Our Organization

2019 Board

Back Row: Gene Blanchard, Marcia Courtney, Walter Foley, Ira Dash, Harlan Parrish, Pat Smart, Jack Landis (retired), Jeannette Boucher, Paul Ciccarelli, Ramona McNicholas
Seated: Vice President: Brian Hitch; Treasurer: Diane McNulty; President, Diane Halas; Secretary, Sue Goodwin

The Board of Trustees, who serve without compensation, carry out the work of the Foundation. The Board of Trustees are selected based on their credentials and their demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with the educational, cultural, civic, public and other charitable needs existing in our community and in greater southwest Florida.


President – Brian T. Hitch
Vice President – TBD
Secretary – Susan A. Goodwin, PhD
Treasurer – Diane J. McNulty*
President Emeritus – Diane V. Halas*

  • T. Eugene (Gene) Blanchard
    Jeannette M. Boucher*
    Cynthia G. Carlson
    Paul F. Ciccarelli
    Marcia M. Courtney
    Thomas J. Lynch
  • Ramona McNicholas
    Patricia Smart
    Paul L. Theado
    Sandra Turner
    Scott E. Wollaston

*Founding Trustees

Past Trustees
  • Horace (Bud) W. Bernton, MD*
    Ira R. Dash, MD
    Janys A. Foley, PhD
    Walter A. Foley
    Murray H. Hendel
  • Jack Landis
    Karin L. Moe
    Karen M. Rosenstein*
    Frank A. Paniccia
    Harlan Parrish

Trustees are ably supported by talented volunteer committees.


Development/Fund Raising – Paul Ciccarelli / Brian T. Hitch
Executive – Brian T. Hitch
Finance – Diane J. McNulty
Music Programs – Jeannette M. Boucher
Nominating – Scott E. Wollaston
Scholarships – Ramona McNicholas

We welcome participation! If you are interested in serving, please contact us.

Board of Trustees and Committee Archive

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