Our Board of Directors
Hand in Hand of Glynn’s Board is composed of community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to help steward resources and activities toward accomplishing their vision: Providing housing and support to neighbors experiencing homelessness in Glynn County.
Anne Stembler, Founder
Anne Stembler is the strategist and founder of our organization. It was Anne’s vision to do something to help the Homeless population of Brunswick that started Hand in Hand of Glynn in 2018. Along with her years as a member of the Session of the St. Simons Presbyterian Church. Anne’s philanthropic work in Atlanta as well as in Brunswick laid the foundation for her current leadership of Hand in Hand . Years ago her experience hearing Ron Hall ( co author of Same Kind of Different as Me) speaking about the homeless, colored her views of what could be done. Her subsequent visits to Moore Place in Charlotte as well as visits to tiny homes in Savannah and Detroit fleshed out her vision of what Hand in Hand might do for Brunswick. Anne is the guiding light of this organization.
Linda Heagy, Treasurer
Katherine Thurber, Secretary
Chris Jordan, Partner
Jeanne Kaufmann, Board Member
Keith Weikel, Board Member
Keith Weikel has a long and extremely successful career in the health care facilities arena with HCR Manor Care, a provider of rehabilitation facilities and transitional medical care . The company operated over 500 long-term care and rehabilitation centers. As both a top executive and a Board member, Keith’s energy for creative approaches to health care initiatives brought him to many leadership roles, including an early role as Commissioner of Medical Services Administration for the US Department of Health and Human Services. Keith is a tireless advocate for the care of the homeless and the less fortunate. He and his wife, Barbara, were early enthusiastic supporters of the efforts of Hand in Hand.
Betty Moore, Board Member
Denise Taylor, Board Member
Denise Taylor, LMT, NMT, MMP. She has been the primary proprietor of Coastal Integrated Health and Wellness for over 10 years. Denise is deeply spiritual and uses her abiding faith to heal others. She is accomplished in many different areas of holistic and integrated healing and massage and counts many well-known Brunswick personalities among her clients. Additionally, she recently opened a small restaurant called Mattie Ruth’s Soul Food Bistro across from the College of Coastal Georgia. Denise’s indomitable entrepreneurial spirit was ready for the call of Hand in Hand. She helps reach out to the Brunswick community and inspires all of us to try new ways of being in touch with our neighbors and our community.
Martha Merritt, Board Member
Mary Jenrette, Board Member
Mary Jenrette is the Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor for Synovus Bank, in St. Simons Island Ga. In her 30 years of experience in banking she has worked in many aspects of finance. Mary is also very engaged in the non profit organizations of Glynn County, currently chairing the Board of DIrectors of United Way. She also serves on the Boards of The Gathering Place and Centered for Life and New City Brunswick.
She has also recently joined the Board of the St. Simons Island Land Trust. Mary’s commitment to her community and all its inhabitants reflects the commitment of Synovus Bank to be an active partner in the life and re-birth of Brunswick. Hand in Hand shares that passion and commitment and we are delighted to have Mary as a Board Member.