Our Chapter 

Our Staff

Board of Directors

Richard Weissman

Chairman of the Board

The Learning Experience

Greg Baty

Community Volunteer

Jodi Siravo


Community Volunteer

Michael Appleton

Hotel Connections

Jennifer Barnes

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Gal Bensaadon

Red Door Construction

Southwest Florida Advisory Board

Erin Dever


Collier County Sheriff's Office

Susan Battaglia

Norman Love Confections

Lianne Caruso

Community Volunteer

Michele Eddy

Community Volunteer

Theresa Fletcher

Hotwire Communications

Amy Frith

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Suncoast Advisory Board

Nick Owens


POP Yachts & POP RVs

Elena Reuter


Community Volunteer

Terri Klauber

Michael's on East

Luke Nicholas

Allegiant Private Advisors

Sherra Fritz


Phil Mancini

Michael's on East

Tampa Bay Advisory Board

John Flinn


RIPA & Associates

Ted Abrams

Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company

Kerry Allgire

Tech Data

Brandon Day


Tim Farrell


Steven Gillis

Immediate Past Chair

Transportation Control Systems, Inc.

Medical Advisory Council

Dr. Johanna Davis

Medical Advisor

University of Miami Health System

Dr. Eric Eason

Medical Advisor

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Dr. Maggie Fader

Medical Advisor

Nicklaus Children's Hospital/Kidz Medical Group

Dr. J. Blaine John

Medical Advisor

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital/Pediatric Cardiology Associates

Mrs. Michele King

Medical Advisor

Golisano Children’s Hospital

Dr. Ronald A. Ligon

Medical Advisor

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Media Center


News Releases

View our latest news releases to learn about major wish-granting events, new sponsorships, campaigns and other news 


In the News and Blogs

Newspaper and magazine articles, blogs and other media often tell stories about wishes. 

Wish kid Nicole

Media Kit

Access background information about Make-A-Wish, our history, accomplishments, creative assets and more. 

Managing Our Funds 

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida finances its endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. Make-A-Wish does not solicit funds by telephone and receives no federal or state funding. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law.  

The chapter’s financial statements are audited locally by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.   

Careers & Internships

At Make-A-Wish, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thought and experiences, are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values — values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the life-changing work we do, every day. 

We are always on the lookout for great talent who share in our passion. If you are interested in a career or internship with Make-A-Wish, check out our current open positions. 

Learn more about our Internships.

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