Fort Lauderdale, FL
Courtnee M. Biscardi, serves as Sr. Vice President of Strategy & Operations for the Urban League of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As Vice President, she oversees all program operations and is responsible for nearly $7 million of direct program revenue from the Urban League’s $12 million budget. While much of her time is spent leading the Programs and Human Resources Departments, a significant part of her role is creating new community partnerships and increasing awareness and knowledge about the Urban League’s programmatic impact of the over 20 primary programs and services implemented in Broward County which focus on Education, Jobs, Housing and Health.
Mrs. Biscardi, holding a Masters of Public Administration, has dedicated her entire 18 year professional career to the non-profit human service field. For most of her career, she focused on fair housing, housing affordability and asset building strategies that move low income families out of poverty to prosperity. Over the last 9.5 years, she has served at the Urban League is various positions within the agency and has been a significant part of growing the Urban League’s programmatic profile in the area of Housing and Health. Mrs. Biscardi has also served in other leadership roles including technical assistance consultant for the National Urban League’s Financial Empowerment Center pilot project, Chair of the Children’s Services Council Strategic Plan Prosperity Committee, Board President of Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development (BAND) and as a panelist on several local, regional and national community forums around housing, health and prosperity issues.
Mrs. Biscardi’s passion for people and dedication to the human service field is in direct alignment with the Urban League‘s mission to assist community members secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. Ms. Biscardi recognizes her role in bringing critical issues to the forefront of the community while increasing the Urban League’s capacity to meet the needs.