Our Team / Board

Meet our hardworking, compassionate team who works around the clock to achieve our mission and goals. Feel free to reach out via email or social media, or even at our office! We’d love to see a friendly face.
Reid Carpenter
Reid Carpenter
John Lawson
John Lawson
Executive Director - 1 BY 1 Ambassador
Sinclaire Williams
Sinclaire Williams
Operations Director - Vice President of Community Engagement

Board of Advisors

Reid Carpenter / Founder of Leadership Foundations
Kevin Camichael / Attorney Salvatori and Wood, P.L.
John K. Paul, CPA MBA / WCI Communities Financial Manager
Richard Thornton / Ret. Executive Federal Home Loan Bank

Richard Thornton brings over 40 years of experience in the field of finance to 1by1Leadership Foundation board. Thornton and his wife, Yvonne, have three sons – Mike, Todd, and Troy – and seven grandchildren. In addition to spending time with his family, Thornton enjoys golfing.

Brian Scanlan / Marketing Ave Maria University
Frank Nappo / President IHFS / Drug Free Collier
Gloria Padilla / Area Director RCMA
Victoria Gauze / Collier Health Services

Victoria Gauze is currently the Executive Assistant to the President/CEO for Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a role in which she combines her unique experience and passion for serving others to deliver better service and value. Also, she works directly with the Collier County Rural Health Network Board of Directors to ensure healthcare is accessible.

Gauze has 28 years experience in the nonprofit healthcare arena, which has afforded her with opportunities and challenges that accompany change. For the past 15 years, she has been an active advocate and volunteer for the underserved residents in Immokalee, making her a perfect fit for the board of director for the 1by1Leadership Foundation.

Gauze also served as the 2017-2018 President of the Immokalee Rotary Club, is a member of Rotary District 6960 Inaugural 2018-2019 Emerging Leaders Program, Florida Notary Public, the National Notary Association, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Florida Rural Health Association and NAACP.

John Miles Kish / Attorney / Banker / Knights of Columbus
Bernardo Barnhart / Vice President First 1 Bank