Promise Team Members
Jeff joined Promise in 2020 after a career with media companies Gannett and Knight Ridder where he served senior leadership roles as Regional President, President and Publisher, VP/Sales and VP/Finance and CFO. He is graduate of the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting; became a Florida CPA; and spent the beginning years of his career with Ernst and Young, an International Accounting Firm.
Jeff was born in Brooklyn, New York, and spent most of his life in Miami and San Jose California prior to moving to Brevard County in 2012.
Jeff has a long history of nonprofit involvement including United Way, Chambers of Commerce, Hospital Foundations, Special Olympics, etc. Most recently, Jeff served as United Way of Brevard County Board Chair and Countywide Fundraising Chair. While new to Promise, Jeff is no stranger as he was never far away when working at Gannett including assisting in the $100,000 grant Promise received from the Gannett Foundation in 2017.
Jeff is proud to serve as an Advisor for Casa Familia, a nonprofit organization and future planned community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Miami-Dade County.
Jeff and his wife Gayle have a son Ryan (married to Joanna) with grandsons Brady and Ryder; and daughter Alexa (married to Josh).
Director of Finance
Residents Services Coordinator
Main Campus Chef
Resident Community Program Manager
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Prior to Covid-19, we provided tours of the Promise Main Campus on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. but have since put all tours on hold for the time being.
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Promise Treasures Manager
Jeanette was hired as the Manager of Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe in September 2021; however, her stake in Promise’s success is evident as her son, Bradley, is a Promise resident. Prior to Promise even being built, she has showed time after time her passion for Promise in Brevard’s mission through countless volunteer hours for Promise events and fundraisers.
A resident of Brevard County for 35 years, Jeanette brings with her 25 years of experience in the Brevard Public School System, where she served as a Math and PE Teacher and most recently as District Peer Mentor Teacher. Jeanette has a history of helping integrate individuals with disabilities into mainstream classes.
Jeanette is married to her husband, Dick, and in addition to Bradley, has a daughter Heather and son Ray, who is married to Michelle. Jeanette also has a granddaughter, Stella.
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