One Heart for Women and Children started with a dream. A few wonderful people started building on that dream. Today hundreds of people turn their energies into loving services that make a difference in the lives of so many people. Although most activities are local, the organization that continues to grow has had an impact both nationally and internationally.
Stephanie Bowman- Founder / CEO
Stephanie has been a Parenting Instructor for 10 years; having taken extensive training by Hanley-Hazelden and Active Parenting Now, is certified in The Children’s Learning Place with specialties in team-building, self-esteem-building and effective communications. Stephanie has accumulated over 10,000 hours in volunteer services with various non-profit organizations whose focus is to strengthen the lives of women and children.
She is active in her church community and brings compassion, wisdom and experience into all of her teaching opportunities.
Lori Wheeler- Treasurer
Lori has been with One Heart for Women and Children since the date of its inception and currently holds the position of the Treasurer. Lori previously practiced law for over 16 years and has been an active Real Estate Investor since the 1980’s. While practicing law she represented children and families in need and was dedicated to having the appropriate services put in place to improve the lives of her clients. Often Lori served as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in both criminal and dependency cases; her job was to protect the best interest of the child.
Lori’s passion is working with One Heart for Women and Children as her talents can be used to further One Heart’s mission; that is, helping build the bridge for families seeking support, education and other resources available in the community.
Denise Dell-Powell – Board Member
Dudley Powell – Board Member
Dudley has lived in the Orlando area for over 25 years. His work experience consists mainly in the building material industry including traveling the majority of Florida. Dudley has been involved with One Heart for over six years in varying capacities. He has been married for 15 years and has two children ages 12 and 6. Dudley’s entire family has been actively engaged with One Heart those entire six years. Those activities include feeding the homeless, making 10,000 sandwiches, delivering Christmas presents, and several other projects. He always mentions how blessed he is to be plugged into the community with One Heart.
Patrick Kavanaugh – Board Member
20 years as part of the Central Florida Community working primarily in banking and finance.
Currently serves as an Assistant VP and Financial Center Manager for Fifth Third Bank. Patrick is often recognized for his motivational speaking in and outside of Florida, as well as his involvement in community activities within the area. Father to all girls don’t ask him how many you may run out of fingers.
Jack – Ambassador
Jack has been a dedicated Ambassador for One Heart for 7 years and now is an Executive Director on the Board of Directors for One Heart. Jack is a licensed Real Estate Broker with New Beginningz Real Estate Group and is responsible for the success of the Brevard County office. Jack also currently sits on the Board of Directors for CFRI (Central Florida Realty Investors Association), a nonprofit organization in the Groups Director position. Jack is also on the Leadership Team for the Space Coast Basket Brigade, a nonprofit organization, who partners with One Heart to provide food to families in need during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Jack has an undying passion to help others in any way that he can whether it be through his real estate experience or by donating his time and serving people in need in the Central Florida community in many ways. His dedication to serving others furthers One Heart’s mission.
Dan Grieb – Board of Director
Dan Grieb has been in real estate for the last 12 years. He runs a successful team within Keller Williams and is ranked one of the real estate agents in the country. Leadership is the key to his success and has lead him to be featured in The Orlando Sentinel, Wall Street Journal, Fox 35 and countless radio shows. He helps instill leadership in others through coaching agents in the business and mentoring countless others. Dan is also a motivational speaker and internationally sharing his expertise and experiences. He has 2 amazing teenage boys and a loving supportive wife who helped cofound their own charity to serve children and families within the area, along with partner with other charitable organizations. His journey to health has allowed his to accomplish his ultimate physical goal as a triathlete; completing 4 half Ironman (70.3 mi) and one full Ironman (140.6 mi) races. He lives by the motto, “Life is 10% about what happens and 90% about how you respond to it.”
Barbara Kenney – Owner and President of Kenney Communications
Barbara Kenney is the owner and President of Kenney Communications, Inc. and is active in her industry and community. Barbara is a proud mother and grandmother who has lived in the Orlando area since 1977.
About Barbara’s Company
In business since 1982, Kenney Communications, Inc. is one of Florida’s most respected and aggressive tourism media companies. The company was featured in January 2009 in the Orlando Business Journal as one of the leading entrepreneurs in Central Florida.
Kenney is sincerely committed to Florida’s largest industry, tourism. Providing clients with a diverse portfolio of services for their advertising needs, Kenney’s services include brochure distribution, tourism publication advertising, and print, online and digital signage. Services are available to the Central Florida market and within the 300 mile stretch of the Florida Turnpike Service Plazas.
As an active member of the Florida tourism industry, Barbara’s belief is that the market should work together as a whole in the effort to make Florida the number one tourist destination in the world. She realizes that the success of her company is directly related to the success of her clients. Their confidence in Kenney’s services will never go unrecognized and will always be appreciated.
Kenney Communications, Inc. is an active member of:
HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International)
“Gene T. Hassett Hospitality for Leadership Award” – 2007
CFHLA (Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association)
“Allied Member of the Year” – 2000
FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS ASSOCIATION
“Associate Member of the Year” – 1997, “Chairman’s Award” – 2018
KISSIMMEE/OSCEOLA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
“Osceola’s Spirit of Hospitality” – 2012, ORAC Board Member
INTERNATIONAL DRIVE RESORT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Annual Media Sponsor