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 shouston@rmhcncf.org 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 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
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
Joseph Kennedy, Vice President / Business Development Officer, Florida Capital Bank
Andree Kocian, Owner Operator, McDonald’s
David Lindsey, Director of Sales & Marketing, Cicis Pizza 
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, Vice President, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency Chapter 5
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.