2023-2024 Officers

The champions of UPHS are our volunteers; our Board of Directors are the foundation of everything we do.

PRESIDENT

JEANNE' FREEMAN, MSW, MSP

CEO, Neighborhood Medical Center

1ST VICE PRESIDENT

KIM SINEATH

Director of Family Resource Centers, Children's Home Society of Florida

2ND VICE PRESIDENT

JOCELYNE FLIGER, MSW

CEO, Elder Care Services of the Big Bend

SECRETARY

KIM GALBAN-COUNTRYMAN

CEO, Independence Landing

TREASURER

LAFONDA HEIDEL

CEO, Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend

PAST PRESIDENT

LESLIE POWELL-BOUDREAUX

Executive Director, Legal Services of North FL

Board of Directors

Yolanda Carlson
Big Bend AHEC

Tim Center
Community Action Agency

Monique Ellsworth
Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Morgan Evers
FINACIOUS

Gina Giacomo
FL Council on Delinquency & Crime

Patricia Holliday
Retired, City of Tallahassee

Dr. Lenny Marshall
Big Bend Hospice

Jim McShane, MPA
CareerSource Capital Region

Kay Meyers
2-1-1 Big Bend

M. Miaisha Mitchell
Tallahassee Food Network

Heather Mosley
The Less Fortunate Still Matter Foundation

Mark Payne, CPA
James Moore

Dr. Rachel Pienta
Wakulla 4-H/UF IFAS

Bill Wilson
Graceful Solutions



Meet the Team

AMBER R. TYNAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Amber@uphsfl.org
Amber R. Tynan is the Executive Director for United Partners for Human Services and has 20 years of nonprofit management experience. She has spent most of her career consulting with nonprofits ranging from start-up, grassroots organizations to five-hundred million in asset size - finding ways to improve their operational efficiency, while creating alternative solutions to meet the needs of their target demographic and local communities. Amber has specialized expertise in fundraising, donor cultivation, board governance, strategic planning, and community building.

Amber has been recognized for her demonstrated commitment and performance in our nonprofit community as the Fundraiser of the Year by the Big Bend Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (2013), "Leader of the Year" by the Leadership Academy of North Florida (2014), Kiwanian of the Year by the Capital City Kiwanis Club (2013 and 2014), 2014 KCCI Community Catalyst, Tallahassee Democrat’s 25 Women You Need to Know Honoree (2015), Golden A.C.E. Recipient (2015), Tallahassee Women Magazine’s Women Who Mean Business Rock Star Award Recipient (2015), , Girl Scout Council of the Panhandle’s Women of Distinction Honoree (2016), Centennial Award Recipient by the Capital City Kiwanis Club (2016), Walter Zeller Fellowship Award Recipient by the Capital City Kiwanis Club (2016), Reubin Askew Community Engagement Leadership Award Honoree (2022), Oxford Learning Academy’s Community Leader of the Year Recipient (2023), Domi Station's Community Leader Recipient (2023), Tallahassee Women's Magazine's R.E.D. Gala Determined Award Honoree (2023), and a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 35.

A philanthropist at heart, Amber enjoys volunteering within the community and serves on multiple boards sharing her personal philosophy of “together we’re better.” Amber is a graduate of Florida State University with a B.A. in English and Communication. Amber and her husband Ray welcomed their daughter Finnley-Ann Harper in 2016 and when she is not at the office, you can usually find Amber SCUBA diving or on their boat in the Gulf of Mexico.

LASHAWN GORDON
DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Lashawn@uphsfl.org
Lashawn Gordon is the UPHS Director of Strategic Initiatives. Lashawn brings extensive experience in nonprofit management, community engagement, leadership and program development to her role at UPHS. She has worked in the human services sector for the last 19 years; most recently as the Program Director at PACE Center for Girls, Leon.

Lashawn combines excellence and integrity with innovation to meet the needs of our community and we couldn't be more excited to have her serving the needs of our members. Upon accepting the position, she shared "This is an amazing opportunity and a huge blessing to be joining the UPHS family. I look forward to working with our human services community and serving our members!"

She is a member of Leadership Tallahassee (Class 34) and currently on the Board Directors for UPHS Member, PACE Center for Girls, Leon.

JUSTIN FITZPATRICK
MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Justin@uphsfl.org
Justin Fitzpatrick joins us with experience within the human services nonprofit sector, most recently serving as the Community Relations Director for We Are All We Need, Inc. (WAAWN).

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Justin is a product of Leon County and all it has to offer. An alumnus of Florida A&M University with a degree in Music, he has worked with numerous organizations and businesses in the areas of social media development and management, website building and multimedia creation, as well as fostering community-based collaboration through the Village at WAAWN.

He is passionate about giving back to his hometown, and shining a light on nonprofit organizations that are truly making a difference, for the world to see.

JAMIE LYNN CARTER
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Jamie Lynn Carter has a genuine passion for human services and creating equity within our community and was delighted by the opportunity to join the team at UPHS as the Administrative Coordinator. Jamie Lynn works closely with the Executive Director and the RWC-340B Managing Director to provide core support for all administrative functions, member data and communication, events, and activities of UPHS.

Jamie Lynn is a mental health advocate and found her desire to work in the nonprofit world after getting involved with NAMI Tallahassee (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Jamie Lynn uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.

Jamie Lynn is a lover of all animals and the proud mother of the two best looking dogs, Auggie, her husky/wolf mix, and his older brother Spencer, her shepherd/boxer mix.

MICHAEL D. THOMPSON, Pharm.D.
RWC-340B Managing Director

info@rwc340b.org
Michael D. Thompson, Pharm.D.  brings extensive experience as a Pharmacist, retired university professor and administrator with a clinical specialty in HIV drug therapy management, and implementation and evaluation of health-systems to foster quality interprofessional patient care.

Michael has also successfully received over $2M in research and clinical service funding, including the establishment of the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education Training Center, and consultative services for provision of both the Florida Department of Health and Leon County's AIDS Drug Assistance Programs.

Michael has written and contributed to over twenty-four publications, and actively serves on numerous boards helping organizations achieve health equity for their clients.
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