David joined the board in 2012. David became involved with CPCI through his wife Maria, who has been a volunteer at the center at various times in the past. They are continually inspired by the amazing work and dedication of the staff and volunteers at CPCI. David is graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Bachelor in Business Administration and he is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for Private Capital Management, a local Registered Investment Adviser. David and Maria have been married 29 years and are proud parents of 3 children. They have lived in Naples since 1995 and are parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Church.
Jeff joined the Board in 2016. He has been blessed to help with several respect life organizations, including serving on the Board of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond. Jeff is a graduate of Rutgers University. He retired in 2015 after a career in Finance. Over the course of his professional career, he was a Chief Financial Officer for several different public and large private companies. In the past, Jeff has been involved in serving others in need through involvement in Prison Ministry, the Haiti Twin Parish Ministry, and a Soup Kitchen. He was also blessed to make a volunteer trip to Calcutta, India where he served abandoned children and sick and dying people with the Missionaries of Charity. Jeff and his wife Donna have been married 33 years. They have 3 adult sons. They live in Marco Island and are active members of San Marco Catholic Church.
Connie joined the board over 8 years ago. She was looking for a pro-life organization that had an effective local presence and was active in promoting the culture of life in the Naples community. Connie graduated with a B.A in English from the University of Louisville and a J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law. Connie was actively involved in the Florida Bar, Collier County and Lee County Bar associations for over 15 years. She worked primarily in private practice doing trial work and then transitioned to real estate. She was also active as a professional mediator. Connie and her husband have been married 8 years and have adopted 4 children. Connie now devotes her time to their family and works part time from home managing the family's rental properties in New York and Florida. They attend St. Agnes Catholic Church in Naples and Christ the King Catholic Church in Sarasota.
Maureen began working with CPCI (then EPS) in 1990 as a volunteer counselor. She served in this role for 4 years. She then joined the Board of Directors in 1996, serving at Secretary for several years. Presently, she serves as a director on the Board and is a member of the Events Committee. Maureen graduated from Boston College in 1985 with a B.A. degree in History and Philosophy. Maureen has been a stay at home mom all her married life. This has allowed her to pursue various volunteer opportunities, in addition to homeschooling her children in their religious studies. She was on the Board of the Mother Francis de Sales Auxiliary. She serves on 2 other private Boards at this time. She served on St. Ann Church's Pastoral Committee and headed The Respect Life Committee there as well. She is active at her children's school, where she has volunteered weekly for the past 24 years. She served as a board member on the Naples-based National Family Foundation for 5 years. Before having children, she taught pre-school and worked with mentally retarded adults, in the Boston area, enabling them to live independently in the community. Maureen and Jim have been married since 1987. They have 6 children and faith and family life is central to them. They have called Naples home since 1987. They attend St. Ann Church and are actively involved in parish life. Both are currently serving as Extraordinary Ministers of The Eucharistic. Maureen was a member of the MOMS group at St. Ann Church for 5 years. Maureen continues to lead a Bible Study group which she started 5 years ago. Raising 6 children with Jim and helping them get to heaven is the greatest passion in Maureen's life! In addition, she is an avid fan at her children’s sporting events, and enjoys: snow skiing, paddle boarding, reading and gardening; supplementing the family meals with many homegrown fruits and vegetables.
Tina joined the Board in 2013. She and her husband, Aubrey, initially became involved with CPCI as financial supporters. For the past five years Tina has become increasingly devoted to the pro-life movement at St. Ann Parish, where she is an active volunteer, lector, and member of the Liturgical and Environmental Committee. She is also an active member of the Mother Frances de Sales Auxiliary to the Homeless. Previous to her involvement with CPCI; Tina served on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club and the David Lawrence Center.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Charles and his wife Joy have lived in Naples as full time residents since 1998. Charles, a CPA, received his MBA from University of Wisconsin and his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School. His background expertise is in tax sensitive investing. He is founder of Lewis Capital Management. He has served as a deacon and elder at Center Point Community Church, president of Naples Christian Academy and treasurer of Bear's Paw Country Club. Charles and Joy have been married 28 years, and have two daughters and three grandchildren. They attend Center Point Community Church in Naples.
Bill and his wife Sandy make their home in Naples, Florida via Minneapolis, Minnesota, Detroit, Michigan, Baltimore, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Center Point Community Church of Naples is their church home and Northwestern College of Roseville, Minnesota is Bill’s alma mater where he earned a B.S. degree in Business & Administration. He spent 25 years with General Motors before establishing his customer retention enterprise consulting with automotive manufacturers. Bill and Sandy have been married 43 years and have three daughters and three grandchildren. Care, Compassion & Choice, and the impressive and faithful servitude and leadership of CPCI is clearly visible to Bill; a mission of profound impact.
Karen joined the board in 2018. Karen's mother was the founding president of CPCI (then EPS) in 1974. She is proud to come from an active pro-life family and is honored to be part of a life affirming Board. Karen is passionate about growing the pro-life movement in our community and is inspired by CPCI’s dedicated staff and volunteers. Karen is a graduate of Florida State University, with a double major in economics and political science. Karen is a partner with Intellus Advisors of Raymond James. She holds the following professional designations Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Certified Private Wealth Advisor®, and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor. Karen attends Center Point Community Church.
Maripat joined the Board in 2018. She and her husband, Tom, enjoy being full time residents of Florida. Their northern part time home is Hartland, Wisconsin. Maripat has always been involved with prolife and pro-family causes and organizations including Wisconsin Right to Life and Christ Child Society. She is past president of the Women’s Center in Milwaukee and chaired their capital campaign along with her husband. She has served in various leadership roles in her parish in Wisconsin and is invested in the Order of Malta. She and Tom have been married 54 years with 4 married children and 12 grandchildren, their greatest blessing.
Lucia became involved with CPCI as a volunteer client advocate. She took a more active role as a Board member in 1993 and has served in various positions over the years. She is a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ with a B.S. degree in Education. Lucia currently serves as Board Chairman and also serves on various committees of the Board. She served as the chair of the committee to convert the pregnancy center to a medical clinic in 2002, and served as a liaison for the Collier Community Abstinence Project (CCAP) along with assisting in coordinating with area schools in providing abstinence education programs to middle and high school students. Lucia and her husband BJ have lived in Naples since 1991. They have been married for over 41 years. They are blessed with 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren. They are parishioners of St. Ann Church.
Gary assumed the role of CEO in August 2013 to lead the entire organization's operations while executing on strategic direction and planning for future CPCI growth. Gary brings to CPCI many gift and talents. He has a proven track record of strong leadership, fiscal responsibility and people skills. Gary honed these capabilities over thirty eight years first while serving as an officer in the United States Navy (he is a graduate of the US Naval Academy) and later by holding numerous positions of increased responsibility in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply distribution business. In addition, he serves his local Bishop and church community as an ordained Roman Catholic Deacon. He is very passionate about using the next phase of his career in service. After much prayer and discernment he feels that God is calling him to use his leadership abilities at CPCI to grow and expand the impact we have in saving babies with our successful medical clinic model. Gary has been married to his wife, Ginny, for 38 years and they have two adult children, both who are married. They are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren. Gary and Ginny have relocated to Naples from Dublin, Ohio.
Dr. Jim Nite