Board Officers and Directors

Effective February 2015

OFFICERS:

Nina Gray, Chair
Kay Jasso, Vice-chair
Sheryl Soukup, Secretary
Ben Buemi, CPA, Treasurer

DIRECTORS:

John “Trey” Fletcher
Barbara Knepshield
Silvia Puente

Advisory Council:

Sandy Mummert
Chief Stephanie Spell
Ray Steadman
Christine Welton

Nina Gray, Chair

Nina Gray, Chair

As a Naples resident since 1979, Nina Gray has been very involved with her community professionally and through her volunteer work. She was employed for 19 years by nonprofits as both Chief Executive Officer and Chief Advancement Officer. Additionally, she is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in individual and group therapy to help clients navigate life transitions.

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Kay Jasso, Vice-Chair

Kay Jasso, Vice-Chair

Kay Jasso is the Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida. Kay has 14 years of experience as a nonprofit professional having begun her nonprofit career at the Collier County Community Foundation in 2002. She learned about non-profit operations, grant writing, and board governance from the Foundation’s experienced leadership.

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Sheryl Soukup, Secretary

Sheryl Soukup, Secretary

Sheryl Soukup is the President of Soukup Strategic Solutions, providing nonprofit organizations with expertise in the areas of fundraising and nonprofit management. She earned the designation CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and is a registered Fundraising Consultant with the State of Florida.

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Benjamin Buemi, Treasurer

Benjamin Buemi, Treasurer

Benjamin Buemi is a Senior Accountant at HBK CPA & Consultants’ Naples, FL office. Benjamin has been with HBK since 2013 and has been in the accounting industry for over five years. Benjamin’s experience ranges from auditing, business consulting and tax related services for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

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Trey Fletcher, Director

Trey Fletcher, Director

Trey Fletcher is a Florida native originally from Jacksonville Beach. Trey attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, then continued on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. He serves as general counsel for the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar.

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Silvia Puente, Director

Silvia Puente, Director

Silvia Puente has lived and worked in Southwest Florida for over 46 years. In her professional capacity, she has been involved with the nonprofit community for more than 20 years having begun in this sector as the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. Silvia is the Immokalee Library Branch Manager. Her extensive knowledge of the community as well as her advocacy for residents has made her the “go to” person for those seeking local services and resources. Silvia’s commitment to the community is evident by her volunteer activities and her service on numerous nonprofit boards. Silvia is a founding board member of the Collier Resource Center.

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Barbara Knepshield, Advisory Council

Barbara Knepshield, Advisory Council

Barbara holds a B.A. degree from Wellesley College and MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Her career included administrative and consulting services in the healthcare and technology industries, including assistant administrator of the Washington Hospital Center, D.C. and founder/principal of Multi-Health Systems Corp.

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Sandy Mummert, Advisory Council

Sandy Mummert, Advisory Council

Sandy Mummert has been a resident of Collier County for over forty years. In her professional capacity she has been involved with both the nonprofit sectors as well the Florida Legislature. She began working in the nonprofit community as the Director of Community Services for our local hospice program.

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