About Cindy Imperato

Cindy Imperato retired from the Broward Circuit Court bench in 2016 after serving for 13 years. She was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in January 2003. Judge Imperato worked as an instructor at the Conference of Circuit Court Judges, trained members of the Judicial Nominating Committee, and taught at the New Judges College during her years on the bench.

Currently, she is the chair of the Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Her tenure officially began on July 1, 2021. Ms. Imperato serves on the board of the St. Thomas More Society of Broward County.

Cindy embodies the spirit of the Red Cross through her contributions to the welfare and quality of life of South Florida residents. In addition, she is on the Advisory Board of Broward County Crime Commission, Women in Distress and the PACE school for Girls.


Academic Background

Cindy Imperato earned a B.S. in psychology and sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1979 and a Master’s Degree in criminology from Florida State University in 1980. In 1988, she earned a Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law.


Cindy Imperato’s Career

Before obtaining her law degree, Imperato served as a police officer with the Tallahassee Police Department for nine years beginning in 1981. After graduating from law school, she served as an attorney with the Florida State Hospital (1988 to 1989), a legislative analyst for the Florida Senate (1988 to 1989), and a senior attorney at the Florida Department of Professional Regulation (1989 to 1990). In 1990, Cindy Imperato began a thirteen-year tenure as a senior assistant prosecutor with the Florida Office of the Attorney Generals Office of Statewide Prosecution. She was serving in that capacity at the time of her appointment to the Circuit Court. She also taught as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center and Tallahassee Community College.


What inspired Cindy Imperato to become involved in the Red Cross?

Cindy Imperato was inspired to become involved in the American Red Cross because she cares about helping others. The Red Cross is an important organization because it helps people in need. She is proud to have been able to help make a difference for many people in Broward County.

With her experience and qualifications, Cindy will be an excellent Board Chair of the Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She has pledged to work hard to make sure that the chapter remains effective and accessible, while also striving to make donations to worthy causes.


A piece of advice for those interested in getting involved with the Red Cross!

If you’re interested in getting involved, there are a few things to keep in mind: stay informed about Red Cross events and programs, become familiar with our resources and services, and attend board meetings.