President + Marketing Chair
A graduate of Colgate University, Shaw has worked with the Sydney Olympics, Conde Nast, in sales, curation and national legal marketing and branding. Founder of Jigshaw Inc, she brings her strategic communications and business development expertise to businesses, brands and creative projects - her most cherished, Speak Up for Kids! Her goal is to heighten awareness and empower the local community to champion advocacy on behalf of our most vulnerable victims and precious resource - our children. She looks forward to 100% child advocacy for every abused or neglected child in Palm Beach County. Shaw has been an active member of the Speak Up for Kids Board since 2012, as well as a 2008 charter member of the board.
Robin Henderson serves as a senior vice president / senior client manager with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Palm Beach Business Banking Division. Robin assists companies with annual revenues up to $50MM with their various business needs such as credit and treasury management.
Robin has been in banking for 33 years, and has worked in Palm Beach County since 1985. Her previous roles have been in commercial banking, consumer loan administration, dealer floor plan administration, branch management and internal audit.
She currently serves as a board member for Easter Seals, the Palm Beach County Housing Finance Authority, the South Florida RMA Chapter and Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County. She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County. Prior community involvement includes serving on the board of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Junior League member, and other organizations such as Muscular Dystrophy, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Schoool of the Arts Theatre Parents Teachers Association (treasurer), American Heart Association and the March of Dimes. Her favorite hobbies are photography and traveling with family and friends.
Henderson grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and earned her B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She resides in Palm Beach Gardens with her husband, Brad and have three children, Kendall (28), Lindsey (26) and Grayson (18).
Retired executive from Ingram Micro working in Information Technology for over 20-years. During his career, Gregg was involved in hardware and software companies including start-ups working in sales, training, technical and management roles. Gregg holds degrees in Economics and Social Ecology with an emphasis in criminal justice from the University of California at Irvine.
Star Events Chair
A charter member of the Board of Directors, Larry has maintained his longstanding role as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer, actively advocating for children without a voice in dependency court proceedings. Throughout his exceptional career in the textiles industry, as an executive with the J. Baker Footwear Company, Larry always gave back in appreciation. Today, in his retired life chapter, Larry has a far reaching and multi-generational impact that has directly impacted hundreds if not thousands of children and families in our community. Larry’s legacy is a living one and above all he looks forward to Speak Up for Kids making the plight of abused and abandoned children heard and voices raised on their behalf throughout our community.
Dave has been an active supporter of Speak Up for Kids over the past several years and in 2014 became a board member. He looks forward to assisting the organization to ensure that it has the necessary resources to provide every abused, abandoned and neglected child with a court appointed volunteer advocate. Dave is a CPA with RSM and focuses his time on assisting clients with state and local tax matters.
Wendy is very excited to hold a position on the Board. She strongly agrees with the Speak Up for Kids mission to ensure the GAL Program has the necessary resources to provide every abused, abandoned, and neglected child a court appointed advocate. Currently, Wendy is a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer (GAL). In February 2018, Wendy was a driving force behind 2 cases involving three sisters: 5, 7, and 18 months. The sisters were separated by the system along with other circumstances. As the girls’ Guardian Ad Litem, Wendy never gave up and now three sisters are thriving and are living together for the first time in their lives with their maternal aunt. Being there on the day of the reunion was one of the most rewarding experiences of Wendy’s life. Wendy has been married for 24 years. Wendy recently sold her restaurant and moved to Florida. Wendy holds active Real Estate licenses in both California and Florida, has a Certificate in Mortgage Lending, and a Paralegal Certificate. Previously, Wendy sat on a Board of Directors of Business Improvement District (BID) in California. For the first year of her term, she sat on the executive committee as the Treasurer. Wendy was a Law Firm Administrator for 7 years and worked for Intel Corporation for 7 years. Besides the Guardian ad Litem Program, Wendy also volunteer her times with Stand Up for Kids, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, National Canine Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, Domestic Violence Resource Center, USO, International Sports Counsel, Sheriff Activity League, and One Church One Child. One of Wendy’s favorite quotes: “Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful”
Serves as Vice President of Employee Benefits of CBIZ Insurance Services. With more than 10 years of successful experience designing, consulting, and implementing Group Benefit Plans for Mid-Market Employers, she is a recognized leading industry professional. Kelly has an established history of helping employers control cost and mitigate risk. She is involved in fundraising, event planning, and public relations for many non-profit organizations in both Collier and Palm Beach Counties. Kelly also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for HFTP (Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals), Gold Coast Chapter.
Immediate Past President
After 25 years developing the domestic and global expansion of a large medical device company, directing all sales and marketing initiatives, Lynne retired from the corporate and business world. As a dedicated GAL herself, Lynne has risen to every occasion and harnessed every opportunity to speak up and be the voice for her kids. Above and beyond her tireless efforts as an advocate, Lynne has served on the board of Speak Up for Kids since 2011. Lynne’s commitment to excellence in everything she takes on is further driven and impassioned toward achieving 100% representation and advocacy for abused children in our community without a voice.
A graduate of both Providence College and Palm Beach Atlantic University, Abbie has a passion for children. As the Director of Business Development for SandyPines, Abbie is responsible for connecting practitioners, parents and families with resources for treatment for children and adolescents with mental illness. Her continued involvement in Palm Beach and Martin counties extends to her active roles with the Boy Scouts of America Gulf Stream Council, volunteer opportunities with Families First of Palm Beach County, planning committee participation with the Center for Child Counseling,and most recently with Speak Up for Kids. As the mother of two young children, Abbie understands the unique needs of kids and the import roles adults can play in their health and well being. She brings her creativity, passion and sense of adventure to every situation and looks forward to what's coming next as we work together to build brighter tomorrows for our kids in Palm Beach County.