Board Member Profiles

Jamie AymerichPresident Audrey ColemanFirst Vice President
Mrs. Aymerich has held senior-level management positions at Fortune 500 companies and is the former Vice President, Associate Publisher at Sarasota Magazine. She is currently with Truforte Business Group as a business broker helping people buy and sell businesses throughout the state of Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., she has a master’s degree in IT and career and HR development from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mrs. Coleman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music and education from Youngstown University and a master’s degree in education at State College of Boston. Audrey provided leadership tocharter a local chapter of The Society Incorporated, a not-for-profit organization committed to providing opportunities for the development of fine and performing arts among young people, with a special emphasis on African American youth. She has served on many boards and is currently affiliated with Asolo Repertory Theatre, Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Girls, Inc.
Mary LeMay, Second Vice President  Dr. Marguerite Barnett, Secretary
With over 25 years of experience within the realm of human resources and organizational development, Ms. LeMay has worked as a consultant for a range of organizations. From national groups, such as Tropicana, Minute Maid, Seagram’s and Cutrale, to local groups, including Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, she has provided expertise. Ms. LeMay works as Director of Operations and Business Manager for Finebloom, Haenel and Higgins, Criminal Defense Attorneys in downtown Sarasota serving the State of Florida. She received a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior from Eckerd College and a master’s degree in management. Dr. Barnett is a double Board Certified Harvard/MIT Trained Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon and the Past Surgical Section Chief at Bon Secours Venice Hospital. She is the past and upcoming president of the Sarasota County Medical Society and past AMA alternate Delegate. She is the Director and Owner of Mandala MedSpa in Sarasota.
Terry Miller, Treasurer Betty Schoenbaum, Assistant Treasurer
Terry MillerMr. Miller has over 30 years of experience as an executive consultant whose focus is on breakthroughs in performance. He has worked with executives and management teams in private enterprise such as Proctor and Gamble, Exxon Mobil and Frontier Communications. His work with NGO’s include the Hunger Project and the Carter Center. In addition, he has worked with international government organizations to produce historical reforms. He is the co-founder of the Business Ethics Alliance and past chairman of the PR & Marketing committee of the Community Association Institute of West Florida. Ms. Schoenbaum currently serves as the Assistant Treasurer for the WRCSC. She received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University as well as honorary degrees from both the University of Charleston (Doctor of Humanities, May 1999) and The Ohio State University (Doctor of Business, March 2001). Betty is a 2003 recipient of Women of Power Recognition from the National Council of Jewish Women as well as a 2005 recipient of the Women of Community Impact honor from United Way of Sarasota County.  She was named the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s 2008 West Virginian of the Year in December 2008. In addition to her contributions to the WRCSC, Betty has also served on the Boards of American Jewish Committee, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee, Inc., The Ohio State University Foundation, The Salvation Army Advisory Board and The Shoenbaum Family Foundation. Betty is a co-founder of the Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center.
Renee Hamad – Immediate Past President Kimberly A. Bald
Ms. Hamad interned at the WRCSC as a student at Eckerd College. During that time, she attended the Challenge class, observed Peer Counseling and Mentor sessions as well as reviewed many WRCSC classes to evaluate their effectiveness. Upon completion of her internship, she became an active WRCSC volunteer. She was Chair of the 2010 Renaissance luncheon. She is a past board member of the Sarasota Ballet and a current board member of the New College Foundation. of 2014. Ms. Hamad served as the WRCSC board president from 2012-14. Ms. Bald is currently the Principal and President of Harlee & Bald, P.A.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and her Juris Doctorate with Honors from Stetson University College of Law.  She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Sarasota as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for Pines of Sarasota Foundation. She was named one of the Florida Trend Legal Elite in 2009, 2011 and 2012 as well as one of Florida’s Super Lawyers in 2011 and 2012.
Eileen Roemer Gray Videnka
Ms. RRoemer photooemer received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was commissioned an Officer in the United States Navy, serving aboard the USS Norton Sound (AVM-1), a guided missile test ship, and as Navy Department Duty Captain at the Navy Command Center at the Pentagon. She completed her service as a Navy Reservist, attaining the rank of Captain before retiring in 2005. Ms. Roemer entered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Special Agent in 1985. She served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Profiling Unit at Quantico, Virginia, and in Gulfport, Mississippi, where she supervised 25 Special Agents and state and local Task Force Officers in 23 counties. Prior to her FBI retirement in 2006, Ms. Roemer was assigned to the Department of Homeland Security as the Senior FBI Liaison to that Department. Following retirement, Ms. Roemer worked as a Consultant to U. S. Central Command (CENTCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, providing liaison between CENTCOM and FBI Tampa. She currently serves as a Trustee for The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation and has served on the Scholarship Committee of the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota for five years and as the Chair of that Committee for the past two years.

 Mrs. Videnka has over 13 years of experience in the Information Technology field.  She has been with Goodwill Manasota for almost four years where she has run the Information Technology department, and more recently, has taken on running the Project Management department. Prior to moving to Sarasota, Mrs. Videnka was based out of New York City and traveled the world consulting in the Information Technology space, specifically the implementation of Trade Order Management Systems. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rollins College in economics and attended Greenwich Academy, an all-girls private school in Greenwich, Connecticut. Mrs. Videnka has been married for over 12 years to Tim Videnka and has 2 children – ages 11 and 8 – who are avid swimmers. If you can’t find her at Goodwill, you will find Mrs. Videnka at the pool enjoying a swim meet.

Dr. Elinor Crawford Linda DesMarais
Dr. Crawford received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education from University of California, Berkeley. She went on to receive her Ph.D. from University of Oregon.  Dr. Crawford has 30 years of teaching experience at University of Iowa, where she became the head of women’s athletics. She played a significant role in the deliberation of Title  IX and successfully worked with the male athletic department to implement Title  IX at University of Iowa.  Dr. Crawford is a former state president of the American Camping Association in Iowa; she has also been involved in Girl Scouts in Iowa and Florida as well as UNIFEM, AAUW and a volunteer at All Faiths Food Bank. Ms. Linda DesMarais was the former General Manager of SNN News 6. Linda also previously served as Vice President and Station Manager of WWSB-TV (now ABC 7), where she was also a minority owner. Linda has held numerous senior management positions in the television industry, including posts at WPBF-TV, the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach, WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., and four major TV stations in Miami.She’s been active in the Sarasota community since 1986, and most recently has served or is serving on the Board of Directors for the Sarasota Film Festival, the Advisory Board for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Sarasota County Commission on the Status of Women.
Cynthia Sharpe Malkin Kristen Horler
Mrs. Malkin is an active leader in the Sarasota community. She has served on numerous boards and currently holds the position of Board Chair of the William and Marie Selby Foundation. She is also a member of the Planned Parenthood Advisory Council. Ms. Horler has over 16 years professional fitness experience. She founded Baby Boot Camp in 2001, after the birth of her daughter, to provide moms with the opportunity to get fit with their stroller-aged child. In 2010, she launched a second franchise brand, Karna Fitness, which offers private and small group training for women. Ms. Horler is also a National Marketing Director for The Juice Plus+ Company. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a culinary arts degree from the Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco. She will complete her master’s degree in December 2015 in applied nutrition with an emphasis in sports and fitness nutrition from Northeastern University.
Arthur M. Guilford, Ph.D. Tim Self
ArthurGuilford (1)Mr. Arthur Guilford recently retired as a renowned regional chancellor of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. A native Floridian, Guilford began his career at USF Tampa in 1975 as an assistant professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He was then Chair of the department for 15 years, and became associate dean of faculty and program development for USF Tampa’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2004, overseeing tenure, honors and awards for over 650 faculty members. MTimr. Self is the Senior Vice President of Investments at Insignia Bank. He has been active in the Sarasota business community since 1996. Mr. Self received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and his master’s in business administration from the University of Tennessee. In addition to being a board member of the Women’s Resource Center, his extensive community involvement includes board service for Designing Women Boutique, Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Beyond the Spectrum Autistic School, Sertoma Kids, Inc, Sarasota UK Alumni Club, and the Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota. Mr. Self is also a Trustee Member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Leadership Sarasota Classactive in many other community committees and has coached a variety of local youth sports teams.
Amy Sankes  Brenda Parker
Ms. Sankes has more than seven years of fundraising leadership experience in the nonprofit sector of Sarasota and Manatee counties. She currently serves as the Philanthropic Advisor for the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Previosuly, she was the Major Gift Officer at Mote Marine Laboratory, and prior to that, the Senior Director for Development for The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Florida State University Foundation. Prior to moving to Sarasota 10 years ago, her and husband Josh lived in Europe while he played professional basketball. During her travels to remote locations in Turkey, she became interested in helping women that didn’t have access to proper education or opportunities. Amy taught conversational English to some of these women in order to help them in their own lives as it related to employment opportunities or schooling. BrendaOriginally from Orlando, Ms. Parker is a graduate of The University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Amongst many career highlights, her 15-year run at Unisys sits high on her list of accomplishments. During that time, she led a team in marketing and support and conducting presentations on large mainframe computers, and ultimately, rolling out their “new “product called a Micro Computer.  Now, Ms. Parker works as contracted with the Office of the Supervisor of Elections in Sarasota. Ms. Parker is currently fulfilling a lifetime dream of helping others achieve the education they deserve through her involvement at the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, where she currently sits on the scholarship committee for her eighth year now.