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Leadership Team


Bridges BTC is the oldest disability organization in Brevard and is a partner with United Way. Bridges BTC is comprised of a staff of 120 people that serve about 300 clients a day in 15 programs including group homes, day programs, employment services, a transitional veterans’ home, on-the-job training programs and more.

The organization has an annual budget of $5 million with about 78 percent coming from Medicaid. The rest comes from donations, grants, and fundraisers.

Board of Directors 

Our Bridges BTC Board of Directors represents our individuals, their families, and our community. Directors currently serve two consecutive one-year terms. Our officer positions include:

  • Chairperson
  • Immediate Past Chairperson
  • Vice Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

The board meets on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm at Bridges BTC offices. Usually, committee meetings are held prior to the main meeting (e.g. Financial).

Our 2021 Bridges BTC Board of Directors:

Chairperson: Vanessa Vinicombe

Vice-Chairperson: Christine Myers

Treasurer: Mike Durante

Secretary: Patricia Akram

Director: Alan Doshier

Director: Susan Stokes Elmore

Director: Bob Walters

Director: David D. Prather

Director: Alec Russell

Director: Kaori Fischer

Director: Barbara A. Herron

Director: Alex Vinicombe

Director: Susan Audley

Director: Marsha Bewersdorf