The Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida enjoys a very diverse membership which greatly enhances the experience for all members. Our community draws from all types of non-profit organizations and for-profit companies with an interest in creating and supporting philanthropy on Florida’s First Coast.

The Board of Directors are nominated and elected from member agencies on an annual basis.


Michael Elias
Head of Major Gift Giving 
United Way of NE FL

Immediate Past-President 
Kim Govan
Sr. Dir. of Membership & Community Outreach
Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida

Kenneth R. Thompson, Jr., CTFAS                                      Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Executive 
Cypress Bank and Trust

Members At Large

John "Jack" Fishburne III
Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene, P.A.

Olivia Bush
Dir. Charitable Gift Planning
Fleet Landing

Martha Cox
Director of Grants and Research
Episcopal Children's Services

Teri Ketchum
Presbyterian Social Ministries

Tania Yount
Chief Development Officer
Barnabas Center, Inc.

Mariette Brodeur, Esq., CAP®                                                                               Vice President & Trust                                                Cypress Bank and Trust

Jackie Culver, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Jacksonville Speech and Hearing

Michelle Adams
Director of Development
Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc

Kellie Ann Kelleher-Smith, MS/MA
Director, Foundation
Jewish Federation & Foundation of Northeast Florida                                                                                                                                            

Rachel Mueller
Chief Development Officer
Hope Haven                                                          

Jennifer Kifer
Partner, Probate & Trust Administration

Holland & Knight LLP   

The Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida brings together nonprofit and for-profit professionals merging their expertise in estate and tax planning, financial planning and charitable giving to foster awareness and to provide an effective forum for education, communication, networking and collaboration for our gift planning community.