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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Florida’s First Coast, Inc.

Heather Solanka

Chair

Heather Solanka | Guardian ad Litem | BOD | Vice-President | AkermanA native of the Garden State (but don’t hold that against her as she has spent more time living south of I-10 than she did in NJ), Heather is at attorney at Camerlengo & Anderson, P.L. where she represents people who have been injured in tractor-trailer and commercial vehicle accidents. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy and served on active duty for 6 years, during which time she was lucky enough to survive a crash in a Coast Guard helicopter. She is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2011 and currently serves on the Youth Leadership Jacksonville Development and Selection Committees. She is a member of the Rotary Club of San Marco and a volunteer Magistrate for Duval County Teen Court. In addition to Guardian ad Litem Foundation Board, Heather is also Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of  the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, a member of the Board of Directors of The Towers of Jacksonville, Inc., and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Baptist Towers Foundation. She is also an active member of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church where she serves as the Chair of the Properties Committee. In her “spare” time she enjoys cheering on her beloved Gators and spending time with her three fur-babies (all of whom collectively weigh less than 18 pounds).

Kellie Prusiecki

Vice Chair

Kellie is a graduate of Purdue University and Indiana University Law School. She is a former GAL/Voice for Children Board Chair, now serving as Vice Chair and the Development/Recruitment Chair. She has also served on the State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation Board and is currently a member of the Florida Theatre Board of Directors. As a member of Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, she previously served as the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter president and has served on the Kappa Alpha Theta national steering committee for Give to Lead, Give to Learn. Kellie and her husband, Drew, have two children: Katie, a University of Georgia graduate, and Adam, a sophomore at UGA.

 

Annmarie Nemeth

CPA, Treasurer

Annmarie Nemeth | Guardian ad Litem | Board of Directors | TreasurerAnnmarie joined MJW in 2002 after working on the audit team for the company’s outside auditor for five years. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Construction Financial Management Association. Annmarie served as trustee for the Florida United Brotherhood of Carpenters Pension and Health and Welfare Fund, and from 2007-2010 was the Finance Committee chair for the First Coast Manufacturers Association. She is currently the Finance Committee chair for the GAL Foundation. Annmarie is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration-finance, and of Florida Atlantic University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Annmarie is a Florida-licensed CPA.

 

Lisa Moore

Secretary

A transplant from the state of Georgia, Lisa currently serves as Executive Director, Employee Relations and Equity Officer for Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ). She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University School of Law. Prior to that, Lisa served as Director of Policy and Compliance in the General Counsel’s Office for the college. She has also served as Director of Policy and Compliance/Professional Standards for Duval County Public Schools and Circuit Director for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program. She currently serves as secretary for the GAL Board. In her spare time, she and her husband, Anthony, enjoy watching their daughter, Alexa, play collegiate softball. Lisa also enjoys time with her dog, Javie, reading, travel and trying new foods.

John Arrowsmith

Board Member

Chavet Constable

Board Member

James Croft

Board Member

Kelly DeGance

Board Member

Rosa Maria King

Board Member

Jennifer Jones Murray

Board Member

Debra Pataky

Board Member

Bobby Rivers

Board Member

Lynn Sherman

Board Member

Augustin Vautier

Board Member

Jacqueline Viljoen

Board Member

Craig Waldrup

Board Member
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