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Board of Governors

Senior Friendship Centers CEO Erin McLeod.
Senior Friendship Centers President & CEO Erin McLeod

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, Inc.

The work of the Board is done through regular bimonthly meetings. 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

Michael Juceam, Esq.

Patricia Courtois
Past Chair

Kathy Silverberg
Vice Chairman – South

Pam Baron Mahoney
Vice Chairman – North

Wendy Fishman

Paul Caragiulo

Erin McLeod
President & CEO


Philip Deming

Francis Garcia-Fernandez (student member)

George Hofmann

Laura Magnusson

Kevin Maisch

Jim Meister

Jennifer Niedzinski

Harold Ronson (Emeritus)

Christine Schlesinger

Executive Team

David Blehar
Chief Financial Officer &
Chief Operating Officer

Declan Sheehy
Chief Development Officer

Amanda Hinz
VP of Contract Services