Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. WJCT 100 Festival Park Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32202 EVENT DETAILS: Flavor of Jacksonville is Gateway’s […]
Gateway Board of Directors
Henry T. FletcherChair
Mr. Fletcher (Tommy) is a Jacksonville native and currently resides with his wife Linda (Lin) in Northwest St. Johns County. He has one son, Ryan who is 30. Tommy grew up in Mandarin where his parents owned and operated Atkinson’s Pharmacy. The entire family worked in the business. Tommy graduated from Wolfson High and earned an Associate’s Degree from Florida Community College at Jacksonville. He was employed by Goldline Laboratories for 20 years in sales, sales management and sales training and at American Respiratory Solutions for 10 years as VP of Sales and Marketing. He was responsible for pharmacy acquisition, regulatory compliance, and day to day operations of eight retail/specialty pharmacies. Tommy is currently President of Mayhugh Drugs, a family owned business which is a retail pharmacy and Hospital Equipment Provider in Green Cove Springs, Fl. Tommy has been a board member of Gateway Community Services for five years and is currently the Vice Chair. He is also a member of the Alumni House Advisory Board.
Ashley SzczukowskiVice Chair
Ms. Szczukowski graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Florida, majoring in Communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in community leadership. HandsOn Jacksonville hired Ashley as their Corporate Partnerships Director where she utilizes her public relations skills to build, cultivate and maintain corporate partnerships. She is highly energetic, creative and an effective motivational leader. Her heart to serve and passion to motivate people toward their full potential is evident, both personally and professionally. She is an active board member of Gateway Community Services and serves on the Gateway Governance Committee. Ashley is the Vice President of the LaVilla School of the Arts Drama Booster Club, Florida Unity Roundup Committee Member and serves on the Scheidel Foundation Committee. Ashley has also served with organizations such as Community Connections, United Way, HabiJax, St. John’s River Management and Celebration Church Outreach in Jacksonville and Costa Rica.
Pamela Korn moved to Jacksonville in 1980 from San Francisco after growing up in Upstate New York. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Albany and an Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toronto. She started her banking career with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and is currently a member of the Wells Fargo Business Banking Team. Ms. Korn has spent her career in banking working with small and moderate sized businesses. She is a recipient of the 2008 Regional Volunteer of the Year Award from the Florida Small Business Development Center and the 2007 SBA Financial Champion of the Year Award. She has been active in the United Way, Jewish Community Alliance (JCA), and has served as an Achievers for Life mentor and Take Stock in Children mentor. Ms. Korn is married to Michael Korn, who is an attorney, and together they have two adult children.
Mr. Curran is a founding partner with Amelia Consulting Group LLC (ACG). ACG specializes in providing consulting services to the Health Care Industry and was formed in 2009 after Mr. Curran left his position as Senior Vice President and CFO of St Vincent’s Health Care (St Vincent’s). Prior to St. Vincent’s, he retired as a partner from KPMG (an international accounting firm) after 31 years of service. Mr. Curran graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Connecticut. He is a CPA in the State of Florida. Mr. Curran has been involved with Gateway in various capacities since 1997. He currently serves as Treasurer of Gateway Community Services. In addition to Gateway, Mr. Curran is a former board member of the Sulzbacher Center and Community Connections.
Dan RenaudBS, ICADC, CAP
Mr. Renaud is a respected addiction counselor and has worked throughout Jacksonville, Florida and the South East. Dan is the principal owner at New Hope Addiction and Intervention Services, LLC. He has served on panels and has given lectures at colleges, schools and seminars on addictions. He specializes in family crisis intervention, individuals, multiple group addiction therapies. Dan holds an international Credential through IC&RC.
David Hicks, Jr.
Jacksonville native and seasoned businessman, David Hicks, Jr. is the founder and owner of Hummus Ventures and Moongate Kitchen, gourmet hummus company. Spending years perfecting a premier hummus recipe, Hicks will soon open Moongate Kitchen in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL featuring 16 flavors of nutritionally dense chick pea based food. Hicks attended The Bolles School in Jacksonville and graduated from The Taft School in Connecticut. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hicks moved to London in 1997 with Security Capital Corp. and later assembled the largest self storage company in Europe, which later sold in 2007. An enthusiast for fresh and healthy food, Hicks traveled around Europe and Africa studying the culinary cultures of Morocco, Italy, France and other countries. During his travel aboard, Hicks discovered the healthy benefits of hummus and eventually lost 25 pounds. After developing over a dozen hummus recipes, Hicks plans to open Moongate Kitchen in summer 2018. Hicks currently lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Margaret. Together, they have three children.
Ms. Royal has been with CBRE, an international commercial real estate company, since December of 2003 and is a member of CBRE’s Tenant Advisory, with a specific focus on the Logistics Industry. She served two years on the GCS Account Team, and the nine years on the CEVA Logistics US Inc. account. She is an expert in logistics and has assisted various GCS clients in all phases of real estate services including development and implementation of strategic real estate plans, lease negotiations, renewals, expansions and lease administration solutions in over 24 states and 37 cities in the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Royal worked five years with APL Logistics, formerly GATX Logistics, the last two of which she worked as Director of Real Estate. She was responsible for the leasing and management of a 22 million sqft portfolio in over 100 locations throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Ms Royal was awarded Americas Supplier of the Year – CEVA Logistics Global Supplier Awards 2011; Producer of the Year Award for 2009; Top 25 Producers in the State of Florida for 2009; CoStar 2009 & 2010 Jacksonville Power Broker Award; and 2002 Best in Atlanta Real Estate Deal of the Year Award, Industrial Division.
Dr. Davalu Parrish
Dr. Parrish was one of the founders of The Bridge of NE Florida, a comprehensive multi service program with seven satellite locations in some of Jacksonville’s most impoverished neighborhoods. The programs and services grew during her leadership to over 3,500 children served. She established the Bridge to Success School for over-age youth to graduate high school in partnership with the Duval County Public Schools currently operating at The Bridge Dr. Parrish retired from her position at The Bridge in 2013. She is a mentor and volunteer at The Bridge. Dr. Parrish received her BA Degree from Oklahoma City University, with graduate courses at American University and University of Florida. She received a Masters and Doctorate Degree from Nova University. Dr. Parrish’s work in the community has been recognized by the Governor’s Heartland Award – 1997, the One Jax Humanitarian Award -1999, Florida Times Union Eve Award – 2009, Gateway Girl Scouts Women of Distinction – 2011, Women of Color Education Service Award.
John comes to VanTrust from Whitehall Realty Partners, a Jacksonville based development and investment firm, where he and his partners successfully developed, stabilized and sold a wide range of real estate assets in the Southeastern United States. John’s expertise includes office, industrial, multi-family, retail, mixed-use and senior living projects. At VanTrust, he is responsible for VanTrust Real Estate development and investment in the Florida region, focusing primarily on Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa.
Prior to founding Whitehall, John was President and COO of Flagler Development Company (NYSE:FLA). Prior to Flagler, John held executive positions with the St. Joe Company and Trammell Crow Company. He began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse. John is currently active with the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He also actively supports Florida’s First Coast YMCA and Catholic Charities. John is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Ann, reside in Jacksonville.
Mr. Jorgensen is the managing partner of Senior Counsel, Attorneys at Law, PA. He earned his masters degree in taxation from the University of Florida and was admitted to the Florida bar in 1987. After four years with the IRS, he entered private practice in 1990 representing taxpayers before the IRS. In 1997, he founded a legal clinic for the elderly to teach students about elder law, property law and taxation. Today, Mr. Jorgensen represents clients in property matters, asset protection, business succession, guardianships, and probates, and other estate planning and transitional planning for asset positioning. Mr. Jorgensen is active in the legal and business community, including serving as an executive council member of the Florida Bar Tax Section, chairing the Jacksonville Bar’s Elder Law Section, and participating as a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Jorgensen is active non-profit boards including the Cathedral Foundation of Jacksonville, Inc., (Secretary), ElderSource (President), Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, (Ethics Committee) and Gateway Community Services (Chair-Governance Committee).
Missy Ketchum serves as director of institutional advancement for Episcopal School of Jacksonville. She has worked in the non-profit sector in fund-raising, grant-writing and communications for 25 years. Ms. Ketchum is also a writer who has published articles in local and national publications. She is a past chair of the Board of Trustees of St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Vanderbilt University and holds a master’s degree in English from the University of North Florida.
Ms. Bryan, a Jacksonville native, is involved in many philanthropic causes in Jacksonville. Peggy, the daughter of “Cotton” Paul one of Gateway’s Founders, raised over $150,000 for Serenity Park, a calm and hopeful landscape for Gateway clients and staff, dedicated to her father. Ms. Bryan was also instrumental in the building and design of Gateway’s Kids’ Success Center and Detox facility. She is a past president of Learn to Read, Leadership Jacksonville, PACE Center for Girls, Youth Leadership Jacksonville and Greenscape. Ms. Bryan is currently on the board of the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Greenscape, PACE, the Metro YMCA, Waste Not, Want Not and Tiger Academy, the YMCA’s charter school. Ms. Bryan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in European history and economics. Peggy recently received the Times-Union’s 2014 EVE Lifetime Achievement Award.
Peter Gunnlaugsson is a director of marketing for FIS (NYSE: FIS), a Fortune 500 financial technology services company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
Pete has been with the company for more than 20 years and previously held positions in investor relations, corporate development, product management and operations. Prior to joining FIS, he worked for the Wisconsin Bankers Association.
In addition to serving on the board of Gateway Community Services, he serves on the boards of The Sanctuary on 8th Street and Elevate Jacksonville. He serves as the chair of the Community Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association and serves on its North Florida executive committee. Most recently, he was honored to become a 2020 United Way Stein Fellowship Mentor in Jacksonville.
Gunnlaugsson holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sharon is a Top Producing Real Estate Professional in Jacksonville, FL. She has been honored as a Pinnacle Award Winner in her company multiple times. She has been accepted into the Million Dollar Guild for her outstanding success in the Luxury Market. She specializes in residential properties, luxury market, Executive level housing and is a certified Relocation Specialist. Relocating to 5 states during the course of her life has been instrumental in understanding the sensitivity and challenges that one faces when relocating.
Sharon enjoys great success in her field because of her commitment to her clients as well as her attention to detail. She is professional, a good communicator, listener and negotiator – all skills that have contributed to her tremendous success.
If you are looking for yourself or want to refer someone to Sharon they will receive excellent customer service.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Sharon is involved in her community and believes “to whom much is given much is required”. She is an Ambassador for Community Hospice as well as belonging to numerous other organization in hopes of making a difference.
Specialties: GRI, Relocation Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Specializing in Executive Homes and Negotiations. Member of Women’s Council of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, National Association of Professional Realtors. Hospice Ambassador, Professional Women’s Council, and Toastmasters International.
Mr. Jones is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville’s District 9, Warren received his bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. Before his current term on City Council, Warren previously served on the Council from 1979-1999, during which he was elected City Council President for two terms (1991-92 and 1992-93). He has experience with the issues at hand, and knows how to best represent District 9.
Mr. Dahlenburg graduated from the University of Delaware in 1981 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting. He is a Licensed as a CPA in New Jersey and Florida. He worked 6 years with Deloitte and Touche, CPA’s in New York and Miami before embarking on a 20 year career in the banking and finance industry. In 2008 he organized his own sole proprietorship CPA firm, Bill Dahlenburg, CPA/PA, focusing on personal and corporate income taxes, business formation and organization and consulting. Bill is currently Director of Finance for the Pace Center for Girls, a private, not-for-profit organization providing prevention and early intervention services to girls and young women through education, counseling, training and advocacy throughout the state of Florida. He is a member of the Mandarin Presbyterian Church and serves on multiple community boards and committees.
Zoe Ann BoyleFoundation Chair
Ms. Boyle is an active Board Member for Gateway Community Services Board of Directors and Gateway Foundation Board. She also serves on the Board of Grace Ministry of Helping Hands, a 501(c)(3) charity that operates a ministry for women suffering the effects of human trafficking on the streets and in the jails. In 2013, Zoe Ann retired from her position as Development Director for The Bridge of Northeast Florida which provides services to children living in poverty in Jacksonville. Zoe Ann is a graduate of the University of Nevada, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism. Her career encompassed 25 years with The William Cook Agency advancing from an entry-level copywriter to Creative Director responsible for brand images/ awareness, graphic design, and print and broadcast advertising.