Board of Directors
The Brevard Family Partnership Board of Directors are all volunteers who selflessly give their time and resources to support and further develop our care system and carry the message of our mission throughout the community. The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 389 Commerce Pkwy. Suite 120, Rockledge, FL 32955. For more information, please contact our main office at (321) 752-4650.
Board Chair, Brevard County Appointee Ruth is a native Floridian who grew up on Merritt Island where she currently lives with her husband. She graduated from Merritt Island High School and then went on to UCF where she completed her BS in Respiratory Therapy. Ruth later completed a transition program, which enabled her to become a Registered Nurse. After many years of working as an ICU staff nurse, Ruth went back to UCF and completed a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration. Before retiring in 2019 Ruth served as the Director of Critical Care, Dialysis, and Respiratory Therapy at Rockledge Regional Medical Center. While her children attended Brevard County Schools Ruth enjoyed being an active volunteer with the school system. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with an organization whose focus is the improvement of the lives of Brevard’s children and families.
Board Vice-Chair Storm is a lifetime Brevard County resident and former client of Brevard Family Partnership. He is a proud father to three daughters and is an active member in the Viera community. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2017. A jack of all trades, Storm has a specialized and diversified skill set and knowledge that has made him successful in many different industries such as telecommunications, social services, and fitness. He currently works in multiple positions at UCF’s Recreation and Wellness Center while attending the last year of an MBA program at the university. Storm’s past experiences and unique perspectives, coupled with his natural business acumen, create a recipe for organizational success within BFP’s Board of Directors.
Board Treasurer, Brevard County Appointee Eric Austin is a native of Melbourne, Florida, where he currently resides with his wife. He graduated from Melbourne High School in 2000 and he began working as a police officer for the Cocoa Police Department in 2001. As the support services commander, he oversaw the criminal investigations division, communications center, records section, finance and budget, accreditation, training, recruiting and hiring, field training and evaluation program, policy development, and code enforcement. Over the years, he served as a patrol officer, school resource officer, detective, sergeant, community relations sergeant, and lieutenant over professional compliance and internal affairs. He continues to serve as a reserve police officer. Eric transitioned to Discover Life Church and Parkhurst Academy full-time in July 2017. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor and CFO of Discover Life Church and President and Superintendent of Parkhurst Academy, a K4-12 private school. He oversees the operations and finances of both organizations. He is also an adjunct instructor for Eastern Florida State College and Daytona State College. Eric earned his AA degree from Eastern Florida State College, formerly Brevard Community College. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida, and he completed the Honors in the Major Program at Burnett Honors College. He is finishing his Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University. He holds positions on multiple non-profit boards, including AMIkids Space Coast, Renewed Counseling, and Cocoa Community First. The majority of boards he serves on support programs for children. Eric has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Habitat for Humanity, several humanitarian mission trips to South America, Europe, Asia, and other non-profits striving to help children and families in the community. His passions include advocating for child victims, mentoring at-risk children, and assisting families to overcome adversity.
Community Member Dan Rodgers is the retired Chief Probation Officer for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Circuit 18. Before his DJJ service, Mr. Rodgers was a foster care counselor working with teenage youth living in foster care placement. Mr. Rodgers retired from the United States Air Force in 1990. He is married and has one adult son.
Bishop Merton L. Clark
Community Member Bishop Merton L. Clark is a published author and the founder and senior pastor of Truth Revealed International Ministries, a global ministry dedicated to locating the unchurched, teaching, training, and developing them to be Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. A native of Titusville, FL, he studied at Brevard Christian University, earned a Master in Christian Counseling, and was also honored with a Doctor of Philosophy. Bishop Clark has been fully committed to changing lives by reforming minds to transform communities and advance the Kingdom for almost three decades. As Chief Executive Officer of HELPS Community Initiatives, he is dedicated to healing every life with purpose and support. Bishop, affectionately called a modern-day prophet, is a leader of leaders who walks in the total unfolding of God for his ministry. He uses various strategies, approaches, and resources to reach and equip as many people as possible to achieve the goal of a local presence with global impact. Bishop Clark serves as co-president of Brevard Justice Ministry and the chaplain for the City of Palm Bay Fire and Police Department. His radio program, the Word of Truth Revealed with Bishop Merton Clark, is heard daily on several radio outlets and online. He is married to Sebrena, his wife and ministry partner of more than twenty-eight years. They are the proud parents of two, Omar and Megan, and grandparents to one, Isaiah.
Community Member Stephanie is a native Floridian who moved to Brevard County in 2007. She is currently the Community Access Manager at Hospice of Health First and Retail Services. Stephanie started her career in Melbourne as an Executive Assistant at Brevard Family Partnership where she spent the next seven years working with the talented team at BFP. Over time, her passion and interest in marketing and communications grew, and she took the position of Public Relations Coordinator, where she managed social media, community events, fundraisers and marketing efforts for BFP and the Family of Agencies. In 2015, she transitioned into her career at Health First as a Sr. Marketing & Communications Specialist, using her skills to help Health First service lines achieve business goals and increase community awareness of programs and services. In this role, she also served as a member of the Media Team and assisted with crisis communications and weekends on-call for media inquiries. Aside from her career aspirations, her greatest passion is being a mom to her 8-year-old son, Greyson. On weekends you can find them riding bikes, feeding the giraffes at the zoo, visiting Sea World or playing with their two dogs, Layla and Miri. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Development. She recently completed her Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.
Community Member Felicia is originally from Miami, Florida and moved to Brevard County 8 years ago. She is the third generation of Nurses in her Family. Following her grandmother and mother’s legacy in Health care she became a Nurse at 21 years old. She holds servitude and compassion to the highest regard as it relates to the community. She has worked in many capacities in Nursing ranging from Mental Health to Geriatric Care but felt most fulfilled as a Specialty Pediatric Nurse. She has also served as Nurse educator and Nurse Manager of 116 skilled bed facilities. She is married with 3 handsome son’s and 3 beautiful daughters. She began entrepreneurship in 2021 at the height of the pandemic and created a business with the skills she obtained in healthcare to deliver to the community in an innovative way. She serves as Chief Executive and Operating Officer of Competent Operational Testing Group. Felicia believes that Christ is the Chief Cornerstone and what the Lord is doing is marvelous. Felicia Serves as a Teacher of Children’s Ministry at True Vine Covenant Apostolic of Palm Bay Inc. She is also a Board Member of Diversity of Thought Inc, and member of US Women Chamber of Commerce. She is elated and humbled for the opportunity to serve the community in any capacity.