Susan Nitterauer, President
Susan was born in Pensacola, graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism, and later in life from the University of West Florida with a Master of Arts degree in English. She is author of the fictional book Cold Case in Ellyson. Susan has served as a volunteer for Learn to Read, a member of the Pensacola Junior League, a committee member for the inaugural Gulf Breeze Relay for Life, a member of the Gulf Breeze Middle School PTO, and past president of the Gulf Breeze High School PTSO. She was also a volunteer with the Tiger Point Sports Association, the Gulf Breeze Sports Association, and various roles volunteering in high school football and baseball. Susan is married to Jim Nitterauer, and together they have two sons, Cole (23) and Connor (22).
Kristin Amberson, Treasurer
Kristin was born in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Marketing and a minor in HRIM. She and her husband, Scott, moved to Pensacola Beach in 1989 and opened Pegleg Pete’s (1991), Sidelines Sports Bar & Restaurant (1992), and Maria’s Fresh Seafood Market (2001).
Kristin has served on several boards in the community, including Pensacola Beach Elementary Charter School, Gulf Breeze Sports Association, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Wave Baseball, GBMS PTO, GBHS PTSO, and various high school booster clubs.
Scott and Kristin have three children, Jace (21) who attends Mississippi State University, Blair (19) who attends Mississippi State University, and Carlee (17) a senior at Gulf Breeze High School.
Donna Alley, Corresponding Secretary
Donna was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey and is the daughter of a Navy veteran. She has been fortunate to live in different parts of the country and overseas, but her family settled in Pensacola where she attended High School and Pensacola Junior College.Donna moved to Gulf Breeze in 1978 and retired in 2011 from her 36-year career as a Program Manager for the Department of Defense. She was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award along with other commendations while employed for Defense Logistics Agency.
Donna is a member of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church and has been involved in many volunteer opportunities in the community. She is a member of the Pensacola Fiesta Forces, and the Pensacola Beach Women’s Club. She was a member of the GBHS Lacrosse Board of Directors while her son was active with the Lacrosse team.
Donna is the proud Mom to her son Sean, an FSU graduate, her stepson Jacob and wife Emi who reside in California, and her dog Chloe.
Bonnie Witkin, Membership Secretary
Bonnie grew up in the sprawling city of Jacksonville, FL. As the daughter of an Air Force veteran, she has lived in several different cities. While attending Florida State University, she met her future husband, Justin, and she graduated with a degree in Chemical Science. They lived in many parts of Florida and Alabama but decided to settle in Gulf Breeze in 1998 and make it their permanent home in which to raise a family because they enjoyed the sense of community it offered.
Bonnie has been a volunteer for the Montessori School of Pensacola PTO for the last 11 years. She also served as the Gala Committee Chair for three years straight for the MSP PTO. She has been a continuous member of the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 for the last five years and has served as a committee member. She is a member of the Greater Pensacola Ladies Tennis League and was the Rules Chairman for the Executive board for the last two years.
Bonnie enjoys playing tennis, rooting for the UWF Argos, and watching her four daughters play soccer!
Pamela was born and raised in Century, Florida. Pamela graduated from Florida State University with a B.S and M.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Her first job was at Gulf Breeze High School where she taught Home Economics for two years. She joined the University of Florida, IFAS Extension program in Escambia County and spent 25 years as a Nutrition Educator for limited resource families. She moved into the County Extension Director position and served in that role for the next 12 years in Escambia and Okaloosa Counties. After 37 years with UF, Pam retired in 2019 and holds Emeritus Status as a faculty member from UF. She has been a resident of Gulf Breeze for over 35 years. She serves as a board member for the Rehabilitation Foundation of Northwest Florida, a volunteer with the Guardian Ad Litem program, a member of IMPACT 100 and the Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club. She is married to Mike Allen, and together they have three children Hannah, Leah, and Naomi who all graduated from Gulf Breeze Schools
Heather Doerr, CPA, brings more than 15 years in diverse tax, financial, and business consulting experience to her role as a Certified Public Accountant and Co-owner of Hale & Doerr.
Heather is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics degree from California State University, Los Angles and her Masters of Accounting at University of West Florida.
Heather’s diverse background includes, Personal, Corporate, & Non-Profit Tax, as well as, Financial Management, Real Estate (Rental, Residential, Land Development & commercial), Retail, Corporate accounting (Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Chart of Accounts, Bookkeeping & Payroll), & Medical Billing. She enjoys helping clients attain their business and financial goals by providing sound advice and planning. She likes to be involved with her client’s journey year round and not just at Tax time.
Heather runs a non-profit company, The Do-errs Club, that provides immediate assistance to those in need in our community. Please feel free to check out the Charity’s Facebook page, The Do-errs Club.
Heather’s family includes husband Anthony Doerr, MD, and 4 awesome children who are rooted in the community of Gulf Breeze, Florida. In her spare time she plays tennis and choreographs dance routines for the local Mardi Gras krewes.
Ingrid Hewette was born in Wisconsin but grew up along the Gulf Coast. Ingrid graduated from UWF with a degree in marketing and a Masters in Business Administration. While attending UWF, Ingrid met her future husband James. James and Ingrid moved to several interesting places, including Turkey while he served in the US Navy.
Ingrid currently resides in Gulf Breeze with her husband, three sons and 2 dogs. Ingrid has volunteered for the PTA and is the current PTA President of Gulf Breeze Elementary School. She enjoys playing tennis, watching her three sons play sports, traveling and spending time with friends.
Jennifer Jackson was born and raised in Fairfax, VA and graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Art History and Elementary Education. She married a Marine Corps Officer and spent the next 20 years traveling around the country to different duty stations. She has lived in Beaufort, SC, Havelock, NC, Athens, GA, and San Diego, CA. She was also stationed at NAS Pensacola where she fell in love with the Gulf Coast area. During these travels, she worked as a teacher, an aerobics instructor, and a realtor. Upon her husband’s retirement from the Marines in 2013, her family decided that they wanted to return to Gulf Breeze to start the next chapter of their lives. Jennifer currently works for Levin Rinke Realty. Jennifer’s husband is a retired Marine Corps Major who works in logistics and operations. She has two children, Christopher who is 21 and attends PSC, and Katie, who is 19 and attends the University of South Alabama. Her hobbies include Peloton cycling, running club, visiting the beach. paddle boarding, and boating with her friends on the weekends.
Karen Jurkowich is no stranger to this area, having moved to Pensacola Beach in 1987 with her husband, Mike. They now reside in Gulf Breeze and are both active members of the community. Karen obtained her real estate license in 2003, and she is a member of the Pensacola Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Rigorous training with the Floyd Wickman Team has given Karen the designation of Master Sales Professional which only 1% of top Realtors have obtained. All of this work sets her apart in her skill and professionalism as a Realtor. In addition, Karen Jurkowich holds the following designations: Master Sales Professional Certified Home Marketing Specialist Certified Negotiations Specialist Certified eMarketing Specialist Karen received a B.S. degree in Management Science and Law from Cal Poly University in Pomona, California, and she has worked in the fields of communications, human resources, and chemical dependency. She later went on to become the senior ranking woman out of 1,400 employees at a major defense-contractor plant. Not only is Karen an accomplished REALTOR®, she is also very active in the community. She truly believes it is the responsibility of all of us to be involved in the communities in which we live and work. Karen has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. State Department. She served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and 2015. She was recognized for her service to the community by being named 2008 Volunteer of the Year by the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, and as Community Leader of the Year 2019 by the same organization. Karen also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence of North Florida (NCADDNFL) for many years. In that capacity she met with Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. to discuss parity in health care with an emphasis of doing away with the stigma of chemical dependence and mental health issues. In addition, she produced and directed Joy For the Beach – a holiday concert she created in 2004 to bring joy to the community she loves. She knew there were a lot of people who had suffered so much from Hurricane Ivan. In trying to figure out what she could do to ease the burden of that awful time, she came up with Joy For the Beach. It was a popular even kicking off the holiday season! Karen even found time to direct the church choir at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church on Pensacola Beach for 25 years. Karen
Kim Messer Kline
Kim was born in New York, and grew up in Florida and North Carolina. She has an undergraduate degree in History, and a Master of Art degree in Educational Administration from UWF. She is owner and managing partner of Tranquil Villas, a senior retirement community in Pensacola. Additionally, Kim teaches Advanced Placement United States Government and AP Comparative Politics at Gulf Breeze High School, and coaches the GBHS Speech & Debate Team. She has been an active volunteer in many organizations, including Meals on Wheels, Loaves & Fishes, and most recently, Pathways for Change. Kim has lived in Gulf Breeze since 2004, and has four wonderful children: Kyle, Lauren, Graham, and Maggie.
Dane Mallette grew up in Natchez, MS, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS degree in Business Administration. She retired from an 8 year career in banking and mortgage loans to become a full time mom. She and her husband, Jeff, settled in Gulf Breeze in 2008 with their two children. Dane has been an active volunteer in her children’s classrooms and extra-curricular activities as well as with St. Ann’s Catholic Church. She loves all things craft related and has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since 2004. She also has a small business designing vinyl decals and creating hand made items. Dane has been a member of Gulf Breeze Will Do since 2016 and has served on the Board since 2017. She encourages all Will Do members to be as active as possible in this worthwhile organization!
Doris Mink was born in Mobile, Alabama, and graduated from Pensacola State College with an Associates of Arts degree in Business. She began working at Gulf Power as a Cashier and moved through many assignments until she retired in April 2018 as a Community Development Representative after 46 years of service.
Dorris currently serves as Awards and Achievement Director for Liberty Sertoma and Assistant Treasurer for the Port of Pensacola Propeller Club. She is a member of NAIOP of NW Florida—Commercial Real Estate and Development Association where she has served as President and Membership Chair over the years. Doris was also a member of NAIOP of Florida and served as Secretary in 2017. She was, also, a member of Florida Economic Development Council. International Economic Development Council, Opportunity Florida and Northwest Florida League of Cities.
Doris is married to Terry Mink and they have three children: Brian, Kristi and Logan and three beautiful granddaughters—all Brian’s. She has completed 18 half marathons and enjoys her running group, boating and attempting to play golf. She is a member of Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church.
Leslie Perino, Marketing
Leslie is a native of Northwest Florida and serves as chief operating officer of EW Bullock – a Pensacola, Florida based advertising and public relations agency. In her role as COO, Leslie is responsible for strategic planning, agency management and servicing key accounts. Her background includes more than three decades of experience in account management and media planning. Leslie is a member of Community Life Methodist Church, Impact 100, and serves on the advisory council for Central Credit Union of Florida.
Noelle Poole, Grant Auditor
Noelle Poole was born in Connecticut and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University. She spent most of her professional career in New York, NY working in senior consulting, media and marketing roles.
Noelle currently volunteers with Chain Reaction, a local nonprofit that empowers teens to learn through service, serves as Chairperson of the Gulf Breeze Elementary (GBE) School Advisory Committee, and is the co-chair of the fundraising committee for GBE PTA.
Noelle and her husband settled in Gulf Breeze two years ago. They have a daughter who attends Gulf Breeze Elementary and two rescue dogs
Shelby was born in Memphis, grew up in Atlanta and spent most of her career in Louisiana as an elementary/middle school teacher and Director of one of eight Regional Services Centers for the LA Department of Education. Upon retirement, she and her husband Dan moved to Pensacola Beach from New Orleans in 2002. She has been involved as a volunteer and part-time employee at the Pensacola Beach Elementary School and has served as president of the PB Woman’s Club. She is currently a volunteer and representative on the Board of Directors for Interfaith Ministries, a Reading Pal at OJ Semmes Elementary and is involved in several ministries at Central Waterside Church.