2435 North Florida Avenue

Hernando, FL 34442

Phone: 352.344.1001

Fax: 352.341.2006



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Board of Directors

Nuris Lemire

Nuris is mother of three. Currently licensed as an Occupational / CranioSacral Therapist. Additional degrees in teaching, psychology and double Masters (Science and Occ. Ther.) Nuris has been volunteering at the center for 20 years.

Ginger West

Ginger served as the director of this agency since the beginning and is currently one of two paid staff. She has four children of her own and, with husband John, has fostered over 200 others; a task that made the need for a center like this obvious. She has always been active in organizations that serve children including the PTA, Family Services Planning Team, Pre-K Early Intervention Council and Drug Free School committee.

Michelle Cleary

Michelle is the mother of three children. She is a business owner, works for the school board, and is active in children’s ministry.
It is through Michelle's work with Master Gardeners that the center has its beautiful landscaping. Michelle has been involved with the center since its beginning

Carol L. Peterman

Carol is a mother of 1, grandmother of 4 and great grandmother of 2. She and her husband Lloyd have been married for 55 years. Carol is a Past President and President Elect of the Citrus Hills Women’s Club and has been chairman and/or committee member of many fundraisers and social events for the Club. She has a background in Public Relations, Management, Computers, Office Duties and Helping Others. Carol has been volunteering at the center for over 15 years in various positions including 2nd Chair for the Christmas Project.

Rick Waldermar

Rick's background is as a mental health counselor and has dealt primarily with drug addiction and prevention. He is also a professional actor and has worked in local theater and in movies. Rick has volunteered with the center since the beginning.

Mary Stiles

Susan Bou


All Executive board members serve two year terms

Board meetings are held quarterly on the second Monday following the end of the quarter. Meetings are held at the Resource Center.