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

Kenneth Savage, Ed.D.

Superintendent
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY

Mike Martin, Ph.D.

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

Richard G. Lewis II, Ph.D.

COMMUNITY LEADER

Robbie B. Roepstorff*

EDISON NATIONAL BANK/BANK OF THE ISLANDS
Steve Pontius
WATERMAN BROADCASTING/NBC2
Gary H. Griffin
B & I CONTRACTORS

BOARD MEMBERS

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

EMERITUS

Richard Ackert*

RETIRED CEO - SOUTHTRUST BANK

Chris Bundschu*

PRESIDENT - BUNDSCHU KRAFT, INC.

Eva Freeman*

DESIGN CONSULTANT

Charles K. Idelson*

PRESIDENT & CEO - INVESTORS SECURITY TRUST

Gerald Laboda, D.M.D.*

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ORAL & FACIAL SURGERY

Kenneth A. O'Donnell*

BANKING CENTER MANAGER, VP, C1 BANK

Steven C. Shimp*

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

E. Bruce Strayhorn*

PARTNER - STRAYHORN & PERSONS, P.L

John C. Cecil *

Lee Health

Linda K. Taylor*

FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION - PAST MEMBER

Gary V. Trippe*

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

* Past Board Chairman