Urban League of Broward County Names New Board Chair and Welcomes Three New Members

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Urban League of Broward County has named Sidney C. Calloway as the new Chair of its Board of Directors and welcomed three new board members.  The new Board Members will help lead the organization in the coming year as it works to advance the lives of African-Americans and others in historically underserved communities by providing them with more access to education, entrepreneurship, jobs, justice, housing, and health.

Sidney C. Calloway is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Government Law Practice Group at Shutts. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, a distinction accorded to less than 2% of Florida’s lawyers.  Mr. Calloway’s practice includes complex, high-exposure litigation, with expertise in eminent domain and land use and zoning matters. A Leadership Florida Cornerstone XXX member, Mr. Calloway most recently completed public service on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit.  Mr. Calloway presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Port Everglades Association and the BB&T Advisory Board, Fort Lauderdale.  “I am humbled by the election as Board Chair and hope to capably follow the sense of collaboration and progress set forth by Chris Paterson during his term,” said Calloway. “I will work to ensure that the Urban League remains committed to its mission and that this organization continues to perfect a progressive leadership role for securing economic development and equality for the children and families in Broward County.”

Dr. Mildred Coyne, Executive Director of Career and Workforce Education and Economic Development at Broward State College, oversees the college’s workforce initiatives focused on building the talent supply to meet employer demand.  The division includes certificate and associate career programs, continuing education, career centers, internships, customized corporate programming, the Innovation Hub, and career planning and placement services. Dr. Coyne is also a member of the Leadership Broward Class XXXIII, serves on the Career Source Broward Board and Leadership Broward Foundation Board, and is Chair for the Florida College System Occupational Education Standing Committee.  

James Malone, Chief Financial Officer for Community Capital Management, is responsible for overseeing the firm’s finance operations and financial reporting, and he spends his time on business development with religious organizations. He is on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee (Chair) of Sawgrass Adventist School, a private elementary school in South Florida. 

Chris Coffey, President and CEO of Sunshine Health which is among the largest healthcare plans in Floridahas more than 20 years of experience working in healthcare administrative roles, including hospitals, surgery centers, medical group practice administration and managed care.

“We are grateful to all of the Urban League of Broward County’s new and existing board members who are working on life-changing programs that impact thousands of people every single year,” said Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh, president and CEO for the Urban League.


About Urban League of Broward County


The Urban League of Broward County is a not for profit organization founded to empower communities and change lives. Our mission is to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. Our ADVANCE programs uplift more than 11,000 people every year through affordable housing initiatives, youth development, and diversion, employment and training, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Learn more about the Urban League of Broward County by visiting