Community Caring Center of Greater Boynton Beach, Inc. 

    "Creating A Healthier Community" Initiative    

2016/17 Roster of CCC Board of Directors 


Joyce C. Portnoy, President

Joyce moved to Boynton Beach ten years ago, and she immediately became active as a Community Caring Center board member. She has served as the president of the organization for nearly six years. She came to CCC after serving on the board of a food pantry in Freehold, New Jersey, and has been interested in giving her time to community affairs for many years. With a background in public administration and with prior service in the League of Women Voters and in her synagogue, her experience has helped her to lead the CCC. She lives with her husband of 50 years, and has all her children and grandchildren in the area. 


Everlene Baker, 1st Vice President

Everlene is a retired administrator from PBC School District. She has been a community activitist for Human Rights and is a member of New Christian Life. A powerful prayer warrior and choir member. She is a member of the Boynton Beach Democratic Club and assists her senior members with "Souls to the Polls."


Doreen Robinson, 2nd Vice President

Doreen retired in 2008 and moved to Boynton Beach in 2010 from East Longmeadow Ma. Doreen joined the CCC Board in August 2012 with 36+ years of management experience with Marriott Hotels & Resort and Holiday Inns. She has served as a Board Member for The Pap Corps – Champions for Cancer Research, Indian Spring Country Club, the Forest Park Zoological Society and The Pioneer Valley United Way in Springfield Ma. She is the VP of Fundraising and Community Outreach. She was spotlighted on CBS’ Extraordinary People Segment in March of 2015 as an outstanding volunteer.




Paula Melley, Secretary

Paula brings to the board more than 20 years in communications experience. Ranging from an award-winning TV reporter, producer and relief anchor, to Investor and Public Relations Director, to Vice President of Marketing for a Home Health Agency in Palm Beach County. Most recently she serves as a consultant for the nation's largest privately held Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Oasis Outsourcing. With a double major in Journalism and Political Science from UW-Madison, Paula brings a wealth of experience to assist the organization with strategic positioning, marketing and sponsorship efforts.


Ron Rauh, Treasurer 

Ron was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in Orlando, FL. Ron graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and graduated from Lynn University with a Master’s in Business Administration. Ron is a Branch Manager and a Retail Banking Officer with AmTrust Bank. Ron has been a board member and the Treasurer of the Community Caring Center since 2014. In his free time, Ron likes to run, swim, play sports, and spend time with his family. Ron has ran several half marathons and one full marathon, mostly within Palm Beach and Broward counties and at Disney. Ron resides in Boynton Beach with his wife Shannon. Ron and Shannon are expecting their first child in October.


G. Allan Hendricks, Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture University of Florida Graduated with High Honors, 2002 Caulfield & Wheeler, Inc. Vice President / Landscape Architecture

Consulting Engineers • Landscape Architecture

Surveyors & Mappers • High Definition Laser Scanning

Mr. Hendricks joined Caulfield & Wheeler, Inc. in 2002 and has been providing Landscape Architecture Services on projects throughout south Florida since that time. He has been involved in projects ranging from community developments of regional impact to meditation garden space for a local Cancer Healing Center. Over the last fourteen years he has been involved in the design, permitting and construction of residential communities as large as 1000 plus acres, commercial experience includes FDOT and roadway, grading and berm / community buffers, commercial site plans and landscape build-outs, site plan and landscape design, and environmental experience includes; LEED certified landscape design and irrigation, Coastal landscape design and permitting.


Meghan Hayes

Meghan joined the Board in 2016 after serving on the Host Committee for the 2015 Gala.  Originally from Ohio, Meghan has lived in the Boynton/Delray area since 2006 and is an advocate of health and wellness.  She was a sales consultant for Cardinal Health for eight years before joining Accountable Care Options, LLC in Boynton in 2014.  She is excited to share her experience in marketing, communication and events with the Community Caring Center to help benefit her community.  She is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and enjoys being active almost as much as being a social butterfly.   


John E. McGovern 
John joined the CCC board in 2013 with 35+ years experience in the not-for-profit sector and several board involvements including founding member and first board chair of The Greater Boynton Beach Foundation. His professional experience in grantmanship and planned giving has brought insights to the CCC board. His doctorate in policy administration and his quantitative skills have strengthened board work in the areas of budget and planning. As an advocate he has been awarded statewide honors by the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program and in Palm Beach County has served over 500 foster children in court processes. 


Maureen Connolly Shannon,CTCP, CFIRS, provides 

finanical services to an exvlusive clientele. She served as a securities trader, Supervisor of Security trading, and Trust Compliance Officer with Chase Manhattan Corporation in the '90's. She retired in 2002 as the Vice President of Compliance with Cypress Trust Company, before entering into private business in 2002. Environmentally active, she volunteers with Arthur R Marshall Foundation and Grassy Waters Preserve, and has served aa member of CCC since 2009.


Tammy Sylvestre Bryan

Tammy is a Professional Development and Community Involvement has always been an essential element within Tamara’s long term career goals. In addition to CCC, she is involved with SHRM, The National Association for Professional Women, and The Commonwealth Institute.  In 2007, Tamara moved to Florida and was recruited by Weekes & Callaway, an insurance firm that offeres employee tenure and includes a vast experienced team. Weekes & Callaway holds the prestigious accolade of being the Platinum Partners for the Clubs Spa & Fitness Association (CSFA) and the Florida Chapter of the CMAA (FLCMAA); and a partner of the National Club Association. As VP of Agency Operations, in addition to managing the Employee Benefits division for Weekes & Callaway, she is responsible for all corporate events relating to the partnership initiatives. She is licensed in Property & Casualty in the State of Texas and in Life, Health and Variable Annuities in the State of Florida.

Sherry Johnson, Executive Director 

Sherry attended Western Michigan University & taught Jr. HS Math before moving to Florida. As a loan office with Bank of America, she studied accounting & cash management at Broward College before becoming a State Certified Building Contractor. She served as an In-fill Housing Specialist to Habitat for Humanity, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, The Center for Technology & Economic Development, and also as a Property Acquisition Specialist for imminent domain acquisitions for the Delray Beach CRA, WPB Housing Authority, and the City of Oakland Park. She studied in Washington DC with the Kellogg Foundation for Leadership Development for Non-profit CDC. Her greatest accomplishments are 1) JAMA publication on the statistical analysis for a treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease for a local Boca Raton laboratory; 2) wrote & published the McGhee concept on the comprehensive approach to community revitalization studied at the University in Nigeria, which 3) captured the vision of the United Nations obtaining accreditation to attend Habitat II. This concept was presented at the 2nd National Conference on Urban Issues, Buffalo, NY, the 13th Annual Pan-African Conference, the Miami Forum at the MLK Center, FIU’s 2nd National Conference on Urban Issues, and the United Nations "Habitat II, 2nd Conference on Human Settlements" in Istanbul, June 1996. 4) She walked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960's and was recently honored by the MLK, Jr. Committee for her work at the CCC where she has dedicated herself for the last 16. 


Michelle Davis White, Senior VeggieMobile Program Director - Michelle is a graduate of Bethune Cookman University in History/Pre-Law. She taught in the PBC School District 6 & 7th grade Social Studies/ Geography. She is a member of Greater St. Paul AME and a member of Boynton Beach Democratic Club, a member of Legal Women Voter's for PBC to assist women to restore their voting rights.  Michelle has been with the CCC since 2010. She provides case management for Senior VeggieMobile Program consisting of 262 frail and elderly in the "Heart of Boynton" helping them to Age In PlaceHer program addresses health issues both physical & mental regarding isolationism, nutrition education for chronic diseases & wellness maintenance, other social services, as well as providing fresh produce and hot meals on a weekly basis.   

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