A Community Foundation for Charitable Giving
Tom L. Hofmeister, Chairman
Tom has over 35 years of experience in Central Florida as business owner, entrepreneur, and community leader, with a reputation for vision, integrity, and performance. Some of his many areas of expertise include establishing corporate relationships, corporate staffing, financial infrastructure, and creating lucrative business opportunities. Tom’s Guiding Principal: Being fortunate enough to make money affords us the privilege of giving back and helping others.
Ann Huffstetler Rou, Vice Chairman/Secretary
Rou is a life-long resident of Eustis, Florida where she has continued her parents’ involvement in the civic, religious, and philanthropic life of the community. She is a sustaining member of the Eustis Service League, and she was the organizing president of the Eustis Band Shell Society. Rou has served as a trustee for the Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation for over twenty years.
Richard A. Paul, Treasurer
Paul is a native Floridian and a retired Certified Public Account and Certified Value analyst. He has served as Treasurer and member on the North Lake Hospital District.
Mark Brewer, Director
Brewer is President and CEO of the Central Florida Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Donors Forum of Central Florida.
Margo S. Odum, Director
Odom has lived her entire life in Florida. She recently retired from century Link as the Regional Director of External Affairs. Margo Odom received her BA from the University of South Florida and her MA degree from Rollins College. She serves on Lake Sumter State College’s District Board of Trustees of which she is past Chair, on the LSSC Foundation, the Educational Foundation of Lake County, and the Umatilla Citrus Growers Association.
John R. Prickett, Jr. Director
Jack Prickett has owned Prickett Properties since 1973. He specializes in commercial and net lease properties in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. He received his BA degree from Louisiana State University and his MA from Emory University. Prickett is past president of the Lake County Board of Realtors.
Anita Young, Director
Anita Young has completed her 30th year of employment at Advent Health Waterman, formerly known as Florida Hospital Waterman. She was appointed as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2016. Her prior roles include serving as President and Chief Development Officer, Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation, since 1996 and Director of Development from 1988 until 1996. Prior to the Foundation, Anita worked in various healthcare-related capacities at East Carolina University and Methodist Healthcare Systems of Memphis, TN.
George Warren Jr., Director
George Warren is the owner of Bay and Lake Pharmacies, a long-established business in Eustis, Florida. Warren has been a local independent pharmacist for over 30 years and is a member of the National Community Pharmacist Association, American Pharmacy Association, and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
Dalton Yancey, Director
Dalton Yancey, a graduate of the University of Florida and active alumnus, recently retired from a 35-year career of advocacy for the interests of American agriculture. He represented the interests of sugarcane farmers and citrus growers. He currently owns and operates a small citrus grove in north Lake County and manages family businesses.