We welcome to our Board of Directors Hendrith Vanlon Smith, Jr. He recently relocated to Kissimmee from the Washington, DC area. A proactive community advocate, he volunteers his time and talents to help foster a more sustainable, reciprocal, and equitable civilization through business, education and improved systems.
“The work of non-profit groups is vital to a community’s long-term, encompassing health for all its citizens,” Smith said. “With its focus on helping men and women with serious mental illness escape homelessness, Dave’s House is at the forefront of the development of permanent supportive housing in Central Florida,” he said.
He is Founder and Executive Director of Mayflower-Plymouth Capital LLC, an Investment firm with a portfolio including intellectual property, REIT's, stocks, and wholly owned subsidiaries.The company focuses on assets and businesses that facilitate sustainable lifestyles and connectivity. Wholly owned
subsidiaries include MachFive Autonomous Network, The Poinciana Pop-up Wellness Center, Trowel and Magnolia Education.
“Hendrith’s strategic planning expertise will help Dave’s House expand our work to serve more people with serious mental illness in our community,” said Adam Schwartz, chairman, Board of Directors. “As we develop more permanent supportive housing and SMI Community HUBs for the homeless, his insights into evolving trends, conditions and systems will be instrumental to our success,” he said.
He is an Advisory Board Member for the City of Kissimmee, Parks & Recreation involved in the planning, coordination and approval of major government-level projects in the City of Kissimmee. He is a member of American Bankers Association, Freemasons and several alumni organizations
He previously worked as a banker in wealth and branch management and as an educator. He has extensive experience in start-up capital and non-profit fundraising. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bethune-Cookman University. He has authored several books and has studied social work at Howard University as part of his continuing education.