Board of Directors

Cortney’s Place Board of Directors is comprised of a group of leaders from many fields who are responsible for helping set the direction of Cortney’s Place and to ensure the organization is fulfilling its mission.

Our Board members meet regularly, raise funds and awareness, and contribute their many and varied strengths to make a lasting impact on our program and community.

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Benée Hilton-Spiegel

Founding Board Chairman/Leadership Chairman
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Jim Carpenter

FOUNDER
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Cindy Carpenter

FOUNDER
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Angelica Atondo

Community Volunteer
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Dr. Suzanne Buhrow

Mercy Care
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Rob Cimato

Priority Insurance Associates
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Kristi Farmer

Academy Bank
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Jeff Hecht

Marketing/Copywriting Consulting
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Melissa Lehman

Community Volunteer
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Sheena Oberoi

Unified Wealth Management Climb Wealth Management
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Michele Shipitofsky, CFRE

Chief Executive Officer Cortney’s Place
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Keri Tignini

Vice Chair/Wells Fargo
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Lynn Torrel

Flex, Angi – NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
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Lorence Zimtbaum

Law Office of Lorence M. Zimtbaum, P.C.

Staff

Through their combined efforts to further the organization’s mission, we are honored to have a caring and compassionate staff who maintain the quality of our mission and bring a spirit of love and inclusion to the program each and every day.

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Michele Shipitofsky, CFRE

Chief Executive Officer Cortney’s Place
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Chasidy Gray

Executive Director
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Jackie Reyes Cruz

Lead Program Supervisor
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Daniel Acuna

Direct Support Professional
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Shanika Beck

Direct Support Professional
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Nancy Brito

Direct Support Professional
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Lamar Brown

Van Driver
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Michele Chavez

Staff
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Allyson Dix

Direct Support Professional
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Lisa Farrell

Administrative Manager
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Sabrina Garcia

Direct Support Professional
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Gail Gilmartin

Director of Development
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Lucia Gomes

Direct Support Professional
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Eva Garcia Ortega

Direct Support Professional
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Sabrina Ortiz

Program Receptionist
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Maria Plawky

Direct Support Professional
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Kerri Shoumaker

Horticultural Therapy Intern