2018-2019 Board of Directors Bios
Lynne W. Gassant, President: Lynne founded Scholar Career Coaching in 2012. She received her Master of Science in Human Resources from Florida International University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management from Florida Atlantic University. With her 10+ years of experience in Human Resources and Business, she oversees the Human Resources Department of a private country club HOA in Boca Raton. Lynne is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and Human Resources Association of Palm Beach County. She was nominated and proudly selected by Volunteer Florida in August 2017 for the Champion of Service Award. The Award was presented to her by Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet. In 2018, she was humbly chosen for the Alumni MLK Leadership Award presented by Palm Beach State College. In addition, she received the MLK Jr.’s Drum Major Innovation Service from the Department of Education in Washington, D.C in 2018. Lynne has a passion for education and the youth. Hence, she is constantly striving to make a positive impact in the community.
Lisa Rabinsky, Finance Director: Lisa joined the Scholar Career Coaching Board of Directors in 2014 and took over the role of Finance Director. She is a Florida native who attended Palm Beach State College. She has 30+ year experience in banking and commercial finance and is a top performer in her industry. She is currently Senior Vice President at CenterState Bank in her role as a Commercial Relationship Manager. She has provided the expertise to help in growing revenues and managing our finances. Lisa has been active with many nonprofits for over 30 years; our focus on disadvantaged youth was a primary driver for her.
Keesha Zamor Mims, Vice President: Keesha served on the Board of Directors in 2014-2016 and recently joined the Board again in 2018. She graduated Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Communication and a Minors in Sociology & International Business. She then acquired an MBA in Global Management from Nova Southeastern University. Her professional background includes the Entertainment as well as the Healthcare Industry. She climbed the corporate ladder and became an Operations Manager for Muvico Theaters during her undergraduate studies, soon after she became one of the top performing sales agents for MDVIP, a national leader in personalized healthcare. Currently, she is a Sr. Executive Search Consultant with CHG, a Fortune 100 company, helping hospitals across the country fill their leadership openings. As an immigrant of Haitian Descent and previously an ESL student, she fully believes in the power and duty of mentoring.
Laurie Myers, Executive Secretary: Laurie serves on the Board of Directors as the Executive Secretary for Scholar Career Coaching since 2016 where she facilitated new SCC by-laws and has helped the organization with various projects. Laurie graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. She is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional with 20+ years of HR experience currently working at Zimmer Biomet. Her HR work history includes supporting wholesale distribution/sales, retail sales, manufacturing, and non-profit / governmental organizations. Laurie also volunteers with Human Resources of Palm Beach County and All-For-One Pet Rescue.
Nicholas C. Johnson, Board Member: Nicholas ”Nick” is an Attorney at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, and a member of the firm’s Complex Tort Litigation practice. In that role, Nick’s practice focuses on medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and personal injury cases. Earlier in his career, Nick practiced as an Assistant Public Defender in Palm Beach County, where he represented indigent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies, ranging from DUI to crimes punishable by life in prison. Nick remains active in the legal community and is currently the Immediate Past President of the F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association. Nick believes a strong education can open so many pathways, and his passion and commitment to helping the younger generation establish an educational foundation, led him to Scholar Career Coaching in 2018.
Gale Pearce, Board Member: Gale joined the Scholar Career Coaching Board in 2018. She is a Florida native who attended University of Florida, University of South Florida, and University of Louisville School of Law. She has 30+ experience in health care, including practicing health care law, managing Medicaid health plans, and leading value-based initiatives for physicians. She is currently Chief Population Health Officer for Millennium Physician Group. She also volunteers for the Immokalee Foundation. Gale believes education is a critical success factor for breaking the cycle of poverty, and believes that Scholar Career Coaching will help many young people obtain skills that will support their future success.