Board of Directors

President Ginny Yates

Ginny Yates, CSA, CDP, National Registered Professional Guardian.

Ginny attended Florida Southern College and is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking.

Past President Lesley Holman

Guardian (Individual Professional)
Phone: 239-489-3441

Vice President Shellie Ferrara

Shellie Ferrara has over 30 years of experience working in the healthcare field. She has held both administrative and marketing leadership positions, with her most recent being the Director of Marketing for an established assisting living community in Cape Coral since 2013. Shellie’s work experience includes medical practice office management, home health administrator, marketing and sales.  She has served on numerous community nonprofit C103 boards in the Lee County area. Shellie obtained her ALF Core certification in 2018 and is also a Certified Dementia Trainor and holds various other certifications. Shellie has a passion for serving and is committed to enhancing the lives of the senior population. 


Secretary Courtney van Emmerik Lovejoy, Esq.

Courtney serves on the board of FSGA as its Secretary.  She has been an attorney with Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP since 2019.  Her practice focuses in the areas of Medicaid planning, VA planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship, and estate planning.  Courtney has her Masters of Law in Elder Law, is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Lee County Bar Association.
239-936-7200 x 247


Treasurer Anita Robberson, RN

Title:  Director of Nursing/Aging Life Care Professional

Company:  Able HealthCare Services

Credentials:  Florida Licensed Registered Nurse,  Graduate of Hutchinson Hospital School of Nursing – Diploma,  Bachelors in Health Science – Wichita State University

How long have you been in your profession?  RN since 1973, Home Health Nursing since 1982,  Able HealthCare Services since 1993.

Why do you do what you do?  I love helping people.  I love the relationships that develop when you work with people in their own homes, and working collaboratively with others involved in their care.  It’s all about the client and what’s best for them.

Fundraising & Strategic Planning Kenneth Kemp, Esq.

Attorney, Patrone & Kemp, P.A.

Mr. Kemp is an attorney with over 15 years of experience in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Estates & Guardianship.  Mr. Kemp also has a Masters of Law in Taxation.

Legislative Beth Prather, Esq.

Beth has been practicing law since 1993 and has been a FL Bar board certified elder law attorney since 2006. She recently joined the law firm of Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP. Her practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship, and Medicaid and VA benefits planning. Beth has been accredited with the Veterans Administration since 2008. Beth currently serves on the board of SWL FSGA, Heights Foundation and Area Agency on Aging. She is a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, the National Avademy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Lee County Bar Association. Beth was named as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine in 2008-2022 and a Top 50 Women Super Lawyer for 2018.

Nancy Starr

Bylaws Nancy Starr

Graduated from Warren Wilson College with BA in Social Sciences.

Worked 33 years for the State of Florida, Dept. of Children and Families.

Private Consultant specializing in public service areas: Child and Adult welfare, Licensing of Child and Adult Care facilities, Policies and Procedures, Research.

Became a Professional Guardian in 2015.

Danielle Dyer

Education Danielle Dyer

Danielle Dyer is the CEO and owner of Right at Home of Southwest Florida, a home health agency offering homemaker, companion and personal care services since 2003 through-out Lee and Collier counties. Danielle joined Right at Home in 2003 as a Caregiver.

In addition to her responsibilities at Right at Home, Danielle is active as a volunteer for numerous senior related social services in southwest Florida. She is President of the board of the Dr. Ella Piper Center for Social Services in Fort Myers, Treasurer for Parkinson’s Association of SW Florida, on the Home Care Association of America – Florida Chapter board, Social Chair on the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee, Chair Per-son of the 2016 and 2019 Florida State Guardian Association State Conference, a member of the Southwest Florida Coalition for Optimal Behavioral Health & Aging and has served on the Southwest Florida Palliative Care Coalition and Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition. She is a volunteer for Lee Memorial Hospital as an instructor in the “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” program and is also a Master Trainer for that program. She also is a facilitator for the “It’s All About You” program—A Chronic Disease Self Management Course.

She was the proud recipient of the 2016 Lodestar Award for Professional of the Year, presented by the Collier County Leadership Coalition on Aging.

Danielle Dyer

Member at Large Debra Nicholas

Professional Guardian since January 2016 in Collier and Lee Counties

Married 45 years
One living daughter (she is amazing!! – has had two double lung transplants and much more…)
Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer of Nicholas Construction Co. – 40 years
Active member of First Baptist Naples
Grandma for my Daughters’ foster children
Former Foster Parent
Former Financial Coach with Crown Financial
Past Board Member of Naples Christian Academy
Past President of Parent/Teacher Association 1996-97 (First Baptist Academy)
Past Volunteer at Pregnancy Resource Center

Enjoy boating, fishing, scuba diving, cruise vacations and traveling with friends!

Danielle Dyer

Public Relations Jan Wallace

Danielle Dyer

Financial and Budget Brandon Mace