Community Advisory Board

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland is proud to boast a robust Community Advisory Board, known over the years by many names including the Community Think Tank (CTT), Community Stakeholders, and others. Participants are comprised of approximately 20 community members from the education, business, and philanthropic sectors.


Current Members:

Nolen Bailey: CPS Investment Advisors

Christina Criser: United Way of Central Florida

Angel Davis: City of Lakeland

Kim Elmhorst: Lakeland Vision

Barry Friedman: Lakeland Now

Merissa Green: Polk County Public Schools

Stephanie Hoskins: Good Intents Marketing

Alice Koehler: Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine

Will Link: Reed Mawhinney & Link

Chrissanne Long: Marketing System Blueprints

Brad Lunz: The Lunz Group

Stephanie Madden: Lakeland City Commission

Lori Martini: GiveWell Community Foundation

Sara Roberts McCarley: Lakeland City Commission

Peggy McKeel: 2022-2023 Sustaining VP

Paula Mims: T. Mims Corp

Callie Miller: Carilly

Pamela Page: City of Lakeland

Brenda Ramirez: Kaylor Law

Alice O’Reilly: VISTE, Past President

Dr. Sallie Stone: The Well


Past Community Think Tank and Advisory Board members include:

Kelly Andrews: Florida Southern College

Ashley Gibson Barnett: Pink Swan & Junior League Member

Carol Jenkins Barnett: Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.

Commissioner Melony Bell: Polk County

Hunt Berryman: Polk County School Board

Ellen Boczarski: Children’s Home Society

Penny Borgia: United Way Of Central Florida

Shawna Butler: Kidspack

Nancy Cattarius: Hall Communications

Matt Clark: Broadway Realty

Greta Dupuy: Publix Super Markets, Inc.

John Fitzwater: The Ledger Media Group

Dr. Daniel Haight: Lakeland Regional Medical Center

Jennifer Kincart-Jonsson: A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure

Amy Laderer: Southern Homes

Dana Moore: National Coalition Of 100 Black Women

Michele Newsome: One More Child

Claire Orologas: Polk Museum Of Art

Tom Phillips: Citrus Connection

Gina Saunders: Gaines Jewelry & Junior League Member

Steve Scruggs: Lakeland Economic Development Council

Bill Schichtel: Heath Funeral Chapel

Dr. Tracey Tedder: The Roberts Academy at Florida Southern College

Mayor Howard Wiggs: City of Lakeland

Dee Dee Wright: Polk County School Board – Hearth Project