Board of Directors:


Non-Voting Members:

Advisory Board:

Executive Management Staff:

Anna M. Kesic, President/CEO

Mrs. Kesic has over 30 years of experience leading, managing and working within a wide range of social service and behavioral health programs for large, multi-program, non-profit and public sector entities delivering bottom-line results, efficient systems and strong community relations. During her time with IMPOWER, she has ensured the financial stability of the agency during tumultuous economic times; enhanced visibility and involvement in the Central Florida community and the state; improved quality assurance programs; and greatly expanded funding sources and relationships.

Mrs. Kesic has her BA in psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies from Eckerd College. She obtained a Masters in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

Isabel Velasquez

Isabel Velasquez, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Velasquez has over 20 years’ experience in financial and quality management of non-profit organizations with extensive knowledge of child welfare, residential, behavioral health, developmental disabilities and grant programs. She is responsible for all aspects of financial management of IMPOWER including finance, accounting, accounts receivable/payable, purchasing, information technology and facility management. She has an extensive knowledge base of clinical services and tasks to include residential, outpatient, and therapeutic programs which enables her to bond the gap between finance and operations.

Mrs. Velasquez holds an MBA from University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of Central Florida. Ms. Velasquez’s financial auditing knowledge has helped IMPOWER, Inc. mitigate financial risks to the agency and stabilize financial diversity for continued agency growth.


Marcie Dearth, Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Dearth is a communications and development specialist with more than 20 years’ of leadership experience in marketing, fundraising and child advocacy. For over two decades she has worked in the nonprofit and government sectors focused on helping children and families. She began her career at the State Attorney’s Office – 9th Judicial Circuit working with child victims of abuse and helping at-risk children as a Guardian ad Litem. Her passion to help those in need led her into fundraising and program development. Throughout her career, she has routinely increased philanthropic support and brand recognition for the organizations she represented, including a more than 200% increase in at IMPOWER in the past 36 months. Mrs. Dearth is responsible for strategic vision and leadership of IMPOWER’s fundraising, grants, marketing and brand management, and public relations efforts. She is also experienced in youth programming and oversees The Village, IMPOWER’s Transitional Housing Program.

Mrs. Dearth has a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida.