board of directors

Our Board of Directors are comprised of a talented and diverse group of professionals who are truly passionate about the mission of Sunday's Child. Each board member brings his and her own respective talents to the organization to help it realize its vision. Sunday's Child members are encouraged to participate as a board member or a committee member. 


PRESIDENT & FOUNDING MEMBER — CHUCK PRESTI

Dr. Chuck Presti moved to Florida in 1975 from Ohio, and has been a resident of Pensacola since 1991. He is a graduate of Stetson University and received his MD from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.  He practiced Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology for 15 years, and most recently enjoys working in Healthcare Information Technology. 

He is a past board member of the Pensacola Heritage Foundation and a rowing enthusiast. He is married to Mike Bruce, another board member and founder of Sunday’s Child.  They have a son and daughter and two grandchildren.

 

VICE PRESIDENT — SCOTT BRADY

After studying architecture and graphic design at Mississippi State University, Scott Brady began his advertising and marketing career as Art Director for WLOX-TV, an ABC Affiliate in Biloxi, Mississippi. In 1993 Scott joined the GodwinGroup, a full service advertising and public relations agency, as Art Director for the agency’s Gulfport, Mississippi office. He then joined the Copa Casino as Advertising & Marketing Director. Then for over 9 years Scott served as Co-Owner / Manager of DDLK Digital Printing & Service Bureau, a full service prepress, color separator, and digital printing shop located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Scott is now the managing partner of Brady Oil, LLC and vice president of Lewis Oil Corporation.   A Mississippi Coast native, Scott relocated to Florida after Hurricane Katrina and now proudly calls Pensacola home.  He is married, has two Labrador retrievers and enjoys painting, gardening, and basket weaving.

 

TREASURER — DELORIES RICHERSON

Delories Richerson moved to Pensacola in the 70’s after college at Auburn University.  While completing the School of Banking at the University of Florida she made a career of finance and banking.  Currently she is a Senior Vice President and Private Banking/Wealth Regional Manager covering Florida and Alabama for Hancock Bank.  She is the immediate past President of Whitney Bank, Pensacola, Florida.

While in Pensacola she has served on many local and regional boards and committees for various charitable and civic organizations.  Such as American Red Cross, Pensacola Sports Association, Impact 100, United Way, NW Fl. Ballet, Pensacola Chamber, Junior Achievement, Pensacola Symphony and Habitat for Humanity.  Giving back to the Pensacola Community to make it a better place to work and live has been a commitment of hers for many years.  She is very proud to be a part of Sunday’s Child commitment to equality and inclusiveness while contributing to the needs of our community.

 

SECRETARY — SARAH EVERHART

Originally from Jupiter, Florida, Sarah Everhart came to our area in 2005 attending college at UWF. After meeting her fiancé Amanda at school and graduating with a BS degree in Maritime Studies, the couple embarked on a year long road trip around the continental US living in their car and volunteering at Habitat For Humanity affiliates in every state they were able. Upon returning to Pensacola, Sarah gladly took a position as an AmeriCorps Service member at the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate leading and teaching volunteers alongside new homeowners on countless construction sites. It was during these 2 years as a Corps member that Sarah began to recognize the feeling of comfort that one gets when they are home. She and Amanda decided to lay down some roots in Pensacola. Sarah went on to earn her National Registry as an EMT and is working part-time for the Escambia County Public Safety department. Her full time employment is with the Navy's MWR and Community Recreation operations teaching sailing and developing leisure programming for our local military families.

When she isn’t working, her interests include being outdoors. Whether it's volunteering, surfing, sailing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, backcountry hiking, road tripping, yoga or anything in between, Sarah is always looking for ways to share an adventure.  Sarah loves Pensacola in a way that is closely tied to the people and the culture that she has come into contact with in our area. There isn't anything that compares to the feeling of being home. And to have that feeling in Pensacola is a gift that Sarah loves to share with others.

 

FOUNDING MEMBER — SARAH HUMLIE

Sarah Humlie has built a career in non-profit management following her passion for good causes. She began her career as a youth minister outside Austin, TX, then moved on to be the Director of Camp Services for three year-round summer camps outside of Seattle, WA. She is currently the Executive Director of the Pensacola Humane Society.  As a lifelong animal lover, she couldn't be happier to apply her skills toward helping homeless pets in Pensacola, starting Pensacola's first low-cost spay and neuter clinic, and leading the movement to make Pensacola a no-kill city.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys being active in the community through the Pensacola Young Professionals, attending the Opera,and volunteering with the ACLU to further LGBT issues.  She is also a freelance photographer and enjoys spending time gardening or doing home improvement projects with her wife and their dog, cat, and chickens. 
 

 

FOUNDING MEMBER — MIKE BRUCE

Mike Bruce, a Georgia native, received a BBA Degree from the University of Georgia in Marketing. A Vietnam Veteran, having served in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division and a Pensacolian since 1974.   Founder of Bruce Environmental Corp. in 1978.   He is married, has two adult children and two grand children. An active member of Water for People, a non-profit which provides sources of water and sanitation facilities for underdeveloped countries.  He loves spending time with family, friends, wine-making and working out.

 
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RON HELMS

Rev. Ron Helms relocated to Pensacola, Florida in July 2005 from Rochester, New York after many years of serving as Senior Pastor & where he held interim statewide membership on the New York Council of Bishops.  He’s also a two-time honorably discharged military veteran from the United States Navy.  Ron has a lifetime of experience working on behalf of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.  His last pastorate prior to ministry retirement was with Christ Fellowship Church of Pensacola who celebrated his life of ordained ministry with a Reaffirmation of Ordination Worship in early 2006. He is the past President for Gulf Coast TIDE (Together In Diversity and Equality). He continues to work toward social and political justice for the GLBT community in both state-wide and local politics.  Currently, he is a local business owner. 

 
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LORI STOREY

Lori Storey is very involved with her community in Pensacola, particularly in supporting the area non-profits.   Presently she resides on the board for Gulf Coast Kids House and Arc-Gateway and she is President of the Lady Socialty of Basilica of St. Michael and serves as a long-standing member of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area. 

Her past work is remarkable for serving as Board Member and Grant Chair for IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay area,  and as Board President and Board Emeritus for the Pensacola Museum of Art.  She has been awarded Big Sister of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters, serves as a mentor for Adult Literacy and volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program for the Council of Aging.

 

SARA LATSHAW

Sara Latshaw currently serves as the Director of the ACLU of Florida's Northern Region. She develops, organizes, and implements advocacy campaigns for the LGBT community and other ACLU priority issues, including juvenile justice, voting rights, racial justice and immigrants rights.

Though Sara has called Pensacola home for most of her life, travel and movement were a huge part of her Navy-influenced upbringing. This movement landed her in Chiang Mai, Thailand for ten years, where she founded and directed two nonprofit organizations: Cultural Canvas Thailand and Art Relief International. There she worked to promote equality and social change for Burmese refugees, tribal people, women and people with disabilities. Sara attended university at New College of Florida where she studied Biology and Chemistry and wrote an HIV/AIDS-related biochemistry thesis.

 
 

CORY WILKINSON

Cory Wilkinson is a Pensacola native and graduate of University of West Florida (B.S. in Environmental Resource Management and Planning, 1990), and Johns Hopkins University (M.S. in Environmental Science, 1999).  He is employed with HDR Engineering, Inc. as an environmental planner certified by the American Planning Association (APA) Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certified Environmental Planner (CEP).  He is married to Edward Tisdale.  Cory has lived and worked in Tennessee, Washington D.C. metro area, San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, New Orleans, and is pleased to call downtown Pensacola home.  He enjoys dogs, travel, music, nature, campfires, cool fall air, and walks in the woods.

 
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RAVEN HOLLOWAY

Raven Holloway is the Executive Director of The Pensacola Museum of Art. Holloway has worked in the arts for over ten years. She received her BFA in Art History at the University of South Alabama. Upon completion of her degree, she began her career in museum administration with the Mobile Museum of Art as the Associate Curator of Education. During this time, Holloway was also the Gallery Director for the University of Mobile. After relocating to Pensacola, Holloway began at the Pensacola Museum of Art as the Director of Education. She quickly grew into other positions as Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum. To gain more experience and diversity in the arts, Holloway accepted a position with Ballet Pensacola as their Director of Development and Marketing. In 2015, offering extensive knowledge and experience, Holloway returned to the Pensacola Museum of Art as the Executive Director. She has a long history of volunteering and community involvement and is pleased to be an active member in Impact 100, Sunday's Child, Downtown Advisory Board, and a mentor with Take Stock in Children. 

 

LAURA ERICSON

Laura Ericson has called Pensacola home for 20 years.  When she isn’t working, her interests include scuba diving, travel, time at the beach, yoga, Pickleball, organic gardening, vegetarian cooking, foreign language study, and spending time with her wife, Stephanie Karous, and their two dogs and two cats.  She also is doing her part to keep the U.S. Postal Service alive and well by sending snail-mail postcards (over 3000 in the past 6 years).

Laura is a long time volunteer with Covenant Hospice, active with Impact 100, a “friend” of the Escambia County Animal Shelter, and a supporter of the arts community.

 

TRACY WISE

Tracy Wise retired and moved to Pensacola in 2010. Prior to settling in the Florida Panhandle, she lived and worked in seven states and Australia in a variety of Human Resource positions.Tracy is a graduate of Iowa State University receiving a B.S. in Management and a minor in Finance. 

She is presently an active member of Impact 100 and has volunteered her time with several nonprofits including Manna, Pensacola Lighthouse, Big Brother/Big Sister and ECARE. Tracy plans to visit all 48 National Parks in the lower US states and has only five remaining parks to cross off her list.

 

GARY RHODES

Gary Rhodes, a Montgomery Alabama native, received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1991 from Auburn University at Montgomery. After a short career in retail management he decided to make a change and went back to school for Management Information Technology graduating in 1995.  

He has spent the last 21 years in the software and database development business primarily on Department of Defense contracts. He moved to Pensacola in 2001 and is currently employed by CSRA Inc. specializing in database development and interface communications for a Navy financial system.  Gary is the proud father of one young adult son that lives in the area.  

Pensacola has definitely become home to Gary.  In his free time you will most likely find him socializing and attending events downtown or laying on the beach.

 

AARON HILL

Aaron Hill, a Virginia native, received a B.S. in Accounting in 2010 from Liberty University. He has now called Pensacola, FL home since 2011 where he currently works in Management and Training for Alorica. 

Aaron is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Health and will use his platform for outreach and aid to the LGBT community. So far in his program, Aaron has had the opportunity to co-author a paper on a cross-sectional evaluation of patients receiving Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy.

When he is not working, he enjoys exercising, trying out a new recipe, music, watching health related documentaries, and spending time with his family and friends.

Aaron is passionate about volunteering and community involvement and will continue to lend a hand and support the LGBT community.

 
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DREW BUCHANAN

Drew was born and raised on the Gulf Coast and moved to Pensacola in 2014 after serving on active duty as a combat correspondent with the U.S. Air Force. He has always been an advocate and voice within the communities he’s called home. Drew currently serves as publisher of The Pulse, a digitally native newspaper serving the Gulf Coast.

 
 

SONYA DAVIS

Sonya Davis has been a resident of Pensacola since 2009.  She has been an administrator in the business, government and non-profit worlds for nearly 30 years.  Having served in numerous capacities in a number of locales both north and south, she’s been a business owner, elected official, non-profit executive director, board member, fundraiser, and committed volunteer.  She received both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Minnesota.

Now mostly retired, she spends time traveling to both familiar and new destinations while making ample time for family.  Locally, her heart is with smaller non-profits and she’s provided organizational development and fundraising advice as well as grants-writing to those such as the ReEntry Alliance of Pensacola (REAP), Klaas Kids Foundation Search and Rescue, Jeff’s Corner Garden at Arc Gateway, East Hill Academy, and the Pensacola Heritage Foundation, among others.  As a volunteer wielding a hammer for a cause (!), she enjoyed her time as part of Habitat for Humanity’s “Women Build” in 2014 and 2015.  She is a member and past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) West Florida Chapter and AFP State Caucus, and a member of IMPACT 100 as well as Sunday’s Child.  She was a member of Leadership Pensacola (LEAP), Class of 2010, and Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2005.

 
2017 Sunday's Child Board of Directors

2017 Sunday's Child Board of Directors