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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-374-4404 x230.
Advisory Council Members
Maritza Arroyo – Attorney, Arroyo & Talbert, P.A.
Anne Aulisio – Area Director, n2 Publishing
Holly Bender – Realtor, Pepine Realty
Alisha Bowen – Senior Biological Pharmaceutical Representative, Amgen Pharmaceuticals
Michele Brewer – Co- Owner, Adam’s Rib Co.
Karyn Brinkley – General Manager, VITAS Healthcare
Michele Broadhurst – Senior Liability Adjuster, Tower Hill Insurance
John Brochu – Community Volunteer
Kimberly Buchholz – Marketing Director for United Country Real Estate and Columbia Timber Company.
Becky Bumgarner – Vice President of Operations, Keith Watson Events
Alison Cannon- Substitute Teacher, Alachua County School Board
Steve Cannon-Vice President Member Development, Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
Donna Carroll – Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Sandhya Chheda, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones.
Kimberly Clawson – Business Development Manager, Pediatrics, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
Kevin Coulson – Digital Communications Strategist, UF College of Education
Sherri Cousins – Owner, Southeast Car Agency
Joanne Edde – Financial Center Manager, First Federal Bank
Sue Edwards – Community Volunteer
J.R. Fort – Community Volunteer
Michelle McElroy, Owner, MM Design and Decor/the Home Place
Erica Nicole Eubanks-Social Media & Public Relations Specialist, The Collier Companies
Alesa Flewellen-Research Coordinator II, UF Radiation Oncology
Deputy Cary Gallop – PIO/Crime Prevention Unit, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Erica Goldstein, Forensic Program Manager, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare
Brian Graham – Development Director
Sukanya Gururangan – Community Volunteer
Kate Hillard- Teacher, Marion County Public Schools
Marcia Hodik, RN, BSHS, CCRC- Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, McKnight Brain Institute
Charise Holcombe – PA-C Clinical Oncology Specialist, Genetech
Christine Jimenez, Realtor, Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage
Matt Hunter-Director of Promotions & Creative Services, WCJB TV 20
Joseph Kennedy – Branch Vice President, VyStar Credit Union
Debby Kinman-Ford – Owner, CEDAR Learning
Andree Kocian – Owner/Operator, McDonald’s
Lee Ann Lawson MS ARNP CCRC- Coordinator Research Programs
UF-College of Medicine Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
David Lindsey – Director of Sales & Marketing, Cicis
Lisa Magary- Co-Owner, Celebrate Primary Care
Julieanne McGuinness – Director of Sales- Team Dynamo-Keller Williams Realty
Leza Mueller – Stylist, Cabi
Alison Paris – Co-Founder/CFO, Parisleaf
Erin Peterson – Community Liaison, WellFlorida Council
Mercedes Petrus – Operation Manager, John Spence LLC
Steve Plein – Past Board Member, Thomas A. Plein Foundation
Jennifer Watson-Reddish – Vice President, VyStar Credit Union
Samantha Roberts – Media Specialist, West Port High School
Wendy Robertson – Business Relationship Banker, Florida Capital Bank
Chris H. Robinson- Regional Director, AFLAC
Julie Roca- Development Manager, Alzheimer’s Association, Central and North Florida Chapters
Hillary Rohrs, DNP, PNP-AC/PC- Pediatric Nurse Specialist, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
Glenda Russell – Community Relations Coordinator, GRU
Matthew Ryon-Regional Sales Manager, First Federal Bank
Pam Schneider – Partner, Wershow and Schneider, PA; Founding Member, Family Mediation Solutions
Holly Scorpio – Art Director, Scorpio.
Jennifer Siorek – Advertising Sales Associate, The Wyman Company
Darlene Skidmore – Instructor, Santa Fe College
Soly Schrack-Human Resource Director, Comfort Temp
Stephen Starling, Sr. – President-Chapter 5, Florida Council on Crime & Delinquency
Shirley Stone – Former Owner/Operator, McDonald’s
Alison Talbert- Attorney, Arroyo & Talbert, P.A.
Shelby Taylor- Director of Communications, Communications Department, City of Gainesville
Della Tuten- Co-Owner, Celebrate Primary Care
Terry Vaughan – Bradford County Supervisor of Elections
Melanie Venuto – Listing Specialist, Keller Williams Reality
Tonya Meyer Walsh – PCICU Nurse, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
Jennifer Webb – Founder, Magic Communications
Samantha Smith – Manager/Buyer, Narcissus