Noelle Branning has joined the board of directors for Community Cooperative, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating hunger and homelessness in Lee County.
Branning was elected Lee County Tax Collector in 2020 after a career in criminal defense and family law. She was elected District 10 chair for the Florida Tax Collectors Association and serves on the board for United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, serving as campaign co-chair for the current campaign. She also serves on the board of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.
“Noelle strives to be a supportive community partner to nonprofits throughout our region, and Community Cooperative is delighted to tap her community passion and expertise as a member of our board of directors,” said Stefanie Edwards, CEO.
In addition, Community Cooperative’s board elected its officers, including Chairperson Keith Banasiak, COO and senior vice president of Waste Pro USA; Vice Chairperson Charlotte Miller, Florida Power & Light, and Treasurer/Secretary Ryan Van Horn, president and CEO of Custom Packaging & Products, Inc. Board directors include Joe Catti, president and CEO at FineMark National Bank & Trust; Ty Roland, owner of Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan; Robert Galloway, vice president of Galloway Automotive; Julie Klein, owner of CRS Technology Consultants; and Ryan Carter, executive vice president and co-founder of Scotlynn USA Division Inc.
With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative collects and distributes resources through a strong and viable network of community partners.
About Community Cooperative
For 37 years, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education and social service programs. With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative stays committed to its core responsibility to collect and distribute resources through a strong and viable network of community partners. Community Cooperative is an exemplary steward of the resources entrusted to it and serves clients with compassion and integrity. Through collaboration and ongoing education, Community Cooperative supports and strengthens those whose lives have been affected by hunger and homelessness, ensuring that they have access to the resources necessary to transform their lives with dignity. For more resources and information on how to get involved, contact Tami Holliday at Tami@communitycooperative.com or call (239) 332-7687. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be made directly at www.CommunityCooperative.com, or mailed to: Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.