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Board of Directors

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Bill Stengel

Bill Stengel had a 30-year career in international banking with Citibank, N.A before retiring in 2003 as its managing director. During his time there, Bill had the opportunity to live abroad on multiple occasions including Australia and Japan. After he retired from banking, Stengel worked as a paramedic in Freeport, Maine for 12 years as well as an ED technician for the Mid-Coast Hospital emergency department in Brunswick, Maine.

Bill has also served on several boards including Holly Energy Partners LP, Green Mountain Digital, Lifelight of Maine, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and Middlesex School. He graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and received his MBA in Finance from Columbia University. Living in the northeast for much of his life, Stengel moved to Vero Beach as a permanent Floridian in 2015 with his wife, Lorna. Together they have three children and eight grandchildren.

VNA of the Treasure Coast Board Members:

Jack Weisbaum,  Treasurer
Kimberle Beckett, Secretary
Angelia Perry, Assistant Secretary
Kathie Pierce, Immediate Past Chair
Ann Marie McCrystal, Founder
David Becker, MD
Robin Blanton
Deborah Crum
Hon. Cynthia Cox
Ford Fegert
Elaine Hameister
Kathy Hendrix
Carol Kanarek
Susan Marzano
Don Nickelson
Fran Pieck
Sue Tompkins

VNA of Indian River County Board Members:

Bill Stengel, Chair
Jack Weisbaum, Treasurer
Kimberle Beckett, Secretary
Angelia Perry, Assistant Secretary

 

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Gilbert Russell

Gilbert Russell is the Vice President of Small Business and Commercial Banking for Seacoast Bank and is focused on providing financial solutions for businesses and individuals. Gilbert has been with Seacoast Bank for over four years, and prior to that, he served as the area president for BankFIRST. He has been a member of VNA Space Coast’s board of directors for the last two years and has previously held board positions for the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida. Gilbert received his MBA from Seattle University and bachelor’s degrees in management and English from University of South Florida.

VNA Space Coast Board Members:

Richard Johnson, Vice Chair
Ford Fegert, Secretary/Treasurer
Ann Marie McCrystal

Kathie Pierce

Kathie Pierce

Kathie has been practicing service and sharing from a very early age. As a candy striper she learned about healing. Today, as a volunteer fundraiser for the VNA, she makes healing possible. Kathie was instrumental in acquiring a transformational gift that helped to start the VNA Hospice House Endowment Fund soon after the house was built in 2000. Since 2003, Kathie has served on the VNA & Hospice Foundation Board of Directors and has served as many leadership roles including chairman of the Annual Appeal, Memorial Paver and Donor Relations committees as well as serving as vice chairman of the board.

VNA & Hospice Foundation Board Members:

Emily Sherwood, Vice Chair
Sarah Connors, Vice Chair
Jeffrey J. Phillips, Treasurer
Kathleen LaCroix, Assistant Treasurer
Carole Finck, Secretary
Stacy L. Kenyon, Assistant Secretary
Carol Kanarek, Immediate Past Chair
Ann Marie McCrystal, Founder
Kathryn Barton
William N. Hudson, Jr.
Michael McGee
Marta Schneider
William P. Stengel
Bill Stewart

 

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Don Nickelson

Donald Nickelson has a robust career in the financial industry. Having worked for investment firm, Paine Webber, for nearly 25 years, Don has served as president of the consumer markets of the company and was named president of the financial firm where he led the company until 1990.

Don has served as chairman and director for numerous company boards including serving as director and board of advisors for Harbour Group Industries, Inc. He has served as chairman of the board for Flair Corp., Greenfield Industries, Omniquip International, Inc. and Vie Financial Group, Inc. In addition, Don has served as chairman for the Harris County Texas March of Dimes, trustee of the Institute of Civil Justice and on the advisory board for Stanford Institute for the Quantitative Study of Society.

Don joined the VNA of the Treasure Coast board in 2016.

VNA Hospice of Indian River County Board Members:

Susan Marzao, Vice Chair
Barbara Pearce, Treasurer/Secretary
David Becker, MD
Elaine Hameister
Mike McGee
Marta Schneider