The Center’s Executive Director Joy Satterlee was honored by History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale as part of their “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change - Broward County” presented by UKG on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change - Broward County presented by UKG is a Women’s History Month photography exhibition that celebrates six impactful women of today who lead our community along with their pioneering counterparts of yesteryear. The exhibition celebrating their achievements is on display at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale through March 31.
In addition to Joy Satterlee, this year’s modern women honorees are Lori Wheeler, vice president of Marine Industries Association of South Florida; Barbara Sharief, former Broward County commissioner and founder and CEO of South Florida Pediatric Homecare, Inc.; Heather Geronemus, senior director, social equity, opportunity and impact at UKG; Stephanie Toothaker, Esq., chairwoman and chief strategist of Toothaker.org; and Ramola Motwani, chairwoman, Merrimac Ventures.
Satterlee has served as Executive Director at the Art and Culture Center since April 2005 after serving as Interim Director (2004-05) and Deputy Director (2002-04). Under her leadership, the Center has increased its programming and attendance while creating numerous partnerships with community organizations, schools, and government entities throughout our region. In March 2019, she spearheaded an effort that resulted in the Center being designated $2.5 million in City funds towards its Arts Ignite! building initiative as part of a General Obligation Bond (GO Bond) referendum that was approved by Hollywood voters. These funds will be allocated toward the construction of a new 5,000-square-feet Arts Education Wing that will adjoin the current gallery and administrative offices
in downtown Hollywood.