Interior designer Lisa Kahn-Allen started her award-winning firm, Lisa Kahn Designs, in 2000. She offers interior design expertise for luxury residential and commercial clients across the United States and Europe. Lisa lives in Naples with her husband, Philip, and has two grown children. Their daughter, Chloe, has used many of our compassionate and life-altering services. Passionate about creating opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, Lisa became our Board President in 2018. She also enjoys writing her blog findingsanctuary.com, painting, gardening, cooking and listening to music that Philip has composed and recorded.
Carrie Cooney is a proud mother of three children, ages 28, 26 and 24, and is married to John Cooney of Stofft Cooney Architects. John and Carrie have lived in Naples since 1990. Their son Brett, 26, has autism and epilepsy. Carrie has volunteered in the community for many years. She helped us launch our signature program, the Trailblazer Academy, in 2016. In 2019, Carrie was named a Distinguished Volunteer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Collier-Lee Chapter.
Ken Gilman joined our Board of Directors in 2017. An Ohio native, Ken owned a beauty supply distribution business in the mid-Atlantic. He served on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes. He lives in Naples with his wife, Judy.
KELLY MOYNIHAN, Ph.D
Kelly Moynihan, Ph.D., was ExxonMobil’s senior environmental, regulatory and socioeconomic consultant. He retired in 2016 and moved to Naples with his wife, Kathy, and daughter, Nicki. Kelly continues to offer environmental and social consulting services. Nicki joined the Trailblazer Academy in 2018. The family enjoys spending their summers in Canada.
Eric Cosentino and his family have lived in Naples for more than 12 years. He joined Board of Directors in 2020 after volunteering with the Trailblazer Academy. Eric has more than 25 years of experience in the high-net worth financial services and wealth management industries.
Steve Evangelista has spent more than 50 years in the nonprofit arena. He has served as president and/or CEO for various non-profit organizations focusing on disabilities and medical areas. He has a passion for working with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Steve lives in Bonita Springs with his wife, Arlene.
Laura Georgelos joined our Board of Directors in July 2020. As a real estate broker with more than $200 million in sales over her many years in the business, Laura prides herself on her experience and knowledge to help her clients in all aspects of their move: strategically, financially as well as emotionally. Illinois transplants, Laura and her husband, Lou, live in Naples with their daughter, Tori, who participates in our Trailblazer Academy program. Laura has committed herself to her Illinois and Florida communities by volunteering for various organizations. Laura co-chaired our signature event, the STAR Gala, twice and helped raise almost $2 million. In 2020, she was named a Distinguished Volunteer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Collier-Lee Chapter.
Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Domenic Lucarelli was encouraged from childhood to pursue the law. A first-generation American, Domenic grew up speaking both Italian and English, and worked alongside his father in construction for many years to help pay for school. After graduating from Touro Law School in New York, Domenic moved to Florida to be closer to his family. He worked as a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s office before opening his firm. In his spare time, Domenic enjoys hockey. He helped create the Naples Roller Hockey league for children.
JERRY SCHOENFELD, Ph.D.
Jerry Schoenfeld, Ph.D., is a founding faculty member and professor of management in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has served as FGCU’s chair of the Management Department and director of the M.B.A. program. Prior to joining FGCU, Jerry was on the faculty at James Madison University in Virginia. Jerry is proud to serve on the our Board of Directors. Volunteering with us has enabled him to see the world through a different set of eyes and to recognize the value and need for the programs and activities that help the growth and well-being of STAR participants who otherwise are underserved in our community.
*July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
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