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Florida’s Southern Gulf

General Information

Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter of the American Red Cross proudly serves over 1 million residents in Collier, Glades, Hendry & Lee Counties.
Naples Office
Address: 2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, FL 34119
Phone: (239) 596-6868

Fort Myers Office
Address: 7051 Cypress Terrace, #110, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone: (239) 278-3401

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Jill Palmer, Chapter Executive Director

Jill Palmer, Executive Director, Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter

Jill Palmer has worked in volunteer and community service for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the Red Cross, she was employed as the Director of Volunteer Services, Auxiliary Development and Arts in Healthcare at Lee Health (formerly Lee Memorial Health System).

Palmer had been a volunteer with the American Red Cross for almost three years, serving as a member of the Board of Directors. In this capacity, she served as chair of the Volunteer Engagement & Mission Capacity Committee. Additionally, is a volunteer with several organizations including, serving as corresponding secretary for the Florida Association of Directors of Volunteers Board of Directors, the American Heart Association, and on the Lee Health Campaign Committee for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee.

Palmer received a Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS), Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.

In this new professional role, Palmer will lead a team of Red Cross staff and volunteers who proudly serve more than 1 million residents in Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. She will be responsible for guiding the chapter in ensuring the mission and goals of the American Red Cross are effectively delivered.


Board of Directors

Steven Adamczyk, Board Chair

Steven Adamczyk, Board Chair

Attorney and Partner - Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross


  • Jamie Andersen - SVP and Private Client Advisor - U.S. Trust
  • Kevin Boyd – Commander, American Legion Post 38, Fort Myers, FL
  • Marie Grasmeier CPA - Grasmeier Business Services LLC
  • Peter J. McKenna – Retired Attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Jeagher & Flom, LLC, NY
  • Thomas Messmore - Retired Executive and Chairman of TE Messmore Associates, LLC
  • Ronald Nordmann - Retired Executive - Wall Street Money Management
  • Lisa Simington, President - Florida West Coast, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Christopher Spiro – President and CEO, Spiro and Associates
  • Connie Weaver – Retired Executive – Marketing and Strategic Planning