Meet Our New Leadership Council


The Humanity Project’s new Leadership Council is a prestigious, hand-picked group of community leaders who assist the Humanity Project in many ways. These parent/child teams help create program content that will appeal to other parents and kids. They serve as consultants and advisers. And they are ambassadors to carry our ideas and programs into the local community and beyond.

The Leadership Council was first created under a generous 2016 grant from State Farm as part of the Humanity Project’s I Care teen driver safety program. State Farm has supported the creation, then the dissemination and expansion of our unique I Care program — and we’re very grateful for their continuing assistance.

Here are the members of our first Humanity Project Leadership Council:

Peter Finley & Anya:

Peter Finley is an Assistant Dean in the Huizenga Business College at Nova Southeastern University. He also teaches courses in Sport Administration and is a member of the Blazing Paddles Dragon Boat team in Hollywood, Florida. A student with Florida Virtual School, Anya enjoys musical theater, language arts and trying out new recipes.

Simone Finnis & Natalia:

Simone Finnis is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with two private practice locations in Broward County, Florida. She also is a children’s book author and the former Director of Ministry and Family Services at a large non-denominational church. A high school student and member of Leadership Broward, Natalia enjoys volunteering with children, the homeless and animals.

Gretchen Rovira & Sebastian:

Gretchen Rovira is Family Outreach Coordinator for the Federation of Families and South Florida Wellness Network. As a Certified Addiction Professional, she has wide experience that includes work in a psychiatric hospital and in a residential program for Hispanics. An elementary school student, Sebastian is a dedicated video gamer whose next goal is to create YouTube videos.

Piper Spencer & Christian:

Piper Spencer is a longtime middle school science teacher with a degree in oceanography. She is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and a string bass player with the Broward Symphony and New River Orchestras, also playing ukulele with various ensembles. A Fine Arts graduate from Florida International University, Christian works as an after school counselor and is the author/illustrator of two children’s books.

We’re proud of this distinguished group. And we welcome all of them to the growing Humanity Project family!