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Advisory Board Members 

About Our Board

In January, 2019, Judy selected several women to serve on a voluntary Advisory Board.  All of these board members are passionate about helping Judy to make Gulfcoast Women In Networking not just the BEST networking group you attend, but also one of the BEST marketing tools you utilize for your business.  The Advisory Board meets regularly to discuss and develop the many ways we can help you to SUCCEED!  Meet the women of Gulfcoast Women In Networking’s Advisory Board below.

Judy Braham

Founder & CEO

Gulfcoast  Women In Networking was founded in 2015 by Judy to bring women of all businesses together for networking, mentoring and relationship building.  Judy also serves on the Board of Directors for the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, as the treasurer for the Sertoma Club of Venice, and on the Sarasota Manatee Executive Outreach Board for the American Cancer Society.

Debbi Reisig

Calypso Graphics

Debbi Reisig of Calypso Graphics shares over 30 years of Graphic Design experience with her clients. Providing Graphic Design, Printing and Promotional Product services, her passion is to help businesses market themselves with an individual and professional image, developed especially for their business.  In her free time, she volunteers assisting seniors with various technology challenges and enjoys gardening.

Reverend Elizabeth Turk

Forever In Your Hearts Eulogies 

Romantic Vows

Reverend Elizabeth Turk specializes in writing Celebration of Life Services of all faiths created from family memories and wedding ceremonies based on your personal love story.  She has married couples from around the globe.  She is a member of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce and several area networking groups.  In her free time, she enjoys the Florida lifestyle with her husband, George.

Emily Shaw

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc.

Emily moved to Florida from Maryland in 2014.  In her free time, she loves to travel, spend time at the beach and is looking forward to becoming a Grandma.  As the Community Outreach Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, she is responsible for all aspects of volunteering including construction, Habitat ReStore, committees, and office volunteers.

Kate Hyland Mercer

Ferris Wheel Finance, Inc.

Lori Moen

Catalyst Group ECR

As a well-known financial advisor and educator in Sarasota County, Kate is committed to giving back to the community.  She volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, teaches classes for The Women’s Resource Center and her local church, and is a member of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.  Kate focuses on educating and helping clients simplify the financial planning process and live empowered. In her free time, she enjoys bicycling and cooking.

Lori and her husband enjoy living in Florida and reminding themselves that they are not on vacation.  She helps Business Owners to get out of the weeds of working in their business to rise above and work ON their business – growing its value – employee engagement and planning for the next chapter.  She is a member of the Gulfcoast CEO Forum and the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.

Lori Turkovics

Premier Sotheby's International Realty

Mary Carol Sullivan

Mary Carol Sullivan Freelance Creative

Actively involved in her community, Lori is a member of the Venice YMCA Fundraising Committee, the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Venice Area Board of Realtors. Lori practices the “art of real estate”, is proven and effective, and has extraordinary talent in attaining customer satisfaction. Learn more about Lori by visiting her website click Get In Touch below.

Mary Carol relocated from Bucks County, Pennsylvania to Venice, Florida in 2017.  In her free time, she enjoys driving her red convertible – usually to one of our many beautiful beaches!  With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Mary Carol has focused her career on graphic design, marketing, branding, print and web design for a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial clients.

Nancy Scott

 Nancy's Concierge & Home Watch Services

Lisa Thaxton

 Island Premier Web Services

Nancy resides with her family in Venice and is a member of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.  In her free time, she enjoys entertaining and experimenting with new recipes.  Nancy is also President of her own concierge and home watch company offering a wide-range of services to include party planning, professional organizing, home watch services, catering and more. 

Lisa is an active member of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. She has recently started her own company creating websites to assist others with bringing their businesses to the next level.    She can handle all aspects of website design, maintenance, and social media marketing. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Linda Meeks

Energy Wellness Life

Linda and her husband, Gary live in the West Villages.  They are members of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce and Senior Blue Book.  In her free time she enjoys our many beautiful beaches and boating.  As a Health Advocate, she helps educate seniors through educational presentations on ways they can have optimal health and wellness such as Genomic screenings.