About

Our Team

Leadership

Justin Day
Chair, National Board of Trustees

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Mike Thornton
President & CEO

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Heyward Golden
Senior Vice President, Operations

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Maria Porto-Duarte
Chief Financial Officer

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Rosemary Brackman
VP, Support Services

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Brian Lepacek
VP, Resource Development

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Executive Committee of the National Board of Trustees

Justin Day

National Chair,
AMIkidsTampa

Jerry Prejean
Immediate Past National Chair,
Chair, Salary & Incentive Committee

Brad Roub
Incoming National Chair
Chair, Budget & Finance,

Dr. Brenda Birkett
AMIkids Acadiana

Laura Branch
Chair, Resource Development,
AMIkids Pensacola

Hank Bruser
AMIkids At-Large

Allen Coles
AMIkids At-Large

Mark Codd
AMIkids At-Large

Terin Cremer
AMIkids At-Large

Harry Davis
AMIkids At-Large

Brigadier General, Richard Dix
AMIkids At-Large

Dr. Kathleen Heidi
AMIkids At-Large

David Hull
AMIkids General Counsel

Darrell Jensen
AMIkids At-Large

Chief US District Judge, William P. Johnson
Chair, Program Evaluation & Development
AMIkids At-Large

Cory Lee
Chair, HR & Risk Management,
AMIkids Miami-Dade

Joe Lettelleir
AMIkids At-Large

Nancy Loehr
Chair, Strategic Planning,
AMIkids At-Large

Chief Larry McNeil
AMIkids Bennetsville

Mark Metheny
Chair, AMIkids Foundation,
AMIkids Tampa

Mimi Methvin
AMIkids Acadiana

David Mitchell
AMIkids At-Large

Nick Porter
Chair, Audit Committee,
AMIkids At-Large

Jesse Rigby
AMIkids Pensacola

Randy Sanderson
AMIkids At-Large

Dan Thompson
Past National Chair

Mike Thornton
CEO,
AMIkids, Inc.
Non-voting member

Mark Triplet
AMIkids At-Large

Founders

Honorable Frank Orlando

Bob Rosof

Ollie Keller

Louis de la Parte

Foundation Board

Mark Metheny
Chair of Foundation Board
AMIkids Tampa

Melanie Cianciotto
AMIkids At-Large

Mark Criser
AMIkids Tampa

Justin Day
National Chair,
AMIkids Tampa

David Hull
AMIkids General Counsel
Pro bono

Pam Mooney
Past National Chair

Rod Petrey
Past National Chair
At-Large, AMIkids 

O.B. Stander
Immediate Past CEO

Newton Thomas
Past National Chair
AMIkids Baton Rouge

Dan Thompson
Past Chair of National Board of Trustees 

Alison Townsend
AMIkids At-Large

Trey Traviesa
Honorary Member

Past Chairs

Jerry Prejean
2017-2021

Dr. Brenda Birkett
2019-2017

Mike Neustrom
2017-2015

Mark Criser
2015-2013

Dan Thompson
2013-2011

Jesse Rigby

2011-2009

Brendon Barber

2009-2007

Honorable Frank Orlando
2007-2005

Newton Thomas
2005-2003

Pamela Mooney
2003-2001

Joseph Lettelleir
2001-1999

Brantley Harvey
1999-1996

Warren Jolley
1996-1995

Honorable David Mitchell
1995-1993

John Dinkel, III
1993-1991

William Adams, III
1991-1990
1979-1977

Rod Petrey
1990 – 1988 
1985 – 1983 

William Myers
1988-1985

Robert Friedman
1983-1981

Honorable Frank Orlando
1981 – 1980 

Richard Ackert
1980-1979

Louis De La Parte
1977-1976