Profiles of Board Members

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, MD, 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.  With her extensive background in human capital, Mrs. LeMay now works as a business development and human resources consultant for Alltrust, one of the largest privately held employee benefits and human resources consulting firms in 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. Mrs. 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.
Dr. Leslie Beth Wish Kimberly A. Bald
Dr. Wish has presented and facilitated numerous workshops and seminars for the WRCSC. She is both a noted psychologist and social worker, who has gained national recognition for her work with women. For over 30 years, as a therapist, researcher, author and university administrator and faculty member, she has helped women with mourning, intimate relationships, family, parenting and careers. Her expert quotes and advice have most recently appeared in USA TODAY, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, CNN.com, MORE Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens. She is currently finishing research for her next book about women’s relationships. She is Chair of the WRCSC Development Committee. 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.
Kim Wheeler Robin Serbin
Ms. Kim Wheeler has a combined expertise in business/finance and mental health counseling.  Her undergraduate degree is in business administration from the University of Southern California.  After 20 years, she then received a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Florida Atlantic University.  She has been the Controller for two large travel agencies and served in management positions in the software and hospitality industries.  She also served on the staff of the Student Counseling Center at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.  She currently volunteers with the Junior League and is a supporter of The Community Foundation of Sarasota.  In addition, she is a volunteer at the WRCSC serving as a Peer Resource Advisor and on the Renaissance Committee.

Robin SerbinMs. Serbin has enjoyed various professional, social and volunteer endeavors, primarily in leadership or management positions. She has over 27 years experience in Human Resources at the senior management level. She currently serves as Partner for Mail-It, LLC. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Eckerd College. Her volunteer involvement includes Assistant to Producer of Community—The TV show, Sarasota Orchestra Board of Directors and volunteer facilitator for the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, Inc.

Dr. Elinor Crawford Mary Miller
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. Mrs. Miller is a former nurse. She received her bachelor’s degree in human development from Eckerd College and a RN degree from Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing of Cardiac ICU. She first attended the Renaissance luncheon five years ago; since that time, she has supported the WRCSC scholarship program. She was the 2009 Co-Chair of the Renaissance luncheon. Mary is a current member of the Board of Trustees for Eckerd College, a board member for the Longboat Key Garden Club and a former secretary treasurer and partner of the National Cinema Supply in Tampa.
Cynthia Sharpe Malkin Linda DesMarais
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 a member of the Planned Parenthood Advisory Council. Ms. Linda DesMarais is the General Manager of SNN News 6. Formerly, Linda 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.
Arthur M. Guilford, Ph.D. Karen Rehn
ArthurGuilford (1)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.  With her extensive background in human capital, Mrs. LeMay now works as a business development and human resources consultant for Alltrust, one of the largest privately held employee benefits and human resources consulting firms in Florida. She received a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior from Eckerd College and a master’s degree in management. Karen-Rehn-2012Ms. Rehn moved to Florida in 20019 from Wisconsin and purchased a business now known as HH Staffing. She has owned and operated 3 different businesses but staffing is on top of the list. Loving Florida and having a passion for business has driven her to new heights. Her business has grown into multiple locations throughout Florida over the last 5 years. Karen recently opened training classes for customer service minded talent and is training them for the Multifamily Industry as Leasing Professionals. Karen is very proud of this accomplishment and has experienced great success seeing these students flourish in a new industry.
Kathy Coffey Amy Sankes
Throughout the 30 years Ms. Coffey has resided in Sarasota, she has been extensively involved in community philanthropic organizations. Kathy began her volunteering efforts as President of the Southside School PTA, ultimately establishing the Southside Foundation, and continued her educational involvement by chairing the Pine View School for the Gifted Association. She was also a member of the PALS Board and has served on numerous advisory committees for the school board. In addition to being a local business owner, Kathy currently serves as the Board Chair for the Evelyn Sadlier Jones YMCA, as a member of the Sarasota County YMCA Metropolitian Board, on the Board of Trustees for the New College Foundation and as Director for Hispanic Point. Prior to her volunteer efforts, Kathy was a corporate human resources director. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a bachelor’s degree from The Lindenwood College in St. Louis. 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.

 

Tim Self Eileen Roemer

TimMr. 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 Class of 2014. Self is also active in many other community committees and has coached a variety of local youth sports teams.

Roemer photoMs. Roemer 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.
Renee Hamad, Past President  
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.