Board of Directors

Ending homelessness in our community starts with experienced decision-making based on compassion and research. GRACE Marketplace is in good hands with our board members.

 

 

Julie.jpgJULIE GRADDY

Board Chair

Email: julie.graddy@gmail.com 

What does GRACE mean to me?: "I’ve lived in Gainesville almost 40 years, raising three children here, working for the University of Florida, and later, establishing a book publishing company with my husband, Robert. I watched as our community struggled for years to create a safe and helpful center for our fellow citizens who lack a home. In its short life, GRACE has more than proven its value."  

 

 

eastman2.pngBRYAN EASTMAN

Vice Chair

What does GRACE mean to me?: "GRACE shows me every day that every one of us can make a difference if we believe we can, and if we share the skills and resources we are so fortunate to have. I hope you join me in nurturing the heart of our caring community."

 

 

 

Bob.jpgMICHAEL RAEBURN

Secretary

Email:

What does GRACE mean to me?: TBA

 

 

 

Bob.jpgBOB ACKERMAN

Treasurer

Email: robertpackerman@gmail.com 

What does GRACE mean to me?: "Hunger and homelessness are quality-of-life issues that negatively affect all citizens of Gainesville. GRACE Marketplace is the embodiment of our community's commitment to ensuring that all our citizens have decent food and housing and can establish a life of self-sufficiency and dignity." 

 

 

Bob.jpgJOHN THORNBY

Director

Email:

What does GRACE mean to me?: TBA

 

 

 

 

Bob.jpgBILL O'DELL

Director

Email:

What does GRACE mean to me?: TBA

 

 

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Lauren Poe
Mayor, Gainesville, FL
"They're doing remarkable work and changing the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people."
Dr. Bernie Machen
President Emeritus, UF
"GRACE's early success represents a truly remarkable launch of a much-needed community resource."

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