Born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland Kathy Adkins has lived in Boca Raton for twenty years. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance.
Kathy joined Impact 100 Palm Beach County in its inaugural year in 2012 and worked on the Grants Review committee for three years. She is a past president of the Junior League of Boca Raton. Kathy has been a member of the Junior League for sixteen years, serving on the Board of Directors and chairing several committees. She was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Boca Raton Endowment Fund for seven years.
Kathy joined the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers board in 2008 and now serves as Executive Vice President of the Board of Directors. She co-chaired the organization’s Wee Dream Ball in 2008 and 2009. Kathy has chaired the centers’ Development Committee for four years and also serves on the Board’s Nominating Committee.
She also enjoys volunteering at Pine Crest School where her daughter attends. She has served on Pine Crest’s Board of Advisors for the past eight years and the Annual Fund committee for six years as well as numerous positions in the Parents Association on both campuses. She also serves on the Lynn Woman’s Health and Wellness Institute Advisory Council for Boca Raton Regional Hospital working as the Focus Group Co-Chair in 2013.
Kathy is honored to join the board of Impact 100 PBC and work with such dynamic women towards our common goal to improve our community.
Helen is the 2016-2018 Co-President of Impact 100 Palm Beach County. She is excited to be involved with Impact 100 and believes it is a powerful catalyst for positive change in our greater community.
Helen was born and raised in New York City and moved to Boca Raton, FL in 1982. She earned a dual B.A. degree in Political Science and Sociology from Queens College of the City University of New York as well as Paralegal Certification in Corporate Law from Adelphi University.
As a volunteer, Helen has been an active member of Impact 100 since its inception in 2011, and has served on the Grants Committee in numerous capacities including Grants Co-Chair. Helen is also an active sustainer with the Junior League of Boca Raton, a faithful member of the St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church and has served on both the local and national board of the Philoptochos Society (the women’s philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church of America). Some of Helen’s hobbies and activities include playing tennis, book group and the St. Mark church choir.
Helen is married to Jim Ballerano, an attorney and managing partner of the Florida offices for the law firm Day, Pitney/Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack. Helen and her husband Jim have two grown sons, Jonathan and Christopher.
Kim is a 4th generation Floridian and resides in Ocean Ridge with her husband and children. She is a CPA practicing at Traylor, Gratton & Beaumont, LLC and has over 30s’ experience in taxation and financial planning for individuals, businesses and estates and trusts. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in accounting.
She has served on various boards in her community including the South Palm Beach County YMCA, Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, the Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce and various committees in other charitable organizations and her church.
Susan Brockway has been a South Florida resident for over 45 years, and has resided in Boca Raton for 30 years. She graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Business, became a CPA, worked in the audit and consulting areas of a national public accounting firm, and later as the financial controller for a real estate land developer and country club. She left the workforce to raise her two daughters, and has been blessed to be able to volunteer and serve her community during this time. Susan actively served Saint Andrew’s School in many ways, was a member of the Board of Trustees for six years, and chaired the Board of Trustees from 2006-2008. She has served on the Parents Committee for the the University of Virginia and on the College Board of Visitors for Wake Forest University, and is currently active in P.E.O. which supports women’s education; the Boca Raton Pi Beta Phialumnae club; and serves as a Deacon at Grace Presbyterian Church. Serving the community through the dynamic organization of Impact 100 PBC and working with such talented women is a privilege she thoroughly enjoys.
Past President Susan Diener is a native of Michigan, however after residing in the Boca Raton area for over 30 years, she considers herself more of a Florida native. She moved to South Florida to finish school at Florida Atlantic University, receiving a BS in Finance as well as completing various MBA courses. After working for the City of Boca Raton for over 11 years, serving as an accountant and their Controller/Treasurer, she turned her focus to raising her two boys and volunteering in the community. Susan has been an active volunteer in the community for over two decades serving on various community boards , committees and projects with a prominence in the Junior League of Boca Raton (past president) and Saint Andrew’s School Parent Associations (currently Booster Club VP). Susan took her extensive volunteer experience and established, Partners In Fundraising, Inc., a consulting firm offering area nonprofits assistance with their fundraising endeavors. She enjoys tennis and has played in the South Palm Beach Women’s Tennis Association for 12 years and is also a novice golfer. Susan believes in giving back to her community and is honored to be part of Impact 100 where she can be a part of a groundbreaking organization that gives to the community in such an immense way.
Deborah is a native of Fayetteville, New York, which is a suburb of Syracuse. She graduated from Nazareth College, and received her Masters of International Education from the University of London. She moved to Delray Beach in 1974, and started a very long career with the Palm Beach School district, including teaching elementary students, training teachers and then a District Coordinator of ESOL. She spent some years as the owner of Chez Chocolate in Coral Springs while continuing to teach. Deborah has recently retired from the school district, and received Master Gardening Certification. As a Delray Beach community activist, Deborah has volunteered for over 30 years in many organizations and served on various city boards, most notably the Site Plan and Review Board for four years, as well as the Planning and Zoning Board for another four years. Deborah has been honored to be an integral part of the development of The Village by the Sea, and served on both winning All America City committees.
Immediate Past President Susan Duane is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, moving to Rochester, New York as a teenager. After graduating from Newcomb College of Tulane University, where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity. she moved to Delray Beach, her husband Marshall’s hometown in 1980.
Susan has been an active volunteer at Unity, Gulf Stream and Saint Andrews Schools, the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, Old School Square (now Delray Beach Center for the Arts), Wayside House and other organizations over the years. Most notably, she served as a board member of the Delray Beach Historical Society, the Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter and Gulf Stream School (where she was Vice President and President of the Board of Trustees and chaired the Search Committee to find the current Head of School.) She chaired the Bethesda Hospital 13th Annual Women of Grace Luncheon and was herself honored as a Woman of Grace in 2013. Philanthropy is a family affair: Susan and Marshall chaired the Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Ball in 2005 and continue to serve as active volunteers at their church and elsewhere. Susan and Marshall have three grown children, and two grandsons.
Kelly grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and relocated to Boca Raton nearly 20 years ago with her husband Will. Kelly has a BA from Furman University, a graduate degree in Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, BC, and an MA in French Literature from the University of Cincinnati. Following graduation, Kelly worked as a management consultant, first for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and later PriceWaterhouseCoopers, implementing enterprise software for global companies.
After retiring from the corporate world to focus on raising her family, Kelly has been an engaged volunteer throughout the community. She served over 10 years as a leader and coach in the Women’s Ministry at Spanish River Church, served several years as the President of the PTA at Spanish River Christian School, and is now actively involved at Saint Andrew’s School. Currently, she is on the Advisory Board at the Place of Hope, where she also serves as President of the Angel Moms. In addition, she is on the Board of the Golden Bell Foundation, an initiative of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.
This will be Kelly’s 5th year as a grant reviewer for Impact 100, where she enjoys meeting local non-profits, understanding their needs, and empowering them to advance their missions.
Louise Weir Glover is a native of Delray Beach, Florida with strong ties to the local community. Louise graduated from Auburn University, AL with a B.S. degree in International Business. Upon graduation, Louise moved to New York City to work on Wall Street in finance. After 10 years on Wall Street, she returned to South Florida, met and married John Glover, another native Floridian from Boca Raton. Their son, Slane Glover was born in 2000. She is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch/Bank of America here in downtown Delray Beach. Louise and her husband enjoy raising their son, Slane surrounded by their family and friends. She is a member of the Junior League of Boca Raton, and currently serves on the Board of the CRC Recovery Foundation. She is an active volunteer at her son’s school, St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School and Church. She has been a member of Impact 100 South Palm Beach since its inception and served on the grant committee for the past 4 years. In the past, Louise also serve on the Boards of both Old School Square and the Delray Beach Club.Louise loves anything to do with the ocean – boating, skin diving, and waterskiing. She also enjoys reading when she can and bike riding.
JoAnne was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received BA and BS degrees from the University of Cincinnati and earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration from George Washington University. JoAnne worked as an urban planner in New York City and a management consultant in Washington D.C. before putting her career on hold and moving with her husband to Saudi Arabia for 5-years in the early 80s. There she organized monthly programs and served as president of the 400-member American Ladies of Jeddah. She and her husband also became very involved with ex-patriot community theater groups where they performed in and directed plays and musicals for the international ex-pat community.
In 1988 JoAnne moved to Florida and returned to work managing budget and human resources for the West Palm Beach Utility Dept., then moved on to manage re-engineering projects for the South Florida Water Management District. In 2000, she became a manager with the Broward County Office of Management and Budget. There she taught business process improvement, was trained in group facilitation and directed the county-wide agency performance measurement program.
JoAnne retired in 2013 and soon joined Impact 100. She served as a grant review co-chair and currently is co-chair of the Compliance Committee which has the mission of ensuring that our grants are spent as intended and produce high impact results to the maximum extent possible. JoAnne also is active in the Delray Beach Club and the Delray Beach Playhouse. She is married to Ron Nyhan, a professor at FAU and currently Associate Dean of the College for Design and Social Inquiry.
Amy has been a member of the Boca Raton community for 21 years and volunteered for many local organizations. She is currently a 6 year Board member of the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers as well as a 3 year member of the Executive Board. She has co-chaired the agency’s Wee Dream Ball and chaired the Board Development committee for 3 years. In addition, Amy is a Trustee on the George Snow Scholarship Fund and participates on the scholarship committee.
She has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Boca Raton Historical Society and is a former chair of the organizations major fundraiser Boca Bacchanal. Amy is also a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Boca Raton, while active she co-chaired the 2007 Women Volunteer of the Year luncheon and has on the Endowment Fund for 3 years.
Her volunteerism continued at North Broward Preparatory School were her children attend school through the Parent School Teacher Association. As well as a 4 year term on the Board of Trustees. Amy is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Christine E Lynn Women’s Center at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
Amy has been married to her husband Mike for 26 years and they 2 children.
Co-Founder of Impact 100 Palm Beach County. Cindy is originally from the Twin Cities and a BSN graduate of Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Indiana. She works with In Rem Solutions Inc., Moving Missions Forward, a consulting firm to local governments and nonprofit organizations.
She is an active volunteer in her community through her current involvement with the Junior League of Boca Raton, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, North Broward Preparatory School, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Forum on Women’s Health, and the Reiling Family Foundation.
Impact 100 Palm Beach County promotes Cindy’s passion to build a better world. It gives members an opportunity to take what they have and connect it with innovative thinkers that are a part of the changemaking world. She is delighted to be involved with the dynamic group of women involved with Impact 100 Palm Beach County.
Suzy Lanigan is originally from Maine. She graduated from Bentley College in Waltham, MA with a Business Communications Degree. She is vice president of Ocean Properties a Hotel Management and Development Company. She has worked in many different aspects of her family business. Suzy has served on the Board of Trustees at Gould Academy, a small boarding school, in Maine for seven years. She spent a great deal of time in development for the school. She was a founding member of the Women’s Fund of Essex County; a charitable fund dedicated to improving the welfare of women and girls and has served many charities up north. Suzy is the mother of three grown children and relocated with her husband to Florida after 25 years in Manchester by the Sea, MA. Impact 100 was the perfect organization she was looking for to put her energy in.
Liz Locke moved to Palm Beach County in 1990 from Falmouth, Maine. She has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as a volunteer, board member, and consultant and currently works as Electronic Resources Coordinator for the Palm Beach County Library System promoting digital literacy in our community.
A graduate of the University of Maine and the University of South Florida, Liz lives in Boynton Beach with her husband Jeff. They have three grown children are proud grandparents. Liz is actively involved with a number of civic and professional organizations and is also an avid quilter, quilt collector, and family history researcher.
As a founding member of Impact 100 Palm Beach County, Liz is proud to be an active participant in “women giving as one.”
Originally from upstate New York, Sharon McGuire has lived in South Florida for forty years. She is a CPA and graduate of University of Florida. She has worked for the City of Boca Raton for sixteen years and is currently the Office of Management & Budget Director.
Sharon has volunteered for various organizations in the community and professional organizations. She served on the board of the Junior League of Boca Raton. She has been a member of Impact 100 South Palm Beach County since its inception, served on the Grants Committee and as Focus Area Co-Chair. Sharon is honored to work with the most impactful women in the community providing truly efficient and effective philanthropy!
Sharon has lived in Delray Beach for twenty-five years with her husband and two sons. She is an avid runner, enjoys traveling, and loves the ocean and all outdoor activities.
Katherine was raised to give back. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she has always volunteered for charitable organizations. Growing up moving every couple of years as an Air Force daughter, she lived all over the world. Domestically, she lived in Texas, Delaware, and California. Internationally, she lived in Kenitra, Morocco, and Tehran, Iran. After graduating from Auburn University with a BS in Marketing, Katherine permanently moved to South Florida in 1979. She worked with The Miami Herald as the Tropic Account Manager. Katherine is married to Chris Metzger and they have two girls, Natalie and Hannah. Several boards she has served on include the American Cancer Society (past President & VP), St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church (Vestry), Chapel of Saint Andrew (Vestry, Senior & Junior Warden), Junior Symphony Guild, Junior Philharmonic, Chi Omega Alumni (past President), and Saint Andrew’s Parent Association (SAPA). Other organizations that Katherine participated in include the Junior League, Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, Moms in Touch co-leader, and Boca Raton Christian School. She currently is social co-chair of the Delray Beach Club and Seaside Bible Study co-leader.
There are many super organizations in our neighborhood but Impact 100 gives Katherine a chance to truly make a difference where we live! She is honored to give back in such an impactful way!
A native of Pennsylvania, Lisa Morgan has resided in South Florida for nearly 20 years. She holds a BS in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University, and a juris doctor from the Dickinson and University of Pennsylvania Schools of Law. As a practicing attorney in Philadelphia, she specialized in litigation and patent & trademark law. Lisa also served as Executive Vice President for a 350 person raw materials supplier, the first woman executive in the history of the company.
Currently, Lisa serves as Vice President of a real estate investment and management company. Throughout her career, Lisa has been extremely involved as a volunteer in her community. She has served on a variety of boards and committees, including the Board of Associates of Messiah College, the Lupus Foundation of America Southeast Chapter, the Delray Beach Historical Society, and Gulf Stream School. In addition, Lisa has also served as a guardian ad litem for children in Palm Beach County, Recently, Lisa was honored as a Woman of the Year by the American Cancer Society of Southeast Florida for her volunteer efforts.
Co-Founder of Impact 100 Palm Beach County. Lisa Mulhall is a native of York, Pennsylvania. She moved to South Palm Beach County in 1987 after graduation from the University of Delaware and the Dickinson School of Law. She established and works with In Rem Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm to local governments and nonprofit organizations.
Lisa has contributed thousands of volunteer hours to the local community through service as a long term Board member of the Junior League of Boca Raton (past president), In The Pines farmworker housing organization (20 years) and Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (7 years). Lisa also serves a number of other nonprofit organizations as a volunteer for events and programs. She has been honored as a Woman of Grace by the Bethesda Memorial Hospital and a Soroptimist Woman of Distinction.
Julie Mullen and her business partner co-founded The Buzz Agency in 2007, quickly growing the company into one of the largest public relations and social media firms in South Florida. A seasoned marketing and public relations professional, Julie has served in director-level positions in a number of high profile industries. She was Director of Marketing and PR for the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Director of Public Relations for the largest ad agency in Indiana (Montgomery Zukerman Davis); Media Relations/Press Liaison Director for His Holiness The Dalai Lama during a 2-week visit to the U.S.; and has held similar positions with KSTW-Channel 11 (CBS affiliate/Seattle), The Tampa Tribune and The Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation.
Julie is a proud board member of Impact 100 Palm Beach County; is past President of Gold Coast Public Relations Council, and has served as Chairperson for the Boca Raton Cultural Consortium; Board Member for the South Florida Chapter of Women in Communications; Marketing Committee Member for the Palm Beach County Cultural Council; and Board Member of the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Association. Affectionately labeled an “Air Force brat,” having lived in 11 states and one foreign country, Julie is proud (and relieved) to call Florida home for the past 16 years.
Kim has been involved in community services in Palm Beach County since attending FAU as a Faculty Scholar where she was involved with Circle K (college level Kiwanis). She has been practicing Law in Palm Beach since 1992, and is very active with the local and State bar associations. She has volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem and Attorney Ad Litem in Palm Beach and Broward County since 1990. She was awarded the Chair’s Award of Outstanding Merit in 2010 by the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar for Chairing the Ad Hoc Committee that created a statewide training program for family law Guardian Ad Litems. Kim is also on the Advisory Board of Community Partnership Group, and involvement now with Impact 100 PBC is a continuation of her dedication to the South Florida community.
Betsy was born in Pensacola, Florida and grew up in Miami. She attended Emory University majoring in English, and minoring in biology. She had a 40plus year career teaching English and photojournalism mass/media on a junior high, senior high and college level in GA, Texas, and ,FL, receiving over 300 awards on a local, state, and national level for the publications she advised until her retirement in July, 2003 . She retired to Rotary and traveling with her husband of 30 years, Michael W. “Mike” Owen, whom she met ocean racing. They lead a very active life traveling, sailing on their ocean racer, Penny Ante, fishing on their power boat, Bumaround; wind surfing; kayaking; water skiing; snow skiing; playing tennis and golf and traveling. Betsy loves taking pictures of all of their adventures. She supports her husband’s profession, real estate, also having her license since 1983. Betsy went through the chairs in her club and went on to serve as AG for two years, becoming Governor in 2008-2009. She is currently Membership Chair and RLI Director and Faculty Member. On the Zone level she served as Zone 34 Literacy Resource Coordinator. This year she is on the Executive Committee for the second time and will be District 6930 Advisor to RIDE Anne Matthews for the second year. She is a Paul Harris Society member, Double Sustainer, Major Donor, and Bequest Society member and Benefactor. She has received Rotarian of the Year of her club and the district and the district’s Service Above Self Award. A year ago she received the Service Above Self Award from the Board of Directors of Rotary International and the International Award for a Polio free World from the Rotary International Foundation Board of Trustees. She volunteers for the Women’s Council of Realtors®, Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches, Florida Realtors®, Impact 100, Kappa Alpha Theta, and sits on the Board of Directors of Children’s Home Society, Executive Women of Palm Beaches, Bermuda High West Beach and Tennis Club, and Florida Realtors®. Betsy and Mike have had the privilege of traveling on behalf of their Realtor and Rotary organizations around the world to 38 countries, but especially Africa, India, and Thailand, all doing good in the world.
Tandy Robinson is Co-Founder of Impact 100 Palm Beach County. She mentored under Impact 100 Indian River County prior to helping start Impact 100 Palm Beach County. She is Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs, with 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. She grew up in south Palm Beach County, attended St. Andrew’s School and earned a BBA from Emory University. After living in Atlanta, GA and Washington DC, she returned home 10 years ago and is living in Delray Beach.
Among her commitments have been board memberships at St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton and Milagro Center, as well as participation in Bethesda Hospital Foundation, Old School Square and Family Promise. She is excited to work to bring the vision of transformational philanthropy to make our local community a better home for all.
Carrie Rubin was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University and graduated with a BA in Organizational Communications. She moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1985 and worked as a Meeting Planner, planning meeting and conventions for 15-4000 people with the Academy of General Dentistry.
Carrie joined Meeting Planners International and served as a Director and then Treasurer for the Chicago Chapter. In 1991, she moved to Boca Raton, Florida and served as a Meeting Consultant for the Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association. In 2002 she went into Sports Management for over 5 years. Started the service department and worked to attain the position of Vice President of Client and Premium Services for Sunrise Sports and Entertainment, home of the Florida Panthers.
Carrie has been involved in many not-for-profit organizations including the Junior League of Boca Raton, where she served as co-chairperson for both the Festival of Tree and Lights and Thrift Sale. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Becca’s Closet, a local charity that distributes prom dresses to underprivileged girls, running their two annual fundraisers. In addition, she serves on the Florence Fuller Child Development Center Board of Directors. She also sits on the Development Committee, Nominating Committee and Wee Dream Ball and Men with Caring Hearts Committee for Florence Fuller. She co-chaired Men with Caring Hearts in 2010 and 2011. She is involved with Margaux’s Miracle Foundation, which raises funds for research for Ewing Sarcoma a rare children’s cancer in partnership with Sloan Kettering Hospital. Carrie also sits on the Board of Directors of her family’s foundation, the Kate Obstgarten Family Foundation, running the day-to-day duties. Our goals of the foundation are to help local children’s charities as well as research for rare children’s disorders, MS, cancer and glaucoma. Carrie’s time is now spent giving back to her community and helping people less fortunate.
Holly is a Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney and a founding and managing member of Schuttler & Greenberg, LLC. Holly received her B.S. Degree in Business Administration with a focus in finance from The Ohio State University and was an associate editor of the Inter-American Law Review at the University of Miami Law School where she graduated in 1988. Holly is a Supreme Court Certified Mediator in Marital and Family Law. She served on the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar Committee on the Elimination of Presumptions and Labels in the Child Custody Statute (2005-2006); the Sub-Committee preparing legislation to overhaul Florida’s custody statute, 2006-07; and has sat on The Florida Bar Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “F” from 2005 to 2008. Holly has been an active member of The Florida Bar Family Law CLE Committee where she often lectures on various areas of family law.
Her civic activities include serving as a board member for the Christian Day School Board for St. Paul Lutheran School, a Board Member for Intentional Moms, and for Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach County. Holly is married to John Schuttler and the mother of two sons, Hunter and John. She is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Jackie Slatkow has over 30 years of experience in the public relations arena, with almost 20 years in partnership with Kelly Husak at Slatkow & Husak Public Relations. Jackie and Kelly met in the Junior League of Boca Raton and have helped many non-profit organizations raise awareness and support in South Florida.
Jackie started her own firm in 1991, and since that time, she and Kelly have provided public relations programs for: The American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Hermes, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Nordstrom, South Florida Wildlife Center, Kravis Center and the Worth Avenue Association. In addition, Jackie works closely with other firms in the luxury market, including BMO Private Bank, P & H Interiors and Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.
Jackie has served on several boards, including the Junior League of Boca Raton, the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, the Junior Philharmonic Guild of South Florida, In the Pines and the Luxury Marketing Council. Jackie is a graduate of the University of Florida where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
She and her husband, Andy, are the proud parents of two grown children, Stephanie Slatkow O’Grady and her husband, Peter, who live in Darien, CT; and Matthew Slatkow, who lives in Manhattan. They have two precious grandchildren: Dylan and Alexandra. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family, golfing, boating, traveling, shopping and laughing with friends.
Jackie is very pleased to be part of Impact 100, and thinks that it is the future model of efficient philanthropy for conscientious women everywhere.
Kirsten Stanley has been on the board of directors of Impact 100 Palm Beach County since 2013 and is currently it’s co-President. She chaired the Grants Review – Environment Focus area for two years and served as a grants reviewer for an additional year. Kirsten recently completed a two-year term as President of the Junior League of Boca Raton and served on its board for an additional four years. She has been an active volunteer with that organization for over 14 years, chairing various committees. She is also on the board of directors of the Junior League of Boca Raton’s Endowment Fund. Additionally, For three years Kirsten co-chaired the Boys and Girls Club of Delray Beach’s Be Great Dinner. She also served as the Honorary Chair of the Delray Beach Public Library/Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s Girls, Pearls, Hats & Heels 2016 event and was a member of the Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s Corporate Partners Executive Committee for five years.
Kirsten is a native of Palm Beach County. She graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics. She was the Executive Vice President of Meisner Electric and prior to that she was part of the development teams at Palm Beach Opera and at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. She also spent three years as a Financial Analyst at JPMorgan in New York City. Kirsten began her career as an Analyst in the Financial Management Program at General Electric, specifically working in General Electric’s Capital Services division. Kirsten is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) and a Master Electrician licensed in Florida and Colorado. She is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C, ID+C and O&M).
Kirsten resides in Gulf Stream with her husband Tom.
Marilyn Swillinger is the CEO-Owner of Facets, Inc, a global executive leadership program and management company. As a University of Kansas Chi Omega, she left the field of education for a career in sales and marketing, mentoring and managing executives in the United States and abroad. Marilyn was also part-owner of a residential care facility which provides for those who are no longer able to live alone, but do not require skilled nursing care. Marilyn moved to Boca Raton from Dallas after marrying Chicago attorney Mark Swillinger.
The Swillingers are dedicated to helping promising young artists through competitions, financial assistance and career introduction, which was exemplified when they were Chairs of the National Society of Arts and Letters 34th Red Rose Gala. Marilyn is an advocate for the arts, youth education and philanthropy. She is immediate past President of the Friends of the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University; a major benefactor for the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center; Chair of the Gingerbread Holiday Scholarship event; benefactor for Jan McArts, Director of Theatre Arts, suite; benefactor for the Musical Director’s practice room; Advisory Board Member of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing; member of the World Alliance of Palm Beach; sponsor of FAU’s Theatre Lab; Chair of the 4th year and 5th year opening of the Wick Theatre’s Costume Museum; Woman of the Year at Polo Club of Boca Raton; honored as a Woman of Style and Substance for The Symphony of Americas. She has been involved with Impact 100 and seen its growth throughout the years.
Julie Peyton Stein
Julie was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After earning a degree in Psychology and Art History at the University of Rochester, Julie moved to New York City where she earned a Master’s in Early Childhood & Elementary Education, and a Post-Master’s in Reading/Literacy at Bank Street College of Education. As an educator, Julie worked for both private schools and the NYC Board of Education. While living in New York, she was involved with the Leukemia Society of America’s Team in Training and UJA Federation of New York. Julie moved to South Florida in 2001, choosing to be a stay-at-home mom, but keeping her ties to education and philanthropy by serving as PTO President at American Heritage School. Julie was co-captain of her Delray Beach tennis teams in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons. She became a mentor to students at American Heritage, helping them raise $90,000 for a hospital project in Uganda. Today, Julie continues to be an integral part of the community service programs at American Heritage School, and has also served on gala event committees for Old School Square and Kids in Distress. Julie was recently asked to serve on the committee for the 2014 South Florida luncheon benefiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is dedicated to promoting the remembrance of the Holocaust as a vehicle to extinguish genocide. In addition to volunteering, Julie is co-owner of a new company, Under the Sun, which is a protective haircare line for coastal living. Julie joined Impact 100 PBC in 2012, and is honored to be on the board of directors, and eager to continue making an impact in the community.
Originally from Greenwich, CT, Hilary moved to Delray Beach in 1999. She earned a B.A. from University of Colorado and an MBA from the London Business School. For seventeen years, Hilary worked in International Financial Services in the US, UK, Europe, and Latin America. In 1997, Hilary temporarily retired from the workforce to raise her two girls.
Since the birth of her children, she has been blessed to volunteer in the community. Hilary served on the Boards of The Gunnery School in CT, Unity School of Delray Beach, and The Ocean Club of FL. She was particularly involved at Unity where she chaired their capital campaign, their school auction, and numerous other fund raisers.She has also been involved with Habitat for Humanity where her husband, Scott, is a Board member and past President.
During the mid-2000s, Hilary founded and ran an executive search consulting firm. Currently, she is one credit away from a Certificate Degree in College Counseling from UCLA Extension School. She looks forward to volunteering as a college counselor as well as taking on private clients.
Hilary’s other interests include league tennis teams, book group, fine food and wines, and traveling, most often to visit her two daughters in schools in CT and DC.She is excited to serve as a Co-Chair of Membership for Impact 100 and work with so many talented and dedicated volunteers. This is her third year of involvement with the organization and delights to see the impact we make in our local community.
Karen has resided in Florida since 1968, graduating from University of Florida with a BA in advertising and marketing. After working for ten years in marketing with ATT/Bellsouth she was a founding member and President of the American Cancer Society’s young professional organization, New DIrections. She continued to serve on the American Cancer Society board for 10 years and then 9 years on the board of Gulf Stream School, chairing the Development and Annual Fund efforts. Karen has worked for a variety of South Florida non-profits including Boca Helping Hands, Delray Caring KItchen, St.Andrew’s School, and most recently Impact 100 Palm Beach County. She has lived in Boca Raton for 25 years with husband, Bob and her four children, ages 14 to 23.