Jan Miller, President
Mrs. Miller has over 40 years of Banking and Human Resources experience with several Fortune 500 companies. She attended the University of Miami and Northwestern University. She received her SPHR certificate in 1991 and was President of Atlanta SHRM (the 4th largest chapter in the US with over 2,000 members).
She has served on several local boards: WSRE-TV Foundation Chair, Sacred Heart Women’s & Children’s Hospital, West Florida Hospital, Take Stock in Children (Mentored a Child), Saenger Redevelopment Committee, Covenant Hospice Foundation, Pensacola State College, Pensacola Opera Chair, Pensacola Women’s Alliance, and was named Philanthropist of the Year-2018 by AFP West Florida, Chapter. Jan is also a founding member of Pensacola IMPACT100.
In June of 2021, The Rotary Club of Pensacola honored Jan with the Sandra Robinson Service Award in recognition for countless acts of service above self.
Kate Brown Treick, 1st Vice President – Programs
Kate Treick was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, where she grew up hearing stories of all kinds from her family, especially her grandmothers. She honed her storytelling skills through degrees in English and Renaissance Studies from UC Santa Barbara; MA in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and MA in Medieval Studies from Fordham University. Kate has spent years teaching and writing, and she loves sharing ideas through story.
After the birth of her children, Kate began telling stories through custom portraits. She opened her photography studio, Kate Treick Photography (katetreickphotography.com), in 2013, after her kids started school. Over the past nine years, Kate has been very involved in the community, working with a variety of nonprofits to help raise funds benefiting children, education, families, and veterans.
Kate also owns and runs Happy Trails Living, a lifestyle magazine featuring the residents of the Nature Trail Community in Northwest Pensacola. This endeavor has allowed her to tell the stories of amazing families, young achievers, children, and nonprofits, and has also allowed her to connect small businesses with this thriving neighborhood.
Kate lives in Pensacola with her husband, Joel, pastor of Pinewoods Church, their two children, and their two rescue dogs.
Myra Van Hoose, 2nd Vice President – Membership
Making a difference is the mantra in the Van Hoose household and Myra has used her career skills to do just that. Accounting expertise, as a former CPA, honed at Arthur Andersen and Co., the largest accounting firm in the world at the time has been put to use at many non-profit entities, including United Way, The Chamber of Commerce, and as a founding member of the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Myra’s volunteer work has focused upon women in need – serving on the board of The Shelter for Abused Women in Winchester, Virginia, and volunteering for Eden House in New Orleans, a home for rescued trafficked women. Happily calling Pensacola home now for the last six years, Myra continues to serve with organizations such as the anti-racism Equity Project Alliance, the Monument for Women Veterans, Escambia Public Schools Foundation, the Pensacola Museum of Art, Impact100, as Past President of the Institute for Women in Politics, and now as Vice President with PWA.
Lynn Hobbs, Treasurer
Ms. Hobbs has more than 30 years of public and private accounting experience and has served as Treasurer for several service organizations.
Currently, she may perform accounting services for specific clientele.
Lynn also serves as Treasurer for her HOA, AC Read LGA, Upper Gulf Coast LGA and the Pensacola Women’s Alliance.
Sabrina Simpson, Secretary
Along with her husband, Anthony, Sabrina owns Something Old Salvage which provides junk removal and cleaning services to residential and commercial clients throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Since moving to Pensacola a few years ago and through her company, Sabrina has established relationships with many non-profits in the area and is devoted to volunteering to many causes. She’s enthusiastic about helping others succeed and is willing to pitch in where needed.
When she’s not hanging with her husband and their dog, Biscuit, she can be found traveling, cooking, playing board games, and spending time with her very large family. She’s excited to be a member of Pensacola Women’s Alliance and to serve on the board for an organization whose focus is making a difference for women in the community
Betsy Smith, Trustee – Scholarships
Be Ready. Be Bold. Be Heard is Betsy’s tagline for 2021.
The Founder of E. L. Smith Consulting Betsy has three areas of focus for her Leadership Coaching. Leadership, Advocacy and Women in the Workforce.
Her overall theme is Advocacy.
She coaches Leaders at all levels to be advocates for themselves and their teams.
Betsy was her, now deceased, husband’s Advocate for four years. She uses her education, experience and tenacity to coach the families and friends of patients in the healthcare system to get the best care for their loved one.
Mentoring Women in the Workforce is one of Betsy’s passions in life. She coaches these women to be their own Advocate to ensure their success.
Betsy offers several avenues to work with her:
- 90 Day Individual or Group Coaching
- 4-week intensives for individual or groups
- VIP Days
- An online course
Betsy loves public speaking and has spoken nationally and internationally.
Betsy co-authored “Second Blooming for Women: Growing A Life that Matters After Fifty” with Kathleen Logan.
She is currently working on two books “The Patient Advocates Handbook: What to Do and How to Do It” and “Betsy’s Rules for Women in the Workforce: The Ultimate Desk Reference for Courage and Confidence.”
Elizabeth Gray, Trustee – Communications
Elizabeth Gray serves as the Assistant Director of Donor Relations for the University of West Florida, under the Division of University Advancement. She is an alum of UWF, earning her undergraduate degree in communications, and is currently pursuing her graduate degree in the Strategic Communications and Leadership program at the university.
Active in the community, Elizabeth is also on the board for AFP, West Florida Chapter, serving as chair for National Philanthropy Day, serves within the Junior League of Pensacola and is a member of Positively Pensacola.
In her downtime, you can find Elizabeth relaxing with her dog Olivia and husband Nick or spending quality time with her family and friends. She also enjoys baking, watching reruns of The Office, and listening to her favorite true-crime podcast, Morbid.
September Dye, Trustee – Hospitality
September, along with her husband Josh, started YourTEK Professionals in 2017, an I.T. company providing business technology solutions to small and large businesses.
September is not only passionate about helping businesses grow but is always looking for a way to help local non-profits.
September is currently a board member of Keep Pensacola Beautiful. YourTEK partners with Keep Pensacola Beautiful to take in used electronics to refurbish and donate back to non-profits in need. She has served on several non-profits projects, including Nissi, March of Dimes, Sister of Hope, Mall Ball, Rally Foundation, Wounded Veteran Cruises, HER, and is excited to be a part of Pensacola Women’s Alliance and make a difference for women.
Foundation of Ethics in YourTEK has been awarded Best In Pensacola 3 years in a row, Best in the Bay, Small Business of the Month, Key Holder of the Year and Employer of the year for hiring people with disabilities.
Along with running YourTEK she also homeschools her 6-year-old little Einstein as he keeps her on her toes wanting to learn about radioactive elements and gamma rays.
September loves to travel, sail and learn new things. Her motto is “Be proud of what you do”.
Magi Williams, Trustee – Hospitality
Magi Thomley Williams ALB, ACB is Founding Principal at Thomley Consulting. Her
work includes speaking, writing, organizational training, and consulting in public
relations, marketing, and communications.
With her guidance, businesses and non-profits improve internal and external communications, build advocate relationships, and implement effective community engagement plans. Her
strategies increase revenue, effect social change, and influence public policy.
A Certified Master Life Coach, Magi coaches individuals, especially women, to
become better advocates for themselves and the causes they care about. Her most
rewarding moments are when she enables a woman to ask for and receive a
better salary, professional promotion, or contract.
Magi is a graduate of the University of West Florida and a member of
Toastmasters International. She supports several community organizations,
including Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Institute for Women in Politics, and
Alabama Travel Council.
Her favorite things include walks on the beach and Netflix binges with her husband, Jackson.