Bradley Lorimier has been an Independent Consultant to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries since 1999. Mr. Lorimier served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Human Genome Sciences Inc., from 1994 to July 1997. Previously, he served as a Senior Vice President of Business Development at Johnson and Johnson.
Currently, he is our Board Chairman and an amazing advocate for both our staff and students here at Crossover Mission.
Bob Parsons was the President, CEO and Chairman of a specialty construction products company covering the northeast region of the US. More recently, he is a founding board member of Crossover Mission and in charge of our capital campaign project for our new building.
Mr. Parsons has been instrumental in coordinating the building project for our new Crossover center.
Frederick "Rick" McCarthy
Frederick (Rick) McCarthy has been a teacher and coach throughout most of his career, dating back to 1968 college graduation. His dedication to education and its clear relationship to athletic achievements has been central to all that he has accomplished over these last 62 years.
He continues to extend his support to the youth of Indian River County, having joined the board as well as the academic enrichment staff at Crossover Mission.
Linda Knoll is a retired Public Relations Executive having worked in the banking, advertising, and small appliance manufacturing business. After moving to Vero Beach she established an in-home computer training business, which served the community for over 15 years.
Linda has volunteered for Crossover and various other community organizations and served in leadership capacities at Community Church, where she is a member. She is a past president and honorary board member of Indian River Impact 100.
Leslie Bergstrom is a valued member of the Vero Beach community. She has served on numerous event committees in the Vero Beach area and is also on the board of the Vero Beach Art Museum.
She is a retired business owner and donates her time generously to our local organizations.
Jeremy Odom is currently the owner of 4 out of the 5 McDonalds here in the Vero Beach area. He is a big supporter of our Travel Basketball Team, supporting regular “Bucket Drops” to raise money for our players to travel.
He also supports our student-athletes with free meals every now and then which they greatly appreciate!
Rev. Gregory Pitts, Sr.
Pastor of Center of Joy Church, entrepreneur and local business owner.
Milo has 21 years of law enforcement experience and during that time he earned his Bachelor Degree from Indian River State College (currently enrolled at UCF, Master’s Program). Currently the Captain of Uniform Patrol Operations for Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.
He’s affiliated with several non-profits throughout the state of Florida and serves on several board of directors. He’s an adjunct instructor at Indian River State College (15 years), where he teaches several disciplines regarding to the Criminal Justice profession.
Keandra Foster is an Assistant Principal at Storm Grove Middle School. Currently entering her 10th year in education, Ms. Foster has had the opportunity to work in many areas including serving as an: Behavior Analyst, Counselor and Student and Family Support Specialist.
As a lifelong learner, Ms. Foster believes that every student is unique and has the ability to learn and that every student needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature in their learning.
Mary "Buff" Penrose
Buff Penrose was the Vice President of Ogilvy & Mather and an Independent Consultant to private companies, schools and non-profit organizations focusing on Communications, Branding, Capital Campaign Development and School Admissions.
Currently she is the Vice President of the John’s Island Community Service League as well as serving on our board here.
Becki spent 10 years in corporate marketing, with most of that time working for The Limited Corporation, where she lead nation campaigns for one of its clothing brands. In 2003 Becki and her family moved to Florida and she left the corporate marketing world. She joined the Real Estate industry and is currently a Realtor for They Keyes Company.
Becki is also a tutor and mentor for Crossover and has volunteered for many charitable organizations and held leadership roles in the Junior League of the Palm Beaches.
R. Blake Smith
Blake Smith moved to Vero Beach to work as an Assistant Public Defender in St. Lucie and Indian River counties from 2008 to 2013 to start his legal career. In 2013, he joined the a local law firm and practices in the areas of guardianship, and mental health.
Blake attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in History. Upon graduation, Mr. Smith attended the Florida Coastal School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree.