Judy Ireland
Executive Director


Judy Ireland joined DePorres Place in August, 2015 as Executive Director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Master of Science degree in Management of Technology from the Engineering Department at University of Miami. Judy was with the American Cancer Society for 17 years in Minnesota, and with GE for 12 years here in Florida. Judy also teaches at Palm Beach State College, where she has been an adjunct professor for nine years.


Linda Kramer
Associate Director


Linda Kramer is Associate Director for DePorres Place.  Linda attended the Central University of Iowa before embarking on a 30-year career with Verizon.  Her involvement with DePorres Place began in 2008, when she became a volunteer tutor.  In 2011, she was asked to join the Board of Directors, and in 2013 she was elected Board President.  Linda joined DePorres Place as a staff member in 2013.  She is the originator of the annual Luncheon for Literacy, and has worked with volunteer chairs to manage the event for the past seven years. 



Program Coordinator


Nephtalie Jean-Baptiste joined DePorres Place in February 2017 as Program Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Palm Beach State College, and she is pursuing her Master’s.  She brings a wealth of experience in customer service and quality assurance to her role at DePorres. 


Program Coordinator


Olga joined DePorres Place as Program Coordinator in August 2017.  Originally from Colombia, she came to the U.S. in 1997, and she became a U.S. citizen in 2011.  Olga began attending classes at DePorres Place in 2015, and she was an office volunteer before joining the staff team.


Evening Administrator

Renee Cadet is our newest team member.  She came to DePorres Place in 2017 as a new student.  She learned English very quickly, and became one of our Next Step Interns in 2019 and 2020.  She enrolled in college during her internship, and she became our Evening Administrator in July of 2021.  Renee and her family are originally from Haiti, where she started and managed a small educational nonprofit organization.  She speaks English, French, and Haitian Creole. She is available during our evening hours to help students, tutors, and staff.