Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, the leading nonprofit caring for critically ill
And injured children and their parents, has announced its new Board of Directors who will help lead
the organization in the upcoming year: Lee Beckman- Georgia Port Authority, Bernadette Bryant-
BRB Business Solutions LLC, Mike Cashwell- Volvo of Savannah, Kristen Murphy- Keaton & Sam’s
Wealth Management/Raymond James, Jennifer Strickland- River Street Sweets, and Chris Tilton –
Dewitt Tilton Group.

The six newly named board members join the RMHC Board of Directors which includes: Executive
Board – President Amy Ariano Gulfstream Aerospace, Vice President Governance/Planning Gennie
Long Attorney Meyer & Sayer, LLP, Vice President Programs/Operations Nina Gompels McDonald’s
(Retired), Treasurer Thomas Farray Hancock Askew & CO, Secretary Alicia Briscoe McKibbon
Hospitality and Past President Rebecca Page- South State Bank. Members-at-Large include Jennifer
Abshire- Abshire Public Relations, Dr. Brad Buckler Pediatrix Medical Group, Stacy Jennings
Savannah Chatham County Public School Systems, Heather Newsome Memorial Health Dwaine &
Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah, John Palmaccio McDonald’s, David Pence
Allstate Insurance & Woof Gang Bakery, Cherie Scoggins Disabilities & Special Needs
Beaufort County, Heather Stabbe Hancock Askew & CO, and Lisa Dean (Board Emeritus) Synovus
Trust (Retired). “These talented and well accomplished individuals believe in supporting families
throughout the Coastal Empire and helping them access the medical care and resources needed to
help their child”, RMHC CEO and Executive Director Billy Sorochak said. “Their passion allows
families to feel at home- even when they can’t be.”