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About: Board of Directors

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Jamie Holland, Chair

    J Holland

    Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) & NextEra Energy
    South Florida Board Member Since 2017

    With more than 20 years of leadership experience, Jaime Holland is the Vice President of Corporate Real Estate at FPL, where he is responsible for strategy and execution of initiatives relating to real estate optimization and acquisition, lease administration, construction and facility management and renovation. He has held several positions of increasing responsibilities within NextEra Energy, a leading clean energy company located in Juno Beach, Florida, that owns FPL. His experience, includes renewable energy development, business management and residential product sales, strategic sourcing, material management, project management and as a Six-Sigma/Lean Quality practitioner. In 2015, Holland received the inaugural Lewis Hay III Award for Outstanding Leadership which honors former NextEra Energy Chairman and CEO, Lewis Hay. This prestigious award recognizes an employee who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities and goes above and beyond expectations.

    Holland has a master's degree in logistics management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and pre-med from Virginia State University. He has a black belt in Six Sigma. In addition, Holland was commissioned into the United States Army, where he served honorably for five years, earning the rank of Captain.

  • Justine N. Morgan, Secretary

    Justine N. Morgan

    Vice President, Capital and Community Relations, Habitat for Humanity of Broward
    South Florida Board Member since 2022

    Justine Morgan, Vice President of Land, Capital and Community Relations, is responsible for developing the private and public partnerships critical to leading Broward County through the affordable housing crisis. Justine brings to Habitat Broward foundational knowledge about home lending, loan underwriting and mortgage structure as well as an in-depth understanding of Broward County’s philanthropic muscle and nonprofit expertise.

    Prior to Habitat Broward, Justine served as Charitable Funds Director at the Community Foundation of Broward, where she led client relations to achieve the philanthropic goals of high-net-worth individuals, families, private sector organizations, civic groups, and community leaders. Justine also has extensive experience in loan origination, underwriting, compliance and helped struggling families navigate financial difficulty through the Great Recession at Wells Fargo and WCS Lending, LLC. A Florida native, Justine graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management and serves on the Advisory Council for both Arc Broward and Canine Assisted Therapies.

  • Bethany Lacey, President

    B Lacey

    Executive Director, Boys Town South Florida
    South Florida Board Member since 2021

    Bethany Lacey is a native of Tallahassee, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree in Counseling from the Baptist College of Florida and a master's degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. Lacey began her career in child welfare 18 years ago as a dependency case manager in Central Florida and holds a certification in Child Protection through the Florida Certification Board. Lacey began her career with Boys Town in 2006, and has worked at all three Florida locations. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Boys Town South Florida. Lacey began this role in May, 2021, and brings her experience in fundraising, community relations, marketing, licensing, board management, project management, and quality assurance to her position. Most importantly, Lacey brings a deep understanding of the mission and vision of Boys Town. She has lived in various parts of Florida (Northwest, Central, and South) for her entire life and she is invested in the success of children and families in Florida. ​

    In addition to her work with Boys Town, Lacey is a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem advocating for the best interest of children within foster care and the child welfare system in the 15th Dependency Circuit. She also serves as an Ex-Officio Board Member for the statewide Florida Coalition for Children and is a proud graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County, class of 2023.

  • Alexander P. Bournique, Member

    A Bournique

    Vice President, Power System Sales
    South Florida Board Member since 2021

    Alex Bournique is originally from Vero Beach, Florida. Mr. Bournique currently works for Siemens Energy (OTCMKTS: SMEGF), serving as the Southeast Region Vice President of Sales. His office is based out of Jupiter, Florida, and his region consists of North Carolina though Florida. Throughout his career, Alex has held multiple roles within Siemens Energy including sales, marketing, and quality and business development, interfacing with developers, utilities, municipalities and private equity firms.

    Alex obtained a Master of Science in finance from Pennsylvania State College, a Master of Science in economics from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Florida. Additionally, Alex is a green belt six sigma practitioner.

  • Jermaine Bucknor, Member

    Jermaine Bucknor

    Chief Financial Officer, Wellington Regional Medical Center
    South Florida Board Member Since 2022

    Jermaine Bucknor is the Chief Financial Officer for Wellington Regional Medical Center. He has more than 20 years of healthcare experience and a comprehensive knowledge of fiscal management. Prior to joining Wellington Regional, Bucknor served for more than two years as the CFO for two hospitals owned by Community Health Systems in Bentonville, NW Arkansas, and also previously served as the CFO for Alliance Health Medical (CHS) in Midwest City, Okla., and CFO at multiple hospitals with Advent Health (formally Advent Health System). Over the years, Bucknor has worked collaboratively with other executives to improve operational efficiencies and drive margin growth.

    Bucknor earned an MBA from La Sierra University in California and a Bachelors' degree in Accounting from Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica. He currently is Wellington regional's representing member of the Rotary Club. He also was previously a member of the Foundation Board at Florida Hospital Memorial and served as a member of the Opportunity Center Board, a community skills development organization, in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

    Bruckner and his wife, Candice, an RN, have two sons, Jermaine, Jr., and Johnathon. In his free time, Bruckner enjoys playing multiple sporting activities, classic cars, spending time with his family and being of service to others.

  • Jo Anne Davis, Member

    Jo Anne Davis

    President/CEO, J. Lowe Diversified Services
    South Florida Board Member since 2023

    Jo Anne Davis is the President and CEO of J. Lowe Diversified Services, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens. She has over three decades of finance experience and twenty years as a business owner, specializing in banking. She c​urrently is responsible for J. Lowe Diversified Services, a nationwide company that specializes in all aspects of the loan closing industry and contracts with more than 3000 attorneys and closers. Additionally, Jo Anne is the President/CEO of Mirror Imaging of Florida, Inc., also located in Palm Beach Gardens, an event planning and branding company that specializes in visual branding and event coordination. Davis also holds the position of Director of Logistics for Manifest, where she oversees projects and planning.

    Prior to her current positions, Davis spent several years as a Regional Vice President of Southern Star Mortgage formerly known as Dale Mortgage. Additionally, she held her Life and Health and Property and Casualty Insurance Licenses. She served on the School Advisory Council Board for Palm Beach County for five years, and was a member of the National Women Business Owners Corporation. She also previously worked with Hope for Freedom, an organization that fights human trafficking, as a lead strategic investigator. Davis is an outreach volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and serves as an executive leader for Oxbridge Academy, a private college- prep middle and high school in West Palm Beach, Florida, overseeing major events. ​Additionally, she is currently an active Board Member of The CouTOURe Club, where she serves as Special Events Chair, and active on the boards of Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, the Democratic Women Club and The Children Healing Institute. She also is involved as a sub-committee member for the CJC (Criminal Justice Commission).

    Davis is a native of Indiana and lived in Italy and California, prior to moving to Florida. She is an active member of her community and a volunteer at her church. Her passions are ensuring that there are inclusive atmospheres for everyone to feel welcome, helping others, and working with victims of domestic violence.​

  • ​William Gerhart, Member

    W Gerhart

    Executive Business Consultant
    South Florida Board Member since 2017

    William Gerhart is a senior executive with in-depth experience in corporate management, senior acquisition, fiscal planning, and execution. Gerhart has hands-on experience in every phase of managing a large corporation and is thoroughly familiar with federal business policies, strategies, and practices. He also was a former Colorado State Representative candidate in 2014.

    Gerhart managed corporate business accounts that included a $7 billion pipeline and revenues that exceeded $120 million annually. Conversant in all aspects of business development in both the Department of Defense and commercial sectors, Gerhart also worked in, operated and managed US foreign intelligence operations from field units to the national level. Gerhart currently serves as the chaplain for the Florida Department of Corrections, Okeechobee Correctional Institution, Okeechobee, Florida and Sago Palm Re-Entry Center in Pahokee, Florida.

  • Carmencita Mitchell, Member

    Camencita Mitchell

    English & Student Life Skills Professor, Palm Beach State College
    South Florida Board Member since 2022

    Prof. Carmencita Mitchell, originally from New York, has made Palm Beach County her home for the past 18 years.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Humanities from New York University, a MA in English from St. John's University and a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Lynn University.  For the past 20 years, she has taught English composition, literature, business writing and public speaking at several universities including the American University of Nigeria where she held rank as full-time faculty and Director of the Writing Center.  She presently teaches courses in English and student life skills at Palm Beach State Colleges.  Her research interests include alternative modalities and composition pedagogy, including metaphysics and metacognition, medical humanities, yoga and somatic studies, the philosophical constructs of the 18th century French Salon and cultural studies.

    Carmencita was appointed by the Palm Beach Board of County commissioners and serves as the chairwoman of the board to the Palm Tran Service Board (PTSB) –and its two standing subcommittees –where she holds public meetings on issues of transportation and advocacy for those with disabilities.  In addition, she serves as a volunteer and member of the board of directors of the Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches, and recently gave the keynote address at their Inaugural EnVision 20/20 luncheon.  She was also the keynote speaker at the Keystone Systems-KLAS 2019 User's Conference.  Carmencita serves on the board of directors of the Florida College English Association and is a member of the president's advisory panel for the Hadley Institute for t​he Blind where she offers advice on improvement to their educational programs for the blind and visually impaired.

    In addition to her academic pursuits and civic duties, Carmencita is an approved Silver Sneakers Fitness and dance instructor and holds various certifications in yoga and group fitness as well as certifications in CPR, AED and First Aid from the American Heart Association. She also has taught middle Eastern dance at Gold's Gym, Simply Yoga of Delray Beach as well as the University Club in Yola, Nigeria.

    Carmencita is devoted to philanthropy and the cause of helping people of all backgrounds and abilities enjoy the “greatest quality of life."​

  • Sheri Resnick, Member

    Sheri Resnick

    President, Working Gears LLC
    South Florida Board Member since 2023

    Sheri Resnick is Founder and President of Working Gears LLC, a human resources consulting firm that provides counsel to small and mid-sized organizations and specializes in the areas of employee relations, conflict resolution, performance, management, training, policy writing, recruiting, compensation, organizational structure, personnel records retention and benefits. The depth and breadth of her expertise comes from 30 years of experience providing support and guidance to organizations on change management, risk minimization and leadership effectiveness.

    Resnick has a passion for innovation and is committed to pursuing cutting edge human resources strategies. She coaches leaders on many topics including best practices for managing staff and is a go-to guide for helping leaders resolve conflicts, deliver constructive feedback, manage performance, communicate with employees, manage employee relations issues, and take appropriate and defensible corrective actions. A trained mediator, she has facilitated many mediation sessions to resolve conflicts in the workplace.

    IBusiness leaders rely on Resnick to help attract top talent to their organization, which directly impacts their business.  She has also successfully helped transform organizations by auditing their Human Resources practices. Remedies often include changes to hierarchal structure, training teams to resolve critical skills gaps as well as hiring personnel that possess skills that correspond to responsibilities.

  • Vanessa Steelman, Member

    Vanessa Steelman

    ​Manager of Fair Employment Programs, Palm Beach County – Human Resources
    South Florida Board Member since 2023

    Vanessa Steelman is an attorney and the Manager of Fair Employment Programs for Palm Beach County, Florida, where she supports more than 6,000 employees. Steelman focuses on improving the county's work culture and employee engagement through civil rights compliance. In this role, she creates countywide human resources policies with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Steelman uses her passion to develop and deliver transformative leadership trainings such as Excellence in Supervision, ADA compliance, and Developing a Respectful Workplace.​​

    Prior to her time with Palm Beach County, Steelman practiced labor and employment law in Missouri, Kansas, and Florida, representing employees on matters ranging from discrimination, retaliation and  FMLA, to criminal defense and wrongful convictions. She is a subject matter expert on race-based discrimination, ADA failure to accommodate claims and sexual harassment cases.

    Steelman has continuously given back  to the community. She served as a mentor for Big Brothers –Big Sisters of Kansas City and participated in the annual Bowl-A-Thon to raise money for the organization. Since moving to South Florida, she has served as the Human Resources Department Coordinator and Committee Supervisor for the Palm Beach County United Way, assisting the committee in developing innovative ways to raise funds.

  • Susan Yeager, Member

    A Bournique

    South Florida Board Member Since 2022

    Susan Rogers Yeager was born and grew up in Carlisle, PA. She received a BA in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in French Linguistics and Literature from Penn State University. She taught middle school French in Poughkeepsie, New York and English as a second language at Pinecrest School in Boca Raton, Florida. In 1990, she left her brief teaching career to join her sister in the founding of a new company – Plastec Industries – makers of Plant Accessories and Outdoor living Décor. After serving as Vice President of the company for 20 years, she retired in 2017. Her volunteer activities have included public school PTA, Upward Bound, Brownie Leadership, the Fresh Air Fund, Adopt-A-Family, and Habitat for Humanity. She is married with 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.