Philanthropists feel good about doing good when they establish charitable community funds and endowments at the Lake Community Foundation.

They are assured a secure place for their charitable donations where funds and endowments are grown and preserved according to prudent investment principles. Philanthropists also benefit from the combined wisdom of a board of directors who are local community leaders and recognize the needs of their community.




Michael L. Sleaford, Chairman

Mike Sleaford is President and CEO of Reunion Bank of Florida. In his 26 years of banking experience, he has served as President/CEO of Colonial Bank Central Florida Region and the Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Region, and as a Director of Colonial Bank Central Florida Region. Sleaford has been an active director of many organizations including Make-a-Wish of Central & Northern Florida and Lake Sumter State College Foundation Board.



Robert D. White, Vice-Chair

Bob White is a native of Lake County and Executive Vice President of The First National Bank of Mount Dora. He has been with the bank for 24 years. A graduate of Florida State University, White has served on a number of local boards including Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce and Florida Hospital Waterman. He also served as Chair/Co-Chair of the Mount Dora Bicycle Festival.



Frances H. Crunk, Secretary

Fran Crunk is VP/Chief Financial Officer of Florida Hospital Waterman. She has over 30 years of hospital work experience, serving as VP/CFO, Senior VP of Finance and as Controller at other medical facilities. Crunk is a member and past director of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.



Richard A. Paul, Treasurer

Paul is a native Floridian and a retired Certified Public Account and Certified Value analyst. He has served as Treasure and member on the North Lake Hospital District



Mark Brewer, Director

Brewer is President and CEO of the Central Florida Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Donors Forum of Central Florida.



John Feldman, Director

Feldman is a member of the American, North Carolina, Florida and Lake County Bar Associations. He is a practicing Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates attorney with the law firm of Cauthen & Feldman, PA in Tavares, Florida. He specializes on estate planning, probate, taxation, real estate, and business law.



Frank T. Gaylord, Director

Gaylord practices law in Eustis, Florida. He specializes and is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate. A native Floridian, Gaylord attended Stetson university and Cumberland Law School. He has served on the board of the North Lake hospital District, as a member of the Stetson University’s Business Scholl Advisory Committee, as a trustee of Stetson University, and as a member of the Sarah and George Roland Trust board.



Dalton Yancey, Director

Dalton Yancey, a graduate of the University of Florida and active alumnus, recently retired from a 35-year career of advocacy for the interests of American agriculture. He represented the interests of sugarcane farmers and citrus growers. He currently owns and operates a small citrus grove in north Lake County and manages family businesses.



Margo S. Odum, Director

Odom has lived her entire life in Florida. She recently retired from century Link as the Regional Director of External Affairs. Margo Odom received her BA from the University of South Florida and her MA degree from Rollins College. She serves on Lake Sumter State College’s District Board of Trustees of which she is past Chair, on the LSSC Foundation, the Educational Foundation of Lake County, and the Umatilla Citrus Growers Association.



John R. Prickett, Jr. Director

Jack Prickett has owned Prickett Properties since 1973. He specializes in commercial and net lease properties in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. He received his BA degree from Louisiana State University and his MA from Emory University. Prickett is past president of the Lake County Board of Realtors.



Ann Huffstetler Rou, Director

Rou is a life-long resident of Eustis, Florida where she has continued her parents’ involvement in the civic, religious, and philanthropic life of the community. She is a sustaining member of the Eustis Service League, and she was the organizing president of the Eustis Band Shell Society. Rou has served as a trustee for the Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation for over twenty years.



Keith Shamrock, Director

A long time Florida resident, Keith Shamrock is a graduate of Stetson University. He has served as president of the Eustis chamber of Commerce, the Eustis Kiwanis Club, and the Lake county Board of Realtors. He was the broker/owner of Keith Shamrock Realty and the owner/president of Shamrock Homes.



John Smith, Director

Smith, Chairman/CEO of Lake Mechanical Contractors in Eustis, Florida is a licensed mechanical contractor and a master plumber with experience in commercial, institutional, and industrial construction. He graduated from North Carolina State University and completed the Owner/president Management Program at Harvard University. He has twice been appointed to the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board and has served on the Lake County Economic Development Advisory Board.



George Warren Jr., Director

George Warren is the owner of Bay and Lake Pharmacies, a long-established business in Eustis, Florida. Warren has been a local independent pharmacist for over 30 years and is a member of the National Community Pharmacist Association, American Pharmacy Association, and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.











Former and founding directors Jerry Brown and Tom Hofmeister along with Dean Guy serve as advisors to the Foundation’s property committee. Brown is president of Florida Food Products, Inc., Hofmeister is president/CEO of Hofmeister Design and Construction. Dean Guy is a retired corporate executive.


Executive Director

Virginia Barker has been the executive director since 2004. She is a former college English professor, has owned her own nonprofit funding development consultant business, and is a certified grant writer.