Volunteers are needed to make phone calls, collect raffle items for special events, and help as needed on the day of special events. Please find the contact form by clicking the “Register Now” button on the left and use the comment box on the form to indicate your area of interest.

Lynne Thorp, Executive Director

Lynne Thorp

Executive Director

Lynne joined the Dubin Center in September 2020. She holds a B.B.A and M.B.A in Business Administration and completed an administrative residency at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She also holds an M.A. in Special Education and coached hundreds of families with disabilities and developmental delays in southwest Florida for 14 years. In 2013 Lynne was responsible for the implementation and education effort of the Affordable Care Act in ten counties in southwest Florida before working at Lee Health where she held a key leadership role in building and implementing a Medicaid health plan for Florida Region 8. Lynne shares personal experience of having a close family member who had dementia and understands the emotional and physical impact of the disease.


“I am proud for the opportunity to build on 25 years of work the staff, board, and volunteers have done to serve our members and the thousands of people here in Southwest Florida living with a dementia-related disorder.  I look forward to collaborating with community partners to educate the community, create an integrating system of support and eliminate the stigma that surrounds the disease. Please reach out to me if you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance to you.”  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynne-thorp100/ 

EMAIL:   lynnethorp@dubincenter.com

Jan Golembiski

Dementia Coach

For over 20 years Jan has been an experienced social worker in Geriatrics. Graduating from Stockton University with a degree in social work, Jan soon found her place at a small nursing home in New Jersey. There, she fell in love with the residents in dementia care and found herself at home. She managed The Richard Simon Foundation for Alzheimers, in Atlantic County, NJ, helping hundreds of families care for their loved ones with dementia through education and counseling. Jan now lives in southwest Florida with her husband and dog Mack.

EMAIL:  jan@dubincenter.com

Kinsey Stapleton, MSW

Social Worker  

Kinsey’s background includes both working in senior facilities and home health agencies. Her passion for advocacy for seniors and educating the community about aging related issues drew her to the Dubin Center. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Cricket, and going to the beach as often as possible. She also love all animals, art, music, writing, and thrift shopping.

EMAIL: kinsey@dubincenter.com

Riley McLean, BSW

Social Worker  

Riley spent her senior year of college as an Intern at The Dubin Center and discovered her passion for serving older adults and the community. After graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University with her Bachelor of Social Work, she became a full-time Social Worker. Riley was born and raised in Florida and enjoys going to the beach, painting and spending time with her family!

EMAIL: riley@dubincenter.com

Board of Trustees

Thomas P. Felke, Ph.D., MSW, President

Chair & Associate Professor

Florida Gulf Coast University

Jo Stecher, Ph.D, RN, Vice President
Community Volunteer

Schelle’y Cunningham, Secretary

Memory Care Advisor,

Arden Courts Fort Myers, ProMedica

Al O’Donnell, Treasurer
O’Donnell Landscapes

Debbie Beavers

Community Volunteer

Troy Churchill, CEO
Cypress Living

Kathy Y. Monroe

Community Volunteer

Dawn Moore, RN, Aging Life Care Professional Cypress at Home

Jamie Seneca
Trilogy Home Health Care

Britton G. Swank, P.A.,

Britton G. Swank, P.A., Attorney

Advisory Council

Halcyon St. Hill, Ed.D, Advisory Board Chair
Professor Emeritus,

Florida Gulf Coast University

Abbe Finn, PhD, NCC, Advisory Board Vice Chair
Visiting Professor Emeritus, 
Florida Gulf Coast University

Pat Boris, Community Volunteer

Chapel by the Sea, Captiva

Alexandra Chiklakis, Wealth Advisor

Henderson Wealth Partners

Danielle Dyer, CEO
Right at Home

Barbara Gatison

Community Volunteer

John Goodlad
Community Volunteer

Jennifer J. Hammond, Attorney 
Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP

Dr. Donald McCarren

Memory Treatment Centers of Bonita Springs

Dan Moser
Caregiver and Community Advocate

Carl Scharfenberg
Community Volunteer

Candice Thiele

Community Volunteer

Jaimee Thompson
Abby Services

Emeritus Board

Bill Enslen
Community Volunteer

Douglas Newland, MD

Julie Osterhout
Osterhout & McKinney

Bill Beckwith, PhD
Memory Management

Patricia Hessel
Retired Certified Public Accountant

Nancy Silvers, RN C
Retired Registered Nurse

John Belisle
BB&T – Oswald Trippe and Company

Nancy Zant
Nursing Home Administrator, Gerontologist

Peg Gray-Vickery
Texas A&M – Central Texas

Lou Pontius
Community Volunteer

Archie B. Hayward

Lee County Court Judge

James Nolte

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