Cornerstone Collaborative

An Innovative

Socio-Economic Community Ecosystem

Eliminating Poverty & Violence

through Networked Community Development

Across Florida

Cornerstone Collaborative Florida's network of caring individuals and committed organizations directly engages the most vulnerable populations and people most in need of support for education, training, employment, legal advocacy, housing, health, nutrition, wellness, and whose underserved communities need immediate and sustainable economic development.



West Palm Beach

Ft. Lauderdale




Daytona Beach



Our People

... love building community

Keenyn McFarlane

Founder & CEO

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West Palm Beach

Mr. McFarlane has held leadership roles with several nonprofit organizations and privately-held companies, as a senior executive in federal and state government, and as a cabinet-level administrator in higher education.

McFarlane is an agile thought-leader with more than two decades of professionally-developed strategic, financial, operations, and interpersonal skills. In several CFO roles, he has been responsible for the delivery of comprehensive finance, information technology, human resource management, and facilities management functions. The breadth of his experience goes beyond traditional CFO responsibilities of accounting and audit, budgeting and resource planning, grants management, risk management and insurance, tax and compliance, asset management, treasury services, and capital investment to also include program design and evaluation, facilities and construction management, security operations, business continuity, marketing, communications, philanthropy, resource development and enterprise strategic planning.

Mr. McFarlane has lectured in Economics and Management as Adjunct Faculty with Emmanuel College in Boston. He serves on the Board of the National Blood Foundation Research and Education Trust and is a Posse Foundation Career Coach. 

After graduating from Regis High School in Manhattan, he attended Brown University and later earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and MBA from Bentley University.  He is a native New Yorker, raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn. 

Saul Ivy, MPA, PhD.

Executive Director

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Dr Ivy has 15 years of experience in non-profit capacity building focused on developing and measuring the impact on service delivery and outcomes and is Cornerstone’s Executive Director in the Tampa Bay Area.  As National Program Director for the Enterprise Foundation he has worked with more than 20 organizations in Santa Fe, NM, York, PA, Cleveland, OH, Dallas, TX, Portland, ORE, Denver CO, Baltimore, MD. He has served as a consultant in the development of more than 1,250 single family homes, 16 multifamily developments, rehabilitation programs for drug traffickers and community safety initiatives. As Executive Director of the North Side Citizens Coalition and in partnership with Youngstown State University he developed 12 homes funded through Historic Tax credits financial education for first time home buyers. Dr. Ivy also teaches Leadership, and Non-profit Management courses at the Masters and Doctoral level. Dr. Ivy received his Bachelors in Urban Studies and Masters in Public Administration from Cleveland State University, and completed doctoral studies with Capella University, earning a Phd. in Business Management & Organizational Behavior.

Cassandra Thomas

Board Member

Florida Department  of Corrections


Andrew G. March, Esq.

Board Chair

Attorney and Counselor at Law


Darlene Hill

Board Member

The Leyda Group, LLC


Tanya Ellis

Board Member


Brockton, MA

Evynn McFalls

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Tracy Burk

Executive Assistant

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Sahima Khan

Research and Evaluation

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