Board Of Trustees

Guadalupe Center Board of Trustees

Guadalupe Center is fortunate to have an extremely passionate and engaged Board of Trustees. These dedicated leaders serve as advocates and ambassadors for the students and families of Immokalee, Florida. What an incredible asset to Guadalupe Center and its mission to break the cycle of poverty through education!

rich monaghan

Rich Monaghan

Board Chair

Principal, Ceres Partners

President, Putnam Retail Management,
Putnam Investments

Managing Director, Institutional Client Division,

Americas Debt & Equity, Merrill LynchBoar

joe baughman

Joseph Baughman

Immediate Past Chair

Retired CEO, Merrill Lynch
Capital Markets Bank

bill dempsey

William Dempsey

Vice Chair

Retired Executive Vice President,
Abbott Labs

gloria beissinger

Gloria Beissinger


Retired Finance Executive in Financial Services Industry

Volunteer, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
Mentor, Guadalupe Center


Tom White


Apollo Global Management

Hub Group, Inc. CFO

Arthur Andersen

alice arena

Alice Arena

Non-Profit Volunteeer, Education & Arts

Retired Real Estate Agent,
Coldwell Banker

dan capes

Dan Capes

Shareholder, Dunwoody
White & Landon, P.A.

bev cherry

Bev Cherry

Retired Bank Trust Officer, Boston, MA

Former Chair, Women’s Foundation of Collier County

liz curtin

Liz Curtin

Co-Mentor, Guadalupe Center

Member, Undergraduate Experience Advisory Council, Notre Dame University

Retired Volunteer, Wellesley Service League and A Better Chance, Wellesley, MA

kelly dee

Kelly Dee

President, Dee & Associates, CPAs and Tax Consultants

darlene demichele

Darlene DeMichele

Retired President of QVC, U.S. Commerce

Founder of Ikatu International

susan duke

Susan Duke

Former Mentor, Guadalupe Center

Trustee Emeritus, Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter

Volunteer, St. Matthew’s House

phyllis ettinger

Phyllis Ettinger
Retired Educator

Non-Profit Volunteer

bev koren

Beverly Koren

Retired Educator

Non-Profit Volunteer,
Education & Homelessness

lisa mcnichol

Lisa McNichol

Advisory Board, Drexel University, School of Education

Co-Founder, McNichol Early Childhood Education Lab

Former Business Executive, Advertising, Marketing, Finance

maria munguia cortes

Maria Trejo

Management Trainee in Community Relations, Lipman Family Farms

Tutor Corps Alumni

mark nagan

Mark Nagan

Retired Manufactures’ Representative

Rotarian, Quad Cities and Collier County

Volunteer, Guadalupe Center
& Habitat for Humanity

john paro

John Paro

Chairman and CEO
The Hallstar Company

debbie toler

Deborah Toler

Retired VP Client Development, C2 Creative

Jack Morton Worldwide

Board of Trustees,
Pace Center for Girls in Jacksonville

Board of Trustees,
Lee Health Foundation

Advisory Board,
Golisano Hospital – Kids’ Minds Matter

eric wallach

Eric Wallach

Retired Partner, DLA Piper (US) LLP

Honorary Trustee, 
New-York Historical Society

Former Trustee,
Christina Seix Academy,
Trenton, New Jersey

linda yost

Linda Yost

Retired Owner,
Carlisle Women’s Apparel