Treasure Coast Leadership Advisory Council


Leadership Advisory Council

mock lac tcPlace of Hope’s Leadership Advisory Council collectively brings new insights as we raise awareness and critical support for the children in our region. Comprised of some of the most prominent leaders in our community, each member is hand selected because of their unique strengths and talents.

Place of Hope was called to the Treasure Coast in January 2015 to respond to the urgent need for more foster families. We did this by expanding our traditional foster care program, Homes of Hope. While we are currently operating from Port St. Lucie, our Hobe Sound building is slated to open within the next eighteen months, and we are identifying a Vero Beach office site.

We strive to foster and support healthy and productive lives. Lives that are free of fear, endangerment, and most of all, abuse. Children can find dignity, guidance and hope through comprehensive, high-quality programs and enrichment efforts at Place of Hope. If you are interested in joining us in our efforts please email This is a non-fiduciary seat with quarterly meetings.

Leadership Advisory Council Indian River
Nancy Marquez
Dee Giannotti
County Commissioner Tim Zorc
Todd Lawrence

Leadership Advisory Council Martin County
Genevieve George
Tom Pence
Msebenzi Masando
Jessica LeMaster
Jean Bowen-Smith
Angela Hoffman

Sea of Hope Event Committee
Caye Johnson Co-chair
Cristy Brown Co-chair
Deana Peterson Co-chair
JC Brown Honorary Chair
Barbara Alexandrow
Jacquelyn Anderson
Jean Bowen-Smith
Ann Brunk
Eileen Bumbalo
Jennifer Burrage
Sandy Burton
Megan Canizares
Lisa Chitty
Maria Conty
Brittany Craig-Russell
Susan Crosslin
Diana Croxton
Anna Croxton
Dee Dee Marie Deyo
Ann Diamondstone
Charlene Driggs
Sandy Dunham
Jody Dupis
Karen Delgado Durr
Erika Eileen
Melanie Fenner
Jacqueline Fitzpatrick
Beatrice Fleurio
Tara Ford
Marianna Frances
Stasha French
Jennifer Hernandez
Caroline Hill
Helena Kyle
Kelly Larson
Brianna Mast
Lauri Mayo
Emily McClellan
Michelle Miles
Sujery Negron
Jennifer Neher
Gail Nicklas
Sarah Pietkivitch
Linda Rios
Andrea Sanford
Brynn Santa Rosa
Megan (Meggy Annes) Smith
Mary Smith
Kara Jo Stevens
Claudia Thompson
Glenda Thompson
Ellen Trocchia
Ashely Voss
Dawn Weinkrantz
Paige Wojtowicz
Patricia Workman
Pamela Zubren
Maggie Seefried

To learn more or to sign up, please contact Jamie Bond, Advancement Associate.