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Advisory Council

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

Chef Amadeus, Owner, Chef Amadeus Culinary Concepts

Maritza Arroyo, Attorney, Arroyo & Talbert, P.A.

Anne Aulisio, Certified radKIDS Instructor, radKIDS

Carlene Baker, Market Director of Sales, Hilton Garden Inn / Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville

Alisha Bowen, Senior Biological Pharmaceutical Representative, Amgen Pharmaceuticals

Michele Brewer, Co-Owner, Adam’s Rib Co.

Michele Broadhurst, Senior Liability Adjuster, Tower Hill Insurance Group

John Brochu, Community Volunteer

Kimberly Buchholz, Realtor at Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage

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

Barnett Chenault, President, Monarch Design Group

Sandhya Chheda, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Dominique Clance, Associate Music Director, Oak Hall School

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

Sherri Cousins, Owner, Southeast Car Agency

Joanne Edde, Financial Center Manager, First Federal Bank

Clara Edwards, Senior Account Executive, Feathr

Erica Nicole Eubanks, Social Media & Public Relations Specialist, The Collier Companies

Alesa Flewellen, Research Coordinator II, UF Radiation Oncology

J.R. Fort, Florida Food Service

Cary Gallop, Owner/Crime Prevention Practitioner, Empowered U Training, LLC

Suzanne Gilbert, Owner, The Hatchetbury

Eric Gillum, Jr., Sales Manager, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center

Matthew Godden, Regional Sales Manager, First Federal Bank

Brian Graham, Development Director

Cynthia Hedman, Product Management Analyst, Tower Hill Insurance Group

Marcia Hodik, RN, BSHS, CCRC, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, McKnight Brain Institute

Charise Holcombe, PA-C, Healthcare & biotech/pharmaceuticals

Matt Hunter, Director of Promotions & Creative Services, WCJB TV 20

Christine Jimenez, Realtor, Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage

Joseph Kennedy, Branch Vice President, VyStar Credit Union

Debby Kinman-Ford, Owner/Director, Cedarville Global Community School

Andree Kocian, Owner/Operator, McDonald’s

Lisa Magary, Co-Owner, Celebrate Primary Care

Cassie Martin, Market Manager, Waitr + Bitesquad

Pat Massimillo, Vice President Branch Manager, Columbia Bank

Michelle McElroy, Owner/Designer, The Home Place and MM Design and Décor

Tonya Meyer Walsh, Registered Nurse, UF Health

Darleen Morgan, Vice President and Business Banking Officer at Ameris Bank

Leza Mueller, Stylist, Cabi

Alison Paris, Co-Founder/CFO, Parisleaf

Mercedes Petrus, Chief of Staff, Executive Assistant to Rick Staab at The InterMed Group

Steve Plein, Past Board Member, Thomas A. Plein Foundation

Samantha Roberts, Dean of Students, Lake Weir High School

Wendy Robertson, Vice President-Business Banking Relationship Manager, PNC Bank

Julie Roca, Marketing Representative, VITAS Healthcare

Hillary Rohrs, DNP, PNP-AC/PC, Pediatric Nurse Specialist, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Alphonso Rosas, Catering Director, Taste Elegant Catering

Glenda Russell, Community Relations Coordinator, GRU

Soly Schrack, Human Resource Director, Comfort Temp

Shasta Schoellhorn, Commercial Associate, Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish

Holly Scorpio, Art Director, Scorpio.

Jennifer Siorek, Advertising Sales Associate, The Wyman Company

Samantha Smith, Manager/Buyer, Narcissus

Stephen Starling, Sr., President-Chapter 5, Florida Council on Crime & Delinquency

Whitney Spellicy, Practice Manager, UF Health Eye Center – The Oaks

Alison Talbert, Attorney, Arroyo & Talbert, P.A.

Shelby Taylor, Director of Communications, Communications Department, City of Gainesville

Melanie Venuto, SaaS Customer Success/Digital Marketing Strategist

Jennifer Watson-Reddish, Vice President, VyStar Credit Union

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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.