Heart Gallery of Broward County Names Dr. Mary Kinirons as Executive Director

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HEART GALLERY OF BROWARD COUNTY NAMES DR. MARY KINIRONS AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (June 29, 2022)Heart Gallery of Broward County, a nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children, has named Dr. Mary Kinirons as executive director. Kinirons will be responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization as well as fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The announcement was made by Eleni Varvoutis, board chair president for Heart Gallery of Broward County

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mary Kinirons to Heart Gallery of Broward and we look forward to her leadership in meeting our mission to make a difference in the lives of children in the foster care system here in Broward,” said Varvoutis. “Mary is a dedicated community advocate for children and, with her experience and commitment, she will take our organization to the next level.”

Kinirons comes to Heart Gallery with close to 10 years of professional nonprofit experience. She

most recently served as executive director at South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Prior to that she was associate executive director at Victory Living Programs and director of events and community engagement at Broward House Inc.

Over the years, she has volunteered with many local community nonprofits. Kinirons served as committee chair for database management and technology for the Lauderdale Yacht Club Sailing Foundation, as a community advisory board member for the City of Fort Lauderdale, as a school advisory council member and school advisory forum representative for Stranahan High School, as an angel volunteer for Victory Living Programs, and as a past board president and first vice president for the Women’s Club of Coconut Creek. She currently sits on the Broward County advisory board for individuals with disabilities and continues to be a volunteer and donor for Broward House.

Dr. Mary Kinirons has been engrossed in the adoption/foster care system in Florida ever since she started her own adoption journey with her husband Bill in 2014.

Kinirons holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a masters in nonprofit management with a certificate in fundraising from the University of Central Florida.

About Heart Gallery of Broward County

The Heart Gallery of Broward County, one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country, is a respected not-for-profit committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children. The Heart Gallery of Broward County was introduced in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Since its inception, Heart Gallery has placed over 500 kids in need with loving families. For additional information, or to adopt, volunteer or make a donation, please visit heartgalleryofbroward.org.

Dr. Mary Kinirons has been named executive director of Heart Gallery of Broward County

Photo Credit: Stephen Lang

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