Tom Waters – President and CEO

On October 13, 2014, longtime local philanthropy leader, Tom Waters, became President and CEO of Easter Seals. Waters brings significant experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and community partnerships to his new role at Easter Seals. He most recently was the Chief Advancement Officer … [Read more...]

George Pfeiffer – Vice President of Marketing and Development

George Pfeiffer comes to Easterseals with a thirty year history in the business world, with over twenty years of those in Executive Management as both a President and EVP of two companies with multiple locations and over 300 employees each. Focusing on Sales, Marketing, and Development, Pfeiffer is … [Read more...]

Jannon Pierce – Vice President of Resource Development

Jannon Pierce has spent the last decade in the not-for-profit sector primarily in Marketing and Development after a successful corporate career as an Operations and Marketing executive at a Fortune 200 company. Her passion for education, children and advocacy has long been a focus and most recently … [Read more...]

Nicole Murby – Director of Children’s Programming

Nicole Murby is the Clinical Director of Children's Programs including Children’s Therapy, The Lily School for Child Development and Project Rainbow Children's Respite Program. Nicole was born in Michigan but spent most of her years in the Northeast in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Nicole … [Read more...]

Don Herndon – Director of VIP Academy & Adult Programming

Don Herndon is the Director of the VIP Academy and Adults Programs at Easter Seals Southwest Florida. Mr. Herndon graduated from the University of South Dakota with a BS in political science. He completed his teacher certification through a program sponsored by the School Board of Manatee County … [Read more...]

Linda Poteat-Brown – Director of Human Resources

As Director of Human Resources, Linda Poteat-Brown brings to Easter Seals nearly four decades of experience working in the areas of marketing, event planning and human resources. She offers a wealth of knowledge and a diverse background working for both nonprofit and  for-profit companies including: … [Read more...]

Brittany Bryant – Director of the Lily School for Child Development

Brittany Bryant is the Director of The Lily School for Child Development. Brittany was born and raised in Ohio and attended the University of Toledo where she graduated from with her B.A. in Early Childhood Education. She currently is pursuing her M.A. in Education at the University of South … [Read more...]

Jeannine Buzbee – Manager of Adult Services

Jeannine has been working at Easterseals Happiness House for 12 years. She is the Adult Services Manager and has been working with children and adults with disabilities for 25 years. Jeannine is originally from New Jersey and has lived in Florida for 34 years. Jeannine enjoys being a positive … [Read more...]

Tracie Makin – Lead Therapist, Infant Toddler Development Specialist

Tracie Makin is the Lead Therapist for Children’s Therapy and an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist. Tracie was born and raised in Delaware, she attended Western Maryland College in Westminster Maryland where she graduated with a B.A. in Sociology & Early Childhood Education. Tracie then … [Read more...]

Christopher Collins – Program Services Manager for Project Rainbow

Christopher Collins has lived in Sarasota for his entire life, leaving only briefly to attend the Florida State University. His passion for his hometown and working with children with special needs brought him back home and to Easterseals. Christopher worked with children with special needs through … [Read more...]