Meet the Board of Directors
Devoted Community Animal Advocates
Lori is an eclectic blend of business professional and empowerment guru. She has enjoyed a life of working with business owners, CEO’s and managers for business development, hiring, sales and management training and business consulting. Lori recently moved back from Washington D.C. where she consulted and worked as Director of Advertising and Strategic Projects for The Washington Times. She has over 25 years in media sales, consultation, and management.
She now leads her own company, Lori Bainum & Co. where she delivers business consulting, executive coaching, and professional development to enable companies, organizations and individuals to increase synergy, results, and satisfaction.
She is an entrepreneur who has developed Horse Power Workshops. Horses help to facilitate leadership and personal development curriculum for a treasured learning experience. No horse experience required and there is no riding of the horses.
She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Advertising and has worked to promote the concept that our success comes from within. We must empower ourselves with the support of others, understanding we are responsible for our experiences and our path.
Lori is an inspiring and energetic facilitator of DiSC, a learning based tool which assesses your natural communication style, as well as team and leadership assessments, coaching, mentoring and inspirational speaking.
Lori uses participant-centered workshops to encourage learning and understanding. She is known for the right amount of enthusiasm and fun to make learning memorable and applicable to all. Lasting results are her goal for everyone who attends her classes.
Lori is also a certified Life Coach. As a certified life coach, she brings her fresh, innovative approach to helping others discover their potential and attain their dreams, even in the workplace.
Lori is past Chairman of the board for the Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce, past Vice President of the Hernando Education Foundation and past chair of the Leadership Hernando program. She is also a member of the Brooksville Ridge Kiwanis club. She was nominated for Business Woman of the Year in 2012 for Tampa Bay. Recently she has been elected to the Humane Society of the Nature Coast Board.
Lori is enjoying 30 years married to Mike with two children, Michael 25 and Caitlin 20. In her family is also her best canine friend, Chi and the family cat, Searcher. She is an avid Gator fan while enjoying her family, horses, Harley and organic garden.
Lisa is the Operations, Safety & Compliance Manager at Florida Gas Contractors, Inc. She has 17 years of Human Resources experience. Lisa has been active with the Humane Society since 2011.
She has always shown a passion for animals in need; rescuing all types of animals as a child. Her future goal is to own a pet sanctuary to care for older and special needs animals.
Teri began volunteering at the shelter in 2006. She joined the Board in 2007 and soon began serving in the office of Treasurer. After a year-long break to care for a family member in 2014, she’s excited to be back! “The organization is in the best position in its history to do even greater things for the pets and people in this community. I am honored to be a part of the HSNC leadership team.”
Teri recently celebrated 23 years with the Transportation Office at the local Walmart Distribution Center. She and her husband, Curt, moved to Hernando County from Pinellas County in 1984. They currently share their home with Lola, an very special HSNC alumni.
Randi Ann Mikkola has lived in Brooksville since she was in the 6th grade. She is a graduate of Hernando High School and continued her education working in a variety of industries, currently as an Executive Assistant with Builders FirstSource, a home improvement and building supply store in Brooksville.
Randi is a member of the Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge, a former volunteer at Hernando Christian Academy, a volunteer for Operation HeartF.E.L.T. and Goodwill’s BookWorks.
Randi is married to Ken for 29 years and has a wonderful son, Garrett who recently completed his AA at Pasco-Hernando State College. Garrett will be attending UCF in the fall.
In October of 2012, the Mikkola family adopted Louie, a Chihuahua mix, from the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. “Louie is such a wonderful addition to our family,” said Randi, who enjoys spending time with friends and family, yoga and horseback riding.
Paul has served on The Humane Society of the Nature Coast’s Board for 14 years. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Paul and wife Doreen moved to Florida in 1979.
Now retired, Paul served Nature Coast residents working for Pasco County Government for 35 years in the Planning and Development Department. In 2006, Governor Jeb Bush named Paul as Florida’s first Humane Volunteer of the Year.
Paul and Doreen share their life and home with 2 companion animals, Abby and Bindi, both adopted from the Humane Society. Paul says, “I am excited about the future of the HS and have found my calling in volunteering with the wonderful organization. Volunteering at the shelter has given me a sense of accomplishment that will last a lifetime.”
Barbara moved here from Middleburg (near Jacksonville). She most recently was the practice manager at animal hospitals in Melrose and Hawthorne. She has been either an executive director, operations manager or practice manager at several shelters and veterinary clinics in Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois.
Barbara’s experience includes managing staff and volunteers, recruiting donors, overseeing budgets, developing marketing and public relations opportunities and creating community education. Before Barbara followed her dream to become a full-time animal welfare professional, she gained experience in retail sales management.
Barbara, a graduate of Grand Valley State University, will pursue her hobbies of yoga, water sports, gardening and DIY projects. She will do so under the watchful eyes of her “owners” — a mixed-breed Basset Hound, and a deaf American Bulldog who is sign-trained. Both were rescued from shelters.
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