Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is a diverse group of leaders who bring a variety of expertise, talents and experiences to the governance of Senior Friendship Centers and Senior Friendship Centers Foundation.

The work of the Board is done through regular meetings, both regional and as a full Board. There are also committees making recommendations to the full Board for approval. Strategic issues regarding services and programs for the aging population of Southwest Florida including philanthropy and organizational policy are managed by the full Board.

The Board works in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and the staff to provide leadership, vision, and direction for the organization and to develop organizational strategy, building positive relationships with partner organizations policymakers, media, and others.

Executive Board

  • Kathy Silverberg, Chair
  • John Counsell  - Vice Chairman
  • Bob Harris, Treasurer
  • Gloria Schranz. DDS. Secretary 
  • Richard Beebe. MD, Immediate Past Chair
  • Robert J. Carter - President & Chief Executive Officer


  • Dale Adler
  • F. Douglas Heinlen
  • Jane Johnson
  • Harold Ronson
  • Lance McKinney, Esq.
  • Kevin O'Neil, MD
  • Albert Tripodi, MD
  • Carmen Valenti
  • Carl E. Westman, Esq.

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