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Stacey Mininsohn
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Stacey Mininsohn

Stacey is the Director of Criminal Court Services, for the Charlotte County Clerk of Court and County Comptroller. There, on behalf of the Clerk,  she oversees daily partnering with Judges, Court Administration personnel, the Sheriff’s office and other law enforcement agencies, the States Attorney, defense attorneys, and the Probation Department, in service to the public. ...

Walt Carey
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Walt Carey

Walt retired in 2005 after a 30-year career in the food manufacturing sector where his focus was on environmental compliance, computer integrated manufacturing and safety. He was also founder and president of a for-profit company that utilized source-separated organic byproducts from food manufacturing operations in composting and as soil amendments. He has advanced degrees in...

Sara Castro
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Sara Castro

Sara graduated with a J.D., magna cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 2013 and with a B.A. from University of Florida in Philosophy in 2006. She is part of the Farr Law Firm’s litigation team with her focus on business transactions and civil litigation. She also practices in product liability and mass tort. Sara...

Mark DeGrove
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Mark DeGrove

Mark graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and has been practicing in Charlotte County since then. Dr. DeGrove is married to Debbie and has two children, Michael and Julie. Dr. Julie Reece works with her father at the Peace River Veterinary Clinic. The DeGroves have owned many Border Collies...

Nanette Leonard
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Nanette Leonard

Nanette Leonard’s career has spanned over 40 years in the entertainment industry as a PR/Marketing professional, a personal Press Agent and producer. She has worked on many feature films and Academy Award winners including “Cabaret,” “The Man Who would be King,” Raging Bull,” among many others. She launched Whoopi Goldberg’s career in 1984 and represented...

June Amara
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June Amara

June is the owner of Creative Window Treatments and has offices in both Englewood and Port Charlotte.  June opened the business in 2003 and was honored to have won the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year and the Charlotte Sun’s People’s Choice award for Window Treatments and Decorating, for the past 12...

Rita Kagan
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Rita Kagan

Rita is the most tenured AWL board member.  Rita was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Queens.  Rita moved to Port Charlotte with her husband Ron in 1983 and began volunteering at the shelter in 1997 and has over 30 years in service.  Rita has also been a volunteer at Fawcett Memorial Hospital...

David Ivankovic
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David Ivankovic

A family man, business owner, and animal lover.  Dave truly loves spending time with his wife (Toni), children (Amanda & Adrian), grandchildren (Emma & Logan), dogs (Charlotte & Carli) and a cat (Stella).  Dave and his wife own Dynamic Insurance Agency, LLC and Harbour Graphics, LLC, he has and continues to serve on various boards in our community. ...

Cherie George
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Cherie George

Cherie is the Customer and Public Relations Director for the Gettel Automotive Group in Punta Gorda.  She has a degree in accounting and is very active in the community.  Cherie moved to Florida in 2001 with her husband Gary.  She serves as a trustee on the Punta Gorda Bayfront Hospital board, a director on the Punta...