Board Of Directors

We couldn’t be more proud to have such a distinguished, hardworking and caring Board of Directors. They give selflessly of their time and energy to a cause that all too many ignore. Without the vision, wisdom and direction of this diverse group of men and women our organization couldn’t make the tremendous impact it does. North Florida is a better place because of the work they do.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors of Mental Health America of Northeast Florida, please email


Board of Directors

Jill Dreist, PhD

Jill Dreist, PhD, President
Clinical Psychologist
Foundations Pediatrics
Assessment and Treatment Center

Erica Whitfield, LMHC

Erica Whitfield, LMHC, Vice President
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Positive Development, LLC

Michelle Kindy (Simkulet)

Michelle Kindy (Simkulet), Treasurer
General Manager
Theatre Jacksonville

Marlena Jenkins, M.S., BCaBA

Marlena Jenkins, M.S., BCaBA, Secretary
Education & Disability Rights Consultant
University of Florida

Wiatt Bowers

Wiatt Bowers
Senior Transportation & Land Use Planner

Patrick F McCabe

Patrick F McCabe, Immediate Past President
PFM Marketing & Public Affairs LLC

Stephen Pitel, Esq.

Stephen Pitel, Esq.
Co-Director Fair Housing Unit
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Linda Gamble

Linda Gamble
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Director of Clinical Services
Operation New Hope

Bryan Stewart

Bryan Stewart
Principal Strategy Consultant
Sage Growth Partners

Jan Jones

Jan Jones
HCA Healthcare

Sharon Tamargo Weaver Wilburn, PhD

Sharon Tamargo Weaver Wilburn, PhD
Senior Evaluation Specialist
Health-Tech Consultants, Inc.