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Community Investment Council


The Community Investment Council (CIC) is comprised of local volunteers who serve as an advisory board for the UWNCFL’s funding process of grants and awards from its Community Investment Fund. Through an intensive process involving detailed reviews of agency applications for funding, agency visits, and personal interviews, the CIC selects which programs will receive funding from the Community Investment Fund. These volunteers meet several times a year to review reports and discuss future plans, and help to implement the metrics-based accountability system the UWNCFL uses to inform its funding process.

  • Chris Floyd, Insight Insurance Group, Chair
  • Bill Baxter, Community Volunteer
  • Kimberly Buchholz, Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage
  • Casey Buddle, Publix Supermarket
  • Everett Caudle, Alachua County Public Schools
  • Tina Certain, Alachua County School Board
  • Whitney Coney, Enterprise Holdings
  • Pam Davis, Gainesville Housing Authority
  • Denny Gies, United Way Board of Directors
  • Thomas Heffington, North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center
  • Jen Homard, Santa Fe College
  • Jason Hurst, Maple Street Biscuit Company
  • Gavin Johnson, Avison Young
  • Kyle Lindsey, Alachua County Tax Collector
  • Joe Lowry, Jr., Lowry Financial Advisors
  • Cecilie Lynch, Nationwide
  • Bobby Nellis, Publix Supermarket
  • Mercy Perkins, Publix Supermarket
  • Josh Phelps, Avmed
  • Mana Rose, JBS International, Inc. and UF, College of Medicine
  • John Sanchez, Capital City Bank
  • Kim Slone, Enterprise Holdings
  • Kevin Spellicy, Campbell Spellicy Engineering, Inc.
  • Cheryl Twombly, Department of Children and Families
  • Jennifer Weaver, North Florida Regional Medical Center
  • Lauren Weseman, CampusUSA Credit Union