Staff

our team

SOPHIA LIPORACE,
FOUNDER:

Sophia Liporace was born with Congenital Nystagmus, an eye condition which creates uncorrectable visual impairment. In 2017 Sophia presented a TEDx talk regarding her condition and the importance of understanding ourselves through the power of knowledge. Sophia does not view her condition as an obstacle but rather as an opportunity to help others who are less fortunate. Sophia will be able to drive, but millions of people who have visual impairment cannot, thereby relying on public and private transportation. Later in 2017, in order to help those less fortunate than her, Sophia created Eye Ride Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to raise and provide financial assistance to the visually impaired in order to help offset their transportation costs and promote their independence.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Directors

David Liporace, D.O.-President

A Board certified Internist practicing Medicine for the past 30 years in West Palm Beach, Fl. Dr. Liporace also holds Academic positions at several teaching Institutions and is a national lecturer and educator of his peers. In addition he is a published author of medical and non-medical works. His most cherished position is Sophia’s father.

Lisa Liporace, LCSW, MSW

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked as a clinician and administrator in various mental health settings with both children and adults. She currently works in her private practice providing individual, group and family therapy to adults in Palm Beach Gardens. She is extremely proud of the work her daughter is doing to make a difference in the lives of others.

Sue Ende

Sue is a retired computer and services account manager who is blessed with staying at home with her husband and two healthy daughters. In her spare time, Sue enjoys focusing on volunteering in the non-profit sector. While she volunteers with many local charities, Sue’s work with the Place of Hope, a large child welfare organization in Palm Beach County and other children’s causes are amongst her favorites.

Elena Nardi

Supervisor of corporate operations for Florida Power and Light Company. Earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida International University, and is certified Six Sigma Green Belt

Sumer Cardona

Sumer has 20 years of experience in medical administrative services. She is committed to charitable services and cherishes her opportunity to be a part of the Eye Ride Board to promote and further their mission statement.

Jacquie Mika

Jacqueline Mika is originally from NewJersey and has been managing medical practices for the past 35 years. Her administrative and bookkeeping skills initiated her joining the Eyeride team at the inception of the organization. Jacquie’s responsibilities include, research and development, accounts payable and human resource .

Darrell Searcy

Founder and CEO of the Chandler & Campbelle Group which provides professional consulting and training services to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Darrell is an accomplished public speaker and entrepreneur and serves as a keynote speaker and facilitator for corporations, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

Sophia Liporace, Founder

Honorary Director

Chandler Searcy

Honorary Director