Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Linda Bartz

Director


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Linda Bartz served as a Port St. Lucie Councilwoman for District 1 since 2006, and was appointed as Vice Mayor since 2010. Linda is a business woman who knows how to balance a budget and manage money. Linda is active in the community serving with the Council on Aging, Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers, Roundtable of St. Lucie County, SLC Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), St. Lucie Tourist Development Council, Fort Pierce Harbor Advisory Committee, and Concerned Citizens. Whether it’s helping to address important issues in the community such as traffic and roads to ensure that emergency vehicles can get to and from hospitals and accident scenes quickly, working with the Superintendent and members of the St. Lucie County School District to raise educational standards or helping to bring down the high cost of taxes, insurance and living on the Treasure Coast, Linda is dedicated and committed to keeping St. Lucie County moving into the future. Originally from New Jersey, Linda and her husband Gary have been residents of Port St. Lucie for 30 years. They have three grown daughters and are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.

Jeannie Jacobson

Director


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Jeannie Jacobson is a dedicated family woman who has made a mark in her community as a marketing leader. Having spent the past decade as a marketing representative for the premier urgent care center on the Treasure Coast, she now heads a territory spanning to Orlando for a national healthcare corporation, HCA/Care Now. Jeannie was recently accepted into the prestigious Leadership Florida Connect program, representing Port St. Lucie. New to the board of the Inner Truth Project Jeannie is excited and eager to learn how she can help this amazing group with new growth opportunities. She believes that she can do anything she puts her mind to. In Jeannie’s world, community and family are everything. The glorious day that she became a mother was the proudest in her lifetime. When not volunteering in her community, Jeannie’s perfect day is spent at the beach with her two little boys, Antonio and Aaden, and best friend, biggest supporter, and husband of 14 years, Richard, building a sand castle together and eating sandwiches in the sand. But a family day is not complete without the “one” who keeps her feet warm at night, her yellow lab, Bella.

Alissa Scott

Director


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Bio coming soon.

Robin ‘Rio’ Ratermanis, BSN

Director


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Robin ‘Rio’ Ratermanis BSN, RN received her bachelors degree in nursing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Nursing in 1996. After a year of emergency department nursing she was recruited by the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service. She was cross trained in diplomatic security and worked as a clinical RN in neuro/emergency and first responders training specializing in disaster preparedness (to include biological, radiological and chemical weapons of mass destruction). Due to her postings in Germany, Australia, India and Uruguay, Rio fluently speaks several languages. At each embassy posting Rio took a proactive approach towards empowering her communities with health and wellness instruction. She separated from the State Department in September 2012 in order for her son to attend high school stateside after 15 years of international education. She is now employed as a staff nurse with the St. Lucie Emergency Department. Rio is sexual assault nurse examiner trained by the Florida State Department of Health and advocates for outreach and education in the community.

Rochelle Popp-Finch

Director


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Rochelle Popp-Finch earned her Associate in Arts and Associate in Science in Legal Assisting from Indian River State College (IRSC). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and her Master of Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. Rochelle has been serving the students of Indian River State College, since 2011 serving as the Coordinator of Student Activities and recently promoted to the Director of Student Development and College Ombudsman. She oversees all of Student Life including the development of student leaders through her role as Student Government Advisor and developer/facilitator of the Emerging Leaders Program. During Rochelle’s tenure at IRSC, she implemented a program called RiverLife, which is an online student life portal that connects learning to student engagement. Not only does Rochelle put the Life in RiverLife, she has been an adjunct faculty member at IRSC in the Business Administration Department, since 2007 teaching various business courses and student success. In addition, to her responsibilities at IRSC she serves on the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA) State Executive Board. Through her work with FCSSGA, she ensures that nearly 800,000 college students’ voices are heard when it comes to legislation that directly impacts our Florida Colleges. Rochelle is an outstanding individual who gives back to our community in numerous ways. She has served on the St. Lucie County March for Babies Committee from 2008 – 2015. Through her hard work and commitment she earned the Volunteer Champion of the Year Award in 2009. In addition to her commitment to helping babies, she also serves on the St. Lucie County, United Way Board for their Annual School Supplies for Students Campaign. Rochelle is a wife and mother of two boys. She is an outstanding role model to her children, the students and employees at Indian River State College, and our community. She has a passion for making a difference—she demonstrates character, courage, and commitment that is unmatched!

Ely Cole

Director


Keri Norbratten

Director


Maryann Matteo


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Maryann grew up in Port St Lucie for over 45 years and loves her community. She started in the banking industry in 1993 and is celebrating her 30th year this year. She started with First National Bank/Seacoast Bank as a teller and worked her way to a Branch Manager, spending 23 years with the Seacoast family. She is now at Synovus Bank for the past 1 ½ years as a Retail Market Manager. Her passion is to assist clients with their financial needs as their personal banker, starting with buying a car to buying their first house, investing in their businesses and careers, and preparing them for retirement. Building relationships and being a professional in her work is what she strives for. She also has 2 beautiful daughters, Ava and Gia, and a husband, Nick, with whom she enjoys spending the weekends at the beach, shopping, and traveling. She loves kids and helping others and looks forward to working with ITP and making a difference in other people’s lives.

Chad Adcock

MDiv, The Satori Group


Community Outreach for 211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast and Grant Writer for Tykes & Teens

Fred Kirkhart

Stuart Photography Company


Advisory Board

Alex Arnold

Rev. Dr. Charmayne Davis

Rabbi Matthew Durbin

Dr. Sharon Hayes

Chief Deputy Brian Hester

Dr. Agnieszka Marshall

Paul Nigro

Anne Posey

Dr. Patti Corey-Souza

Leah Saurez

Denae Woodward