Board of Directors

The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (CILNCF) first opened its doors to the community in 1981 and today, has a 38 year history of providing quality services to people with disabilities living in Gainesville and the North Central Florida region. The CILNCF is a uniquely qualified resource center, as it is consumer controlled and driven. We remain consumer-controlled by maintaining a staff and board of director majority of at least 51% people with disabilities. This personnel majority brings a wealth of first-hand experience living with disability, which influences every aspect of the organization. The resulting program development and direct service delivery responds to local needs, for which staff and board members themselves understand and have experienced first-hand.


Executive Committee:

Jim Gorske, President
Dug Jones, Vice President
Lorilynn Bowie, Treasurer
Christine Stopka, Secretary

Members at large:

Gerardo Altamirano
Bea Awoniyi
Suzie Siu Butt
Debbie Miller
Maxine Stallings
Allison Stevens


Meetings of the Board are open to the public. Meeting dates for 2020 will occur on February 26th, April 22nd, July 22nd, September 23rd and November 18th at: CILNCF, 222 SW 36th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607. For reasonable accommodation requests, please call 352-378-7474 at least 3 days prior to meeting.