Meet The Board of Directors
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, nonprofit boards that focus on senior care and safety.
In addition to begin the Vice president at NIC, Amanda is also the President of CAMEO of Lee County.
“Knowledge is power, educate yourself today for the resources that you or someone you love may need tomorrow” ~ Amanda Barton
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 & 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.
Board Member & Programs Chair
Rachel 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. With a decade of professional experience in senior living, she began her career in 2013 as a server in an independent living dining room. Post-Bachelor’s, she was a Life Enrichment Assistant in a Memory Care community. She loved creating environments that allowed her residents to engage and thrive in her activities. Knowing she wanted to continue her education, she
moved to Tampa, FL, where she earned her master’s degree in Gerontology. While in school, she was a Therapeutic Recreation Lead in a skilled nursing community. In this new setting, her love for working with seniors only grew. Over the last few years, she advanced her career while holding the role of Director of Life Enrichment in an assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing community. A few years into that position, the opportunity to work in Sales and Marketing presented itself, and as a young professional in the field, she went for it! She has been the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Preserve for nearly 2.5 years. She really takes pride in guiding families through the transition from home to a community setting. She sees how much residents can thrive in this type of environment and enjoys encouraging families to take the leap! 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 living. She feels that her early exposure really led to developing a love and compassion for this group of people.
Board Member & Membership Chair
With a background in healthcare administration, process improvement, and retail general management, Erin has harnessed her experiences to serve the local community with a focus on Senior Citizens receiving the care and support they deserve. She leads a team of professional organizers and movers as they guide families through housing transitions through downsizing, project management, design and moving activities. She proudly serves as WayForth's General Manager for South Florida and is actively engaged with the National Association of Move Managers, The National Association of Professional Organizers, Leading Age Florida, and Argentum, as well as volunteering for The Alzheimer's Association on a national team's steering committee.
Erin is an advocate for Seniors and has served as chairperson on Medicare coalitions and local charters to address avoidable hospitalizations, represented seniors in county and state level program planning, and participated in clinical steering committees to connect patients with necessary resources post hospital discharge. She has organized and participated in numerous galas and fundraisers to benefit Alzheimer's and Dementia organizations and loves to engage with the Senior Service communities throughout Florida through her time dedicated to Cameo.
In her spare time, you will find Erin and her family at one of their local beaches or boating on the beautiful waters of Southwest Florida.