Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our independent Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of local business and community leaders to help provide corporate governance and guidance for Boys Town South Florida.

We are grateful for the continued support and expertise they provide, ensuring that each department and program lives the mission we strive to fulfill every single day.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Jaime Holland, Chair
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 Morgan, Chair-Elect
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.

Vanessa Steelman, Secretary
​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.

Bethany Lacey, President
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 Bournique, Member
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
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
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.​

Nadia Islam
Nadia Islam, Member
Membership & Operations Manager, Forum Club of the Palm Beaches

South Florida Board Member since 2024

Nadia Islam is a dynamic and outgoing leader with 8+ years of experience as a World Bank Economist. She is the Membership & Operations Manager at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, a prominent non-profit. She is an expert in designing and delivering economic sector and industrial growth reports for small and medium-sized economies.

Nadia became familiar with Boys Town through her relationship with Bethany in Leadership Palm Beach. Later, she fell in love with the Mission after her daughters were served through the Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic to help support them during a great transition for the family. Nadia is experienced with philanthropy and board membership. She is currently a Planning and Zoning Advisory member for the City of Palm Beach Gardens. She has previously been a Board Member and Public Affairs Chair of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and a Board Member for Prom Beach Inc. She also serves as a day co-chair for the Leadership Palm Beach County Business Day, and a committee member for the American Cancer Alliance’s Fork Cancer Food and Wine Event held at the Norton Museum of Art. 

She has frequently hosted third-party events for her charities of choice and feels she can bring that same experience to Boys Town. Additionally, she is passionate about public advocacy. In 2022, she joined other organizations in successfully advocating for HB 389 on behalf of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, aligning with the mission to promote equitable literacy opportunities for girls and women in Palm Beach County with state representatives. Nadia lives in Palm Beach County, where she resides with her two daughters.

Sheri Resnick, Member
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. 

Business 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. 

Carol Rodriguez
Carol Rodriguez, Member
Program Development and Quality Director, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach

South Florida Board Member since 2024

Carol Rodriguez serves as the Program Development and Quality Director for the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach, where she has been employed since 2016. She has a master's degree in Nonprofit Management from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to her position at Catholic Charities, Carol worked at The Glades Initiative in Belle Glade as their Director of Programs, working to improve the coordination and effectiveness of the health and human service delivery system. Part of that work involved the operation of their food bank. 

Carol's career history includes 5 years at The Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County as the Professional Development Director and 15 years at Father Flanagan’s Boys Town of South Florida – 10 years as a Program Coordinator for Family Preservation Services.  Carol was the first "family consultant" or client-level staff person hired at Boys Town of South Florida when they opened the site in 1991. Boys Town is where Carol found her calling to help others. 

Carol is involved in several nonprofit boards, including the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County, the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach County Long Term Recovery Coalition, Sharing One Love - a faith-based group combatting human trafficking, and FEMA's Emergency Food and Shelter Program - locally managed by the United Way of Palm Beach County. Carol is a 2007 Palm Beach County Leadership Institute graduate through the University of Miami and Nonprofits First. Carol is very involved in her faith, serving in several ministries at St. Rita Catholic Church in Wellington. Carol has three adult children and lives in Royal Palm Beach with her husband, Jose.

Susan Yeager, Member

South Florida Board Member Since 2021

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.