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The RMHC North Central Florida Advisory Council serves as a critical community champion of our organization. Members provide professional expertise, diverse knowledge and perspectives, connections and resources, and philanthropic support.

The Advisory Council meets quarterly for an engaging meeting with guest speakers such as RMHC North Central FLorida staff, families staying at the House, and community members.

For more information or to join the Advisory Council, please contact Sherry Houston at or 352-374-4404 x230.

Advisory Council Members

Anne Aulisio
Area Director, n2 Publishing

Bob Bagley
Paul Davis Restoration of North Central Florida

Holly Bender
Resident Service Manager, The Village

Alisha Bowen
Amgen Pharmaceuticals, Senior Biological Pharmaceutical Representative;

Michele Brewer
Co-Owner of Adams Ribs, Co.

Michele Broadhurst
Senior Liability Adjuster, Tower Hill Insurance

John Brochu
Community Volunteer

Erica Brown
Communication & Marketing Director, Advantage Publishing

Kimberly Buchholz
Community Engagement Advocate

Becky Bumgarner
Vice President of Operations, Keith Watson Events

Donna Carroll
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Kevin Coulson
Digital Communications Strategist, UF College of Education

Sherri Cousins
Owner, Southeast Car Agency

Edna Dee
House Manager, Concept Companies

Dan Drotos
Vice President, Bosshardt Reality

Susan Edwards
Community Volunteer

Ashley Fletcher
Group Property Management

Kaitlyn Fowler
General Manager, Cicis Pizza

John Kennedy
Vice President/Branch Manager, Citizens State Bank

Debby Kinman Ford
Day School Director, B’Nai Israel

Deputy Cary Gallop
Crime Prevention Unit, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Brian Graham
Development Director

Sukanya Gururangan
Community Volunteer

Stuart Hill
Hotel Manager

Charise Holcombe
PA-C Clinical Oncology Specialist, Genetech

Melissa Joye
Regional Director, Heritage Payment Solutions

Kimberly Clawson, UF Health
Business Development Manager, Pediatrics, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Joseph Kennedy
VP/Branch Manager, Citizens State Bank

Andree Kocian
Owner Operator, McDonald’s

David Lindsey
Director of Sales & Marketing, Cicis Pizza

Susan Meurlott
Creative Services Director, CBS 4 NBC 

Julieanne McGuinness
Business Developer

Leza Mueller
Stylist Cabi

Alison Paris
Co-Founder/CFO, Parisleaf

Erin Peterson
Administrative Assistant, Millhopper Montessori School

Mercedes Petrus
Operation Manager, John Spence LLC

Steve Plein
Past Board Member Thomas A. Plein Foundation 

Cindy Pressley
Former guest, RMHCNCF

Emily and Andrew Pridgen
Owners, Bouncin’ Big

Samantha Roberts
Media Specialist, West Port High School

Wendy Robertson
Owner, The Goddess Seasoning and Sauces

Bobbie Robinson
Owner, R.E. Robinson Remodeling

Chris Robinson
Regional Director, AFLAC

Julie Roca
Service Coordinator for Biomed, The Intermed Group

Glenda Russell
Community Relations Coordinator, Gainesville Regional Utilities

Holly Scorpio
Art Director, D.E. Scorpio Corporation

Pam Schneider
Partner, Wershow & Schneider; PA and Founding Member, Family Mediation Solutions

Jennifer Siorek
Advertising Strategist, Advantage Publishing, Inc.

Darlene Skidmore
Instructor, Santa Fe College

Stephen Starling
President, Chapter 5, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency

Shirley Stone
Former Owner Operator, McDonald’s

Terry Vaughan
Bradford County Supervisor of Elections

Melanie Venuto
Listing Specialist, Keller Williams Reality

Tonya Meyer Walsh
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Nurse, UF Health

Jennifer Watson-Reddish
Member Relationship Supervisor, VyStar Credit Union

Jennifer Webb
Founder, Magic Communication

Burt Wetherington
Community Volunteer

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RMHCNCF is recognized as a 501(c)(3) and therefore contributions to RMHCNCF may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Donors should consult their tax advisor for questions regarding deductibility.