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

JanErikHustrulidJan-Erik Hustrulid, Chairman of the Board

Jan-Erik grew up in Colorado, Florida and Sweden. He obtained a Bachelors of 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.

llechu-armandoArmando Llechu, Vice-Chair

Armando is the Chief Administrative Officer for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.  Armando’s areas of expertise include financial and operational performance management and clinical and administrative health care. His previous responsibilities at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital include serving as its Administrative Director, Emergency Department and Support Services and also Director of Patient Access and Utilization Review.  Armando earned a bachelor’s degree in of Health Services at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla, and a master’s in Business Administration at Florida International University, Miami, where he also earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

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 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, 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 KellyKathryn Kelly, Founder, 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 almost 20 years.

Board of Directors

Tracie Bagans
John Creus
Jim Dwyer
Bryan Filson
Betsy Hinds
Doug Johnson
Kathryn Kelly
Chris Lopez
Tom Lytton
Teri Palmer
Beth Prather
Craig Scott
Kevin Shimp
Terri Wade

Jim Sanger, Chief Operating Officer, Ex-Officio

Dr. Deb Mathinos, Director of Education, Ex-Offici0

Senior Advisory Council

Bill Bloomhall

John Boler (In Memorial)

David Lucas