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Leadership

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

2019 - 2020 Board of Directors

Sharon Tyler, PRESIDENT
American Red Cross North Florida Region
Leslie Powell-Boudreaux, 1ST VICE PRESIDENT 
Legal Services Of North Florida
Mandy Bianchi, 2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Epilepsy Assoc. of the Big Bend
Kelly Otte, SECRETARY
PACE Center for Girls
Kevin Priest, TREASURER
Capital City Youth Services
Lisa Bretz, LSW, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Advantage Aging Solutions

2020-2021 Board of Directors


Board Members

Lisa Bretz, MSW
Advantage Aging Solutions

Yolanda Candelaria
Big Bend AHEC

Tim Center
Community Action Agency

Kimberly Galban-Countryman
LBB (Lighthouse of the Big Bend)

Jocelyne Fliger, MSW
Elder Care Services, Inc.
Cecka Rose Green
Children's Home Society of N. FL
DEI Taskforce Co-Chair

Deanna Mims
Market Done

Miaisha Mitchell
Greater Frenchtown Revitalization Council
DEI Taskforce Co-Chair

Mark Payne, CPA
James Moore & Company, CPAs

Meet the Team

AMBER R. TYNAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Amber R. Tynan is the Executive Director for United Partners for Human Services and has over 18 years of non-profit management experience. She has spent most of her career consulting with non-profits ranging in asset sizes of one million to five-hundred million - finding ways to improve their operational efficiency, while creating alternative solutions to meet the needs of their target demographic and local communities.

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, "Leader of the Year" by the Leadership Academy of North Florida, Tallahassee Democrat’s 25 Women You Need to Know, Golden A.C.E. Recipient, the Tallahassee Magazine’s Women Who Mean Business Rock Star Award Recipient, Girl Scout Council of the Panhandle’s Women of Distinction Nominee 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 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 18 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.

CATHERINE REGISTER
MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Catherine Register is the UPHS Membership and Communications Coordinator. She is devoted to advancing equity and increasing community support for diverse populations of vulnerable people. Her experience spans over a decade of service in the non-profit sector, including working with persons with disabilities, women experiencing homelessness, and individuals without health insurance. Her commitment to empowering under-resourced populations is fueled by dedication to program excellence and a passion for policy advocacy. 

She is the former Coordinator of the Tallahassee-Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls at the Oasis Center for Women and Girls. Catherine works in and out of the office to advance equity in our community, serving on multiple boards in Tallahassee. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Psychology and is a Fellow in the New Leaders Council. Along with her husband Drew, she is raising three daughters and loves to explore the North Florida outdoors. 

SHARON TYLER

PRESIDENT
Capital Area Red Cross

Leslie Powell-Boudreaux 

1ST VICE PRESIDENT
Legal Services of North Florida

MANDY BIANCHI

2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend

DEBORAH LLOYD

SECRETARY
Good News Outreach

KEVIN PRIEST

TREASURER
CCYS

LISA BRETZ

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Area Agency on Aging
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