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, MBA MA 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, BSW, CADDCT Social Worker

Jan Golembiski

Social Worker

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.

EMAIL:  jan@dubincenter.com

Kinsey Stapleton, MSW Social Worker

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 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

Thea Cernohous Office Manager

Thea Cernohous

Office Manager

Thea has been in SWFL for 38 years.  She brings her years of experience as an educator, business owner, office manager and medical practice supervisor with her as Office Manager. She looks forward to building meaningful connections with the Dubin Center’s clients and families. Thea enjoys sewing, reading, and spending time with her family.

EMAIL: thea@dubincenter.com

Shannon Messner, MSW, LCSW Social Worker

Shannon Messner, MSW, LCSW

Social Worker

Shannon obtained a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Central Florida and holds a License in Clinical Social Work. Her experience includes working with a diverse population including aging adults. Shannon is a native of Southwest Florida and is very passionate about giving back to the community where she was raised. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets, gardening, painting, and watching the sunset.

EMAIL: shannon@dubincenter.com

Jamie Schwartz

Jamie Schwartz

Special Project Coordinator

Jamie is a Master of Social Work student at Florida Gulf Coast University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. Her background includes working with vulnerable populations as well as the visually impaired and the blind. Jamie discovered her passion for working with older adults when she was volunteering at a skilled nursing facility on Nantucket Island. She is looking forward to a social work career serving clients living with dementia and their care partners. In her free time, Jamie enjoys traveling and is always on the lookout for her next great adventure.

EMAIL: jamie@dubincenter.com

Board of Trustees

Danielle Dyer

Danielle Dyer, President

CEO, Right at Home

Jo Stetcher

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

Schelle’y Cunningham

Schelle’y Cunningham
Memory Care Advisor, Arden Courts Fort Myers, ProMedica

Al O'Donnell

Al O’Donnell
O’Donnell Landscapes

Jamie Seneca

Jamie Seneca
Trilogy Home Health Care

Kathy Carter

Kathy  Y. Carter

Community Volunteer

Troy Churchill

Troy Churchill
CEO, Cypress Living

Dawn Moore

Dawn Moore, RN, CMC

Aging Life Professional Cypress at Home

Carl Scharfenberg

Carl Scharfenberg

Community Volunteer

Britton Swank

Britton G. Swank, P.A.

Elder Law Attorney

Advisory Council

Halcyon St HIll

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

Florida Gulf Coast University

Pat Boris

Pat Boris

Community Volunteer

Chapel by the Sea, Captiva

Alexandra Chiklis

Alexandra Chiklakis
Wealth Advisor

Henderson Wealth Partners

Barbara Gatison

Barbara Gatison

Community Volunteer

John Goodlad

John Goodlad
Community Volunteer

Jennifer Hammond

Jennifer J. Hammond, Attorney 
Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP

Pam Huffman

Pam Huffman

Community Volunteer

Dan Moser

Dan Moser

Caregiver and Community Advocate

Elizabeth J Murray

Elizabeth J. Murray,

Community Volunteer

Daniel Saxe

Daniel Saxe

Community Volunteer

Candice Thiele

Candice Thiele

Community Volunteer

Jaime Thompson

Jaimee Thompson

Owner, Abby Services

Ron Weaver

Ronald G. Weaver, AIA, NCARB

Community Volunteer

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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