Circles of Care, Inc. is a private, not for profit corporation that is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization and a registered charitable corporation in the State of Florida. A voluntary citizen board of twenty-two persons who live and work in Brevard County governs Circles of Care, Inc. This active and involved Board of Directors is charged with:​

  • Establishing all policies governing the corporation
  • Approving annually the goals, objectives and a plan of operation for the delivery of services.
  • Approval of an annual budget.
  • Oversight of financial records and audits.
  • Assuring those persons of the Brevard community are served with quality, appropriate and efficient programs.

Board members are selected for their interest and desire in the provision of quality behavioral healthcare services in Brevard County. The board members are reflective of the different geographical areas of the County and many represent consumers and family members with special interest in our various programs. Circles of Care is proud, as well, of the length of service of our board members.

Brian L. Lightle

  • Chairperson of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care
  • Member of the Board of Directors Since 2013
  • President & Broker ~ Lightle Beckner Robison, Inc
  • Board Member ~ EDC of Florida’s Space Coast
  • Calvary Chapel Melbourne ~ Finance committee
  • NAR—National Association of Realtors
  • Melbourne/Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce – Past-Chairman International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
  • Board of Directors ~ Rotary Club of Indialantic, Fl
  • Board of Director – SIOR
  • Past Chair of EDC Florida’s Space Coast
  • Past Chair ~ Indialantic Rotary Club
  • Past Chair ~ Melbourne /Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President Founders Forum


  • CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • SIOR –Society of Industrial & Office Realtors

Jerry Allender, Esq​, Emeritus 

  • Member of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care – since 2003
  • Partner in the Law Office of Allender & Allender, P.A. (Elder Law)
  • Juris Doctorate Degree, Stetson University College of Law
  • Former Municipal Judge, City of Titusville (7 years)
  • Outstanding Municipal Judge, Florida Municipal Judges Association (1973)
  • Former Instructor, Real Estate License Law (12 years)
  • Past Chairman/Director, Brevard Symphony Orchestra
  • Past Chairman, Aging Matters of Brevard (formerly Community Services Council)
  • Board of Directors, Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
  • Chairman – Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Civilian Military Foundation
  • Member of Brevard County Bar Association, Florida Bar Association and Indiana Bar Association

Mark J. Boyd

  • Member of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care, Inc., – since 2023
  • The Viera Company
  • Boyd & Boyd, P.A.
  • University of Georgia School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • Duke University – Bachelor of Arts
  • Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business – Business Bridge Program Certificate

Community Involvement

  • The Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce (Treasurer, Executive Committee, Vice Chair for Board Governance, Vice Chair for Business Development, Board of Directors, Chair of Small Business Council)
  • Keep Brevard Beautiful (Board Chair, Executive Committee, Board Governance Committee, Board of Directors)
  • Brevard County Estate Planning Council (Treasurer, Secretary, Board of Directors)
  • Junior Achievement of the Space Coast (Board of Directors, Business Hall of Fame Committee, Classroom Volunteer, Business Blastoff Competition Judge)
  • City of Satellite Beach, Council member
  • Brevard County Civilian/Military Community Relations Council

Past Community Involvement

  • LEAD Brevard (Class of 2019, “4 Under 40” Finalist)
  • 321Millennials
  • High School Mock Trial coach
  • Boys & Girls Club, Coach & Tutor

Former Assistant District Prosecutor – State of Georgia

Member – Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court

Robin M. L. Cornell

  • Member of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care, Inc., – since 2023
  • Beachside Lawyer
  • Stetson University College of Law – Juris Doctor Degree (JD)
  • Florida Institute of Technology – Bachelors of Science, Psychology

Community Involvement

  • President/Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • Friends of Sally’s House, Board of Directors
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Children’s Hunger Project-supporter
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida – supporter

Past Involvement

  • Serene Harbor
  • Devereux Hospital and Children’s center

Dr. Brenda Fettrow

  • Chairperson of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2009
  • Past City Manager, City of Cocoa
  • Doctorate Degree in Education, University of Florida
  • Past Chair, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Civilian/Military Community Relations Council
  • Board Member, Space Coast Economic Development Comission (EDC)
  • Life Member, Central Brevard NAACP
  • Executive Committee Member, Space Coast (EDC)
  • Vice-Chair, North Brevard Economic Development Zone Board
  • Member, Charter Review Committee Port Canaveral

Darcia Jones Francey

  • Member of the Board of Directors since 1983
  • Past Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
  • Bachelor of Arts Degrees in History and Biology, Wesleyan College
  • Graduate School, the University of St. Thomas
  • Community Service Leader averages 40 volunteer hours a week
  • Florida Today 2002 Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Chairwoman, PREVENT! Of Brevard Board of Directors
  • Member, Sally’s Friends Guild
  • Foosanar Art Museum Guild
  • Holmes Regional Medical Center Grape Escape Volunteer Committee
  • Brevard Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors
  • Brevard Symphony Orchestra Volunteer of the Year 1999
  • Brevard Symphony Orchestra South Guild
  • Women’s Center Guild Board
  • Member, Project Hunger
  • Melbourne Civic Theatre Board of Directors
  • Brevard Cultural Alliance Board of Directors
  • American Association of University Women Lifetime Member
  • Wesleyan College Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service 2004

Benjamin Glover

  • ​Member of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care, Inc., – since 2018
  • National Realty of Brevard, Inc.
  • Florida Real Estate Licensee/Lead Brevard Class of 2016/Easter Florida State College
  • Board of Directors – Easter Florida State College Foundation
    • Brevard County Planning & Development Planning & Zoning
    • Crosswinds Youth Services
  • Past Committee Member – United Way Emerging Leaders Program
  • Committee Member – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Pet Posse Steering Committee
  • Committee Member – Brevard County Sheriff’s Public Safety Charity Fundraising
  • Past Committee Member – City of Cocoa – Strategic Plan

Dewey Harris

  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2001
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Co-owner, Harris, Miller & Bernhardt, P.A.
  • Brevard Community College Board of Trustees
  • Cocoa Village Playhouse Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Wuesthoff Health Systems Foundation
  • Past Board Officer, Brevard Crisis Hotline

Heidar Heshmati, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2004
  • Director, Brevard County Health Department
  • Chief Local Registrar, Vital Statistics
  • Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Member, Florida and American Medical Associations
  • Member and Board of Governors, Brevard County Medical Society
  • Member, Children’s Services Council of Brevard County
  • Volunteer Dental Society Board of Directors
  • Health Advisory Board for Child Care Association
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Sciences, NOVA Southeastern University
  • Member, Florida Society for Preventive Medicine
  • Member, Florida Public Health Association
  • Member, National Association of Local Board of Health

Sheriff Robert Wayne Ivey

  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
  • Sheriff of Brevard County, Florida
  • In law Enforcement for three decades.
  • Graduate from FBI National Academy
  • Bachelors Degree from Daytona State College
  • National Sheriffs Association
  • Sheriff’s Advisory council to the Florida Highway Patrol
  • American Cancer Society
  • AMI Kids
  • Crosswinds Youth Services
  • EFSC Foundation Central Florida PBA

Past Organization and Affiliations

  • Prevent of Brevard
  • Promise of Brevard
  • Central Brevard Humane Society

Neil M. Jackson

  • Member of the Board of Directors since 1997
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Business Manger, FirstWave Financial, Inc.
  • Member and Past President, Suntree Pineda Rotary Club
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • Suntree Viera Parks Advisory Committee
  • Former Coach, Space Coast United Soccer Club
  • Past Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Suntree United Methodist Church

Amy J. Krupp

  • Member of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care, Inc., – since 2023
  • Edward Jones/Cocoa-Financial Advisor
  • Barry University – Masters of Art, Administration
  • Barry University – Bachelors of Science, Administration

Community Involvement

  • Cocoa beach Regional Chamber of Commerce – Chairperson/Board of Directors
  • Ascension Catholic Church
  • CivMil – Brevard
  • Rockledge High School

Past Involvement

  • Mended Little Hearts of the Space Coast
  • Mark’s Episcopal Church
  • Children Hunger Project
  • Boys & Girls Club

Professional Certifications

  •  2-15 Life, Health and Variable Annuities License
  • Series 7 Financial Advisor license
  • Sales leader of the year
  • Star Performer Award
  • Team Performance Award

Jack Masson

  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2003
  • Retired Director of Parks and Recreation for Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
  • Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Brevard
  • Board of Directors – Space Coast Field of Dreams
  • Board of Directors, Keep Brevard Beautiful
  • Board of Directors – Cocoa YMCA
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors – Boys & Girls Club of Brevard County
  • Board of Directors – Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida
  • Board Member – Brevard County Merritt Island/Beaches Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
  • Board Member – City of West Melbourne Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
  • Recipient of the Brevard County Excellence in Public Service Award – annual given to a senior management employee recognizing professional service and community involvement.
  • Recipient of Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow Award – the club’s expression of appreciation through the Foundation to an individual who has aided in humanitarian and educational programs.
  • Inducted into the University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance Hall of Fame. This prestigious recognition highlights an outstanding alumnus demonstrating significant contribution and accomplishments “above & beyond”.
  • Inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Amateur Sports Development.
  • Recipient of the Space coast Public Service Award and Inducted into their Hall of Fame.
  • Recipient of the Space Coast Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award.

Luke Miorelli

  • Member of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care, Inc., – since 2022
  • MEC Forensics, LLC
  • University of Florida – Civic/Structural Engineer

Community Involvement

  • Eau Gallie Rotary

Past Involvement

  • Construction Licensing Board & building Code Board of Adjustments


  • Professional Engineer
  • State Licensed General Contractor
  • Board Certified Diplomat International Board of Forensic Engineers & Scientist
  • Board Certified Senior Member National Academy of Forensic Engineers

Andrew Pickett

  • Member of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care, Inc., – since 2018
  • Andrew Pickett Law, PLLC
  • University of Miami – Masters In Law
  • University of Florida – Juris Doctor Degree (JD)
  • Board of Director – Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard
    • Space Coast Tiger Bay Club
  • Volunteer Judge – 18th Circuit Teen Court
    • Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching Program
  • Instructor – The Law Enforcement Academy
    • Paralegal Program – Eastern Florida State College
  • Former Prosecutor – State Attorney’s Office
  • Awarded State Attorney’s Office Pride in Excellence Attorney of the Year
  • Past Member – Brevard County Bar Association
  • Past President – Young Lawyer Division, Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member – Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court

Judge Charles J. Roberts

  • Member of the Board of Directors since 1995
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Circuit Court Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Juris Doctorate Degree, Stetson University College of Law
  • Former Member, Florida House of Representatives
  • Former Brevard County Commissioner
  • Graduate of University of Florida
  • Graduate of Brevard Community College
  • Graduate of Melbourne High School
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Todd Russell

  • Member of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care, Inc., – since 2023
  • Davies Houser & Secrest, CPP, P.A.
  • University of Central Florida

President / Managing Shareholder – Davies Houser & Secrest

  • Handling Governmental Auditing
  • Financial Operations
  • Brevard County, Dependent Special Districts

Community Involvement

  • Children’s Home Society
  • Community Foundation for Brevard
  • Florida Institute for CPAs

Robert E. Salonen

  • Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care
  • Member of the Board of Directors from 2000-2009; returned to the Board in 2011
  • Director of Business Development, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
  • Past Director of Marketing & Development, Brevard Regional Hyperbaric Center/SAMI
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Business Management, University of Connecticut
  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), International Economic Development Council
  • Leadership & Management Certificate, Florida Institute of Technology/ Melbourne Chamber of Commerce
  • Lead Brevard Class of 1999
  • Member, National Space Club
  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Member, Florida Space Business Development Group
  • Member, International Economic Development Council
  • Past Member, Palm Bay Economic Development Task Force
  • Past Volunteer, Civil Air Patrol – Florida
  • Boy Scouts of America, Adult Leadership (1989-2009)

Stockton Whitten

  • Member of the Board of Directors Since 2018
  • Associate Vice President of Facilities and Special Project – Eastern Florida State College
  • Master of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University
  • Master of Art, University of Florida
  • Brevard Community College Adjunct Instructor
  • Brevard County Board of Commissioners
    • County Manager
    • Deputy County Manager
    • Asst. County Manager
    • Interim County Manager
    • Director, Management Services
    • Assistant to County Manager
  • Broward Board of County commissioners
    • Policy Analyst
    • Budget/Management Policy Analyst
  • Alachua Count Broad of County Commissioners
    • Intern – Non-Ad Valorem Assessments
  • Board Chair ~ Brevard Family Partnership
  • Board Member ~ Brevard Workforce
  • Past Board Member ~ Crosswind Youth Services

Scott D. Widerman

  • IP Chairperson of the Board of Directors – Circles of Care
  • Member of the Board of Directors Since 2014
  • Partner, Attorney at Law~ Zies Widerman & Malek
  • University of Central Florida (B.S., 1995)
  • Barry University (J.D., 2002)
  • United States District Court of Florida (Middle District)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit United States Supreme Court
  • Past and Present Affiliations:

Past and Present Organization and Affiliations:

  • Board of Directors ~ The Cape Canaveral Hospital District
  • Board of Directors ~ The Friends of Sally’s House
  • Florida Bar
  • Vasser B. Carlton American Inns of Court
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, in addition to being
  • Member of the Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Prevent of Brevard
  • Brevard Youth Soccer League
  • Jewish Federation of Brevard