|BRADENTON, FL, February 10, 2014 – Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is pleased to announce its executive board for 2014. Will Robinson of Blalock Walters, has been elected Chairperson, Michelle Detweiler of Detweiler Gas & Propane is Vice Chairperson, Lynette Edwards, Retired Educator is Treasurer, Summer Smith of Bay News 9 is Secretary, and Terry Wells of First America Bank is Member-At-Large.
Three new board members have joined, to help provide guidance and support for Meals on Wheels PLUS – Randy Dillingham of CS&L CPA’s, Virginia Orenstein of Living on the Suncoast, and Terry Gubbins of Walgreens. Additionally, Vanessa Baugh of Vanessa Fine Jewelry, Vernon DeSear of Manatee Memorial Hospital, Kathy Martella, a Community Volunteer, Jimmy Stewart of Lakewood Ranch Communities, Mary Forristall of Forristall Enterprises and Al Roach of 20 Minutes to Fitness remain on the board as active members.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Will over the last few years, and I have great admiration and respect for him, both as a professional and community leader,” said Maribeth Phillips, CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. “It is our good fortune to have Will as our board chair, and I look forward to our continued work together.”
For individuals or corporations interested in getting involved, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information please visit www.mealsonwheelsplus.org or contact Kristen Theisen at 941-749-0100.
Photo with caption: Will Robinson of Blalock Walters has been elected Chairperson of the 2014 Meals on Wheels PLUS executive board.
About Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee – Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is a 4-Star Charity, as rated by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator and is the winner of the 2013 Overall Non-Profit of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Since 1972, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has been providing nutritional assistance and caring, supportive services to individuals in their homes or in centers throughout Manatee County, helping them to continue to live independently. Over 60 percent of the Meals on Wheels PLUS funds must be raised through local donations, grants, and fundraising projects. For information on how to donate or volunteer, go to www.mealsonwheelsplus.org or call 941-747-4655.