Board & Staff


Roxie Jerde
President and CEO
(941) 556-7112
Barbie Gonzalez
Coordinator, Administrative Services
(941) 556-7138
Mischa Kirby
Vice President, Strategic Communications and Marketing
(941) 556-7103
Betsy Pennewill
Corporate Counsel
(941) 556-7152
Shaun Rogers
Executive Assistant
(941) 556-7146
Lori Schaub
(941) 556-7116

Community Investment

Susan Geurin
Coordinator, Community Investment
(941) 556-7157
Madeline Hansen
Coordinator, Nonprofit Services
(941) 556-7155
Mike Kennedy
Senior Vice President, Community Investment
(941) 556-7102
Patricia Martin
Director of Grants and Scholarships
(941) 556-7172
Schelanda Morciglio
Coordinator, Community Investment
(941) 556-7162
Abigail Oakes
Manager, Nonprofit Services
(941) 556-7149
Kirsten Russell
Director, Community Investment
(941) 556-7158
Earl Young
Manager, Scholarships and Special Initiatives
(941) 556-7114

Donor Engagement

Marlo Turner, CFRE
Senior Vice President, Donor Engagement
(941) 556-7178
Heidi Kellman
Donor Services Manager
(941) 556-7126
Katie Schwabach
Manager, Donor Engagement
(941) 556-7106
Jennifer Simms
Director, Donor Engagement
(941) 556-7124


Laura Spencer
Chief Financial Officer
(941) 556-7132
Julie Avins
Senior Staff Accountant
(941) 556-7136
Amy Helms
Manager, Human Resources and Office
(941) 556-7174
Erin Jones
Vice President, Finance and Operations
(941) 556-7144
Shelby Manson
Staff Accountant
(941) 556-7148
Trish McNamee
Manager, Analytics and Innovation
(941) 556-7159
Weston Whitham
Facilities Coordinator
(941) 556-7134

Special Projects

Alisa Mitchell
Initiative Consultant
Chanel Roberts
Initiative Consultant

Board of Directors

Richard Gans
Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A.
Nelle Miller
Vice Chair
Daniel DeLeo
Treasurer, Chair, Finance Committee
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
William M. Seider
Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

Additional Board Members

  • C.J. Fishman, Fishman & Associates, Inc.
  • Paul Hudson, Senior Managing Director, Northern Trust
  • Donna Koffman, Philanthropist * Board Member Fundraising & Strategic Partnerships
  • Rodney Linford PhD, Volunteer | Retired Boeing Company
  • Kelvin Lumpkin, Senior Pastor, Light of the World International Church
  • Jeffrey R. McCurdy, Founder & Principal, Guardsman Private Capital Mgmt.
  • Michael R. Pender, CPA, Cavanaugh & Co.
  • Matthew Sauer, Executive Editor, Herald-Tribune Media Group
  • Richard Smith, CPA, Christopher, Smith, Leonard, Bristow & Stanell, P.A.
  • Drayton Saunders, President, Michael Saunders & Company
  • Felice Schulaner, Volunteer | Retired, Coach Inc.
  • Andrew Stultz, President & Owner, Atlas Building Company of Florida
  • Marilyn Thompson, Volunteer | Retired, Johnson & Johnson
  • Terri Vitale, Tandem Enterprises
  • Mary Lou Winnick, Volunteer

Board Emeritus

  • J. Ronald Skipper, Esq.

Board Ex Officio

  • Roxie Jerde, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Legal Counsel

  • Chip Gaylor, Esq., Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom, LLP.
  • David A. Steves, Esq., Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom, LLP.

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