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Board of Directors

Our Board Of Directors

Dean Piccirillo, HBKS Wealth Advisors


Dean Piccirillo, the current board chair has served in this position since July of 2015. In addition to his service on the Board of Directors for the foundation, Dean has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce sense 2008 and is currently the immediate past president of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. Professionally, Dean is a principal at HBKS Wealth Advisors, a national, independent, fee-based personal financial planning and investment advisory firm.

Christin Collins, Lee Health

Vice President

Christin Collins is the System Health and Wellness Strategic Business Partner for Lee Health, where she serves as the dyad leader for Wellness. Her role is to help create the system’s vision for health, wellness and prevention internally, and within the community. Christin holds a degree in secondary education from The University of Connecticut, and has lived in Southwest Florida since 1999. Based on her passion for Wellness, Ms. Collins was recently named the News-Press Person of the Year for 2016. She serves as the co-chair of Healthy Lee’s Million Mile Movement, rallying the community to log 1,000,000 miles of movement in a three month period. She also serves on the state board for the Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation, helping to draw down the $25,000,000 annual dollars available for the development of the SunTrail trailway system. Christin just finished up her co-chairmanship of the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Fest, which raised over $3,200,000 for pediatric health. She also chaired the steering committee for Elevate Her SWFL, an initiative serving Women and Girls which runs through the Women’s Foundation of SWFL. Christin is a board of director for The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, is the vice chair of their Foundation arm, is past chair of Women In Business, and served as the 2015 chair of the Chambers 25th Anniversary Gala. This chamber also honored her with the esteemed Apex Award. In her spare time, she loves to go boating, play golf, travel and spend time with her family.

Sharon Thompson, Hughes, Snell & Company, P.A.


Mark Blust, Prawnbroker Restaurant Group


Mark is the V.P. of Operations and Marketing for the Prawnbroker Restaurant Group.  In this role, Mark is responsible for the management of four area restaurants, working closely with management and ownership Mark is a past president of the Greater Fort Myers Chambers of Commerce and continues to serve on its board as well on the Chamber’s Foundation Board.. He also sits on the board of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce and is vice-chair of PACE Center for Girls. As a Ft. Myers native, Mark is intimately involved with organizations and activities that recognize and preserve our special ecosystems and outdoor treasures as well as local charities that work to help the underprivileged in our area. In his spare time, Mark is a cyclist and triathlon competitor, he enjoys cooking, a good book by the pool and is active in the community promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet.



Dan Adams, Stevens Construction

Melissa Cofta, Priority Marketing

Phil Gaylor, Lott & Gaylor

Guido Minaya, Minaya Learning Global Solutions LLC

Joe Mitchell, Pool Pros Inc.

Mark Morris, VIP Commercial


Chamber Staff

Colleen DePasquale

Executive Director
(239) 332-2930 ext. 210