For Immediate Release
Contact: Kara Thornberry
Phone: 772-283-8373

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Announces 2011-2012 Board of Trustees

Stuart, FL (July 18, 2011)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBS) is proud to announce their 2011-2012 Board of Trustees members. The 2011-2012 board is enthusiastic about serving children facing adversity in Martin and Palm Beach Counties and looking forward to an exciting 25th Anniversary year.

“I don’t serve on many boards,” said Florida Representative William Snyder. “But the passion our CEO Bill Bee exudes is contagious. I believe by investing pennies in children now, we can save thousands down the road by diverting children from a life that ends in crime and jail time. Programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters will be the future of the nonprofit world.”

“This is an incredibly strong and committed board. We are lucky to attract such dedicated community leaders,” said Bill Bee, President and CEO of BBBS.

The new board of trustees includes:
Chairman: John Yudin, Partner, Guy, Yudin & Foster, LLP
Chair Elect: Larry Stern, Chief of Staff, LaBovick Law Group in Palm Beach Gardens
Vice Chair: Gary Vonk, President of Keiser University, West Palm Beach Campus
Vice President: Richard Levine, General Manager, Macy’s, Treasure Coast Mall
Treasurer: Michelle Nelson, Regional Manager, Treasure Coast South Region, PNC Bank
Secretary: Mary Healy, President, Q.S. International, Ltd.
Dr. Doug Warns
Dr. Madeline Warns
Frank Byers, Jr, President, Byers Auto Group
Gary Uber, President, Family Private Care
Spencer Davis, Vice President of Commercial Banking, SunTrust Bank
Ken Ringe, President, Bayview Construction
Richard Worthy, Florida Power and Light
Chief Frank J Kitzerow, Town of Jupiter Chief of Police
Rep. William Snyder, Florida House of Representatives
George W. Bush, Partner, Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey, LLP
Janice L Jennings, Esq, Principal, Law Office of Janice L. Jennings, West Palm Beach
Denny Sullivan, Manager, Publix Super Markets, Jupiter Farms
Susan Maupin, General Manager, Macy’s, Palm Beach Gardens
Conrad Steinhardt, Owner, Cubby Co.
Honorary Chair Emeritus: Mel Nobel, President of The Travel Guy in Palm City

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO Bill Bee as “CEO of the Year – Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS Martin County in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit  to learn more.