Leadership Council

The purpose of the council is to support the local program, increase public awareness, raise funds, secure services and develop growth & sustainability plans.
Captain David DeCarlo, Executive Director
Pat Lancaster, Student Services Coordinator
David DeCarlo
Rob Forlini
Sharon Gatz
Doris Germinaro
Suzi Mire
Ken Lancaster
Judy Neace
Abby Quigley
Jeri Snedecor
Vera Swade
  • Scholarship Management
  • Student Concerns
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Provide vision and direction to the local program

  • Guide growth and quality planning

  • Ensure a high degree of program accountability

  • Help to identify local partnerships and opportunities for collaboration

  • Work with TSIC staff to raise local funds in support of student scholarships and program activities

  • Assist in recruiting mentors and sponsors who have an interest in making a meaningful  contribution towards providing a quality education for students from low-income families

  • Create greater community awareness of Take Stock in Children’s scholarship program

  • Set the tone; provide local program oversight and advice; and make recommendations for pre-defined program areas (i.e. student terminations)



  • Serve on a committee

  • Attend regular council and/or committee meetings

  • Be involved in the fundraising activities of the program



  • Local program staff will make day-to-day decisions

  • The Take Stock in Children state organization and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will establish program and operational guidelines and policies.

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Interested in joining our leadership team?

Please give us a call at 344-0855

Take Stock in Children of Citrus County


scholarships, mentors & hope

Contact us at 352-344-0855

Contact us at:   1 Dr. Martin Luther Jr Drive, Inverness, FL34450

                       9360 E. Windwood Loop, Inverness, FL, 34450 (Office)

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