Our Board Members
2017 Board of Directors
Glenn Burhans – Chair
Glenn is a partner in the law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller specializing in complex civil litigation and class actions, governmental investigations, and election/political activity law; he has served on the Board of Directors since 2011. Glenn and his family have lived in Tallahassee since 2001; in his spare time, he enjoys music and mountain biking.
Diane Owens – Immediate Past Chair
A native of Tallahassee, Diane has a passionate interest in being a part of anything that improves the health and well-being of our community. After receiving her degree in Marketing from Florida State University, she worked in various administrative roles with the Leon County School district over a period of 20 years. Her work with Exceptional Student Education gave her a deeper understanding of the needs of the community. Her compassion for helping those most in need is what led Diane to her current position with UnitedHealthcare as the Manager of Marketing/Business Development and Community Outreach. Diane’s work with various other non-profit organizations and statewide committees has given her extensive experience with successful initiatives in other Florida communities that she can share in ours. When she’s not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family (husband Tim, and two sons Zachary and Jacob) on trips to the mountains of North Carolina or their new favorite beach town of Seaside.
Ashley Leggett – Chair Elect
Ashley is a Business Banker at Capital City Bank, specializing in banking and lending needs for businesses in Tallahassee. She has 9 years of commercial banking experience. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, is a 2015 graduate of Florida School of Banking and is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee (Class 33). She and her husband, Wes, are Tallahassee natives and members of Chaires United Methodist Church.
Doug Shuler – Treasurer
Doug Shuler is a partner at Barnett Fronczak Barlowe & Shuler Architects and BFB Gladwin Architects and is responsible for the firm’s commercial, residential, educational, historical, religious and club projects. Doug Shuler is a native of Hosford, Florida and graduated from Tallahassee Community College before continuing his architectural education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where he obtained his Professional Architecture degree. After graduation, Doug was fortunate to have had many valuable mentors and quickly secured an indispensable decade of knowledge and hands-on experience behind him. Doug has had the privilege of interacting with an even larger and more priceless group of professionals, all the while becoming known for his fresh and modern approach to design. Doug works with people of all ages and spends a lot of his time working with the Boy Scouts of America. Being an Eagle Scout himself, he strongly supports the program and hopes to always be a part of it. Currently, Doug lives in Tallahassee with his wife and six children and is a welcomed guest at both imaginary tea parties as well as spur-of-the-moment back-yard military battles. He has been known to make even the toughest and most “impossible” designing challenges become something truly amazing.
Kelley Brewer – Secretary
Ellen Anderson – Public Relations Chair
As Director of Government Relations for Community Health Systems, Ellen works with an internal finance team to create an advocacy agenda for our Florida markets to maintain and improve access to affordable, quality health care for all Florida residents. She specializes in advocating for Florida’s hospitals, and is a passionate child advocate – serving in a variety of community leadership roles in Tallahassee. Ms. Anderson previously worked as Vice President of State Advocacy for the Florida Hospital Association, and as a health policy aide in both the Florida House and Senate, focusing on various health and human service areas.
Gavin Boone is a native of Tallahassee. He is married to Stacie Boone and has two children, Graham 19, attending University of Florida and Anna 17, attending Leon High School. Gavin graduated from Leon in 1987 and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Furman University in 1991. Gavin has also earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Florida State University. Gavin is an executive sales professional at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals where he specializes in diabetes care. He also serves on the board for Northside Kiwanis and is an active member of Celebration Baptist Church.
Takila Brooks is the Member Retention and Engagement Coordinator at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, where she connects businesses to the resources they need. Originally from Pensacola, Takila earned a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the Florida A&M University. She previously worked as the Administrative Liaison at a local healthcare facility and started at the Chamber with a variety of community outreach and engagement experience.
Wyatt Brooks is First Vice President of Investments at Raymond James for the Brooks Asset Advisory Group of Raymond James. He advises high net worth clients on asset allocation and investment decisions related to their personal investment policy statements. He began at Merrill Lynch in 1998 before moving to Raymond James five years ago. Wyatt also spent three years in the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization before joining the financial services industry. Wyatt has been married to Amy Ranker since 11/11/2011.
Wilson Carlile is an Information Technology Consultant with a focus on programming development. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Florida State University and focuses on large enterprise systems for state agencies. Since 2005, he has worked on major State of Florida projects including the Florida House of Representatives, the Florida Senate and the Florida Supreme Court. Currently he is contracted at the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation where he is a Senior Information Technology Consultant and an Application Architect. Wilson also enjoys playing acoustic guitar and often volunteers his time and musical talent to local charities and organizations. He is married to Andrea Carlile and has three children, Crew, Sterling and Rhiannon.
Jeremy is originally from Knoxville, TN, educated at UNC and lived in Atlanta before settling in Tallahassee in 2004. He works alongside his wife in their family business, Target Print & Mail (formerly Target Copy). He works to make companies and associations look good, and helps them get their message out via printed materials and direct marketing campaigns. I have two daughters, ages 9 and 6, and enjoy cooking, golf & working out.
Kim Crowell concentrates her practice in the area of corporate transactions, commercial real estate and franchising. Her penchant for business has allowed her to assist clients in a wide range of corporate transactions ranging from negotiating leases to closing complex financing arrangements. Kim brings a wealth of knowledge of the franchising industry from her experience as a franchisee of several restaurants. Kim graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. In 2006 she received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Tallahassee, Kim enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Tyler Everett is a trial lawyer with Morgan and Morgan’s Tallahassee office. Tyler graduated law school from the Florida State College of Law cum laude, where he now serves on the Alumni Board of Directors. Since 2010, Tyler has been representing victims of accidents of all types throughout Florida. In the course of his practice, Tyler has assisted thousands of clients to a successful resolution of their claim through either settlement or a favorable verdict at a jury trial. Tyler began working with Morgan and Morgan in Orlando, and relocated to the Tallahassee Office in 2014. Since 2013, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers/Rising Stars list, a distinction that is conferred upon no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in Florida. Prior to law school, Tyler graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in environmental engineering and practiced as an engineer in Gainesville, Florida.
Jeff Hartley has been providing effective government relations consulting services to clients for nearly two decades. Jeff, as a shareholder and vice president of Smith Bryan & Myers, has helped grow the firm to become one of the most respected firms in Tallahassee. His wide range of knowledge was developed through managing highly-targeted House Republican campaigns, where he was responsible for coordinating all fundraising and policy efforts, as well as public appearances, media events and direct mail buys. Additionally, Jeff has served as a liaison between the firm’s clients, House and Senate leadership, the Governor’s office and the Cabinet.
Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Political Communications from Florida State University. He serves on the Board of Directors for Ameris Bank, as well as the Ronald McDonald House. Originally from Tampa, Jeff lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Sonya, and daughter, Emma.
Brittney Mayfield – House Operations Chair
An Elite LV Executive Consultant with Rodan+Fields, Brittney ended her time-intensive 9-year career in education after her second child, Marshall, was born medically fragile and with special needs in 2011. Throughout Marshall’s many hospital stays, Brittney and her family have since been lovingly served with open arms by various Ronald McDonald House Charities across the country, including RMH of Jacksonville, RMH of Baltimore and RMH of Cincinnati. Throughout their journey with Marshall and their fond experiences at the houses, Ronald McDonald House Charities has become a special organization that Brittney’s family is very passionate about. Henry Mayfield, VP of M of Tallahassee, Inc., finished his 4-year board term with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee, Inc. in 2016, and Brittney was eager to begin serving our local “home away from home”.
John McNeill – Fundraising Chair
John McNeill is a commercial real estate advisor with NAI TALCOR. Since 2006 John has successfully assisted, buyers, sellers, tenants, investors, and landlords in almost all aspects of the commercial real estate business including but not limited to commercial real estate brokerage, site selection, leasing, valuation, landlord representation, tenant representation and investment analysis. John is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee (Class 33), a graduate of the Florida Retail Master’s Program, a current member of the Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization, a 2013-20014 selection to the KCCI Community Catalyst Program, an active member of the Tallahassee Board of Realtors, and the Florida Association of Realtors. John and his wife Renee reside in Tallahassee with their one son. John received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, is a member of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church as well as several conservation organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, CCA, and others.
Rian Meadows – Board and Staff Development Chair
Rian Meadows was born and raised in Winter Park, Florida. After graduating from Florida State with a degree in education she taught for 2 years in Orlando and 3 years in Jacksonville. She left the classroom to become the Florida Department of Education’s Ambassador Teacher for 2 1/2 years. Rian missed the classroom and the student interaction and decided to return and teach in Leon County for a year. After having triplets, she could start down a new educational path with Florida Virtual School. In her 7 years with FLVS she has been a teacher, Lead Teacher, Account Manager, and now serves as the District Relations Manager serving 20 counties in the Panhandle. Rian truly believes in serving the community and is also a board member of Second Harvest Food Bank and Dress for Success Tallahassee.
Jenn Meale is a native Floridian, who grew up in Tallahassee. She currently serves as the Communications Director for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and previously served as the Communications Director for the Attorney General, as well as other state and local government agencies. She attended Brown University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with majors in English and Visual Arts. Jenn and her daughter, Ivy, live in Tallahassee.
Tammy is a stay at home mom of 2 little girls and wife of Brian Pulsifer. Founding consultant and Senior Director with Thirty-One Gifts. Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House and The Good News Clubs of the Big Bend.
I grew up in Quincy and then attended the University of Alabama for college. I moved to Birmingham after college, married, and had 2 girls. After living in Birmingham for 11 years, we moved to Tallahassee in 2002. I am a busy mother raising my two teenage daughters. I have been working at Chrysalis Fabrics for the past few years as a design consultant. I enjoy being active with my children and friends, traveling and embracing life each day. I have been on the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities for two years.
Connie Styons is the Women’s & Children’s Service Line Administrator at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children’s Center In-patient unit and Children’s Outpatient area are part of her responsibility along with the High Risk Antenatal Care Unit, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum area and the Childbirth Education program. Connie has been in the health care industry for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Medical College of Georgia as well as a Master’s degree from Emory University. She is a member of several community groups in Tallahassee as well as national professional nursing organizations dealing with mothers, newborns and children.
Jason Taylor, is one of the most recognized voices in Tallahassee. Jason is the Program Director and Afternoon Host of 94.9 TNT, Tallahassee’s heritage, market-leading country radio station. Although he is also heard on many other great iHeartRadio country stations throughout the nation, he calls Tallahassee his home, along with his beautiful wife Angela and their son Nolan. Jason is also the lead singer and guitarist for Tallahassee’s authentic classic country/honky tonk band, Old Soul Revival.
Ines and her husband Juan are the Owner/Operators of McDonald’s/JV & Sons. They moved to Tallahassee in 2015 with their sons and their children to begin the operation of 19 McDonald’s stores in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. Coming from the Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater area, they have committed to being an advocate and supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee, Inc.
Bobbie is a native of Tallahassee for over 65 years and is an avid Florida State Seminoles Fan. She has served on numerous boards within the community including Extra Point Club and Florida Disabled Outdoors Association and is a member of the Leadership Tallahassee class of 17. Bobbie has been employed at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic for 32 years where she and her co-workers continue to be active members within the community and volunteer for several organizations including Relay for Life, American Heart Association and March of Dimes. Bobbie has been married to her husband George, for 48 years and in her time away from serving others, she enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren Zach & Katy and her family at Redemption Hill Church. Her favorite part of being on the Ronald McDonald House Board is being able to see the direct impact that RMHC has on the families they serve through the fundraising events they put on during the year.
Pillars of the RMHC of Tallahassee and Years of Service as Chair of the Board of Directors
1987 – 1989 Danny Long
1990 – 1993 Dr. Todd Patterson
1994 Jane Barron
1995 Samantha Boge
1996 – 1997 Ed Canup
1998 Ron Brafford
1999 -2000 Linda Trammell
2001 Nan Stowell
2002 Greg Erath
2003 Gary Stout
2004 Pam Shields
2005 Doug Bell
2006 Ron Mason
2007 Gene Adams
2008 Jay Smith
2009 Kiki Dunton
2010 Donna Tate
2011 Kathleen Brothers
2012 Karen Smith
2013 Melode Smelko
2014 Joan Stout
2015 Sutton Webb
2016 Diane Owens