Executive Staff

Nita Smith

Executive Director

Byron Pressley

Program Director

Professional Mentors

Shambria Young

Professional Mentor

Justin Goldsmith

Professional Mentor

Ken Baker

Professional Mentor

Leslie Malalos

Professional Mentor

Gregory Harvey

Professional Mentor

Teresa Riggs

Professional Mentor

April Schmit

Professional Mentor

Board of Directors

Jay Silver

Board Chair

President, Helicon

Tampa Bay, FL

Terri L. Parker

Vice Chair

Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Tampa Bay, FL

Terri Sorensen


President, Friends of the Children

Seattle, WA

Gretchen Whalen


Principal, State and Local Tax, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Tampa Bay, FL

Johnny Bush

Principal, HB Plant High School

Tampa Bay, FL

Eric Gabrielson

Chief Executive Officer, The Campbell Foundation

Portland, OR

Chris Horan

VP, Corporate Compliance Investigations, WellCare Health Plans, Inc

Tampa Bay, FL

Kristen Johnson

Attorney, Taylor & Associates

Tampa Bay, FL

Tim Killgoar

National Director, Financial Institutions Division, Raymond James

Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

Beth McCarty

Owner, TeamLogic IT

Steve Stoffel

Partner, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young

Tampa Bay, FL

Reports & Tools

Research on the impact of youth and families in foster care

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2018 Investor Report (Annual Report)

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Long-Term Professional Mentoring Program for Children at Risk: Outcomes Across the First 5 Years

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Return on Investment Study

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Business Plan

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IRS form 990 (2016)

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Audited Financial Statements 2018

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