Our Team


James Wineinger

Executive Director –Email


Brodrick Benjamin

Program Manager –Email

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Kelly McQueen

Employment Coordinator –Email


Hilary Carney

Unit Coordinator-Email

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Rosalyn Barminski

Unit Coordinator-Email

Zachira Gonzalez

Zachira Gonzalez

Unit Coordinator-Email

Our Board

  • A. Scott White

    A. Scott WhiteBoard Chair

    Mr. White is past president of the Southwest Florida Chapters of the Financial Planning Association, the American Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Lee County Estate Planning Council.

  • Kathleen Sager

    Kathleen SagerVice Chair

    Kathleen Sager is Founder and Principal Business Owner of EssenShea, handcrafted, organic, pure & natural skin, baby, home & pet products.

  • Dottie Pacharis

    Dottie PacharisSecretary

    Dottie Pacharis is retired from a law firm in Washington, D.C. and now lives in Fort Myers. She is the author of Mind on the Run: A Bipolar Chronicle.

  • Shirley Ferrell

    Shirley FerrellBoard Member

    Shirley Ferrell began working in title insurance in Fort Myers, Florida at Executive Title Insurance Services, one of the largest title companies in Southwest Florida. Ms. Ferrell is a native Floridian.

  • Kathleen Smith

    Kathleen SmithBoard Member

    Kathleen Smith was elected Public Defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit in 2008, serving the citizens of Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Lee Counties.

  • Kathryne King

    Kathryne KingBoard Member

    Kathryne King has served on the Board of Directors of Hope Clubhouse since 2008. She is a retired business owner from Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. King attended both Marymount College and Emory University.

  • William C. Martin

    William C. MartinBoard Member

    William Martin is a Vice President and Lending Officer at FineMark National Bank & Trust.


  • "Working in a team at the HOPE Clubhouse has taught me that my life experience – everyone’s life experience – prepares me for a unique role. There are no square pegs and round holes, only people who haven’t yet found where they fit in."

    -Hilary Carney