Board & Leadership Council

Meet our board members and learn about the role of our Justice for Girls Leadership Council.

Audrey Moran

Position: Board Member
: Audrey Moran is an attorney who most recently served as Executive Vice President at Baptist Health and President of the Baptist Health Foundation in Jacksonville, Florida. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Syracuse University and received her juris doctorate from Duke University’s School of Law. Moran has enjoyed a broad and varied career, ranging from serving as a top prosecutor at the State’s Attorney’s office to Chief of Staff for former Mayor John Delaney to the CEO of the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of University of Florida Health, Cathedral District Jax, and Renewing Dignity. She is a founding member of OurJax, a citizens organization that works for integrity, transparency and accountability in local government. She is an active member of the Women’s Giving Alliance and has previously served as a trustee for the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

Audrey Moran

Board Member

Kay Cunningham

Position: Secretary & Treasurer
: Ms. Cunningham served as President and Chief Operating Officer of PAR, Inc., a privately-held Florida-based company that develops and distributes psychological assessments throughout the world. With over thirty years of experience working with nonprofits serving girls and young women, Cunningham currently serves as an advisor to PACE Center for Girls in Hillsborough, FL and is a member of United Way Women’s Leadership. Cunningham earned an accounting degree at the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Florida. Additionally, Cunningham hold certifications as a public accountant and an employee benefit specialist. “As we embark on our two-year anniversary of the Policy Center, we welcome Kay’s seasoned guidance as we continue to develop and expand girl centered, trauma informed services to meet the needs of our community. Kay’s extraordinary depth of knowledge in providing advocacy and services for girls will be an asset as we create a service network to meet the needs of our most vulnerable girls,” said Dr. Lawanda Ravoira, president and CEO of the Policy Center.

Kay Cunningham

Secretary & Treasurer

Inger Loftheim Geraghty

Position: Chair
: Inger was raised around the world as the daughter of an Army Officer allowing her from a very young age to immerse herself in different cultures and giving her the appreciation and respect for diversity and importance of inclusion. The experience broadened her understanding of global issues. She returned to Florida to graduate with a business degree from Stetson University. Inger went on to have a successful sales and leadership career in the corporate world, earning many distinctions including being recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as a Woman of Influence. She went on to join her family’s sixth generation paint company as their Chief Marketing Officer, which was a childhood dream to follow in her Grandfather’s path. Today, Inger is focused on raising her three boys, traveling with her husband and utilizing her business skills to advance the cause of numerous philanthropic efforts. She currently sits on the board of the American Heart Association and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. She previously served on the Lung Association board. Inger has successfully chaired the Go Red for Women luncheon raising record setting dollars for research on the impacts and life saving technology in heart disease in women. She recently co-chaired the Heart Ball with her husband, and together with the community they achieved $1 Million of dedicated funds to benefit the life saving work of the American Heart Association. Inger has also chaired the annual See the Girl luncheon, multiple MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation galas, Making Stride Against Breast Cancer and the Lung Force Walk.

Inger Loftheim Geraghty

Chair

Dr. Sherry P. Magill

Position: Board Member
: Sherry Magill is the former president of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. Prior to joining the fund’s staff in 1991 as the program officer for education, Magill served as vice president and deputy to the president of Washington College. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama and a doctorate in American Studies from Syracuse University. Magill holds an honorary doctorate of humane letters from both Jacksonville University and Randolph-Macon College. In addition to having served as chair of the State of Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, the PACE Center for Girls state board, and the Florida Funders Group, Magill is past president of the Jacksonville Women’s Network board, a past member of the Southeastern Council of Foundations board, the Leadership Jacksonville board, the Southern Education Foundation board, the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies board, and is a founding member and past chair of the Florida Philanthropic Network. Currently, she serves as vice chair of the Council on Foundations’ board and is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges’ board. She is an alumni member of Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 1993, and Leadership Florida, Class XIV. She has been an outspoken advocate for philanthropy and the roles she contends society should play in assisting those in need.

Dr. Sherry P. Magill

Board Member

Dr. Nicole Mason

Position: Vice Chair
: Dr. C. Nicole Mason is the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a leading voice on pay equity, economic policies, and research impacting women. Stepping into this role in November 2019, Dr. Mason will be the youngest person currently leading one of the major inside the Beltway think tanks in Washington, D.C., and one of few women of color. She succeeds noted economist and MacArthur Fellow Heidi Hartmann, the Institute’s founding CEO. As one of the nation’s foremost intersectional researchers and scholars, Dr. C. Nicole Mason brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. For the past two decades, Dr. Mason has spearheaded research on issues relating to economic security, poverty, women’s issues, and entitlement reforms; policy formation and political participation among women, communities of color, and youth; and racial equity. Prior to IWPR, Dr. Mason was the executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the nation’s only research and policy center focused on women of color at a nationally ranked school of public administration. She is also an inaugural Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mason is the author of Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America (St. Martin’s Press) and has written hundreds of articles on community development, women, poverty, and economic security. Her writing and commentary have been featured in the New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, Real Clear Politics, the Nation, the Washington Post, Marie Claire Magazine, the Progressive, ESSENCE Magazine, Bustle, BIG THINK, the Miami Herald, Democracy Now, and numerous NPR affiliates, among others.

Dr. Nicole Mason

Vice Chair

Shay Bilchik

Position: Board Member
: Shay Bilchik is founder president emeritus founder of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. The Center’s purpose is to advance a balanced, multi-systems approach to reducing juvenile delinquency that promotes positive child and youth development, while also holding youth accountable. This work is carried out through the dissemination of papers on key topics; the sponsorship of symposia; Certificate Programs at Georgetown providing leaders with intensive learning opportunities and ongoing support in their systems improvement efforts; and multi-site demonstration projects. Shay has been recognized as a Distinguished Investigator by Georgetown University in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for his field research on multi-systems reform. Prior to joining McCourt on March 1, 2007, Mr. Bilchik was the President and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America, a position he held from February of 2000. Prior to his tenure at CWLA, Shay headed up the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advocated for and supported a balanced and multi-systems approach to attacking juvenile crime and addressing child victimization. Before coming to the nation’s capital, Mr. Bilchik was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida from 1977-1993, where he served as a trial lawyer, juvenile division chief, and Chief Assistant State Attorney. Mr. Bilchik earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.

Shay Bilchik

Board Member

Kareen Dorsett

Position: Board Member
: Kareen is currently the Senior Director of Corporate Performance, Budget & Planning for GuideWell, a mutual insurance holding company and parent to Florida Blue, the oldest and largest health plan in Florida. In her corporate finance role, Kareen is responsible for driving the enterprise-wide budget and cost allocation process; leading corporate planning, strategic forecasting, and performance management reporting across GuideWell's diverse business portfolio. Kareen emigrated from Jamaica to the US at the impressionable age of 18, in pursuit of a BA in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University. She earned her professional credential as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) in March 2010 and has subsequently held positions of increasing accountability during her career at Florida Blue. In addition to Kareen’s professional accomplishments, she is passionate about her Caribbean heritage and giving back to the community. When not spending time with her husband--Arend, and three young sons--Anderson, Alexander, and Austin, Kareen dedicates her free time to acts of service. She regularly serves as a Children’s Ministry Volunteer at Christian Family Chapel, where she and her husband have been members for over six years. Kareen is also the current Vice President for the Southeastern Actuaries Conference and has volunteered for several years for the Society of Actuaries Exams & Education Committee.

Kareen Dorsett

Board Member

Leadership Council

Bill Adams

Clanzenetta “Mickee” Brown

Peggy Bryan

Lakesha Burton

Nancy Chartrand

Lisé Everly

Steve Halverson

Yvette Hyater-Adams

James A. Kowalski, Jr.

Jennifer Lee

Trisha Meili

Susan Remmer Ryzewic

Julia W. Taylor

Joan Amery VanVleck

Delores Barr Weaver

The Justice for Girls: Leadership Council’s work began in 2007 and culminated in the opening of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center.  Today, the Leadership Council serves as an advisory council to the Policy Center.

The Leadership Council’s specific responsibilities include:

  • Using the information provided by Policy Center staff to gain an understanding of how Duval County girls enter the juvenile justice system and why change is required.
  • Critiquing recommendations for systemic change.
  • Using community connections and expertise to help raise awareness in the community and inspire meaningful action.
  • Assisting with the execution and/or implementation of the final recommendations by leveraging relationships and resources within the community.