Meet The 2023-2024 Board
Amanda has been a member of CAMEO since 2015 and currently serves as the President.
Amanda has been serving the aging population for over a decade and currently holds the position as publisher and team leader for the entire SWFL region for the Seniors Blue Book. Seniors Blue Book is a highly regarded resource guide that many call "their bible of resources". It has helped families in SWFL navigate through the confusing maze of healthcare/senior care for nearly 40 years by compiling an accurate comprehensive list of resources, grids, valuable articles and so much more.
Aside from her publishing and education efforts to seniors and industry professionals, Amanda sits on several philanthropic, non-profit boards that focus on senior care and safety as well as healthcare education and philanthropy.
“Knowledge is power, educate yourself today for the resources that you or someone you love may need tomorrow” ~ Amanda Barton
Rachel Henderson develops operational strategies with the goal of maximizing The Terraces profits or share of the market. She oversees service and marketing team’s development while monitoring trends that indicated the need for new products and services. This includes but not limited to:
Launch, manage and develop the overall affiliate marketing strategy in Collier Lee counties
Acquire relevant strategic affiliate partners within communities
Develop, implement, and manage all marketing, affiliated campaigns and promotions for the company
Establish, build, and maintain relationships with affiliates. This includes negotiations, optimizing and reporting on campaign performance, forming creative strategies and objectives, managing budgets, etc
Familiar with online marketing CRM’s, ensure that maximum ROI is achieved for the given territories
Analyze campaign activity and produce solutions to ensure liaisons deliver the best ROI
I bring passion and creativity to suggest new out-of-the-box concepts and ideas to drive the current market
I am a team player perform other exciting duties related to health care as assigned
In her spare time Rachel enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Kelly L. Fayer received her Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1997 and established her law firm in 2006. Throughout her time as an attorney, Kelly has received numerous awards for her professional accomplishments, philanthropy and mentorship and was the first attorney to receive the APEX Award from the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, she won the Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award, and was 1 of 20 attorneys in the state honored at the Florida Supreme Court for representing those who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Kelly was elected to serve as president of the Lee County Bar Association and is 1 of only 8 females elected to this position in the last 70 years. She is very proud to be the Treasurer of CAMEO of Lee County, an organization that supports low-income seniors. She is the founder of #KindLee, and she holds the following positions in the community: board member of PACE Center for Girls; co-founder and vice president of the Miguel C. Fernandez III Hispanic Bar Association; honorary board member of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation; and Master in the Calusa Inn of Court; past president of the Estate Planning Council of Lee County; past board member of the Association of Family Law Professionals, sponsor of the Lynn Suzanne Spradley Brightest Stars Scholarship and member of National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. and mentorship. At this time, Kelly is the only attorney to be given this honor.
Jesi is an Ohio native who relocated to Fort Myers in 2009 while working as a Flight Attendant. She spent over 15 years working in aviation in various roles but after the loss of her sister and mother a year apart, she decided to pursue a career that would allow her to use her personal and professional experience to help others.
She began working in the Finance Industry providing insurance solutions which gave her the opportunity to connect with people on a deeper level. She shares her personal grievances, knowledge, and customer service experience to help individuals and families plan for their financial futures properly as a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual. She believes in the importance of protecting those you love and care about by taking care of yourself first. A flight attendant always reminds you to “Put your oxygen mask on before assisting others.” A career in Financial Services gave her the flexibility to share her most precious asset, time, taking on many positive roles in her community.
She serves on The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee as Chair of APEX Events and also serves on the Ambassador Committee. She is a member of the Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association and The Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. She spends much of her free time volunteering in the community for various causes.
She is grateful for the opportunity to bring her expertise to the lives of individuals and families every day and considers it a privilege to work with her clients. Jesi is committed to giving every client the close attention necessary to provide them with the best strategies for saving and protecting their assets.
In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, close friends and French Bulldog/Boston Terrier, Remi. She loves traveling, working out, baking, riding her peloton and anything involving the water or beach.
Board Member & Public Relations
Amy was born in Fort Myers, Florida and has worked in the customer service industry her whole life. She learned at an early age how much she enjoyed helping others, starting with her very first job as a bag girl at Winn Dixie. At the age of 18, she learned to deal the game of Texas Hold’ em and ultimately spent 21 years in the Casino industry where she quickly climbed the ladder to become the training Supervisor. It was then that Amy realized another way she could utilize her passion for helping people, was by teaching.
As a young mother, she made ends meet by taking on a second job in the dental field in which she ultimately earned her Expanded Duties Certification so she could earn top pay. Amy was known as the hand holder, calming her patients as they lay scared and anxious in the dental chair. Now as a Realtor since 2015, she is able to help people in a much broader way, still holding hands with that gentle guidance she's known for.
Amy started becoming involved in the community many years ago by volunteering with different non-profits like the Community Cooperative soup kitchen, Helping Hands for the Homeless, The Salvation Army and the Ronald McDonald House to name a few. It's plain to see that helping others brings her joy.
She says being a member of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce has brought countless opportunities for her, including meeting so many like-minded people and some of the greatest friends along the way. Serving as a Chamber Ambassador has allowed Amy to learn more about not only the hard-working local businesses, but the many non- profits in our area that need our support. “There are so many good people out there, doing good work and I have the privilege to stand beside them”.
With a family history of Alzheimer’s, the Senior world has always been a passion of Amy’s. Since being introduced to CAMEO, she has forged many great relationships that she has been able to connect with her clients but has also opened doors for her to advocate and educate about Alzheimer's. She is now grateful to have the opportunity to serve on the CAMEO Board where she can continue to give.
Board Member & Programs Chair
A SWFL native, Rachel Byrd has a B.A. in Sociology from Florida Gulf Coast University and M.A. in Gerontology from the University of South Florida. Rachel is licensed as a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a BC-AAP with the Activity Professionals National Credentialing Center, and CORE certified as an assisted living administrator.
Rachel began her career in 2013 as a server in an independent living dining room. She also worked as a Life Enrichment Assistant in a Memory Care community, and as a Therapeutic Recreation Lead in a skilled nursing community, where her love for working with seniors only grew.
Over the last 5 years, Rachel worked as the Director of Life Enrichment and Director of Sales and Marketing in an assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing community. Currently, she is the regional manager of a senior consulting agency called Florida Senior Consulting. Rachel is honored to help seniors choose the place they will spend their golden years. She understands how emotional this decision is for both seniors and their families. She takes great pride in being the guiding light through these transitions and wants to help reduce some of the stress associated with navigating the senior healthcare system as a whole.
Rachel’s grandfather and father both found their lifelong careers in senior communities. As long as Rachel can remember, she has always been immersed in all aspects of senior care. She has over a decade of professional experience in senior living, and nearly 3 decades of personal exposure to senior care. She feels her early exposure really led to developing a love and compassion for seniors.
Board Member & Membership Chair
Laura Davis has over 23 years of experience working with seniors and their families. Laura serves with passion, patience and understanding. Laura’s expertise includes crisis and planned moves into Independent, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Care, Rehabilitation and Hospice. Senior Care Authority, Business Development & Concierge Placement Service
When Laura is not serving seniors she enjoys her teenage kids, Kannon and Ashley along with her 2 cats Chance & Paddy! Volunteering, traveling, outdoor adventures, pickle-ball and reading are her favorite ways to spend downtime!
Board Member & Fundraising Committee
Karlee works for Businesses Supporting Communities (BSC), and event planning company based out of Cape Coral, Florida. BSC has bonded the businesses, charities, and families of Southwest Florida through community events and festivals. These events bring in 3,000-5,000 locals to each event providing marketing opportunities that establish new relationships and build brand awareness for all vendors, sponsors, and entertainment involved. Throughout the years, BSC has built loyal relationships in Southwest Florida and stand by our belief that when businesses succeed, the community succeeds. Each year BSC strives to continue coordinating events that support local businesses and contribute to local charities. As the Director of Events, Karlee is committed to empowering local businesses and charities through media and community outreach.