Hanley Foundation CEO, Jan Cairnes, announced five new members elected to the board of the nonprofit statewide leader in substance abuse prevention and education. New board members include H. Loy Anderson, Sharon McGinley, Michael Pike, Kelly Rooney and James Schneider.
Loy Anderson is chairman of The Paradise Fund, a nonprofit organization making an impact on the ongoing political, environmental, health, educational and social problems being faced by children around the world today.He is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy through the American College of Finance Program, offering the graduate level course at the Palm Beach Community Foundation. He is a member of Mai Tai Global and has served for several years on the board of the YMCA. Anderson graduated from Florida Atlantic University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in finance. He is currently seeking his master’s degree in psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Anderson is a third generation Palm Beach native and currently lives in West Palm Beach.
Sharon McGinley is the founder and executive director of Eddie’s House, an organization that provides guidance and support to young people aging out of the foster care system. When she isn’t in Palm Beach, she is highly involved in the community in Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and the New Leaf Center. Her past affiliations include a board position with Caron Treatment Center, The Episcopal Academy parent association, Union League of Philadelphia women’s committee and Commodore of Union League Yacht Club of Philadelphia. McGinley has won many awards including the Distinguished Caron Volunteer Award and the Advocacy Award from Support Center for Child Advocates. She graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a concentration in criminal justice. She resides in Palm Beach and Philadelphia.
Michael Pike Esq. is an attorney at Pike & Lustig, LLP, located in West Palm Beach. His practice focuses on personal injury, commercial litigation, auto accidents, highway accidents, wrongful death, insurance litigation, business litigation, sexual battery and assault and RICO. Pike obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. with honors from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. Pike has won many awards including being named “Top Up and Comer” by the South Florida Legal Guide, “Up & Comers” by South Florida Business Journal, “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine and a “Rising Star “and “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine. He is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, Florida Bar and past president of the Palm Beach County Justice Association. In his free time, he is an avid fisherman and a member of Florida’s CrossFit and Jiu-Jitsu communities. Pike resides in Wellington with his family.
Kelly Rooney is CEO and founder of Josephine Alexander Collective, a line of accessories hand made in different countries with the mission of providing secure and stable forms of income to the artisans creating them. She was born in Mexico City and has lived in diverse places such as Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia and Australia, before moving to the United States to attend college. She graduated from Lynn University in Boca Raton. Rooney had a career in the hospitality industry and is currently a certified yoga instructor and working on her certification as a health coach. She speaks English and Spanish and is a citizen of the Unites States, Ireland and Mexico. In addition to Hanley Foundation, she serves as a board member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach and is a frequent volunteer at Rosarian Academy, where her daughter goes to school. Rooney resides in Juno Beach with her husband and daughter, and also has two step-sons. She loves to travel with her family, enjoys running marathons and spends her summers in Northern Maine.
James Schneider is a senior portfolio advisor at Merrill Lynch, where he secures financing for his client’s personal and business needs as well as designs financial plans and investment strategies. Schneider received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University in New York. In addition to Hanley Foundation, he is a board member of the El Cid Historic Neighborhood Association. Schneider was born and raised in Woodsburgh, New York and currently resides in West Palm Beach with his wife and two young daughters.
Anderson, McGinley, Pike, Rooney and Schneider join Hanley Foundation board members William Adkins, Mr. Clark Appleby, Lian Fanjul Azqueta, Lyanne Azqueta Sarah Cortvriend, Robert Critton, Andrew Forsyth, David Fritz, Isabel Furlaud, Susan Goldstein, Mary Jane Hanley, Michael Hanley, Gary Harris, Suzanne Holmes, Nancy Hooker, Yardley Manfuso, Brower Moffitt, James Myers, Patrick Rooney, Culver “Skip” Smith III and Louise Stephaich.
Sarah Cortvriend has been named incoming chair of the board. Cortvriend, a resident of North Palm Beach, is an attorney at Carlton Fields. She practices complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and her J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She is active in the legal and civic community and is on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.
“With the addition of these exceptional individuals, Hanley Foundation’s board is stronger and more diverse than ever,” said Cairnes. “Since 2014 when we rebranded and refocused our mission, we have increased grant revenue 395 percent, from $621,711 to nearly $3.1 million. With this new leadership, I know we will continue to see an increase in our grants and fundraising; resulting in more substance use disorder prevention, education, advocacy and access to quality treatment.”
Established more than 30 years ago by Mary Jane and Jack Hanley, Hanley Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to give hope to individuals, families and communities affected by substance use disorders. The Foundation provides programming and grant support throughout Florida for advocacy, prevention, education and access to quality addiction treatment. The organization’s prevention programming is available to schools, churches and community groups through grant funding provided by the Florida Department of Children and Families, office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. In addition, the Foundation hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for their mission.
For more information about substance abuse prevention and education programming, or Hanley Foundation events, please visit the website hanleyfoundation.org or call 561-268-2355.