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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Debbie Fahey – Administrative Assistant

Debbie’s face is the first one you see when you walk through the doors of Easter Seals. Her warm smile and friendly personality make it easy to see why she shines in her role as administrative assistant and why she is so well liked by coworkers and guests. Having recently celebrated four years at … [Read more...]

Liliana Lenis – Speech Language Pathologist

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Cythia Kirchberg – Occupational Therapist

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Shannon Crespo – Speech Language Pathologist

Shannon Crespo, is a Pediatric- Language Pathologist and has been with Easter Seals for over six years. She studied at UNC -Chapel Hill and enjoys working with kids five years and younger. Her professional interests include early intervention and feeding disorders. Shannon says “Easter Seals has … [Read more...]

Kelly Drew – Speech Therapy

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