com
Palm Beach County Chapter Board Member Candidates
The Nominating Committee of the PBC ACLU presents the following candidates for Board of Directors for your consideration. If you would like to suggest Board candidates for election in 2021, please write to nominating Committee Chair Sylvia Moffett at Sylvia.firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates are required to attend three Board meetings in the year prior to their election.
Board elections will take place virtually via ZOOM on August 12. RSVP via email to the Palm Beach County Chapter at email@example.com to attend.
- Dr. Yvette Coursey (incumbent) has degrees in social work and public administration. She has over 40 years’ experience at the federal, state, and county levels of government along with the non-profit sector.
- Dr. Coursey participated in developing the curriculum for the Chemical Dependency Continuing Education Track at PBSC and served as a n adjunct professor in this track. She also managed drug abuse, alcohol and mental health programs for the State of Florida, region IX. She served as CEO for the Sickle Cell Foundation of PBC and the Treasure Coast; administered programs for senior citizens at the federal level; and managed adult day care programs for PBC. In addition to serving of the Board of the PBC ACLUY for the past six years, she chairs the HIV/AIDS ministry at the Grace Episcopal Church and volunteers with organizations whose mission she embraces.
- Edward Kinsey (incumbent) is a graduate of Roosevelt High. He earned a BS at Morehouse with a physics and math major and went on to the Harvard School of Business for an MBA. He has worked as a stock broker, the CFO of the Minority Contractor’s Assistance Project, a consultant to small business development, an administrator and physicist with the U.S. Dept. of Navy, the founder and CEO of a wholesale food distributorship, the regional manager for a tax deferred compensation company, the president of an investment company, and chaired the Nation Development Corp.,. which developed the Mangonia Residence for Seniors. Mr. Kinsey has many professional affiliations but locally has been a PBC Planning Commission member, a member of the PBC Housing Partnership, Board President of the PBC/Treasure Coast Agency on Aging. In 1969, Mr. Kinsey sued a NYSE company for discrimination, leading to opening the doors for black stockbrokers on Wall Street.
- Sylvia Moffett (incumbent) served as West Palm Beach City Commissioner for District 1 from 2010 to 2017. Ms. Moffett is assistant budget manager for the Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee, a board member of Paragon, a docent at the Norton Museum of Art, and a founding Board Member of the Esperanza Community Center. Ms. Moffett studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She lives in West Palm Beach’s Old Northwood neighborhood with her husband of 48 years, John. They have two children and two grandchildren.
- Kate Renchin has had a lifelong interest in civil rights, the legal system and politics. In high school she wrote a political opinion column for the school’s newspaper. In college, she was the head of the Women’s Judicial Board at the University of Wisconsin, where she led the effort to remove restrictive rules for women in dormitories, so as to allow them the same freedom as men. While at Wisconsin, she was involved in the anti-war movement. After college, she volunteered for the Literacy Services of Wisconsin as a teacher and presenter. She also served at the Women’s Shelter of Ozaukee County in Wisconsin and worked with Peace Action Wisconsin. Ms. Renchin has been attending PBC ACLU Board meetings and so meets the attendance requirement to run for the Board.
- Mark Schneider (incumbent) has been president of the PBC ACLU Board for the past six years as well as a one of our two representatives on the State Board. He is professor emeritus of sociology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He has previously served as vice-president of the Colorado Springs chapter of the Colorado ACLU, and as secretary, vice-president, and president of the Southern Illinois chapter of the Illinois ACLU.
- Barbara Walker (incumbent), a retired police sergeant from the New York Police Department, has been the PBC ACLU vice-president for the past six years. She is also active on the chapter’s legal panel, where she organizes its intake, and has organized our annual meeting for the past several years. She is also active with the League of Women Voters and a number of other organizations.