2019-2020 Board of Directors

After spending over 20 years in education and educational technology, Nancy Bennett left her teaching career in 2015 looking for new challenges and adventures.  She currently works as a technology consultant and spends summers working for a nonprofit, fundraising organization at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. After growing up in New Orleans, Nancy graduated from Louisiana State University and married a Navy pilot.  His career eventually brought them to Jacksonville where Nancy returned to school to receive a master’s degree in education from Jacksonville University. Over the years, Nancy has worked with children and adults to help them develop skills and feel comfortable with technology.  She is looking forward to working with Angels for Allison to help leverage technology to support the mission of the foundation.

Jennifer Hanigan is a Jacksonville native.  She is married to Scott Hanigan and has two wonderful children, Ashton and Reed.  She graduated from The Bolles School and the University of North Florida with a BA in Art. She started working for First Union National Bank in 1994 and continues to work in banking with Wells Fargo Bank as N. A. Project Manager. Additionally, Jennifer has spent many years working with several volunteer organizations.  She was with the Junior League of Jacksonville for 14 years and served as Treasurer, Finance Council Director and Executive Committee for the years 1999-2001.  She also volunteered with the Girl Scouts Gateway Council Inc., from 2007 – 2015, serving as Treasurer.  She currently serves as Treasurer for Angels for Allison and enjoys dedicating her time to our mission.

Drew Haramis is a proud sixth generation Jacksonville native and feels fortunate to reside in Jacksonville with Lee, her husband of over 30 years and son, Lee, Jr.  She is deeply involved and committed to the Jacksonville community at large having chaired significant philanthropic and cultural events as well as serving on non-profit boards including the Board of Regents for the Diocese of Florida, the Jacksonville Fire Museum Advisory Board, the Jacksonville Historical Society, Wolfson Children's Hospital Women's Board, and the most near and dear to her heart, the Board of Angels for Allison.  Angels for Allison was created to honor her late daughter, Allison.   Drew received a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University majoring in Child Development and Family Relations and completed some postgraduate work at Jacksonville University.  In 1984, after receiving her certification in Elementary and Early Childhood Education she became a faculty member at St. Mark's Episcopal Day School, where she still works today. She received the Nancy Wood Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009 and was named Teacher of the Week for WTLV, Channel 12 in March of 2012. Recently, she was nominated for The Florida Times Union Eve Award, which honors women in North Florida and South Georgia, whose contributions and efforts have made lasting improvements within their community. Drew believes one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to learn to give to others. She strives to instill the values of responsibility to the community at large, through serving the needs of others, and sharing Christ-like love for all.  She looks forward to continuing to work with members of our community to deliver the mission of Angels for Allison.

Lee Haramis is a native and lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He graduated from Episcopal High School, and has degrees from the University of Florida and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He began his career serving three years as an Assistant State Attorney in Jacksonville and has since been in private law practice in Jacksonville for more than 30 years. He opened statewide law firm Gray-Robinson’s Jacksonville office in 2004. He has been involved in community, philanthropic and cultural events and causes with his wife Drew since they were married in 1987. These have included serving as an Alumni Board member of Episcopal High School, acting as the school’s official football statistician for the past 8 years, a tenure as the longest serving board member of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, service on the University of Florida’s College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Council,  serving as a Florida Bar fee dispute arbitrator, and service as a Vestry member and Chancellor of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, along with singing in the Church’s choir for more than 25 years.  Angels for Allison was created to honor his late daughter Allison.  Lee looks forward to serving our community by promoting and expanding the mission of the Foundation.

Ann Stewart Hemphill was born in North Carolina and grew up in Macon, Georgia, the daughter of an Episcopal priest and an East Texas Methodist.  She graduated from National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., attended Sweet Briar College, and graduated from Jacksonville University in 2007.  She and David were married in 1966 and moved to Jacksonville in 1977. They have two sons, Matt (Julie) and Tripp (Elizabeth) and three grandchildren, Whit, Brenna, and Reid. She is an ordained deacon in the Anglican Church and currently serves at Christ Church, Jacksonville, on the far Westside of the city.  She previously served at St. Mark’s as Sunday School Director and Bookstore Chairman, and at the Church of the Nativity. She has been active in the greater Jacksonville community over the years, serving as board member formerly serving as a Board member of the Episcopal Child Care Centers, the Junior League of Jacksonville, and as a volunteer at the Downtown Ecumenical Services Council (DESC). Ann Stewart joined the board of Angels for Allison in 2011 and currently serves as the Mission Fulfillment Specialist, coordinating the process for grants, from referral partner to funeral home, to approval of funding for families suffering the loss of a child.  As a member of the Mission Fulfillment Committee, she believes that a major part of the mission of Angels lies in seeking ways to prevent the deaths of children, who are our greatest gift from God.

Barbara Irving is a retired teacher of the Visually Impaired at Fishweir Elementary School.  During her 35 years at Fishweir, 34 were spent teaching a self-contained classroom of Visually Impaired K, 1st and 2nd graders while her last year was spent teaching a pre-school VI class.  Braille was one of the many skills she taught each year in her classroom.  She enjoyed watching the children become independent as they learned new things throughout their years with her.  Barbara graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Visual Disabilities and Elementary Education.  She is a native Floridian, having been born and raised in Sarasota and then moving to Jacksonville after college graduation.  Barbara met and married her husband, Fred and has a grown daughter, Sarah.  Barbara has been a member of Junior League of Jacksonville, the Colonial Dames of America and is an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, serving on the Altar Guild.  After retiring from teaching, Barbara joined the Angels Board soon after the organization began and has enjoyed serving as a member of the board including Volunteer Coordinator and Mission Fulfillment Co-Chair.

Nicole Lewis

Laura Mann Magevney has a BA, JD & MDiv from Vanderbilt University.  In 1991, she and her husband, Michael Magevney, co-founded a national non- profit, Break Away. Since then she has served as an assistant Public Defender in Nashville, TN and as the Director of Christian Formation at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. She has volunteered at a wide variety of Jacksonville non-profits, including The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and the Junior League of Jacksonville.  She and Michael have four children who have all volunteered for Angels for Allison over the years.

Mike Ondina first came to Jacksonville in 1978 as a minor league baseball player for the Jacksonville Suns, a Kansas City Royals affiliate at that time.  Mike played for two seasons with the Suns and then moved into the front office, eventually becoming the General Manager of the Suns in 1982.  As a player he met Janine, his future wife and they have been married for 37 years. In 1986, Mike changed his career course and entered the cemetery and funeral home business and has been in that business for over 30 years.  He is currently the general manager of the Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory and has held the position since 2012.  Prior to becoming the general manager of Evergreen, Mike owned and operated several cemeteries in Jacksonville and in Palm Beach County. Mike also serves as a board member of the Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association and is a member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville.  Mike hopes that his knowledge and experience in the cemetery and funeral industry will be helpful to the mission of Angels for Allison.  Mike and Janine have two sons and two grandchildren and reside in the Riverside area of Jacksonville.

Liz Parks grew up in Augusta, Georgia, and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English. After teaching high school English for four years at Wesleyan School in Atlanta, Liz married Joe Parks and moved to Macon, Georgia. In Macon, Liz taught middle school English at Stratford Academy and served as a founding member of the school’s School Climate Committee. She was also involved with the Junior League of Macon. When Joe’s career relocated them to Memphis, Tennessee, Liz began teaching middle school Language Arts at Presbyterian Day School. In addition to teaching, Liz led the children’s liturgy at St. Matthew’s Church and also worked summers at an outreach education program at Memphis University School. When the couple and their children moved to Jacksonville in 2014, Liz made the decision to leave teaching and stay home with her two (and then three) young children. Liz has enjoyed becoming involved in the Jacksonville community, volunteering at the Cummer Museum, St. Mark’s Church, St. Mark’s School, Angels for Allison, and the Will King Foundation.

Susan Powell is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and grew up with fellow board members, Drew Haramis and Jennifer Hanigan.  She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor Science Degrees in Accounting and Finance and has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Florida.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and previously served as Angels for Allison’s Treasurer. She is a Compliance Director at Aetna and has been employed by them for over 21 years.  Prior to that she worked for Ernst & Young.  She has volunteered her entire life and has served as Treasurer for the Junior League of Jacksonville as well as other organizations.  She is currently a greeter at Christ’s Church.  On a personal note, the love of her life is her daughter, Miranda who is following in her shoes.  Susan loves to play tennis and her pets.  She is also the guardian of her Father. 

Rosemary Robie is the wife of an army officer and as such has moved a number of times with her family including Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Fayetteville N.C., Houston TX., Honolulu HI.  They finally settled in Jacksonville, FL.  She has managed her husband's busy pediatric surgery practice, in Honolulu for 10 years until 2008. Currently, she has the pleasure of volunteering for the Angels for Allison foundation and other local organizations.  The Angels Foundation is particularly dear to her heart as Drew and her beautiful daughter Allison were some of the first people she met in Jacksonville. Rosemary graduated from the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J. with a bachelors degree in history and education.  She has two wonderful sons, both are business minded, one lives in L.A., the other is completing his degree at UNF.

D. Jonathan Turner is a senior tax manager with KPMG, LLP in Jacksonville Florida.  He has 15 years of professional tax experience in Jacksonville, Florida as well as Denver, Colorado, serving his clients in all aspects of US and foreign tax.  Prior to becoming a tax accountant, Jonathan served in the United States Navy as Radioman.  Jonathan is married to his wonderful wife, Shawnaree Turner of 18 years.  They have three wonderful children: Olivia, Joslyn and Ian.  Jonathan grew up in Northeast Montana and traveled the world with United States Navy.  He started his career in Denver, Colorado after graduating from University of Denver.  For the past four years, Jonathan and his family has made Jacksonville their home and truly love Florida life.

Craig Walker, Jr. was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in Finance. He has recently moved back to Jacksonville and works at Merrill Lynch Bank of America. As a member of a wealth management team, he assists high-net-worth families and business owners with all aspects of their financial lives. Craig recently started a non-profit organization, River City United Foundation, aimed at getting young professionals involved in giving back to the community.  Craig joined Angels for Allison in 2019 and looks forward to being a part of a great organization. 

Ginny Walthour

Sandi White

Mary Lee Willetts is a founding Member of the Allison Brundick Haramis Foundation.  Ms. Willetts works for her family’s medical device development company as VP of Operations, CyndRx, LLC, Jacksonville FL.   Before running the day-to-day operations of CyndRx, she had a 15-year career in the pharmaceutical and meeting planning industries.  She is a graduate of Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee, with a B.S. in Management.  Married to Gary Willetts of Winston Salem, NC for over 30 years, they have two daughters who live in Washington, DC.

Liz Nottingham is a former senior vice president at Bank of America Corporation.  During her many years with the bank, she held a variety of roles including senior operating officer, as well as human resources.  She worked in both the investment banking and private wealth management divisions.  Liz graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a B.A. in psychology.  She subsequently earned an M.A. in industrial organizational psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Born and raised in Vestal, N.Y., she currently resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband Jason and daughters, Lily and Ella.  Liz has served on the boards of Basic Health International as well as The Paper Bag Players, a children's theater company based in New York City.  Liz joined Angels for Allison in 2018 and looks forward to fulfilling its mission to provide support for families suffering the loss of a child.