Board of Directors
Judy Vobroucek - President
Judy Vobroucek is the owner of Discount Med Direct, with locations in Florida, Pennsylvania and Illinois. She is also the founder of The Wellness Center of Ellenton, with two locations, in Florida.
Throughout her career, she has helped many clients and physicians afford their prescription medications. She has a contagious enthusiasm and passionate belief in her employees that inspires them to become partners and valuable contributors to the team.
Her background includes co-founding the Alzheimer's Association of Northeast PA, opening the first adult day care center in NE PA, property management in Florida and serving on the board of many non-profits. She is also very active with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
Judy holds an BS from East Stroudsburg University. She is married to Kevin, mother of Nicholas and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.
Lisa Greene - Treasurer
Lisa Greene is a transplanted northerner to Florida. She received her B.S.N. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her experience as a nurse includes: Public Health, AODA Rehab, School, and Home Health Nursing.
Lisa has seen the devastating effects of drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, prison life, and abusive relationships in family’s and friend’s lives, and as a Christian and a nurse, she has a growing passion to see people come into wholeness.
Lisa’s involvement with His Girls began as she and her husband Don became friends with Tom and Tracy Lajeunesse. Lisa began to hear the stories of those women whose lives were transformed by faith in Jesus and the loving support of His Girls residential program. Seeing the ever-increasing population of women in crisis and need for Christian programs to support them, Lisa became engaged with the women in the program and became a member of the board.
Stephanie Sielaty - Secretary
Stephanie Sielaty is the Guest Services Director at the Bridge Church in Bradenton, FL. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sports and Entertainment Management from The University of South Carolina. Prior to ministry she worked in a variety of industries, to include marketing, hospitality, retail & sales, live entertainment, theme park operations and education.
She enjoys spending time with friends and family, volunteering and traveling in her spare time.
Paul is a 1970 graduate of Lehigh University with a BSEE. During his professional career, Paul was employed at Westinghouse Defense and Electronic Systems Center in Baltimore, MD from 1969 until 1974, involved in the development of high power microwave systems for use in airborne radar applications. Concurrent with his employment at Westinghouse, Paul also began teaching courses in electronics technology at the Community College of Baltimore, continuing until 1980.
In 1974, Paul joined the Hewlett Packard Company as an Instrument Field Sales Engineer until 1980. While at HP, Paul also developed and taught several courses at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs, including “Microwave Integrated Circuit Design” and “Microwave Measurements”.
In 1980, Paul became a partner in Applied Engineering Consultants, a manufacturer’s representative firm. In this capacity, Paul provided sales and applications support for a variety of microwave suppliers to the major defense contractors in the Baltimore/Washington marketplace.
In 1987, Paul left Applied Engineering to found Chesapeake Microwave Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of active microwave components and subsystems. During his 13 years at Chesapeake, the company grew from a small engineering “job shop” to a significant provider of microwave power amplifiers for both defense and commercial wireless customers. It was sold to Andrew Corporation, a fortune 500 company, in 1999.
After the sale of Chesapeake to Andrew Corporation, Paul served as Andrew’s Chief Technologist for active products, as well as the Director of Engineering.
Paul was a Co-founder of IDSI after leaving Andrew Corp in 2002. Over the next 5 years, IDSI grew from 2 employees to 170 with annual revenues of almost $100M. IDSI was sold to General Dynamics C4Systems Division in 2008.
Paul retired from GD at the end of 2008, moving to Florida in 2009. He continues to sit on 4 corporate boards as well as several non-profit boards. He continues to be active as a leader and mentor at The Bridge Church in Bradenton, FL.
Paul and his wife, Vicki, have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren. Paul is an aviation enthusiast and the owner of a Cirrus SR22 single engine airplane. Paul spends about 150 hours each year flying around the US. When he is not working, flying, or entertaining his kids and grandkids, Paul also enjoys biking and swimming.
Marilyn Murphy was born in Chicago, Ill. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s in civil engineering.
She retired from Caterpillar Inc. During her career she worked as a draftsman, structural engineer, engineering/marketing supervisor, and a marketing manager. Her job took her all around the world.
She is married, and between her husband and her, they have three daughters and 4 grandchildren.
One of her husband’s daughters has a severe personality disorder which has led her into addictions and eating disorders. Because of this and the friendships she has developed with the other board members at the Bridge Church, she knew that God was calling her to get more involved in this ministry.
Pastor Dave Furst
Dave Furst is married to the love of his life Becky. Together they have four children, the oldest 23, who they adopted as a teenager. There other three children are 16, 13 and 12. Dave has been on staff as a Pastor for 20 years in different ministries and various capacities. He has served on numerous boards including community coalition boards, the Habitat for Humanity, church boards and others and has also served as chaplain to police and fire departments and as a court appointed special advocate serving children in the Child Protective system. Dave has a bachelors degree in business administration and a masters degree in counseling. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of the Bridge Church in Bradenton, Florida.
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Krzewski
Dr. Elizabeth Krzewski, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Addictions Professional, specializing in trauma in the state of Florida. However her journey did not start here, she began working in New York City in a variety of substance abuse and mental health settings. Dr. Krzewski moved to Florida for her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. In 2016, Dr. K graduated with her doctorate in 2016 from Argosy University. Since living in Florida and obtaining her degree, Dr. K has obtained several certifications which include but are not limited to being a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, an Applied Clinical and Qualified Supervisor, a nationally certified counselor, a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse counselor in the state of New York, as well as a certified trauma professional. She has continued to work in a variety of settings, while serving in ministry at the Bridge church on the pastoral care team. Dr. K is also a professor at two local academic institutions; Meridian College and Troy University and provides support at a nearby behavioral health hospital, working with all ages. Dr. K remains active in presenting and publishing to continue to support higher education in the counseling field.
In her community, Dr. K has always given back and served when called. Prior to Florida she worked with the Girl Scouts of America, as a former recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award. Once in Florida she began serving in 2012. Dr. K expressed her desire to help and support Tracy and Tom as they poured into the women of His Girls. She began volunteering her time at the house with the women of His Girls and shortly thereafter became a board member, providing insight and support whenever needed in the best interest of the women. Dr. K has remained active in her profession; serving as the Executive Region Representative for Region Five of the Florida Counseling Association, prior to that she served as the Southwest Florida Region representative for Florida Counseling Association. Dr. K has always supported academic success as well as serving as the Program Coordinator of Chi Sigma Iota and later became the President of Chi Sigma Iota at Argosy University.
Dr. K is currently working on growing her private practice and enjoying time traveling to see family and friends throughout the United States.
Greg was born and raised in Mitchell, South Dakota. He went to school at Dakota Wesleyan University for Business and Psychology. After college he started Heisinger Financial Services and Process 1 Mortgage. Greg is currently a Sales Manager at Georgia Carpet and Floors and is also a Brand Partner with Vasayo.
He recently moved to Bradenton with his wife Crystal. As a blended family they have 7 children and 2 grandchildren. Greg is enjoying a life in recovery and has a passion for helping people. After a painful divorce, ended up homeless and found a heartfelt passion for helping those effected with addiction and homeless.
His dream is to start a nonprofit, Isaiah 61 Ministries. Which will provide food, clothing, and shelter for the less fortunate. There is nothing better than to walk hand in hand with someone who has lost everything, by encouraging them and helping turn their lives around.
2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man (woman) be in Christ, he (she) is a new creation: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new.
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