Welcome New Board Members

Boys Town North Florida Welcomes Three New Board Members

Boys Town North Florida is thrilled to introduce three new additions to our esteemed Board of Directors. A robust board is integral to guiding and supporting our mission and we are thrilled to welcome these exceptional community leaders aboard. Each brings unique expertise and a shared commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of youth and families in North Florida.

Learn more about our new board members:

Rhyse Boeneke 

Rhyse grew up in Tallahassee and attended Florida State University (FSU) where he earned a double major in Finance and Real Estate with cum laude honors. He was active at FSU and worked at Raymond James and the Florida State University Real Estate Foundation while serving as his fraternity president. 

After graduation, Rhyse moved to Houston, Texas, where he began his career with Residential Elevators -- America’s largest manufacturer of home elevators. After three years in Texas, he moved back home to Tallahassee, and is currently the Vice President of Sales for Florida. 

He was introduced to Boys Town while he was growing up as his parents were involved with the mission and they assisted with various events. When he moved back, he reconnected with current board members and immediately sought to help. After serving on the committee for the Christmas Classic Golf Tournament, he showed interest in joining the board. Rhyse has national connections and a strong footprint of relationships within the state of Florida. His goal is to spread awareness of the Boys Town mission and to enhance fundraising efforts.

Rhyse enjoys basketball, fishing and cheering on the FSU Seminoles. He recently married his college sweetheart, Brooke, and they are planting their roots in Tallahassee. He strives to be a servant leader in all aspects of his life and is an active member at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. 

Christy Daly Brodeur

Christy has two decades of experience working with the Florida Legislature and Executive Branch on criminal justice public policy. Most recently she served as Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Justice, where she played an integral role in the development and implementation of data-driven reform in the largest, most comprehensive juvenile justice system in the country.

The success of Florida’s reforms is evidenced by the dramatic drop in all major categories of crime during her tenure, leading to the lowest level of juvenile delinquency in more than 40 years. She has also contributed to the national movement of the importance of a balanced, common-sense approach to criminal justice system outcomes and is seen as a national leader in her field.

Christy is a passionate advocate for children and families and a known collaborator. She has successfully partnered with many stakeholder groups, such as law enforcement, the judiciary and child welfare, and is known to manage challenging issues and competing priorities. Prior to becoming Secretary, Christy held numerous leadership positions at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. She has worked nationally with the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University and the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators.

Christy was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lobbyists for 2022 in Florida by the Florida Standard. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Florida Commission on Community Service and Florida Gubernatorial Fellows program, of which she currently serves as Chair. She also serves on the board for the Florida Youth Foundation, Goodwill Industries-Big Bend, and Inspire of Central Florida, a non-profit organization that provides employment opportunities and life skills training for adults with developmental disabilities. 

DaMonica Smith

DaMonica is a Senior Health and Human Services Consultant at Indelible Solutions with nearly 20 years of experience in media and public relations, communications, and strategic planning. Her expertise encompasses strategic communications, stakeholder engagement and program administration. She excels in driving growth, optimizing operations, and leading strategy development to help organizations achieve short-term and long-term goals.

Renowned among her peers as a results-driven professional, DaMonica has a robust track record of leading and executing successful public programs and initiatives across diverse sectors, including child and family well-being, education, human services, domestic violence, and behavioral health. Prior to her tenure at Indelible Solutions, she held impactful roles such as the Director of Communications and Press Secretary at the Florida Department of Children and Families, as well as External Affairs Coordinator at the Florida Department of Education.

Beyond her professional achievements, DaMonica is deeply committed to community involvement and service. Her dedication extends to volunteering in programs that provide health and human services to children, women, families experiencing homelessness and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. She is a member of the Junior League and actively supports a local public health foundation where she champions evidence-based strategies to enhance public health outcomes, with a particular focus on youth and families in Florida’s rural counties.

A proud alum of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, DaMonica holds both a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in social science with a concentration in public administration. Originating from picturesque Key West, Florida, she made Tallahassee her home in 2004.

She enjoys laughing and spending quality time with her husband, Eric, their daughter, Kamryn, and their two fur babies, Lila and Teddy B.

As of 2024, longtime Board Members Bobby Dick and Anne Martin have rolled off our Boys Town North Florida Board of Directors. We greatly appreciate them and their many years of service to our North Florida children and families.