Our volunteer Board of Directors work to further our mission to end homelessness for men and women with serious mental illness. They provide program development guidance, operational management oversight, fundraising, event execution and community representation.
We welcome to the 2020 Board of Directors three new members, all committed to helping our residents and increasing the impact of Dave’s House in the community.
Bernardi has over two decades of experience in construction management for residential and commercial projects. He has authored several textbooks related to commercial construction management. He is committed to improving the community through the development of affordable housing. He often volunteers on in-kind projects to improve housing for the disadvantaged in Central Florida.
Derrick Stephens, MBA, LCSW
President and CEO
Phoenix Healthcare Consultants
Mr. Stephens is a Research Faculty with Florida State University College of Medicine and founder of underdog DREAMS, a non-profit that provides foster youth, some of the most vulnerable members of our society, the opportunity to imagine the possibilities, see a future filled with purpose, and live with intention. He grew up in foster care and as a result is an avid advocate for child welfare issues and assisting disadvantaged people in the community of all ages. He holds a MBA and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida.
NJW Designs, Inc.
Wheeler is a long-time volunteer supporter of Dave’s House. As a caretaker of a family member with serious mental illness, she possesses decades of lived experience assisting a loved one in the recovery process. She is committed to helping men and women with serious mental illness develop the life skills needed for them to grow personally and professionally. She holds a BS in Interior Design from Western Kentucky University.