ABOUT

Formed From A Single Principle:
Building A Brighter Tomorrow

The OFDT Foundation was formed on the core principle of supporting middle and high school homeless and foster children. That is why we chose to bring together community leaders to create a platform where the leaders of tomorrow can be inspired and find the support they need to bring about a brighter future.

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BOARD MEMBERS

Meet the Members Behind the Mission

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PAUL SHAHRIARI

Paul is an authority on sustainability and the application of technology in the real estate, design and construction industries. He works throughout organizations helping to establish visions, train teams, develop methodologies, create tools and enhance marketing and communications strategies.

 

He enjoys working with key industry service providers such as architects, engineers, and construction managers to develop world-class service offerings for high-performance green building projects around the world.

Paul founded multiple break-through green technology companies, and has been a master speaker at USGBC GreenBuild Conference and other national and international events during his career.

He serves clients around the world in a wide variety of industries, who look to him to help them understand how trends in sustainability and technology affect their businesses and the customers they serve.

RYANN LAVENIA

Ryann Lavenia CRNA, APRN is the president of Face It Botox Bar and an Advanced Practitioner Registered Nurse, with over 19 years of experience in the medical profession.

 

Ryann grew up in Ft. Myers, attending Bishop Verot High School and went on to become a Registered Nurse in Albany, NY. She is a graduate of the Albany Medical School Nurse Anesthesia Program. She moved back to Ft. Myers in 2005 and began her practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Ryann has practiced as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for over 13 years, with experience in a variety of specialties including plastic and cosmetic surgery in Southwest Florida. In September 2018, she was chosen into Swift Beauty, an Advanced Injection Therapy Course featuring Dr. Arthur Swift & Dr. Steve Fagien, some of the top injectors in the world.

Ryann lives in Cape Coral, FL with her husband and three boys. She loves exercising, YOGA, boating, fishing, and traveling.

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MITCHELL PRUITT

Mitchell Pruitt is the Managing Partner of Pruitt Cordell & Associates and is a Fort Myers, FL native

Mitchell is a two time alumni of the University of Florida and currently lives in Estero. He graduated with honors while obtaining his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in accounting with a specialization in taxation.

Mitchell has been a CPA since 2015 and became a Certified Financial Planner™ in 2020. His calm demeanor, creative style and extensive knowledge in both taxes and financial planning have helped attract top notch area businesses as his clientele. Pruitt Cordell & Associates continues to expand and grow in number of employees and size of clientele. They have ambitious goals to franchise and become one of the larger area practices and an industry leader in all areas of financial accountability.

TONY LEE

Tony Lee has spent over 23 years in real estate and mortgage financing.

 

He worked for GCM Financial Services for 13 years, and currently holds the position of Manager/Senior Loan Officer with Edison Mortgage Group. His areas of expertise include Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans Veterans Affairs (VA) loans, helping first time homebuyers, and conventional financing. He has obtained his National Association of Realtors designation and is a Certified Buyer Representative.

Tony is licensed to originate loans in the State of Florida. His extensive knowledge of the home buying process benefits his clients, always providing for a smooth transaction. Tony resides in Cape Coral, Florida with his wife and three children. In addition to working with Edison Mortgage Group, Tony enjoys fishing, golfing, coaching youth sports and running. 

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TINA GELINAS

Tina Gelinas began her teaching experience in 1994 as an English and Italian teacher at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. She enjoyed her students and her classes and watching the students develop over the four years she taught there. She then transferred to South Broward High School to be closer to home.

In 2009, after their third son Caden turned one, she returned to full-time employment as a writing coach at Western High School, developing programs and working with teachers across the curriculum to increase student writing performance and create strong writing environments. With her education, work experience, and volunteer activities in the area, she will be a huge asset to the budding Foundation. She looks forward to engaging with others to create a community awareness for middle and high schoolers who are in need and develop avenues to support their goals and dreams.