Meet The Board of Directors
Felicia has been a member of NI since 2019 and serves as the President and is on the Marketing & PR Committee.
She has a distinct passion for working with seniors and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner with over ten years of experience in the health care industry. Her experience is within the senior living as an executive director and sale director. She helping seniors and their families with navigating senior living in search of transitional care needs such as to assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities.
In addition to assisting with transitional care she also assists families with so much more. Felicia is also an experienced realtor that assists with decluttering, home staging and the sale of your home. She provides peace of mind for all of her clients real estate needs.
She also is very active within the community and has volunteered with the Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Felicia is a New Englander and moved to Naples five years ago. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter traveling, boating and baking.
Success id not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill
Amanda has been a member of NI since 2015 and serves as the Vice President and Programs Committee Chair.
Amanda has been serving the aging population for over a decade and currently holds the position as publisher and team leader for the entire SWFL region for the Seniors Blue Book. Seniors Blue Book is a highly regarded resource guide that many call "their bible of resources". It has helped families in SWFL navigate through the confusing maze of healthcare/senior care for nearly 40 years by compiling an accurate comprehensive list of resources, grids, valuable articles and so much more. Aside from her publishing and education efforts to seniors and industry professionals, Amanda sits on several philanthropic, nonprofit boards that focus on senior care and safety.
In addition to begin the Vice president at NIC, Amanda is also the President of CAMEO of Lee County.
“Knowledge is power, educate yourself today for the resources that you or someone you love may need tomorrow” ~ Amanda Barton
Carolyn has been a member of NI since 2016 and serves as the Secretary.
Carolyn Marks is a native Minnesotan and has lived in Chicago, Baltimore and now happily resides in Naples. Most of her career was spent as a professional classical bassoonist in Chicago and the Baltimore/Washington area. In 2008 she accepted a position with the Naples Philharmonic. In Naples she has performed with the Naples Philharmonic, Naples Players and at the Theater Zone.
Carolyn made a career change and for the last 10+ years she has joined Logical Insurance Solutions. We can write almost all carriers with the exception of Florida Blue who requires their agents to be captive.
As brokers she finds the best choices for each individual or group health insurance needs across all ages and preferences. Logical offers major medical insurance whether it be ages 0-64 or Medicare, vision, dental, critical care, accident, life, long term care as well as travel insurance and even pet insurance.
Jessica has been a member of NI since 2020 and serves as our Treasurer and is also on the Marketing & PR Committee.
Jessica is a native of Naples, Florida graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s in American History. She has always had a passion for helping others. She has been in the healthcare industry for 10 years now and has worked in private duty home care and memory care communities in Southwest Florida.
She is passionate about finding the best care and services for everyone she comes in contact with. She has a three old son and another boy on the way and in her spare time she enjoys gardening and spending time with family
Board Member & Scholarship Chair
Tom has been a member of NI since 2016 and serves as a Board Member and Scholarship Committee Chair.
Tom has been a full time Naples resident for eight years and has experience in Medical Devices, Home Health Care, Private Duty Home Care, Skilled Nursing and Practice Management.
Board Member, Immediate Past President & Fundraising Committee
Adam has been a member of NI since 2015 and serves as the Past President and on the Fundraising Committee.
Adam Corcoran is a dedicated entrepreneur and the founder of two thriving enterprises, Elevation Marketing and Healthy Living Caravan. With a career spanning healthcare marketing, insurance, and home care, Adam brings a wealth of experience to his ventures.
Elevation Marketing, under Adam's leadership, has evolved into a full-service marketing agency specializing in printing, promotional products, apparel, and graphic design. This agency is at the forefront of helping businesses promote their brand effectively through a wide range of marketing solutions.
In addition to his marketing expertise, Adam is deeply committed to the well-being of his community. His passion for health and wellness led him to establish Healthy Living Caravan, an organization that orchestrates community-based events to foster better health and a higher quality of life for all.
When he's not driving the success of his businesses or supporting the health and wellness of his community, Adam cherishes his free time spent with his family. Living in the beautiful environs of southwest Florida, he also takes full advantage of the region's splendid golf courses, indulging in his love for the sport
Board Member & Fundraising Committee
Kari has been a member of NI since 2020 and serves as a Board Members and on the Fundraising Committee.
Kari Bone is a Community Relations & Business in the Senior Living Industry. She has been a Naples resident for over twenty years. Also, Kari is a graduate of Northwood University in Business Administration with a focus in marketing and business management
She is a results-oriented, highly motivated professional with demonstrated expertise in sales, hospitality, and senior living. She has a passion for helping seniors and assisting their families with care needs. A natural leader with demonstrated ability as a team player, able to relate honestly to a diverse group of people with integrity and a positive outlook which fosters trust within the team and with the customer.
When she is not working she enjoys outdoor sporting events, boating, going to the beach and pickleball.
"Be kind whenever possible, it's always possible." ~ The Dalai Lama
Chris has been a member of NI since 2022 and serves as a Board Member.
Chris is a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual and assists his clients with retirement, lowering tax liabilities, and planning for those “what-if” events of life.
Chris is born and raised in Florida and can’t imagine leaving; we live where others vacation. He met my wife, Mayte, and graduated with a B.S. in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida.
Chris spent ten years in the restaurant industry working in several locations and became a General Manager at age 30. That experience taught Chris about business and more about people. From there, he managed two HD diesel shops and over 700 trucks for a Fortune 500 company. He saw the economy moving in front of my eyes, and all the challenges that businesses face. After another ten years, and wanting a better quality of life and a business of my own, jumped head first into advising.
Working at Northwestern Mutual has been the most fulfilling career yet. My time away from the office is spent with his wife and two daughters.
Deana has been a member of NI since 2017.
Deana has been dedicated professional with a passion to serve our elderly population in Collier County since 2012. With over a decade of experience, she strives to be a valuable resource in the field of geriatric care.
Currently, Deana is a Client Care Manager and works for Assisting Hands. Assisting Hands is the only home care agency in our county to win the best Provider, Leader and Employer for the past 8 years. with a passion for serving the elderly in our local community.
While not at work she enjoys spending time with her family.
Penny has been a member of NI since 2023.
Penny is the Director of Provider & Clinical Outreach at Physicians Regional Healthcare System. She creates and directs growth initiatives for a newly formed concierge
program that partners with senior living communities. With over 20 years of sales and business development experience in the healthcare sector. Her super strength is
building strategic relationships with providers, patients, and stakeholders across various fields and markets.
Her passion for healthcare sales stems from my curiosity and fascination with the world of science and my desire to help patients’ access quality care and treatment options. She has developed and implemented growth strategies for national sales teams, managed revenue growth through sales, referral development, and marketing channels, and increased patient volume through improving processes, access, and eliminating
She has also acquired multiple certifications in strategic selling, the challenger sale, and 200 hour yoga certification, which reflects my commitment to continuous learning and personal development
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ~Dolly Parton