Meet the Board

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Sugar Plum, Inc. is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors made up of community leaders. These dedicated persons set policy and budget, fund-raise, and provide necessary supports to ensure the continuance and growth of the project. Sugar Plum, Inc. networks continuously with various agencies and organizations providing services for persons with disabilities.


Thad Nowak
Ted Britt Automotive

Tim Rivas
Vice President
Community Volunteer

Doug Wilbourne

Thomas H. Gustafson
Community LeaderĀ 


Colleen Gard
Community Leader

Linda Laibstain,
Hofheimer Nusbaum, P.C.

Robert Maroon
The Therapy Network

Chuck Ferrer
Kirby Offshore Marine

Bettie Goodman
Founding Board Member,
Community Leader

Dean Hurst
Pro at Bayville Farms

Joy Jacobson
Community Leader

Executive Director

Patricia Rakes Clark
Executive Director

Honorary Director

(Hon.) G. William Whitehurst
Former Congressman

Past Board Presidents

John Jordan

Ben Huger

Robert Dewey

Cheney Cole

Robert Taylor

Joyce Schmidt

Charles Malbon