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Board of Directors


Patrick Lorne is a native of Delray Beach whose family has been in Palm Beach County for five generations.  He grew up with a passion for the ocean and marine life. Patrick owns and operates Lorne and Sons Funeral Home, a family owned business which has been caring for the families of Palm Beach County since 1957. 

Jessica Graham is the Coordinator for the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, a regional collaboration of natural resources, science agencies and conservation organizations dedicated to strengthening the management and conservation of aquatic resources in the southeast United States. She has extensive experience with building and maintaining effective conservation partnerships among local, state, and federal partners. 


Nicole DeFlorio joined the Palm Beach School for Autism family in 2015. She started her career in education in 1994, working as an elementary school teacher in New York. She then spent some time working with adults with disabilities in 1999. In 2002, she found her passion when she started her career in transition services, working with high school students with special needs, helping them transition to from High School to "the adult world". Nicole is skilled in developing community and inter-agency relationships and is happy to be leading the transition program at PBSFA while also being a single mom, an environmentalist, and an active member of the Palm Beach County community.


Scott Goorland is a Senior Attorney with Florida Power & Light Company, specializing in environmental permitting and land use. Prior to joining FPL in 2007, Scott spent ten years with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection serving as Senior Attorney of Energy. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami, School of Marine Science with a minor in Business, and as well as a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Miami School of Law. 

Bradley Duff was diagnosed early in life with autism spectrum disorder. He was born in Chicago but moved to Florida at a young age. He graduated from Dwyer High School.  Bradley is active in the community and has participated in a social club for adults with disabilities, completed vocational rehabilitation training programs in Palm Beach County, and takes karate lessons.  He is a regular volunteer for STA and helps shape our programs for adults with disabilities by providing his unique perspective and creative ideas to help the organization continue to grow.

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