• Christina Mehta Prendiville

Valerie’s House Elects Three Community Leaders to Board of Directors

Valerie’s House, a nonprofit organization helping children and families work through grief following the death of a loved one, has elected three new members to its board of directors: Talisha Faber, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager, IBERIABANK; Max Haney, Risk Management Insurance; and Judy Williams, Owner, SPADA Salon & Day Spa.

They join existing board members Donna J. Caruso, CLU, Financial Advisor, New York Life; Joy Gugliuzza, Realtor®, Royal Shell Real Estate; Kristalyn Loson, Esq., Assistant City Attorney, City of Fort Myers; Victoria Loyola, CPA, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.; Kellie Nolan McCartney, Be Brilliant!® Marketing; Shannon Mullins, CEO, Mullins Memorial Funeral Home; Christina Mehta Prendiville, CEO, Mehta Communications; Bjorn Rosinus, CEO, Endeavor Innovative Workspaces; Scott Sherman, Engineering Executive, Arthrex Inc.; Mary Silverstein, Senior Partner, RMG, LLC; Melodie Turish, Community Volunteer; and Michelle Graham, CEO, Siesta Pebble, Inc.

Valerie’s House celebrated its first anniversary in January and is now serving 105 children and their caregivers from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry counties. Valerie’s House is located at 1618 Avalon Place in downtown Fort Myers, with satellite locations at Cape Christian Church, 2110 Chiquita Blvd S. in Cape Coral and at The Village School at 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples.

Founded by Angela Melvin, Valerie’s House is named after her mother, Valerie Melvin, a 31-year old nurse and mother of two daughters who was killed in a car accident in 1987 as she drove to pick up her girls from summer camp.

Interested families who want to enroll, or mental health professionals who would like to volunteer, can contact Danielle Visone at 239-841-9186 or e-mail

Valerie's House is fully supported through generous donations from the community. For more information or to support, visit or mail to Valerie’s House, Inc., PO Box

1955, Fort Myers, FL 33902.

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