Board of Directors

Comprised of downtown residents, our volunteer Board of Directors meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Click here for a copy of our by-laws. You can also view the minutes from our board meetings. 2013: July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov 

   Michael Cuevas (President)

Michael has been living and working in West Palm Beach since 2010 where he has successfully created the perfect mix of his personal and professional life. He is a licensed real estate broker with 10 years of experience and has extensive knowledge of the area in addition to having connections to Palm Beach County for over 30 years. Through the DNA, he works to improve the city of West Palm Beach with community members who are passionate about improving the city in various capacities.


Jesse Bailey (Vice-President)

Jesse is committed to enhancing the walkability and appeal of West Palm Beach's streets and public spaces. He tweets @WalkableWPB. A member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, the Urban Land Institute, and a Florida licensed CPA, he works as a real estate associate at Greystar, one of the largest multifamily management and development companies in the US. He has lived and worked downtown for almost 6 years and enjoys discussing land use and urbanism issues to anyone who wants to listen!

Susan Landeryou (Secretary)


Susan bought at the Strand in 2006.  She moved here from Ann Arbor, Michigan and plans to stay.  With a doctorate in Educational Leadership, she spent her professional life as an educator and a high school and professional counselor.  She is retired now, takes care of dogs and cats, and serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Michigan Alumni Association of the Palm Beaches.

  Jeannene Cox (Director)
Jeannene Cox, our most senior DNA board member, is a U.S. and Florida Bar certified paralegal with an alterations business. Originally from Calgary, Alberta Canada, she has resided at The Strand for 5 years and is on the board of the directors. 
Elaine McCarthy (Events)

Elaine has been living in West Palm Beach since May 2015.  She moved here from Jupiter, Florida and loves the downtown life.  She is a Software Engineer with a degree from the University of Florida. Elaine is also on the board of the Palm Beach County Gator Club and the Friends of Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Committee. Email her at:

Rick Zullo (Marketing & Social Media)

Rick moved to downtown West Palm Beach in January of 2015, after having previously lived in Rome, Italy. He works for Palm Beach Opera as the Marketing & PR Manager, and teaches WordPress training classes at the Mandel Public Library. If you have a downtown business that we can help you promote, contact Rick at:

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