MEET OUR BOARD

Megan Roach , President

How many people can claim to be a St. Petersburg native?  Megan can and is one and is proud of it. 

 

A Floridian at heart, she is a graduate of the University of Florida and Stetson University College of Law.  Megan has a giving heart, spending most of her free time volunteering with various organizations throughout the community. How lucky for us that we are one of those organizations!  And…in addition to American red wine and her perfect pup, Max, she loves Robert’s Rules of Order! 

Lucas Michalski, Secretary

Lucas Michalski was born in Ohio and grew up in the Tampa Bay Area. He has called St. Pete home for 7 years and is a graduate of USFSP.

 

He is an accountant Hajek & Hajek CPAs and is working on his CPA license. He is President of the Pinellas County Young Republicans and an alumni member of his business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi.

 

He loves his big black lab, Buster, and can’t wait to serve on the PBF Board!  

Kevin Tapp, Treasurer

Kevin is a life long friend of Patrick, sharing adventures from the moment they were born. 

 

Whether they were playing street hockey, basketball, or just having fun, Kevin always had a smile on his face.  Kevin is a force to be reckoned with:  Strong, silent, principled, and wise.  We are thrilled to have him on our board.

Christine Tapp, Gala Co-Chair

Lane Feaster, Gala Co-Chair

Lane is a native St. Petersburger and Gator girl who was recently drawn back home after spending the last 10 years between NYC, Atlanta, and Dallas. 

She and Patrick spent many high school days playing beach volleyball and sipping Slurpees during the hot summers. She’s excited to be back and town and have the opportunity to serve on the PBF board! 

Jackie Vanderbleek, Birthday Bash Chair

Jackie is a St. Pete native who returned home after graduating college in Lynchburg, Virginia as this is where her heart is.

 

She is a soft spoken, dedicated community volunteer with a passion to make an impact in the lives of others in her community through her work as a member of the Junior League of St. Petersburg.

 

When she isn’t at work or volunteering you can find her spending time with her family, traveling, or at home with her sweet cat, Remi and German Shepherd, Colt. She is so excited to serve on the Board of the Patrick Brett Foundation and is looking forward to a great year! 

Greg Helck, Scholarship Co-Chair

Greg is committed to helping individuals achieve their financial goals as a financial planner at North Shore Wealth Management of Raymond James by day. 

 

He is also committed to education and the Patrick Brett Foundation.  With compassion he has helped us select our Fresh Start recipients and is committed to helping them achieve their personal educational goals. 

Enoch Nicholson, Scholarship Co-Chair

Enoch Nicholson is a lifelong resident of St. Petersburg married to Katie Nicholson and the father to Mikayla Nicholson.

 

Enoch serves as the Vice Chair for the Lealman CRA Advisory Committee working hard to improve the neighborhood he grew up in. He is a master salesman working at NAC Semiconductor as a Senior Account Manager. Enoch loves God, his family, and his friends. He’s an avid fisherman, extremely competitive, and loves to serve people. “God’s given me a servants heart, so I serve.”

Noah Cumby, Founding Friends Chair

Noah’s reputation precedes him, he is a friend to all.  We love the gifts that Noah shares with us: humor, attention to detail, compassion, and dedication.  He is the gift that keeps on giving.

Katie (Gilson) Nicholson, At Large Director

Humorous, humble and self-deprecating best describe our fearless President, Katie.  This middle school administrator brings with her a great work ethic too.  She is a leader, she is dedicated, and she is gooooooood.

Madeline (McCarthy) Anderson, At Large Director

Patrick was a dear friend to Madeline, sharing many years of his short life with her. 

 

Madz, as she is affectionately called, carries her love of Patrick to the board, eagerly serving in any capacity asked of her.  Multi-talented, we are thrilled to use all of her many talents.

Olivia Keegan, At Large Director

Olivia, born and raised in “da-burg”, is a proud graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University.

 

She loves spending her free time hiking, kayaking and exploring Florida’s beautiful nature. Her passion is music – so she sings every Sunday at her local church, St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. If you ask Olivia where she bought her clothes she’ll most likely tell you it’s from one of her three older sisters’ closet.

Jenny Putrino, At Large Director

Jenny is a realtor in St. Petersburg for Premier Sotheby’s and it’s been said she could sell an igloo to an Eskimo. 

She loves  to cook (but hates to bake) and has hopes to one day write a cookbook. Her love for her family, the beach, Amelia Island, live music, red wine and walking her dogs down by the water is fierce. But her current fave and love of her life is her brand new nephew, Kooper.  Welcome to the board, Jenny.

Nick Hess, At Large Director

This Florida Gator was born and raised in St. Petersburg. Together with his schooling, Nick attributes his youth athletics with providing him the character skills need to succeed in all aspects of life. 

 

He currently serves as a Wealth Management Advisor for Fifth Third Bank, caring for others financial needs. Recently married, both he and his bride, Colleen, are Founding Friends of the Patrick Brett Foundation.  We are blessed to this talented, compassionate, gentleman on our board.

Justin Whittaker, At Large Director

Justin is a 20 year family friend of The Brett Family and has fond memories of growing up with Patrick. He is the proud father of 3 amazing children and one awesome silver lab named Kona.

 

Justin is a local business owner who recently moved back home to St. Pete and is excited to get involved in the community.

Linda Johnson, At Large Director

Linda was the first recipient of the Patrick Brett Foundation Fresh Start Scholarship in 2016 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Leadership from St. Petersburg College in 2018.

 

She has joined the PBF Board in order to help future recipients achieve their educational goals.  When Linda is not working in the Information Technology department of Raymond James Financial, she is committed to helping others in need and volunteering with various organizations. 

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