Leading us in the right direction

From our Executive Team to our Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals on our side that are willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better.


Executive Team

Joy Mahler, President/CEO

Dan Campbell, Vice President of Quality Assurance

Mark Ferster, Vice President of Finance and Operations

Gina Taylor, Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Ira Paul, Vice President of Community Development

Jeanie Baik, Vice President of Programs and Volunteer Experience

Kelly Palmer, Regional Director – Lee/Hendry and Collier Counties

Jan Boram, Human Resources Coordinator


Board of Directors

Don Patterson, Chair
ASCEND Wireless Network

Randall Woods, Chair-Elect
Florida Blue

Susan Flynn, Esq., CPA, Interim Treasurer
Bon Eau Enterprises, LLC

Fermin “JJ” Miranda, Secretary
President, Southwest Florida Market, SunTrust Bank

Anthony Baldo
JP Morgan Chase

Paul Blackman
Captain, Highlands County Sherriff’s Office

Bryan Blackwell
Molloy Financial Group

Candy Brooks
Paradise Exclusive Realty

Kimberlie Buchanan, CPA, CFE
CRI Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors

Dan Carter,
(Retired)

Chris Frohlich
Frohlich Gordon & Beason

Jamal Jenkins
Walmart

Susan Hanks, CPA,
Young, Hanks & Hanks, CPAs, P.A.

Jessica Hardy
Enterprise

Perry Korszen
Raymond James and Associates

Michael Lehnert, CPA
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Sandi McDonald
Comcast

Michael Nachef
Director, Government Relations, Lee Health

Timothy Parker
Merrill Lynch

Lisa Portnoy
Bank United

Frank Spinola
President and CEO, INDSPEC Chemical Corporation (Retired)

James K. “Jake” Tate, Jr.
Green Fairways Financial

Michael Tennant
Cintas