The Board

Jennifer BarbaroJennifer Barbaro, President/Director Born in Philadelphia, Jennifer obtained her MFA in Communications and Film from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  Jennifer is an award winning documentary filmmaker, photographer, SAG actress, and mixed media artist.
Jennifer is the founder of The Visual Planet, a photography, mixed media, and production company, and is the CEO of HBNB Productions, Inc., a California based production and marketing company.  Jennifer began a local Tampa art collaborative, Exposed Elements, in 2012, which is a project of The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, that offers local artists and musicians the no cost opportunity to exhibit their art while aiding in community revitalization by driving potential tenants to the donated vacant commercial real estate space where the free public exhibitions are held.

Jennifer’s passion for culture and people has been the launching pad for extensive travel over the past ten years, including North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.  She has established both friendships and art connections worldwide.  She is proficient in both English and Spanish and is constantly in search of art, artists and cultural exchange. Jennifer has studied transformational training extensively and brings this healing to her work. Jennifer has a strong belief that by provoking thought and opening conversations, sharing cultural exchange, history, customs, traditions, and beliefs through creative artistry, that peace, understanding, tolerance, and an overall better world is created.

photo (2)Todd Gould, Vice President/Director Born in Los Angeles, California, Todd holds his BS in Chemistry and Material Science from UCLA, Los Angeles, California.  Todd is an avid science advocate and is the founder and board member of The Compost Club, a not-for-profit dedicated to educating communities in food composting. Todd is also the Founder, President and Chief Technical Officer of Loren Data Corp., bringing over 25-years experience in managing a successful organization.  Todd is an avid sailor and has traveled the world extensively by both land and sea.  Todd has a strong background in transformational training from MITT and brings it to each project he undertakes. Todd is a supporter of the arts and believes that information exchange is the way to a better future.

Bjorn Brunvand Born in Stavanger, Norway, Bjorn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida and a law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Upon graduation, he became an Assistant Public Defender in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, and served in that capacity from 1989 to 1992.

Bjorn-250pxBjorn is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is recognized both as a Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and a Nationally Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. He was voted as a Super Lawyer in 2008 and 2009. Mr. Brunvand has concentrated his legal practice in the area of federal and Florida state criminal defense and entered private practice at the Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand in December 1992.  In his spare time, Bjorn is a photography enthusiast, and supporter of the arts.