Meet our Board of Directors
Lisa Schultz is the founder and CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of J4 Leaders. She is Chief Services Officer for CNL Financial Group. She has a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University. In her position at CNL Financial Group, Lisa is responsible for the alignment of CNL Financial Group’s strategy, brand, culture and leadership to accelerate organizational performance. She facilitates the development and communication of CNL’s strategic architecture and integrates those plans with business management systems. In addition, she oversees all facets of the private alternative investment firm’s marketing, communications and human capital management. This includes corporate and product messaging, investor communications, community development, public affairs, brand, leadership development, performance management and total rewards. She also serves as a member of the CNL Financial Group Board of Directors.
Lisa has also served as an elder for First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, as a board member for Lifework Leadership and as an advisory board member for the Soderquist Center for Leadership & Ethics. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Grace Medical Home, which provides exceptional healthcare to uninsured residents in Central Florida, and is on the Board of Directors for LIFT Orlando, a group committed to breaking the cycle of poverty through neighborhood revitalization. Mrs. Schultz is also a Board Member of James Madison Institute, Florida’s premier free-market think tank and serves on the Advisory Board for The Collaborative Orlando, a culture-shaping workforce at the Center for Work and Faith at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.
Tami Kaiser is a retired human resources executive with a focus on management and executive development, Tami spent 14 years with Darden Restaurants, where she served as part of the leadership team and led human resource development for Red Lobster, and over 20 years in the hospitality industry with Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inn and Harrah’s Entertainment. Tami currently serves on the boards of J4 Leaders, Women Doing Well (a national women’s ministry fostering generosity), The Heart of The City Foundation and The Collaborative. She has served First Presbyterian Church of Orlando as an elder and on the boards of Lifework Leadership, The Jobs Partnership of Florida, Mercy Drive Ministries, as President of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and multiple professional organizations. She holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University and a master’s from the University of Memphis.
Catherine Poole is president of Poole & Associates, a marketing and event planning firm. She holds a Bachelor of Marketing degree from Colorado State University, where she was the VP of the business school. Ms. Poole has extensive experience in marketing theatre. She also has produced several city wide events in Central Florida. Ms. Poole is actively involved in our community and currently serves on the board of directors for Lydia House.
Lauren Heatwole is the Owner and Managing Partner of Heatwole Law Firm, P.A. Lauren practices in the area of commercial and business litigation, as well as family law (including divorces, paternity and family disputes). In representing clients, Lauren strives to deliver Compassionate Justice® as her clients go through the legal system. Lauren graduated in 2003 with a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law and in 2000 with a B.A. from the University of Florida. Lauren is the Past-President of the Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section. She also is a member of the Christian Legal Society and volunteers her time as a Guardian ad Litem to children in need. Lauren is also alumni of Lifework Leadership Orlando. Lauren attends, and serves at, ReThink Life Church in Orlando.
Amanda Ober joined WESH 2 News in August 1997, moving to central Florida from her home state of New Hampshire where she was the morning and noon anchor at WMUR-TV in Manchester. She earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Troy State University in Troy, AL. She has received several professional awards, including the Associated Press Best Spot News award for tracking down two of New Hampshire's top 10 deadbeat dads. Amanda is an accomplished political reporter, part of the WMUR-TV team that covered New Hampshire's presidential primaries in 1992 and 1996. Amanda was also part of the team that won a Columbia Dupont award for coverage of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, as well as an Edward R. Murrow regional award for her reporting on the Casey Anthony trial. Amanda has volunteered on the board of several faith-based non-profits including the Christian Service Center and Samaritan Village. She currently serves on the Governing Board of Summit Church as well as the board of J4 Leaders. She also volunteers as a coach to small group leaders at her church and as a mentor to several young woman. Amanda is a proud graduate of Lifework Leadership Orlando."
Beth Rudloff currently blogs for MedSpeaks about health care innovation. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northcentral University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Bowling Green State University. Ms. Rudloff held a variety of administrative positions at Orlando Health for 27 years including Chief Operating Officer for the cancer center, Chief Nursing Officer for Orlando Regional Medical Center, Chief Quality Officer, Director of Care Management, and Executive Director of Healthchoice. Beth also serves on the board of Samaritan Village.
Kathryn Oberto is a partner in the international law firm of Holland & Knight LLP. She holds a law degree from the University of Florida College of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Florida, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Oberto has extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in the commercial leasing of shopping centers and outparcels, restaurants, high-rise office buildings, mixed-use projects, raw land and industrial/warehouse facilities. She also represents buyers, developers and sellers in the acquisition, development (including infrastructure development) and disposition of commercial properties; and lenders and borrowers in connection with the acquisition, construction and permanent financing and re-financing of commercial properties. Ms. Oberto is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the board of directors for Shepherd’s Hope, Inc. and the Winter Park YMCA. She has held various board positions with the Central Florida Gator Club, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), the Orlando Day Nursery and United Arts of Central Florida.
Shannon Walsh most recently served as the Executive Director of the Management and Executive Education Center at the Crummer Graduate School at Rollins College, a community catalyst for transforming organizations and serving community leaders. Shannon holds a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelors Degree in Spanish, Literature, Language and Culture with a minor in English from Syracuse University.
Amy Lein, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Director of Human Resources with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Previously she served in Human Resources with Cirque du Soleil in Orlando FL and Treetops Resort in Gaylord MI. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University. Ms. Lein volunteers with The Jobs Partnership of Florida and serves on the board of GOSHRM (Greater Orlando SHRM) as President-Elect. Additionally, she serves on the HR Council for Feeding America and as co-leader of the HR Affinity Group of non-profit HR professionals in Central Florida. Ms. Lein and her husband, Johnathan, are active members of Orangewood Church in Maitland. They have one son, NoahDavid, along with his wife, Natalie, and granddaughter, Vienna Grace.
Claire Fournier most recently served as the Chief Strategic Partnership Officer for Orlando Health. Prior to that, she served for two years as the Chief Strategy Officer of Women’s Services. Leaving a 32-year business and entrepreneurial career, Fournier entered her “second career” in health care in 2012. Her life was saved after the birth of her son, Michael, at Arnold Palmer Hospital in 1996.
Claire is currently enrolled in graduate school in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Her expected graduation date with an Executive Master’s in Philanthropic Studies is May 2019.
Claire served on the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation Board and Winnie Palmer Women’s Advisory Council as a volunteer until joining Orlando Health as a team member. She has been involved in numerous community organizations including serving as the Chairman of the Board of Shepherd’s Hope, which offers free health care to the working uninsured. She is a proud graduate of the University of Florida in communications and marketing. Claire currently serves her community on several Boards including: Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, J4 Leaders, United Way Women’s Executive Council and Hispanic Business Initiative Fund. One of her life mottos of service is, “to those whom much is given, much is expected."
Secily currently serves as the Director of Community Relations for the YMCA of Central Florida. She is the mother of 2 daughters, a Telly Award winning broadcast journalist, media communications professional, Mrs. Florida International 1999 and founder of her own non-profit WOW Legacy Group Inc. which supports women in transition. For more than 20 years Secily delivered hard hitting, inspiring and entertaining reports in news, lifestyle, art and entertainment. Over the years Secily has interviewed notables like Oprah, Civil Rights icon Andrew Young, former NFL coach Tony Dungy, former CNN anchor Soladad O’Brien and many others.
Secily has the ability to connect with audiences, viewers and listeners alike . She has a commanding presence and the ability to light up a room without saying a word. Her transparency allows others to see that beyond the name recognition, cameras and makeup she is relatable. Secily made her debut as the Red Carpet correspondent at the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards the Tom Joyner Morning Show, BET and Centric TV.
She is passionate about issues like stroke awareness and domestic violence. Secily is often found giving back to her community, spreading awareness and volunteering. She received her broadcast journalism degree from Valdosta State University, is a member of Jack and Jill of America Inc.
Natalie Lovero is the Community Partnerships Coordinator for LIFT Orlando, a nonprofit organization working to break the cycle of poverty through neighborhood revitalization - formed by business leaders partnering with residents in the neighborhoods surrounding the Citrus Bowl. Natalie has also provided administrative support to J4 Leaders for the past year. Natalie holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida and was heavily involved in leadership with Cru during her time there. This led her to spend two STINT years after graduation in Salerno, Italy where she worked with the college ministry at the local university. Upon returning to Orlando, she spent three years at Heart of the City Foundation as Executive Assistant, before she joined the LIFT Orlando team. Natalie loves the Orlando community, seeking to better the city she calls home, and is passionate about seeing others live lives that are full of the purpose God has for them.
Julie Colombino is the Founder and CEO of REBUILD globally, a Kingdom business fighting poverty in Haiti. Since its inception, she has been a champion for impact-oriented business that are leading social change. From their global headquarters in Orlando, REBUILD globally has been making an impact in Haiti through education and job training, while developing a Haitian owned and operated business and fashion brand, deux mains designs. Under Colombino’s leadership, the past six years has been a dramatic evolution from earthquake recovery to a sustainable business that was quickly propelled into the world of ethical fashion. REBUILD globally has created partnerships with The United Nations, Kenneth Cole, supermodel Heide Lindgren and Ron Jon’s Surf Shop to fight poverty and strengthen families in Haiti.
Julie received her Master of Nonprofit Management from UCF and is the proud recipient of the 2014 Credo Social Business Award, the 2013 Rally Award; the 2013 Young Leaders for Haiti Global Humanitarian Award; the 2012 Business Innovation and Growth Award from the Chamber of Commerce; the 2011 UCF's Alumni Community Service Award; and the 2011 Public Administration New Professional of the Year Award.
Julie's book, From Death to Dollars, will be available in 2017. It is based on her real life encounters post earthquake and documents the growth of the social business ecosystem she created to instill dignity and financial security for the most vulnerable in Haiti.