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About Us

Transforming Florida one student at a time.

Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, transforming Florida one student at a time. Working in every county throughout Florida, Take Stock in Children Palm Beach is 1 of 46 affiliate offices. Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. Through an innovative multi-year model we provide wraparound services to students, with no drop-off of services after high school completion. Students are matched with a caring volunteer mentor, equipped with academically focused intervention, awarded a college scholarship, and provided with post-secondary retention services.

1,200 Students Enrolled

Middle/High School & College

29 Middle & High School Sites

Served in Palm Beach County

$15 Million

In Florida Prepaid Foundation Scholarships

5,000 Volunteer Hours Served

& Over 450 Volunteer Mentors

Executive Committee

Zachary Berg,
CFP® (Chairman)

Managing Director
First Republic Investment Management, Inc.

Evan Bolinski,
CFA (Vice Chairman)

Co-founder
Urban Alpha Partners

Suzanne Boyd,
(Secretary)

Entrepreneur

CJ Janney
(Treasurer)

Co-founder
YourCFO, LLC

Jeff Michaud
(Immediate Past Chairman)

VP Marketing
3Cinteractive

Eric Zeitlin
(Ex-Officio)

Managing Director
Provenance Wealth Advisors

Board Members

Marcia Andrews

District 6
Palm Beach County School Board

Dr. Peter Barbatis

VP Student Services and Enrollment Management
Palm Beach State College

Kyle Benko

SVP & Controller
TBC Corporation

Subi Katragadda

General Manager
SV Microwave, Inc.

Rachel Kenney

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants

Dr. Corey A. King

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Florida Atlantic University

Bryan Miller

VP of Sales
4Voice

Keith Oswald

Deputy Superintendent & Chief of Schools
Palm Beach County School District

Mack Perry

VP of Sales
CIGNA Healthcare

Jessica Shapiro

Shareholder
Gunster

William N. Shepherd

Partner
Holland & Knight

Rande Willison

Senior VP Retail
Entrepreneur

Staff

Nancy Stellway,
Executive Director

(561) 603-9742

NStellway@takestockpalmbeach.org

Lidia Vargas,
Director of Development

(561) 603-9718

LVargas@takestockpalmbeach.org

Catherine Awasthi,
Communications/Marketing Manager

(561) 351-1306

CAwasthi@takestockpalmbeach.org

Marilyn Schiavo,
Director of Program Services

(561) 320-1076

MSchiavo@takestockpalmbeach.org

Kimberly Briard,
Mentor Coordinator

(561) 307-5485

KBriard@takestockpalmbeach.org

Michele Legue,
Associate Mentor Coordinator

(561) 248-7191

MLegue@takestockpalmbeach.org

Narumi Vargas,
Manager of College Retention

(561) 729-2333

NVargas@takestockpalmbeach.org

Berlyne Harris,
College Retention Specialist

(561) 294-7344

BHarris@takestockpalmbeach.org

Julie Silva,
Financial & Office Administrator

(561) 308-2155

JSilva@takestockpalmbeach.org

Holly Poinsett,
Program Compliance Coordinator

(561) 683-1704

Hpoinsett@takestockpalmbeach.org

Bizzie Hall,
College Readiness Supervisor

(561) 729-5172

BHall@takestockpalmbeach.org