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Amanda Rolfe, President

Amanda Rolfe
President

 

Amanda Rolfe is an associate member of Rolfe & Lobello, P.A.. She has been a member of the firm since her admission to The Florida Bar in September of 2002. Ms. Rolfe graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2002 with a Juris Doctorate. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stetson University. She is admitted to practice in the Federal Court System in the Middle, Southern, and Northern Districts of Florida. Ms. Rolfe represents creditors throughout the State of Florida in commercial and consumer collections and litigation.

She is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Jacksonville Woman Lawyers Association. She received the honor of 2011 Top Young Attorneys in Florida Rising Stars.

In the community, Ms. Rolfe was the 2006-2007 President of the Exchange Club of Jacksonville. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Florida Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Inc. d/b/a Exchange Club Family Center since 2009 and is currently serving as President.

Ms. Rolfe is married with four children. She is a life-long resident of Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to work, she is actively involved with her children's school. She enjoys spending time with her family participating in recreational sports and going camping.


Jack Morison, Immediate Past President

Jack Morison
Immediate Past President &
Advisory Board

  

Jack Morison is a retired Director after working 48 years in the transportation industry. Since retirement he has focused his attention on volunteering in a variety of positions. The most demanding of these is the presidency of the Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida. In 2010 he took over as President of the Exchange Club Family Center after serving on the board of directors since 2007 and serving as Vice President. He has been an active member of The Exchange Club of the Jacksonville Beaches since 1985.

He was born and raised in Tennessee, moving to Florida in 1984. He attended the University of the South in Sewanee, TN after attending public schools in Kingsport, TN. He is also a active member and board treasurer of Pablo Hamlet, a housing community for seniors in Jacksonville Beach, FL, active in a variety of volunteer positions in his church, First Christian Church of the Beaches in Neptune Beach, Florida. He has twice received the Bill Wodtke and Kay Wodtke Trent award from Florida District Exchange for his work with the Exchange Club Family Center in Jacksonville, FL. He is married to Johnnie Sue Morison and has two children and one granddaughter.


William Lynch

William Lynch
Advisory Board

  

A 33-year veteran of the automotive industry, Bill Lynch is fulfilling his destiny as president of the Lynch Automotive Group in Auburn, Alabama. He is building upon a foundation of excellence established more than sixty years ago by his grandfather, Hal Lynch, Sr. The dream began when Lynch, Sr. purchased North Florida Lincoln Mercury in 1943· In 1964, he passed the torch to Bill's father, Hal Lynch, Jr., who in turn passed on the reins of leadership to Bill in 2005. Today, the Lynch Automotive Group is a diverse portfolio of eight dealership locations offering nine vehicle brands from five domestic and foreign manufacturers. Under Bill's leadership, the Lynch Automotive Group is realizing his vision of continued growth and acquisition, investment in company employees, and investment in the dealership communities. In fact, the company recently expanded to include Dyas Chevrolet Cadillac in Auburn, Alabama and continues to donate 2% of its annual profit back to the community. Now that the fourth generation is involved in the business, Bill is teaching them the value of building upon this company philosophy -a philosophy that has resulted in numerous accolades including two consecutive Toyota President's Awards and the Georgia Auto Dealers Association MVP Dealer of the Year Award.


Bobby Raymond

Bobby Raymond
Advisory Board

  

Bobby Raymond is a life long resident of Jacksonville and now resides in Atlantic Beach with his wife and two boys. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Bobby has 28 years of experience in the Jacksonville business community and the past 21 of those have been in the insurance industry. Holding Life, Health and Property Casualty licenses, his experience makes him uniquely qualified to handle your insurance needs.

Throughout his career, Bobby has been active in the community. He has served as President of the St. Augustine Gator Club. He is an active member and past President of the Downtown Jacksonville Exchange Club. He also served as President of the Exchange Club Family Center board of directors, an organization that focuses on the prevention of child abuse. Bobby also served on the Gator Booster Board of Directors from 1995 to 1997. His Gator football accomplishments include: Honorable Mention All American, All SEC Teams, established 6 NCAA records as place kicker for the Gators and is an active member of the University of Florida Alumni Association. He currently enjoys playing golf, soccer, watching Gator games and spending time with his family in their many activities outside of work.


Chelly Schembera

Chelly Schembera
Treasurer

  

Chelly Schembera is a career health and human services professional who spent most of her career in progressively responsible positions with the former Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS). During her career with HRS, she served as a casework supervisor for child welfare services, and was a district administrator in Tallahassee, Pensacola and Miami. She was also the department's inspector general and legislative director. Following her career with HRS, Mrs. Schembera worked for Lockheed Martin Information Management Services as a national marketing director where she assisted in the implementation of debit card services for government benefit recipients in 28 states.

Mrs. Schembera graduated from Florida State University with a Masters in Social Work. She also attended the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University in 1984. She has one child and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Schembera currently works as an independent management consultant and expert witness for child welfare services.


Theresa Simak

Theresa Simak
Advisory Board

  

Theresa Simak is an Assistant State Attorney in the 4th Judicial Circuit and has worked at the State Attorney’s Office for the past eleven years. She is currently a Division Chief of the Special Assault Division. Theresa has spent most of her career focused on the prosecution of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence offenses.

In addition to her duties at the State Attorney’s Office, Theresa also is active in the community of Jacksonville and serves on the Board of Director’s for the Exchange Club, the University of Florida Child Protection Team Community Advisory Board and chairs Duval County’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Theresa has presented and consulted on domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Hubbard House, Florida Coastal School of Law and the JSO Police Academy. She received the Mayor’s Judicial Victim Advocate Award for outstanding service to victims in 2014.

Theresa graduated from the Florida Coastal School of Law in 2003 with her Juris Doctorate Degree and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Florida in 2000.


Vance Walker

Vance Walker
Secretary

  

Vance Walker is a graduate of Presbyterian College, and began his professional career in the financial services industry as an Intern at PaineWebber in 1996. Prior to becoming the Director of Investment Services of Jax Federal Credit Union in 2005, Vance was a Financial Advisor with UBS and Wachovia Securities.

He is currently affiliated with LPL Financial, one of the nation's leading diversified financial services companies and the largest independent broker/dealer. As an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor, Vance simplifies the investment process for individuals; trust accounts, and institutional clients through comprehensive financial planning, brokerage, insurance, and retirement solutions.

Away from the business, Vance enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time with his wife and two sons.


Cary Cowan, Jr.

Joe Cowan
Board Member

  

Cary Cowan, Jr. is the Assistant Chief of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Narcotics, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit. During his 18-year career with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, he has served as an officer, sergeant, and lieutenant with the Patrol Division. Additionally, he served as the supervisor for the Family Violence/Child Abuse Squad, the Internal Affairs Unit commander, and the Training Center Director for the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training and Education Center.

Cary also serves in the United States Army Reserves where he holds the rank of Colonel. He mobilized after the 9/11 attacks in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and has served two tours overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He is married with two children.

Cary Cowan, Jr. is the Assistant Chief of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Narcotics, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit. During his 18-year career with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, he has served as an officer, sergeant, and lieutenant with the Patrol Division. Additionally, he served as the supervisor for the Family Violence/Child Abuse Squad, the Internal Affairs Unit commander, and the Training Center Director for the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training and Education Center.

Cary also serves in the United States Army Reserves where he holds the rank of Colonel. He mobilized after the 9/11 attacks in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and has served two tours overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

He is married with two children.


David “Mo” Sian

David "Mo" Sian
Board Member

  

David “MO” Sian has lived in Jacksonville over 20 years as an entrepreneur and community leader. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in Economics. He began his career in the financial industry serving in various capacities, from Sales Manager and Financial Advisor and was a Registered Representative and Licensed Insurance Agent having represented MetLife, John Hancock and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. In 2000, he opened MoFest Inc. which began as Web Design firm and later expanded into a small business marketing and consulting. In 2004, MoFest opened an EmbroidMe franchise, an apparel branding and specialty advertising company.

Mo has served on the board or been President of a number of Business and Community Organizations. Most recently, he served as President of the Exchange Club of Jacksonville. In Business circles, he was the President and Founder of LeTip Jacksonville and the Young Asian Professionals and has been a member of BNI and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. In the community, he has served on the boards of the MOSH, the Jacksonville Jaycees, and Arlington Toastmasters. He is very active in the Filipino-American community, having served on boards locally and nationally, and is most notably the Founder and first President of the Filipino Student Association at UF.

Mo Sian is married to Dr. Meliza DelCampo Sian and has two children, Jolie and Cosmo. They live in the Hidden Hills area of Arlington and are members of Christ the King Church.


Debbie Del Rosario, LCSW

Debbie Del Rosario, LCSW
Board Member

  

Debbie Del Rosario is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience in the mental health field. She has provided direct therapy to adult clients with chronic mental illness, at risk children of abuse and neglect and trauma support groups for families. Ms. Del Rosario also has several years’ experience in medical case management at the Level 1 Trauma Center in West Central Florida. She worked as an interdisciplinary discharge planner with medical teams for patients with complex psychosocial needs.

In her current role, Ms. Del Rosario is an accomplished management professional with extensive experience in both clinical operations and executive management. She is highly skilled in initiating and completing clinical and operational task efficiently. She manages a 150+ employee’s engagement center and provides direction through the senior management team to adhere to contractual responsibilities. Over the past 11 years, she has been successful in implementing new programs and maintaining contractual standards to deliver quality services to 3.3 million beneficiaries.


Steve Bauer

Steve Bauer
Board Member

  

Steve Bauer B.S. Certified Addictions Counselor
Director of Adolescent Services, Gateway Community Services

Steve Bauer has been employed by Gateway Community Services for nearly 25 years. He has worked with adolescents for the same number of years. His current title is Director of Adolescent Services. He is responsible for oversight of the adolescent treatment services for the agency. Theses services include the Addictions Receiving Facility, Male and female long term Residential Treatment programs, Adolescent Outpatient, and the Juvenile Assessment Center.  He has worked as a substance abuse tech, counselor and administrator of Adolescent Services. He has training in Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive, and Experiential treatment modalities. He also is a certified trainer in Motivational Interviewing Therapy for the agency. 

Steve also is a member of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association Board of Directors. He also is currently the President of the Jacksonville Beaches Exchange Club which is a service oriented group to assist students, and support for other local charities.


Steven Rawlins

Steven Rawlins
President-Elect

 

With more than 30 years of public accounting experience in consulting, auditing, accounting, federal and multi-state taxation, Steven Rawlins provides professional consultation to closely-held businesses and their owners with an eye toward increasing profits and making thoughtful and advantageous financial decisions. He particularly values the many strong relationships he has built with clients over the years and takes pride in contributing to their financial and business success.

Currently the Managing Partner of Masters, Smith & Wisby, CPAs and Consultants, Steven has been with the firm since 1981. He is licensed to practice in Florida, Georgia and Alabama and is a respected participant in dialogues related to the accounting profession. A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he sits on the Executive Committee for CPAsNET.com and is chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Alliance of Automobile Dealer Advisors (NAADA). He is also a member of the Advisory Council for Georgia Southern University’s School of Accountancy.

Steven is a strong believer in giving back to the community. He is a member of the boards of directors of the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, the Jacksonville Exchange Club and the Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of North Florida and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia Southern University.

Steven and his wife Kathy reside in Jacksonville and have two adult children.


Autumn Warner

Autumn Warner
Board Member

 

Autumn Warner is an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida. She is currently an Associate Attorney at Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. Ms. Warner practices primarily in the areas of Marital and Family law.

Ms. Warner attended law school at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center where she received a Juris Doctorate and a diploma in Comparative law for her studies in the areas of both civil law and common law. While in law school Ms. Warner was a member of the Public Interest Law Society, multiple mock trial teams, served as an advocate in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, and interned with the Department of Children and Families.

Prior to law school, Ms. Warner earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Central Florida. While attending the University of Central Florida Ms. Warner received the honor of induction into Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.

Ms. Warner currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida and remains active in the community. Ms. Warner is a member of the Exchange Club, serves on the Board of Directors for the Exchange Club Family Center, mentors a child through Big Brothers & Big Sisters organization, and is an avid soccer player in the Beaches Adult Soccer League.


Eric Smith

Eric Smith
Board Member

Eric Smith is Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Executive Director for The Center for Strategic Governance and International Initiatives for Florida Coastal School Of Law. A graduate of the University of Florida, Smith received his B.S. and B.A., as well as his Doctor of Law degree (J.D.).

Admitted to practice in Florida, 1968; Honorary Doctorate, Jones College, 1999; He has been in private practice and has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General and Assistant State Attorney
for the fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Smith was the first Police Legal Advisor for the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office and served as City Attorney for Hilliard, Florida. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1972 and was reelected twice. He chaired the Select Committee on Organized Crime, the Select Committee on Standards and Conduct and was a member of the Select Committee on Impeachment of three Florida Supreme Court Justices. Elected to the Jacksonville City Council in 1979,  Smith served for twenty years, including twice as Council President. He was the author of significant legislation including the creation of the nation’s first freestanding Crime Victim Center.

A past president of the Florida League of Cities, he also served as a member of the Board of National League of Cities. Smith is currently president of the Victim Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR) in Washington, D.C. and serves on the board of the National Center for Victims of Crime. For over twenty years, he has been the host and producer of the popular current events and public policy television program, People and Politics.

Prior to being named full-time Executive Director of the Center, Smith was an Associate Professor of Law, teaching Legislative Process, State and Local Government and International Law.