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 39 years. They are blessed with 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. They are parishioners of St. Ann Church.
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 24 years and are proud parents of 3 children. They have lived in Naples since 1995 and are parishioners of St. Agnes 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 31 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 5 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 10 years and have adopted 3 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 Advancement 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 is on the Board of the Mother Francis de Sales Auxiliary. She serves on 2 other private Boards at this time. Until recently, 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 19 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, enabling them to live independently in the community. Maureen and Jim have been married for 25 years. They have 6 children and faith and family life is central to them. They have called Naples home for the past 25 years. They attend St. Ann Church and are actively involved in parish life. Both are currently serving as Extraordinary Ministers of The Eucharistic. 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 snow skier, reader and gardener, supplementing the family meals with many homegrown fruits and vegetables.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Charles and his wife Joy have lived in Naples as full time residents since 1998. Charles received his MBA from University of Wisconsin and his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School. His background expertise is in the tax accounting field and law. 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 27 years, and have two daughters and three grandchildren. They attend Center Point Community Church in Naples.
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.
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 the last 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