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CEO, DOLORES SUKHDEO

Dolores Sukhdeo serves as the President & CEO of South Florida PBS, the merged organization that brings together WPBT2 and WXEL to collectively represent the 7th largest TV market in the United States. She is one of the first women in PBS to have led a merger, to launch a 24/7 Health Channel and to have quadrupled the size of the South Florida PBS endowment.

Ms. Sukhdeo is a visionary and a leader in NEXTGEN TV and immersive media, preparing her stations to meet the demands of ATSC 3.0. She is a strong proponent of experiential learning and as such, has made it an integral part of South Florida PBS’ mission. This has resulted in the creation of Emmy award-winning 360-degree content and educational apps. Her leadership in integrating the digital space into all station productions has propelled exponential growth on SFPBS’s streaming and social media platforms with YouTube views increasing 130% in the last year. Through her solid stewardship, she has secured the funding for the expansion of the SFPBS studios in Palm Beach County to include an Arts and Cultural center complete with an immersive igloo for experiential learning opportunities for the South Florida community.

Ms. Sukhdeo began her television career in 1990 at the international newsgathering division of Disney/ABC News Inc. - Worldwide Television News in New York, NY. In 1998, Dolores joined WPBT2 as Vice President for Facilities Services where she was responsible for the for-profit activities. She was promoted to Station Manager in 2002 and to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2003.

Ms. Sukhdeo is currently a Board Member of the America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) and a member of its Finance and Membership Committee; Member, The Strategic Forum; Member, NSU Levan Ambassadors Board; Member, FIU School of Communication, Architecture and Arts Advisory Board; Past Chair for Florida Public Media, a statewide consortium of Florida public television and radio stations; and Past President of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Florida; Additionally, she is past Chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Nonprofit Business Committee, and of the GMCC Creative Industries Committee.

As a proud bilingual Hispanic, Ms. Sukhdeo earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature from Columbia University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Miami.

Dolores Sukhdeo

SOUTH FLORIDA PBS OFFICERS

Chair | Michael J. Zinner, M.D., The Miami Cancer Institute, Miami
Immediate Past Chair | Peter L. Bermont, Bermont Advisory Group of Raymond James, Coral Gables
President & CEO | Dolores Sukhdeo, South Florida PBS
Vice Chair | Harvey A. Goldman , Miami
Vice Chair | Handel R. Robinson, M.D., Miller Medical School, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale
Vice Chair | David C. Prather, Clark, Fountain, LaVista, Prather & Littky-Rubin, LLP, West Palm Beach


SOUTH FLORIDA PBS OPERATING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sandy Batchelor, The Batchelor Foundation, Miami
Fred Berens, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., Miami
Irving Bolotin, Coral Gables
Mark W. Cook, Royal Palm Management, Palm Beach
Paul J. DiMare, Homestead
Margaret Eidson, M.D., Miami
George T. Elmore, Hardrives, Inc., Delray Beach
David L. Jaffe, Ph.D., Lynn University, Boca Raton
Michele Kessler, Palm Beach
Leonard Klorfine, Palm Beach
Carolina Lanao, Supercable ALK International, Miami
Susan M. Mansolillo, Community Care Plan, Fort Lauderdale 
Lisa Mendelson, Miami
Tony Newbold, KCK Consulting Group, Pompano Beach
Daniel E. Ponton, Club Colette, Palm Beach
Laurie Silvers, Hollywood.com, Boca Raton
Charles M. Tatelbaum, Tripp Scott, P.A., Fort Lauderdale
George W. Weaver, Weaver Morrison Commercial Real Estate, Fort Lauderdale
Essie Yates, M.D., Yates Institute of Plastic Surgery, Fort Lauderdale


SOUTH FLORIDA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair | Lisa Mendelson, Miami
Peter L. Bermont, Bermont Advisory Group of Raymond James, Coral Gables
Irving Bolotin, Coral Gables
Paul J. DiMare, Sr., Coral Gables
Margaret Eidson, M.D., Miami 
Harvey A. Goldman, Miami
David L. Jaffe, Lynn University, Boca Raton
Susan M. Mansolillo, Community Care Plan, Fort Lauderdale
Nicholas Perricone, M.D., Meriden, CT
David C. Prather, Clark, Fountain, LaVista, Prather & Littky-Rubin, LLP West Palm Beach
Laurie Silvers, Hollywood.com, Boca Raton
Ex-Officio |Michael J. Zinner, M.D., The Miami Cancer Institute, Miami
Ex-Officio |Dolores Sukhdeo, President & CEO, South Florida PBS


LIFE DIRECTORS

Jorge A. Arguelles
Robert G. Baal
William F. Cooper
Anthony C. Krayer, III
David Rich
Herbert A. Tobin


COMTEL, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair | David L. Jaffe, Lynn University, Boca Raton
Peter L. Bermont, Bermont Advisory Group of Raymond James, Coral Gables
Susan M. Mansolillo, Fort Lauderdale
Richard W. Morgner, Jefferies & Company, New York
Laurie Silvers, Hollywood.com, Boca Raton
Dwight Stephenson, D. Stephenson Construction, Inc., Fort Lauderdale
Essie Yates, M.D., Yates Institute of Plastic Surgery, Fort Lauderdale
Ex-Officio | Michael J. Zinner, M.D., The Miami Cancer Institute, Miami
Ex-Officio | Dolores Sukhdeo, President & CEO, South Florida PBS


HEALTH CHANNEL HOLDINGS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Peter L. Bermont, Bermont Advisory Group of Raymond James, Coral Gables
Michele Kessler, Palm Beach
Handel R. Robinson, M.D., Miller Medical School, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale
Laurie Silvers, Hollywood.com, Boca Raton
Essie Yates, M.D., Yates Institute of Plastic Surgery, Fort Lauderdale 
Ex-Officio, Michael J. Zinner, M.D., The Miami Cancer Institute, Miami
Ex-Officio | Dolores Sukhdeo, President & CEO, South Florida PBS


COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD (SOUTH)

Bill Teck
Michele Cabrera
Robert Boo
Lilliam Martinez-Bustos
Rebekah Lengel
Shaikh Shafayat Mohamed
Jodi Tobin
Dr. Cherison Cuffy
Thomas Barrett Sternberg


COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD (North)

Anthony Newbold
William Gillers
Clarice T. Davis
Charles Gaulkin
Maxine Pierson
Phillip Mrozinski
Ronald Silverman
Serena Spates
Joseph Bettag
Dr. N’Quavah R. Velazquez