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Our Team

Our team of dynamic individuals are passionate about community change.

Leadership Team

Robin Abbott

Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO

Robin is an experienced CFO with demonstrated success in both for-profit and non-profit organizations across varying industries. Driven by her desire for excellence, she takes pride in understanding the organization to position finance as an integral strategic partner in achieving both financial and operational goals. Robin is a member of CFLOC, NABA, a Disruptive Leadership Advisory Board Member at Stetson University and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. While finance is her primary job function by day, Robin also enjoys movies, reading, music and spending time with her family and friends.

Jennifer Mikosky

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

A skilled storyteller and brand builder, Jennifer brings more than 20 years of corporate and nonprofit experience to her role at United Way. She most recently served as Vice President of Communications for the Tampa Bay Partnership, where she navigated pivotal transitions in mission and leadership, led campaigns to advance public policy initiatives, and leveraged strong media and community relationships to position the organization as a thought leader on critical regional issues. Jennifer is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Florida International University, whose work has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation and the International Economic Development Council. She is an avid traveler who has visited more than 40 countries on six continents, and currently lives in Northeast Florida with her husband, Brock, and daughter, Collins.

Maureen Mercho

Chief Development Officer

Maureen Mercho has experience leading not for profits in fundraising, communication and marketing. Driven by the desire to connect people’s passion to community needs, she takes pride in providing the best donor journey possible. Her goals at United Way include creating change through building greater connections and awareness to solutions. Outside of the office, Maureen enjoys her family, dog ZsaZsa and the beach.

Tina Wirth

Interim Head of Community Impact and Strategic Investments

Tina Wirth has been working in the Economic Development and Nonprofit sectors for more than 20 years. Most recently, she was SVP of Talent Advancement at the Charleston Metro Chamber, supporting regional alignment between education and industry through research and partnerships. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Education and Workforce Development for the JAXUSA Partnership, a division of the JAX Chamber focused upon business attraction, growth and sustainability. Other employment posts include Supervisor of Community Engagement at Duval County Public Schools and public relations for the City of Jacksonville’s Public Library. Tina holds her bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of North Florida.

Board of Directors

JIM STEPNOSKI, Chair
KPMG

MICHAEL HERMAN, Vice-Chair
Regency Centers


HENRY BROWN
Miller Electric

BRIAN EVANS
Fifth Third Bank

DR. DIANA GREENE
Duval County Public Schools

ROBERT HILL
Acosta Sales and Marketing

RUDY F. JAMISON JR., Ed.D
University of North Florida

KIRK LARSEN
Black Knight

SARA LEY
PriceWaterhouseCooper

GREG MONTANA
FIS

LISA PALMER
Regency Centers

NED PEVERLEY
Vestcom

SABEEN PERWAIZ SYED
Florida Nonprofit Alliance

DARNELL SMITH
Florida Blue

RUSS THOMAS
Availity

DELORES BARR WEAVER, Emeritus