News Release
For Immediate Release: 9-23-10
Ellen Schulman
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Lighthouse of Broward Appoints Three New Board Members

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – Gino Martone, senior vice president, BankAtlantic; Valerie Scott, assistant principal, Broward County Public Schools; and Zorica Visosevic, senior manager, Deliotte & Touche, LLP have joined the Lighthouse of Broward Board of Directors. The Lighthouse of Broward is the only nonprofit agency in the county providing a full range of services at no cost to people, from babies to seniors, who are blind or visually impaired.
Martone has 25 years experience in banking, finance and accounting. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Barry University, a master’s degree in business administration from Florida International University, and a master’s degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of Florida. He is active in St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He most recently served as president of the Broward Chapter of the Florida Institutes for Certified Public Accountants, where he remains on the board, and is a member of the Florida Bar’s Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee. Martone lives in Plantation with his wife and their three daughters.
Scott has spent more than 30 years in public school education and administration, including the past five years as administrator for Broward County School’s Program for the Visually Impaired. She earned a bachelor’s degree in special education, a master’s degree in education leadership, and an education specialist degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She is involved in a number of professional organizations, including the State of Florida Deaf/Blind Advisory Board and Delta Sigma Theta. She and her husband live in Parkland.

Visosevic works in the audit and enterprise risk services division of Deliotte and has more than 10 years experience in public accounting. She works with multinational public companies and private equity investors in the manufacturing and hospitality industries. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a master’s degree in accounting from Florida International University. She is involved with the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public
Accountants. She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband and two sons.

“Attracting new board members of this caliber demonstrates the strength of the Lighthouse of Broward and our ability to serve people of our community who are blind or visually impaired,” said Lighthouse of Broward Board of Directors President Carmen Miller.



Lighthouse of Broward
The Lighthouse of Broward is a 501 ( c ) 3 charity that serves blind and visually impaired babies, adults and seniors. All services are tailored to meet individual needs, based on assessments conducted by certified professionals. These professional  identify the exact skills needed for the Lighthouse client to achieve maximum independence.

Accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving People with Blindness or Visual Impairment (NAC), Lighthouse of Broward is a United Way partner agency and member of the Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind and is sponsored by State of Florida, Department of Education/Division of Blind Services. Operating funds are raised through grants and donations from individual and corporate supporters.

If you know someone who is blind or visually impaired or would like to make a donation, contact the Lighthouse at 954-463-4217 or 650 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 or donate online: