Board of Directors

Board Chair

Keli Mondello

Co-Founder – Learning Independence For Tomorrow, Inc.  (Board Member 2013 to present) 

LiFT co-founder Keli received her degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Florida State University, concentrating on language development, pragmatics and social skills development. She serves as the Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, is a Council member for the Pinellas County Commission for Persons with Disabilities, was appointed by Governor Scott to the Florida Independent Living Council, and served on Governor DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee for Education. Keli and her husband Mark’s daughter Morgan inspired Keli to co-found LiFT with her friend Kim Kuruzovich; where Morgan attended LiFT Academy and the LiFT University Transition Program, graduated from the fully-inclusive 4-year REACH Program at College of Charleston, and works at Freedom Square (an assisted living facility in Seminole). 

Board Vice Chair

Kim Kuruzovich

Co-Founder – Learning Independence For Tomorrow, Inc.  (Board Member 2020 to present)

Kim Kuruzovich is co-founder of Learning Independence for Tomorrow.  She has over thirty years of passion and experience providing academic services for neurodivergent individuals.  Kim currently sits on the LiFT Board of Directors, as well as serving on several of LiFT’s committees. 

Executive Director

Shawn Naugle

Executive Director

Shawn Naugle has been the LiFT Executive Director since May 2020.  Having superseded the Co-Founder, Kim Kuruzovich, Shawn was brought on to steer LiFT’s strategic vision, maximize performance, drive innovation, streamline business operations, and spearhead school re-opening efforts amidst COVID-19.

Over the past 3+ years, Shawn successfully revamped business, generating 30% growth in revenue and assets while growing grant funding and diversifying fundraising revenue by 140%. In his first year, Shawn played a key role in LiFT reaching its highest ever student enrollment and profitability, achieved a 93% teacher/employee retention rate for two consecutive years, and increased community partnerships by 30%.

Shawn holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the Sterling Council and the Inclusive and Ethical Leadership Certificate and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida.

Shawn earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Denver and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Strayer University. 

Prior to joining LiFT, Shawn worked in a variety of nonprofit leadership roles including serving as the Regional Executive Director for the Suncoast and Miami-Dade Regions for Children’s Home Society of Florida which served more than 3,000 children per year.

Board Treasurer

Matt Rich

Senior Vice President of Wealth Management – UBS Financial Services  (Board Member 2015 to present)

Matt’s career spans over 24 years in the financial industry, specializing in designing financial plans for individuals focused on capital preservation, retirement and college planning, and estate planning. Matt utilizes Asset Allocation to analyze existing portfolios and determine asset correlation and risk assessment. Since joining LiFT’s Board of Directors in 2015 and while serving as LiFT’s Treasurer, Matt has ensured that LiFT has the adequate resources to not only advance LiFT’s mission, but also to help prepare LiFT for its future growth and sustainability as an organization. Matt also serves on LiFT’s Capital Campaign Leadership Committee. 


Kyle Maxson

Corporate Counsel – Progressive Insurance  (Board Member 2017 to present) 

Kyle serves as Corporate Counsel for Progressive Insurance, and has spent the majority of his legal practice focused on civil litigation and insurance defense. In 2014 he became one of the youngest attorneys in the state of Florida to achieve the distinction of Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar. Kyle is a two-time graduate of Florida State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2003 and Juris Doctor in 2006.


Colby Masterson

Owner and Partner – Frey Masterson Investment Advisors (Board Member 2023 to present) 

Colby is a Certified Financial Planner and one of less than 1% of financial advisors with a CFP designation and Juris Doctor. He is a two-time graduate of Florida State University where he received both his Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor. Colby is an active participant in non-profit community organizations, having served on the Board of Directors for various organizations including Suncoast Estate Planning Council, Give Hope Foundation, Menorah Manor, and LiFT. He has also volunteered with LiFT, Gulfcoast Legal Services, Police Athletic League (PAL) of St. Petersburg, Northeast High School Academy of Finance, Boy Scouts Pack 209, American Heart Association, Great American Teach-In and Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. Colby is also an alumni of the 2014 Class of Leadership St. Pete.


Chris Aisenbrey

Chief Human Resources Officer – Raymond James Financial (Board Member  – March 2024 to Present)

Chris Aisenbrey is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Raymond James Financial. In his role as CHRO, Chris leads all human resources functions including talent acquisition, talent development, diversity & inclusion, executive compensation & total rewards, employment practices, HR technology, and workforce planning to ensure human capital strategies align with the firm’s culture and growth. Chris is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.


Eric Beck

SVP, National Non-Profit Practice Leader – Marsh & McLennan | Bouchard Insurance (Board Member  – March 2024 to Present)

Eric joined Bouchard Insurance in 2003 and was invited into the ownership group in 2007. He became one of the majority shareholders and a board member.  In February of 2019, Bouchard was acquired by Marsh McLennan Agency where he is a Senior Vice President and National Non-Profit Practice Leader. Prior to joining Bouchard Insurance, he worked in many social service settings, including residential group homes and as a teacher of severely emotionally disturbed middle school children. 

The LiFT Board of Directors is comprised of community volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise all dedicated to supporting the strategic vision of Learning Independence For Tomorrow. 

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