Board of Directors

Bill M. Dillon

Bill M. Dillon

CHAIRMAN

Dillon Chartered

A Florida native, Bill Dillon completed undergraduate and law school at the University of Florida. His practice involves all forms of business litigation, with special focuses on corporate healthcare disputes and real estate loan workout, foreclosure, receivership and related disputes.  Bill also has general commercial jury and non-jury trial practice. His representative clients include publicly traded healthcare companies, creditors on commercial secured credit facilities, churches, country clubs, franchisors and national shopping mall chains. Bill has been identified as a Florida Super Lawyer – Rising Star for the years 2010 through 2016.

Member since July 2014

John D. Clinger

John D. Clinger

VICE CHAIRMAN

Vice President, Clinger, Sizemore & Associates

John D. Clinger is senior vice president of Clinger, Sizemore & Associates, focusing on wealth management, financial advising and portfolio management. He joined Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor in 2000 after serving as a branch manager and commercial loan officer in the banking industry. Today, John is resident director of the Fort Myers office, providing day-to-day leadership for his team and the local office. He has served as a past president and member of the board of directors for the Edison Festival of Light. He is a past campaign chair and current allocation team leader for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee counties.

John has been a Little League coach for more than 25 years, and was inducted into the Fort Myers Little League Hall of Fame in 2012. He and his wife, Rusti, have four daughters; Katie, Emma-Lee, Madison and Abigail.

Member since June 2016

Mark Levine

Mark Levine

SECRETARY

Senior Consultant, Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage

Mark Levine, as former President of Florida Operations, built a Florida property and casualty insurance presence for Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage from its Fort Myers location, beginning in 2014. Starkweather & Shepley, headquartered in Providence, RI, is among the top 75 insurance agencies in the United States. Mark is a native of Pittsfield, MA. He graduated from Bentley College in Waltham, MA, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He remained in Boston for 40 years prior to moving to Southwest Florida.

Mark began his insurance carrier at Liberty Mutual in Boston, in sales and management positions for 20 years. He joined and was named executive vice president at Allied American Insurance Agency in 1998, which became Eastern Insurance Group following the acquisition by Eastern Bank, the largest mutual bank in the country. He managed sales and service of the commercial lines group and grew revenues from $3 million to more than $23 million over his 16 years of service.

Mark has been very active participating on various national and regional insurance company advisory boards throughout his career and served on the board of Advisors of the Greater Boston Food Bank. He and his wife, Sheri, raised their family in Sudbury, MA, and now reside full-time in Miromar Lakes.

Member since July 2017

Kathleen K. Johnson, CPA

Kathleen K. Johnson, CPA

TREASURER

Shareholder, President and Managing Shareholder, Miller, Helms & Folk, PA.

Kathy Johnson is a shareholder, president and managing shareholder in the firm, Miller, Helms & Folk, PA. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida. Kathy has been with the firm since 1997, and she is a member of the AICPA, FICPA, Estate Planning Council of Lee County and the Planned Giving Council of Lee County. She currently sits on the board of Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. and the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. She is also a licensed Certified Pool/Spa contractor in the state of Florida and a native Floridian.

Member since July 2018

Anne Rose

Anne Rose

PAST CHAIRWOMAN

Vice President, Revenue Cycle Lee Health

Anne is a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers and has served on various board positions. She was a founding member of the Southwest Florida Wine Fest. She served five years on the Board of Directors for PACE of Lee County, dating back to its inception in 2006. She is also a member of the Florida Hospital Association of Managed Care Professionals (FAMCP) since its inception in 1995, serving in a variety of capacities.

Member since July 2013

Scott Bass

Scott Bass

BOARD MEMBER

Superintendent, Glades County School District

Scott Bass is the superintendent of the Glades County School District. He formerly served as director of administrative services for the Glades County School District and a biology teacher at Moore Haven Junior-Senior High school.

Scott has a bachelor’s degree in education from Troy State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. He is a member of many professional organizations and boards, including a board member for the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, the Florida High School Athletic Association, Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board and the Glades County Economic Development Board.

He is married to his wife, Shannon. They have two sons and one daughter.

Member since July 2018

Precious Gunter

Precious Gunter

BOARD MEMBER

Precious holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management from the University of South Carolina and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from North Carolina Central University School of Law where she served as a Senior Editor of the Law Review. After obtaining her law license, she was an Adjunct Ethics Instructor for Virginia College and worked as a Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina for almost five years. She is currently the Director of Equity, Ethics, and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator for Florida Gulf Coast University.  She is the designated Chief Compliance Officer for the University overseeing the University’s compliance and ethics program as well as adherence to state and federal discrimination laws based on protected categories including sex, race, age, disability, religion, etc. She also coordinates trainings to promote education and awareness throughout the university community and chairs the following three committees: Title IX Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Compliance Liaison Committee.

Member since July 2019

Veronica Larriva, CPA

Veronica Larriva, CPA

BOARD MEMBER

Partner at McHale, P.A.

Before Veronica was named a partner at McHale, P.A., she accumulated ten years of experience in specialized forensic accounting, litigation support and bankruptcy analysis, focusing on damages analysis, fraud investigation and detection, embezzlement analysis and Ponzi schemes.

In 2014, Veronica earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in the state of Florida. She has a Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation with a minor in Business Management from Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business, where she graduated with honors.

In January 2017, Veronica received the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (FICPA) “Horizon Award,” which recognizes the brightest young CPAs in the state of Florida. Veronica is a frequent guest speaker at her alma mater’s Forensic Accounting class, where she teaches and provides guidance to accounting students. She also speaks fluent English and Spanish and has an advanced level of Portuguese.

Veronica is an active leader in several local organizations. She is a current officer and past chair (2016-2017) of the FICPA Southwest Florida Chapter, a chair of the FICPA Florida Gulf Coast University Accounting and Tax Conference (2017-2018), and a past committee member of the Young CPAs. Veronica’s professional affiliations also include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Member since July 2018

Pat Nevins

Pat Nevins

BOARD MEMBER

Retired Business Consultant & Registered Engineer

Pat Nevins has more than 37 years of experience related to general management consulting and engineering consulting. Prior to retiring, he served as principal for more than 18 years at the firm Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), a global management consulting company. He joined Towers Perrin in 1984 and managed numerous million-dollar consulting projects to improve operations effectiveness, and developed major business processes to enhance overall performance for Fortune 500 companies in several industries.

Prior to joining Towers Perrin, he worked for 15 years in the consulting engineering and construction industry. He served as senior project engineer managing the overall electrical engineering design of several power plants.

Since retiring in 2006, he has spent several years assisting the non-profit food bank industry, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank, as a volunteer business consultant.

Pat has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a law degree from DePaul University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a retired member of the Illinois Bar.

Member since April 2016

James A. Nolte, CFP

James A. Nolte, CFP

BOARD MEMBER

Managing Director-Investment Officer, Well Fargo

In 1975, after graduating from the University of South Florida with a BA degree, I began my financial services career with the Equitable Life Assurance Society of America, in Fort Myers, Florida. In 1976, I joined A. G. Edwards as a Financial Advisor. In 1979, I became the second person in Lee County to receive the CFP designation. In 1989, I became a branch manager for A. G. Edwards. I managed offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Bonita Springs. In 2006, I retired from management and in 2007, I created the Nolte Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors (now Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC). For over 40 years I have helped clients and their families preserve their wealth and grow their investments.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my wife Pam, two beautiful daughters, Jamie and Cassie and my three grandchildren, Steven, Sebastian and Elizabetta. I also enjoy boating, golfing, scuba diving and travel. I’ve been active in my community for many years. In addition, I serve on the Board of Directors of the Harry Chapin Food Bank and I am a former member of the Board of Directors of the Alvin Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center where I served for 17 years.

Member since July 2017

Kayla Richmond Miller

Kayla Richmond Miller

BOARD MEMBER

Attorney, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Kayla Richmond Miller is an attorney with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., where she practices divorce, marital and family law. Kayla is a Fort Myers native, graduating from Fort Myers High School in 2006. She graduated from the University of South Florida, and received both her law degree and an MBA from Stetson University.

Kayla serves as a Governor for the 20th Judicial Circuit on the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Board of Governors, is Chair for the Health & Wellness Committee for the YLD, and is immediate past president for the Lee County Association for Women Lawyers.

Kayla has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine as a “Rising Star” in the field of family law for the years 2016-2019, and named an “Up & Comer” by Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite in 2017.

Member since July 2017

P. Keith Scoggins, Jr.

P. Keith Scoggins, Jr.

BOARD MEMBER

Attorney, Retired General Counsel Farm Credit System

Keith Scoggins was an attorney with the federal Farm Credit System for more than 35 years. He is the retired Senior Vice President and General Counsel of 1st Farm Credit Services, Normal, IL. Keith is a full-time resident of Estero, Fl. In the past Keith has also served on other boards of directors, including a captive insurance company, federal credit union, and several homeowners associations.

In the past, Keith has served in various capacities for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, including Board Chairman, Executive Committee member, and Chairman of the CEO Search Committee.

Member since July 2014

Linda Stuart

Linda Stuart

BOARD MEMBER

Member since July 2019

Lois Thome

Lois Thome

BOARD MEMBER

News Anchor, WINK News

Lois Thome has been an anchor at WINK News for more than 25 years. She has earned numerous awards and accolades during that time, including “Best News Anchor” in Southwest Florida, the Quill Pen Award from the Florida Association of School Administrators and being voted one of the top Women of the Year by Gulfshore Life Magazine.

Lois is well-known for her community service and advocacy. They include volunteering as a committee member of the Southwest Florida Reading Festival for more than 15 years, and helping raise millions of dollars in food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, particularly through her involvement in the WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk. Her hometown is St. Anna, Wis., and she was educated at the University of Wisconsin. Lois is married and has one son and one daughter.

Member since June 2016

Jill Turner

Jill Turner

BOARD MEMBER

Member since July 2019

Marianne Zuk

Marianne Zuk

BOARD MEMBER

General Counsel, Fifth Avenue Family Office

Marianne Zuk is general counsel for Fifth Avenue Family Office, a multi-family office that manages high-net worth entrepreneurs and their families. Marianne has nearly two decades of expertise advising families with multi-generational wealth. She has served as general counsel and senior executive for the family offices of prominent Collier County families and continues to be involved in charitable efforts in Southwest Florida. She previously served on the Harry Chapin Food Bank Board from 2014 to 2015. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1990 and is a member of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association as well as the business law section of the Florida Bar Association.

Member since Feb. 2019