Board of Directors
Kindra Muntz, President:
A graduate of Harvard University, Kindra spent her career in business and industry, and now works with public interest groups for social justice and election integrity. Kindra worked in management at the Aircraft Engine Division of General Electric Company for 18 years, and five years as a retail broker at Merrill Lynch, before retiring to Florida in 1998.
In 2006, Kindra formed the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections that led a petition drive for paper ballots and spot-check audits of voting machine counts to ensure accurate elections. The referendum passed in Sarasota County in 2006, led to statewide legislation in 2007, and, after being overturned by the Florida Secretary of State, was validated by the Florida Supreme Court in February, 2010. Kindra won the Jim Barrett Social Justice Award of the UUA Florida District in 2007, and she and the three other co-founders of the Florida Voters Coalition won the 2008 Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award of the ACLU Foundation of Florida for their work for voters’ rights.
Kindra is president of Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida (www.uujusticefl.org), and chair of the Common Good committee of her Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (www.uucov.org). She stepped down as president of the board of the Island Village Montessori School, a public charter school in Venice (www.islandvillage.org), in 2014 to focus on campaign finance reform, and building the grassroots movement to amend the U.S. constitution to not only overturn Citizens United but to establish that only human beings have constitutional rights: corporations are not persons and money is not speech.
Donna Cubit-Swoyer, Secretary:
Donna spent her career in education, starting as a first grade teacher and retiring in 1998 as assistant superintendent for business services for a regional school district in New Jersey. She has a doctoral degree in educational administration from Rutgers University.
Since retiring in Venice, Florida (location chosen NOT for the weather but for the wonderful array of activities, environmental and cultural opportunities, as well as the life style) Donna has become a very active volunteer in organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Jacaranda Public Library, Friendship at Home (Senior Center), her local Home Owners’ Assoc. (as an officer), and the League of Women Voters.
Donna is a member of the Venice Area Democratic Club and is actively involved in issue-oriented campaigns, in addition to being Secretary of the Board of SAFE.
Elaine Foster, Treasurer:
Elaine was a Corporate Accountant and Senior Tax Accountant at various major corporations for over 20 years before moving to Sarasota in 1999 where she continued her work in corporate income tax. She is a CPA in the state of Missouri and a Florida Notary Public. Now retired, she directs her organizational and accounting skills toward her passion for Democratic politics. She served on the Board of the Sarasota Democratic Club for 2 years as co-chair of reservations and for 3 years as Treasurer. She currently is the Campaign Treasurer for Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections (SAFE) the accountant for the UN Women/USNC/GCC, and Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, and bookkeeper for Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida.
Susette Bryan, Director
Susette moved to Venice, Florida, in 2004. She has an English degree from Ohio University and an M.A.from Stonybrook University, L.I.
She taught high school English for 36 years at Bellport High School on Long Island. She coached tennis, was an advisor to a creative writing publication, assisted in theatrical activities, and was a proud union rep in the days of Albert Shanker. She began work for SAFE, having read with horror from N.Y. what had happened in 2000. Susette serves on the Board of Venice Area Democratic Club, has served on her Homeowners’ Board, and has worked on several political campaigns. She is a member of AAUW, and has helped with the Academic Olympics for 2 years. She enjoys the cultural and natural Florida life we have and lives with her two gifted dogs Mimi and Grover. Her daughter Elizabeth is in her final year of law school at the University of Florida (Go Gators).
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