James has worked in the mental health field for nearly 30 years, including Fountain House in New York City and most recently Crossroads Clubhouse in Tulsa, OK.
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 is Founder and Principal Business Owner of EssenShea, handcrafted, organic, pure & natural skin, baby, home & pet products.
Dan McGahey serves as principal architect for the firm of GMA Architects. He joined the firm in 1984 and became partner in 1986.
Dottie Pacharis is retired from a law firm in Washington, D.C. She and her husband divide their time between Fort Myers Beach, Florida and West River, Maryland.
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 was elected Public Defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit in 2008, serving the citizens of Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Lee Counties.
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 Martin is a Vice President and Lending Officer at FineMark National Bank & Trust.
Carolyn Johnson is the Vice President of Communications and Development at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida.
"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."