Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The FLCPS was “founded” by the business community in Lee County 34 years ago in recognition that the public-school system has a significant and profound role in not only shaping our community as a whole but specifically our business community. The “product” of our schools, our students, will become our future employees, leaders and decision-makers. This significant fact makes it incumbent upon our business community, and the community at large, to engage in a meaningful way with our students and educators. The significance is as important now as it has ever been. Our students compete in a global marketplace and in a dynamic and ever-changing world our support of our precious community asset is vitally important to the success of our businesses and community. Your support through time, talent and treasure helps to assure that Lee County will remain a great place to work, raise a family and retire.

Sincerely, 

Harlan C. Parrish 
Foundation Immediate Past Chair

OFFICERS

Marshall T. Bower, Esq

President and CEO
THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, INC.

Michele Laboda

Chair
GULF COAST ORTHODONTISTS

Michael Wukitsch

Vice Chair
LEE HEALTH

Deana Homsi

Secretary
OWNER/OPERATOR MCDONALD'S

Kyle DeCicco

Treasurer
SANIBEL CAPTIVA COMMUNITY BANK

Harlan C. Parrish

Immediate Past Chair
FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Christopher Bernier, Ed.D.

Superintendent
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY
Gary H. Griffin*
B & I CONTRACTORS

Richard G. Lewis II, Ph.D.

COMMUNITY LEADER

Robbie B. Roepstorff*

EDISON NATIONAL BANK/BANK OF THE ISLANDS

Mike Martin, Ph.D.

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

BOARD MEMBERS

Kevin B. Anderson
MAYOR OF FORT MYERS
Kevin Daly
TEACHERS ASSOCIATION - LEE COUNTY
Kristin Gwinner
CHICO'S
Jeffrey L. Kunberger
SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION
Cindy McCurry-Ross
NEWS-PRESS MEDIA
Thomas A. Mueller
COVANTA
Brian Rist
STORM SMART
Peter Tuffo
SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION
Michele Yovanovich, Ed.D.
FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE
Keith Banasiak
WASTE PRO OF FLORIDA, INC.
Amira Fox
STATE ATTORNEY - 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Brian Hamman
BOARD OF COMMISSIONER - DISTRICT 4
Darrel Lieze-Adams
WATERMAN BROADCASTING/NBC2
John D. Meyer, DBA
HODGES UNIVERSITY
Jeff Ospina
WELLS FARGO
Kevin Shimp
THOMAS MARINE CONSTRUCTION
Denise Vidal
LCEC
Matthew Zwack
OWEN-AMES-KIMBALL COMPANY
R. Noelle Branning, Esq.
LEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR
Denise Gergley
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF LEE COUNTY
John Hayes
GATES BUTZ INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRUCTION, LLC
Mark Loren
MARK LOREN DESIGNS, INC.
John Miller, Esq.
BOY AGNEW POTANOVIC
Cole Peacock
RC PEACOCK CONSULTING, LLC
Rob Shovlin
NEOGENOMICS
Mark Weber
MINNESOTA TWINS
Lawrence Cremia
FIBER SOLUTIONS
Thomas H. Giles
AVALON ENGINEERING, INC.
Debbie Jordan
SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR - DISTRICT 4
Carmine Marceno
LEE COUNTY SHERIFF
Joe Mitchell
POOL PROS INC.
Andrew S. Reddish
BANK OF AMERICA
Gay Thompson
CEMENT INDUSTRIES
Constance White-Davis
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

EMERITUS

Richard Ackert*

RETIRED CEO - SOUTHTRUST BANK

Charles K. Idelson*

PRESIDENT & CEO - INVESTORS SECURITY TRUST

Steven C. Shimp*

COMMUNITY LEADER - RETIRED, PRESIDENT, OWEN-AMES KIMBALL CO.

Chris Bundschu*

PRESIDENT - BUNDSCHU KRAFT, INC.

Gerald Laboda, D.M.D.*

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ORAL & FACIAL SURGERY

E. Bruce Strayhorn*

PARTNER - STRAYHORN & PERSONS, P.L

Jon  Cecil *

Lee Health

Kenneth A. O'Donnell*

BANKING CENTER MANAGER, VP, C1 BANK

Linda K. Taylor*

FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION - PAST MEMBER

Eva Freeman*

DESIGN CONSULTANT

Steve Pontius*

WATERMAN BROADCASTING/NBC2

Gary V. Trippe*

CHAIRMAN AND CO-FOUNDER - DISABLED VETERANS INSURANCE CAREERS, INC.

* Past Board Chairman