Promise in Brevard

Promise appoints two new members to Board of Directors

Contact: Tammy Farmer

Marketing & Communications Manager Promise, Inc.

(321) 722-7400, Ext. 110

Oct. 15, 2020



BREVARD COUNTY — Promise, Inc., is pleased to announce and welcome the addition of two valued members to its Board of Directors.

Established in 2009, Promise is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to provide affordable, independent housing for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities utilizing public and private partnerships to develop a model community.

Cindy Dropeski of Intercoastal Insurance and J. Mason Williams IV of Widerman Malek have joined the organization’s Board of Directors, each bringing a wide range of expertise and a strong belief in the Promise mission.

Ms. Dropeski is the president of Intercoastal Insurance and a longtime advocate for individuals with special needs. Ms. Dropeski has served as County Coordinator for Special Olympics and has served in various board roles for ARC Brevard/Bridges. She also has served on the boards of the Easter Seals, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, Civilian Military Council and the Economic Development Council of Florida’s Space Coast.

Mr. Williams IV is a partner with law firm of Widerman Malek and specializes in Construction, Estate Planning, Estate Litigation, Guardianship and Probate. Prior to his law career, Mr. Williams IV was a civil engineer with BRPH Architects/Engineers. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville and a Law Degree from Barry University.

Mr. Williams serves on the Board of Directors for The Morgan Project; is past president of the Barry University Alumni Association; a board member for the Space Coast Guardianship Association; and member of the Junior Achievement Charity Golf Tournament Committee.

“We are very fortunate to add Cindy and Mason to the Promise Board of Directors,” said Dr. Lori Nelson-Bradstreet, Board chairwoman. “They both bring unique and relevant experience and have a passion for helping individuals with disabilities. We are excited to see what the future holds.”

With the addition of Ms. Dropeski and Mr. Williams IV, the Promise Board of Directors now consists of nine members, including Dr. Lori Nelson-Bradstreet (chair); Terry Locke (vice chair); Michael L. Durante (treasurer); Frank Vega; Dudley Garner; Lynn Facompre; and Peggie Avalos.

For more information about Promise and its mission of providing opportunities for individuals with special needs, please visit


Promise in Brevard is an affordable housing community for adults with special needs, located in West Melbourne, Florida. Promise is home to 124 residents with varying levels of developmental disabilities and offers an independent lifestyle, featuring an array of on-site amenities, a Vocational Training & Employment Program and a vast Life Enrichment Program. Promise, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is funded through community donations, foundations and revenue from its social enterprises.

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