Meet Our Board

2021 Board of Directors

Debra Frenkel


Hometown:

Chicago, Illinois


Education:

BA Journalism, MSW


Career:

Executive Director/Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Biggest Accomplishment:

Establishing Freedom Waters Foundation


Family:

Me and my pup, Happy


“Live life to the fullest! ”

President

Shirlene Elkins

Bio coming soon!

Jill Wheeler


Hometown:

Old Saybrook, Connecticut


Education:

Bachelor’s in Human Development
Masters in Psychology


Previous Career:

Outward Bound Course Director + Social Services Caseworker + Therapist


Biggest Accomplishment:

Motherhood


Awards + Achievements:

2010 Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40
2014 Naples Illustrated Leading Lady


Family:

Husband Carter and 2 Daughters


“Just as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise nor blame.”
– The Dhammapada

Founder & Secretary

Colby Robertson


Hometown:

Minnetonka, Minnesota


Education:

Bachelor’s in Psychology
Broadcast Journalism


Previous Career:

TV Reporter
Marketing/PR Specialist


Biggest Accomplishment:

Completing my first marathon


Awards + Achievements:

2014 Naples Area Chamber Young-
Professional of the Year
2015 Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40


Next Big Goal:

Completing TransRockies 6-Day Stage Race in August and Climbing Kilimanjaro in October 2019 


“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” 
– Joseph Campbell

Co-Founder

Ashley Mandeville


Hometown:

Redondo Beach, CA


Education:

University of Houston – B.S. in Management (concentration Human Resource Management)
University of Alabama – Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management)


Previous Career:

Assistant Professor of Management at Florida Gulf Coast University (current)
Senior Organizational Change Management Consultant at Hitachi Consulting (previous)


Biggest Accomplishment:

Becoming a mom to two wonderful kiddos.


Awards + Achievements:

Several top tier publications in Organizational Behavior and Management journals, including Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management Inquiry. Recently nominated for Junior Teaching Excellence Award at FGCU for 2020 (winner will be announced in April).


Family:

Jon (husband), Greyson and Isla (kids)


“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.”

Vice President

Heather Border


Hometown:

Naples, FL


Education:

Dual Master of Science degrees in Finance and Real Estate and Construction Management, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Denver


Career:

Entrepreneur, Co- Founder of Alliance Global Advisors


Biggest Accomplishment:

My husband and I had three children in four years and we both launched our own consulting firms


Awards + Achievements:

College volleyball scholarship


Family:

Heather lives in her hometown, Naples, FL with her husband, Jay Border (retired military) and three children Jackson (5), Harrison (3) and Madelyn (1).


“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

Andrew Miranti


Hometown:

New Orleans, Louisiana


Education:

Bachelor’s in Biology
Minor in Secondary Education


Previous Career:

High School Teacher
Football and Track Coach


Biggest Accomplishment:

Being a father


Awards + Achievements:

Performance Enhancing Specialist certification
Level 1 Sports Performance Certification from USA-W


Family:

Wife Shanna and 4 Children


“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”
– Lolly Daska

Honorary Board Member

Rio DeArmond


Hometown:

Fort Myers


Education:

Northwestern University, Master’s in Counseling (Dec. 2021)
IUPUI, Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
Nova Southeastern University, Bachelor’s in Business Administration


Previous Career:

Nonprofit Leadership and Fundraising


Biggest Accomplishment:

Spent two years juggling being a single mom, full time employee, full time college student, and community volunteer.


Family:

Husband, Rob Wilson
Daughter, Carlin DeArmond
Dogs, Biggie and Louie


“And though she be but little, she is fierce.”
– Shakespeare

Sarah Holton

Bio coming soon!

Joseph Charles


Hometown:

Dearborn, Michigan


Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication/Public Relations – Miami University, Oxford, OH


Career:

Senior Vice President/Private Wealth Advisor – FineMark National Bank & Trust


Biggest Accomplishment:

Completed three full Ironman races


Awards + Achievements:

NCAA Division II 3-time All American
1-time All-American Honorable Mention Diver


Family:

Married my love in 2017 – Attorney Marcie Charles
2 sons – Spencer Charles (19) currently attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University,
Nathan Charles (17) Senior at Creekside High School in Fruit Cove, Florida


“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans”
– John Lennon

Treasurer

Laurie Kemp


Hometown:

Great Neck, NY & Hollywood, FL


Education:

EdD Curriculum & Instruction – Florida Gulf Coast University
MA Exceptional Education- University of Central Florida
BS Speech Communication- University of Miami


Career:

Director of K-12 Education, SEG, Inc.
Adjunct Instructor, FGCU


Biggest Accomplishment:

Raising a smart, kind, and independent young man.


Family:

Husband, Paul
Son, Jacob


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
– Aristotle

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