John Gaudiano. A native of Boston, John is a United States Army Combat Veteran who has lived and worked abroad yet calls Sarasota his only home. After establishing a bank on the Suncoast that later was acquired by Fifth Third Bank, earning his MBA, and focusing his energy on real estate sales, John met and married his wife, Sunny. Together, they have a son named Rocky, who was a Sertoma Kid needing language therapy services as a toddler. The experience convinced John to become a member of Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota and to support the mission of Sertoma Kids in any way he could. When not selling real estate, you can find John with Sunny and Rocky boating, socializing at TPC Prestancia, and working with Rocky on his Olympic Dreams.
Lauren Johnson. Lauren is a recent retiree from the Sarasota County School District, having taught kindergarten through second grade for 44 wonderful years. She earned her master’s degree from USF in Gifted Education and was most passionate about gifted education and the sensory needs of gifted children. She also helped begin the first chartered middle school, Sarasota School for the Arts and Sciences, in Sarasota and worked tirelessly on that board of directors for three years. Lauren has been recognized for her accomplishments with children and the arts, being named Teacher of the Year at Fruitville Elementary School and Florida Studio Theatre’s Teacher of the Year. Now, she is loving retirement with her husband, Mark, and taking the time to frequently see their grandchildren. Playing pickleball, learning golf, biking, kayaking and recently joining the Sertoma Kids Board of Directors has kept Lauren quite active in the community.
Brett E. Kemker, PhD – Vice Provost, Associate Vice President, and Regional Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Success, University of South Florida. Dr. Kemker brings clinical and administrative experience from a number of institutions of higher education and private practice. His research interests lie in the investigation of the effects of auditory and visual stimuli on cognitive resource allocation in normal and the neurologically challenged. He has published and presented over 100 original papers in top tier journals, conventions, and consortiums all over the world. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree and Ph.D in speech and hearing sciences from the University of Florida. He brings his experiences and vision to his role at the University of South Florida which began on July 2, 2018.
Katherine Lamb – Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences & Disorders at Valdosta State University (VSU) in Valdosta, Georgia. Prior to her position at VSU, she was a Speech-Language Pathologist in an acute care hospital setting and graduate clinical supervisor. Dr. Lamb is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Georgia Speech Language Hearing Association, and the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences. Dr. Lamb received her MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Governors State University, and her Ph.D from the University of South Florida. Her research interests include lexical access, semantic relationships and the clinical impact of neurogenic disorders on lexical access. Dr. Lamb’s teaching focus at VSU includes undergraduate and graduate courses in Traumatic Brain Injury, Aphasia, Dysphagia, Neuromotor Communication Disorders, Clinical Processes, Adult Communication Disorders, Clinical Methods, Neuroanatomy, Organic Communication Disorders, Diagnostics and Practicum in Voice, Fluency & Neurogenics.
Eric Massey – Sr. Commercial Advisor, MS&C Commercial Real Estate. Eric is a fully integrated commercial real estate broker focused on the Sarasota market and specializing in the City of Sarasota and South Tamiami Trail. He began his career in commercial real estate in 1997 while living in Miami and brought his passion and enthusiasm for the business home to Sarasota in 2000, starting at MSC Commercial. Since 2015, he has closed hundreds of sales/leasing transactions totaling over $80,000,000 in volume spanning the Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte markets, working in all facets of the industry. His passion to serve his community led him to found the Sarasota YPG Group, which is still active within the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 20 years later, sit on the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for eight years, and later join Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota, where he served as the organization’s Chairman in 2016.
Linda McCollum – Owner/Broker for McCollum & Associates Realty, LLC. Linda is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Florida in 1991. Her passion has always been transitioning people in life. In Cleveland, after attending college, she became a realtor and owner of a roommate referral service. After moving to Florida, she became involved full time in selling real estate while volunteering in her faith community teaching children religious education, planning liturgy with families for funeral masses, and assisting as a Eucharistic minister. She is a long time member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors, and Realtors Association of Sarasota and Manatee. She is also a Toastmaster, as well as professional speaker, and an alumni member of Leadership Sarasota. Linda has been an active member of the Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota for 11+ years.
Audrey F. Randall – Attorney at Law. Audrey grew up in Sarasota and recently relocated back to the area with her husband and children. She graduated with a degree in Humanities/Women’s Studies from Florida State University and received her Juris Doctorate degree from St. Thomas University College of Law in Miami, Florida. Audrey is a bar licensed attorney in Florida, the District of Columbia and Texas. She has served on the boards of various legal, community and education groups, including the Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyers Board of Directors; Manatee County Florida Association for Women Lawyers Board of Directors; and Gaithersburg MOMS Club Board of Directors. She also served on the St. John’s Episcopal School of Olney, Maryland, Board of Trustees, where she chaired the Trustee Committee, overseeing the bylaws, governance documents and assisting with board management. Audrey’s legal background is primarily in Social Security Disability and legal aid via non-profit organizations. She is a Veterans Accredited attorney.
Tim Self – Financial Advisor, LPL Financial. Tim has been active in the Sarasota community since 1996. His extensive community involvement includes current board service for Visit Sarasota, Leadership Sarasota, Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota, Sarasota Suncoast UK alumni Club and a Steelers Black N Gold at Geckos Club. Previous involvement includes the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Beyond the Spectrum (school for autism), Designing Women Boutique, Women’s Resource Center and Art Center Sarasota. In 2017, Self received the “Impact In Action” award from Leadership Sarasota, and in 2016, he was elected to a 3-year term on the National Board of Sertoma Inc. Tim has also been active in many other community committees through the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Association, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and the Sarasota Alliance. He has coached a variety of local youth sports teams. Mr. Self holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.