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UPLIFT Florida Network operates with highly-experienced team members with expertise across various functions, including consultants from The Patterson Foundation. The Patterson Foundation, with a history of supporting aging initiatives, recognizes the potential of the UPLIFT Florida Network and is generously supporting the incubation of the organization.

As the organization grows and develops sustainable funding sources, UPLIFT will employ professional staff to build a network of strategic partnerships and form a network of villages throughout Florida.

Board of Directors

Emile Gauvreau

Board President

Favorite quote: “It would be wonderful, indeed, if a group of people came to earth who were for something and against nothing.” Ernest Holmes


Cynthia Kemp 

Board Vice President

Favorite quote: “Keep your eyes on the stars, but your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt


Bill Little 

Board Treasurer

Favorite quote: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, try, try, you may get what you need.”  Mick Jagger


Rachel Rivlin 

Board Secretary

Favorite quote: “One person can make a significant difference in the lives of many even if she doesn't realize it.”

Pamela Baron Mahoney 

Board Member

Favorite quote: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe


Cathy Lieblich 

Board Member

Favorite quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead



Sue Berger

Aging System Policy Coordinator, Sarasota County Government


Community Volunteers





Brenda McKay 

Founding Volunteer


Deborah Gauvreau

TPF Consultant


Kiarra Louis

TPF Consultant


Pamela Pucetas 


Roger Blanken 

Maribel Martinez