Meet the Team

Luis Castillo
President
Luis was born in Santa Clara, Cuba. He grew up in the Island, worked as a teacher while in University and graduated there as an Electrical Engineer. After working for a few years in Cuba, Luis came to the US and after a short period living in Miami Beach, moved to California. Luis lived in Los Angeles for 33 years, worked for over 28 years with the County of Los Angeles as a Telecommunications Engineer, developing and implementing telecom systems for Public Safety Organizations.
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Donna Collins
Vice President
Born in Miami Florida in 1953. Lived in Fort Lauderdale since 1954. Graduated from Fort Lauderdale HS in 1971. Lived in SMR since 1979. Raised 6 children in SMR. Have owned my own business in landscape installation and maintenance from 1985 till 1990. Started with the Broward County Schools as an arborist, from 1990 till 1994. Then moved to the grounds department for Broward Schools that maintains the turf grass on the athletic fields from 1994 and still there now.
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Ed Catalano
Treasurer
Ed, who moved here in December of 2015, has owned his own accounting firm for over 30 years.
Terry Nolan
Secretary
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Ron Walker
Director
Ron Walker and his spouse purchased a home here in South Middle River in 2014, and joined SMRCA soon afterward. Past president of his neighborhood civic association in Mount Vernon, VA, Ron also participated in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program there in Fairfax County, VA. Retired from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, his past work experiences include human resources management, teaching, healthcare recruitment, and social work.
Sal Gatanio
Director
Sal Gatanio has been a resident of South Middle River since 2007, served as board president 2011-2013, currently a board member of the 13 st alliance focusing on crime along the 13 street corridor. Served for 3 years on the Nuisance Abatement Board for the city of Fort Lauderdale. A vigilant crime fighter, a successful fund raiser, a dedicated neighbor and well known throughout City Hall. Career in Sales and Marketing of imported products from Central and South America.
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Hubert Allred
Director
I am Hubert Allred and have been living in South Middle River off and on since 2004. Originally from a small town in Southeast Missouri, I met my partner in Memphis, TN back in 2000. We subsequently moved to South Florida in November of 2000. I am currently on disability and received a kidney transplant in May of last year. My hobbies are devoting my time for the betterment of the SMRCA neighborhood by tackling code issues and dealing with crime.
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Terry Austin
Director
I have been in the South Middle River neighborhood since 2004 and have been active in the association for several years now. My partner of 16 years is also on the board with the neighborhood association. We are both animals lovers and I am an avid gardener. I have been court reporter at the Broward County Courthouse for the past 8 years.
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William Cody
Director
I've been serving communities since I was 5. My former church served the homeless where I served toast. Loved working with communities ever since. Looking forward to working with the SMR community.
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