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Ron Kauffman, Founder


1966 Long Island University C.W. Post College - BA

1967 St. John’s University School of Business - MBA

St. John’s University School of Business - MBA

Over 45-years of business experience in retail & high technology including 25-years at the executive levels of Vice President, CEO and Principal in public, private and nonprofit corporations

Author of 2-books, newspaper columnist and live talk-radio show host

Founder of 2-nonprofits, the first in Florida and the NC Sentinel Patriot Club

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Sharon Hanson

Vice President

1967 Michigan State University - BA

More than 25 years as a Casework Supervisor and Administrator with the Michigan Department of Social Services

Vice Chair of the Michigan StateEmployees Association, Liaison for DSS and Michigan Employment Security Commission, loaned executive on the local FEMA Disaster and Response Team, Red Cross Board Chair and CPR Instructor, Emergency Shelter Coordinator and on-call Counselor and Volunteer Coordinator for The Healing Place

Active in local politics as Precinct Chair of the Henderson County Democratic Party, is a member of the local NAACP, and volunteers as a tutor with Blue Ridge Literacy Council

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Kelsey Lyon

Board Secretary

2013 Central Connecticut State University - BA

10 years working in graphic and information design as owner of Kelsey Lynn Designs (formerly Kelsey Mossberg Designs)

Experienced in management of social media, layout design, product and name recognition design

Held positions including Pre-Press designer at AlphaGraphics, Graphic designer for Paddy's Beach Club and Feast Sandwich Co.

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Alan Ehrilich, Board Member

University of Florida

Served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force in the 90th Aero squadron at Homestead Air Force Base from 1965 to 1971

 FL & NC CPA, with 48 years of experience

40 + year member of the FL Institute of CPA’s and America Institute of CPA’s

6 years as treasurer of Temple Agudas Israel; currently 6 years as treasurer of Hendersonville Community Theatre

Has volunteered with the Apple Festival, Rhythm & Brews concerts, the NC State Fair, the Flat Rock Playhouse and many other local activities

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Jill Turner, Board Member 

University of Georgia – BS Ed.

Over 30 years of business experience including 16 years primarily in human resources in the corporate and government sectors.

West Palm Beach (FL) Commuter Services: Executive Advisory Board

Bethlehem United Methodist Church: Board of Trustees, Pastor/Parish Relationship Committee

Jupiter (FL) Habitat for Humanity: Family Selection Committee

Barrow County (GA) Habitat for Humanity (founding member): Board of Directors, Volunteer Coordinator, Family Selection Committee, Family Nurture Committee, Fundraising Committee

Panama City Beach, Florida Little, Major, Minor League: Board of Directors


Affiliate Members

Barbara Ehrlich

Mike Pace, Community Outreach 

Lynn Borchardt