Leadership

The Heights Foundation is privileged to have an active and dedicated leadership.

Jan-Erik Hustrulid, Chairman of the Board

Jan-Erik grew up in Colorado, Florida and Sweden. He obtained a Bachelors JanErikHustrulidof Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2003. His real passion, however, was in the real estate and construction industry so in 2002 he obtained his real estate license. In 2004 he and his twin brother, Björn, opened a real estate office in Bonita Springs appropriately named Twin Realty, Inc. and by 2006 they were selling property throughout Florida. As the real estate market softened he had the opportunity to expand into commercial construction so in November 2011 he joined the Owen-Ames-Kimball Company as Business Development Coordinator. His twin brother continues to operate Twin Realty, Inc. He currently serves on the Boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, Bonita Springs-Estero Economic Development Council and is a Board of Trustee for the Charlotte County Cultural Center. He is a graduate of the Leadership Hendry and Glades Counties class of 2013.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Caitlin.

Kenny Brewer, Vice-Chair

Kenny is a Florida native, raised in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. After graduating in 1983, Kenny proudly served 9 years with the Bio3U.S. Armed Forces as a Data Telecommunications Sergeant. Returning to Florida as a civilian in 1992, Kenny began his corporate finance career with nationally known retailer, Chico’s FAS, Inc. During his tenure, Kenny has served as a corporate representative for multiple local and national charities and is honored to be involved with the Heights Foundation. His experience in corporate finance and charitable giving will help continue the mission of the Heights Foundation. Kenny has a pretty awesome lady, Ilima Mathews, and two children – Madison and Kenny III.

Susan Ryan, Secretary/Treasurer

Susan is the Director of Finance and Operations at Canterbury School in Fort Myers. She is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and prior to relocating to Fort Myers she was the Chief Financial Officer at Boston College High School.  Susan has spent more than 20 years in educational finance, working at Boston University and Babson College where she completed her MBA in 2006.  She recently completed a six year term on the Board of Trustees at Cristo Rey Boston High School, which utilizes an innovative work-study program to provide an affordable Catholic education to students with limited financial resources.   Since moving to Florida last year, Susan has been looking for a volunteer opportunity which best suits her abilities, skills and passions and she believes she has found that match with The Heights Foundation.

Kathryn Kelly, President and CEO

Kathryn’s passion and vision has been the backbone of The Heights Foundation. Her outreach efforts to families in the neighborhood led to the creation of the Foundation in 2000. At that time she was professionally employed as an Architectural Project Manager for clients in southwest Florida. Kathryn has served the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South as President and is active in her church, Westminster Presbyterian. The Foundation has grown under Kathryn’s leadership for more than a fifteen years.

Board of Directors

Tracie Bagans

Cindie Barker

David Ciccarello

Richard Fain

John Grey

Luis Insignares

Li-Su H Javedan

Ilima Mathews

Teri Palmer

Richard Pitbladdo

Steven Sizemore

Terri Wade

Violetta (Vee) Yerrid

Senior Advisory Council

Bill Bloomhall

John Boler (In Memorial)

Dorothy Fitzgerald

David Lucas

Sheriff Mike Scott

Capital Campaign Advisory Board for The Construction of The Heights Center

Betsy Alderman
John Boler
Bill Bloomhall
Carolyn Gora
Gary Hampton
Kathryn Kleist
Chuck Klucka
Mark Loren
David Lucas
Jim Moore
John Naumann
Cole Peacock
Mike Scott
Gary Tasman
Kevin Taylor
Guy Whitesman
Kathleen Williamson
Daniel Zeugin