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OUR LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

Sannestine Fortin

Sannestine Fortin, Esq.

Chair

Gregory Masonick

Chair Elect

Dr. Irwin J Kash

Irwin J. Kash, MD

Board Member

Lt. John Heck

Board Member

Gary Nelson

Gary Nelson

Board Member

Dr. Norine Roberts

Norine Roberts-Hemping, PhD

Board Member

Paul Samerdyke

Paul Samerdyke

Board Member

Barry Zell

Barry Zell

Board Member

Parisima Taeb, MD

Board Member

Sally Brumfield

Sally Brumfield

Board Member

Karen Nathan

Karen Nathan, PhD

Board Member

Emeritus Board Members and Advisors

Victor Arias

Victor Arias

Chair Emeritus
(Life-Time Advisor)

Paul Morisette

Paul Morrissette

Board Member Emeritus
(Life-Time Advisor)

Mark Geishler

Mark Geisler, ACSW

Chair Emeritus
(Life-Time Advisor)

John Riorsky

John Ritrosky, Jr., MD

Board Member Emeritus
(Life-Time Advisor)

Kent Ellert

Kent Ellert

 Board Advisor

2022 Regular Board Meeting Dates

Board Meetings are held the third Tuesday of alternating months, unless otherwise noted.

Meetings are held at the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, located at 2180 West First Street, 4th Floor Ft. Myers, FL, unless otherwise noted.

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

  • January 17, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
  • May 16, 2023
  • July 18, 2023
  • September 19, 2023
  • November 21, 2023

2022 Board Committee Meeting Dates

The combined Board Committee Meetings are held on alternating months on the Friday before each Board Meeting, unless otherwise noted.

Meetings are held at the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, located at 2180 West First Street, 4th Floor Ft Myers, Fl, unless otherwise noted.

Audit Committee, Community Awareness, Finance Committee, Leadership Development

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • January 13, 2023
  • March 17, 2023
  • May 12, 2023
  • July 14, 2023
  • September 15, 2023
  • November 17, 2023

Any person with a disability requiring special accommodations shall contact us at (239) 226-1524 at least five (5) working days prior to the event.

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Leadership Team

Nadereh Salim, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Ray Fischer, MSW

Chief Operating Officer

Dennis Andrews, MBA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Melissa Schoenagel

Melissa Schoenagel, MPA

Director of Kinship

Michelle Farquharson

Director of Quality Management

Nicole Del Rio

Director of Case Management

Karen Turcotte, MPA

Director of Staff Development

Jan Widmer

Director of Utilization Management

Lori Feige

Director of Foster Care Licensing

David Hernandez

Director of Family Support Services

Sherrie Weckesser

Director of Information Technology