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2017 Chapter Officers

ShellyPresident – Shelly Nightengale, University of West Florida

Shelly is a Pensacola native and a proud alumni of the University of West Florida. Shelly has a 10 year background in nonprofit income development, fundraising and sales. Shelly is currently working with the University of West Florida as the Marketing & Sales Director for their Athletics Department. Shelly has been a member of the AFP West Florida Chapter since 2014 and her Board involvement began in 2015.

 

  

VP, At Large – Sally McConnell, Independence of the Blind West

SallySally McConnell works with Independence for the Blind as the Director of Development.  Her extensive background in fundraising and development work, began primarily with Chambers of Commerce in Pensacola, Fort Lauderdale, and Pompano Beach, Florida.  She became a membership development consultant doing campaigns for Chambers around the country for 15 years and finally settled in Tallahassee Florida as Vice President, Center for Philanthropy for Florida Hospices and Palliative Care.

Relocating to the Pensacola area in 2010, Sally began work at Independence for the Blind creating a new development department serving all of the Big Bend area.

On a personal note, Sally is a Navy Brat and lived all over the world.  She now calls Pensacola her home.

NPD Co-Chair – Maegan Leonard, Baptist Health Care Foundation

maeganNational Philanthropy Day Chair-Maegan Elise Leonard is the Development Specialist for Baptist Health Care Foundation, where she is responsible for contributing to the Foundation's overall financial growth, events and fundraising initiatives; managing the Helping Hands annual team member giving program; overseeing Foundation financials and fund accounts; and coordinating the Foundation's Annual Meeting and Hollinger Awards.

Maegan is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a degree in Journalism and she's a freelance writer for the Pensacola News Journal. She is involved with several community organizations including United Way of Escambia County, Gulf Coast Kid's House, Association of Fundraising Professionals and National Philanthropy Day, Bear Studer Levin YMCA, Fiesta of Five Flags, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce and Women's Board of Baptist Health Care Foundation. Maegan is also a graduate of the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2016.


 


Treasurer – Heather Moorer, Baptist Health Care Foundation 

HeatherHeather Moorer is the Director of Development for the Baptist Health Care Foundation. Heather is responsible for generating income and public awareness of the Baptist Health Care Foundation. Heather's focus is on managing annual events - Casino Royale, Bras Across the Bridge and Stepping Out in Style. Heather also manages the Women's Board of the Foundation and works with the board to promote Baptist Health Care's Mission through quarterly meetings, Women's Night Out events and multiple fundraisers throughout the year. Heather has more than 10 years of health care fundraising experience and earned her bachelor's degree from Auburn University. Heather is from Gulf Breeze, Florida, and is an active volunteer in the community.

 
Secretary – Christie Parker, Covenant Care

Christie ParkerChristie Parker is the Director of Annual Fund and Donor Relations with Covenant Care. She previously worked at Partnership Against Domestic Violence in Atlanta, Georgia and Pee Dee Coalition in Florence, South Carolina. Christie has been with Covenant Care for two years and uses her background in special events, marketing, and volunteer management to enhance Covenant’s annual fund program. She enjoys building long-lasting relationships with Covenant’s many supporters. Christie is a member of Pensacola Young Professionals and recently served on the Executive Committee for American Heart Association’s 2017 Heart Ball.

Christie holds a BA in Sociology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. In her free time, Christie enjoys supporting animal rescue organizations.

Co Chair Membership – Cassie Redmyer, National Flight Academy

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Cassie Redmyer is the Director of Administration for the National Flight Academy. She is a fund development professional whose interest in experiential educational initiatives led her to join the team at the National Flight Academy as their Major Gifts Officer. The military spouse of a Marine, Cassie first began working in the nonprofit sector while stationed with her husband and children in Yuma, Arizona. Working as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with the Yuma County Juvenile Court, Cassie became the voice for foster children as they were processed through the court system and placed into foster care. She also advocated for military spouses as a LINKS (Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills) mentor for Marine Corps Family Teambuilding at United States Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona.
When her husband’s military service resulted in their family moving overseas, Cassie accepted a position as the Vice President of the American Forces’ Spouses’ Club aboard United States Army Garrison in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea. This position allowed her to work with various civic organizations throughout South Korea as well as military spouses from all branches of service. During her time in South Korea, Cassie also completed her Master’s in Public Administration and looked forward to continuing her work in the nonprofit sector.
Upon moving to Jacksonville, North Carolina, Cassie accepted a position as the Director of Development and Operations for Sturgeon City, an environmental education center. She observed the extraordinary role that hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) educational initiatives play in helping children learn, thrive, and realize their full potential as college students and future leaders. Her engagement with civic leaders, donors, and potential prospects through her position at Sturgeon City helped to develop her talents and interests in the area of nonprofit fund development.
Cassie accepted the position of Major Gifts Officer for the National Flight Academy in the fall of 2014 wherein she seeks to connect donors to their passion for STEM educational initiatives through being an advocate for the National Flight Academy and its’ mission. She enjoys cultivating new donor relationships as well as keeping long-time supporters of the National Flight Academy engaged, informed, and inspired by the tremendous success realized by this innovative educational program.
Cassie is also a member of Five Flags Rotary.


Co-Chair Membership - Natalie Chism

NatalieNatalie received her Bachelor of Science from the University of West Florida with a degree in Health, Leisure and Sports with Hospitality and Communications as her focus. Natalie has 18 years of fundraising and event planning experience. Prior to her last position with Big Brothers Big Sisters she worked for the American Heart Association for seven years planning Heart Walks and Heart Balls. She currently serves on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Board of Directors, West Florida Chapter. She is a mother to Olivia who is five years old. Natalie and her husband Rich enjoy traveling and planning parties.

 

VP, Communications – Megan Chapman, Gulf Coast Kid's House

MeganMegan Chapman currently works for Gulf Coast Kid’s House as the Outreach and Development Director. She was born at the NAS Navy Hospital and grew up all over the country as the daughter of a Coast Guard pilot. She is a Gulf Breeze High School graduate and attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile, majoring in Sport and Event Marketing. She has a varied background working for the University of South Alabama Athletic Department, the Detroit Pistons, Tiger Point Golf Club, and now Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Megan is also a member of the Florida Public Relations Association and Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast, and she is active with all three Chambers of Commerce in Escambia County. Megan and daughter Kinsley reside in Gulf Breeze.

NPD Co-Chair and Florida Caucus Liaison – Tori Fish, University of West Florida  

ToriTori Fish is currently the Development Officer for the University of West Florida. Her previous work experience includes working as a corporate sales intern for the Texas Motor Speedway and was a UWF Athletic Development graduate assistant as well as an Athletic Development Coordinator for UWF Athletics.

As a student-athlete, Fish was the captain of the UWF women’s soccer team her junior and senior year. She was a member of the 2012 women’s soccer national championship team and earned a spot on the All-GSC Tournament Team in 2011. Fish was also a three-time GSC Academic Honor Roll selection. After her four years at UWF, Fish played semi-pro soccer for the Gulf Coast Texans and earned the 2012 WPSL Player of the Year Award.

Fish holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and went on to pursue a master’s degree in administration and leadership at UWF.
VP At Large - Alyssa Tucker, Episcopal Day School
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