Jennifer Yeagley, M.A., is the CEO for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, having joined the organization in March 2020. Prior to stepping into this role, she was Vice President for Administrative & Strategic Operations for Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services.
Over her two decades in a range of executive, development and operational roles for human services organizations, Jenn has excelled in creating and implementing plans that advance goals, enhance community engagement and strengthen organizational impact.
Jenn currently serves as a founding Board member for the Plus Projec+, a foundation focused on funding organizations serving individuals who are LGBTQ+, and on the Stewardship Committee for Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation.
She was recognized with a 2016 Florida Diversity Council LGBT Ally Award, was a recipient of Community Tampa Bay’s 2020 Silver Medallion Award for her work in promoting inclusion and equity and was profiled by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of "52 Tampa Bay executives who should be on your virtual meeting calendar."
She has also presented in forums around the nation on diversity and cultural competence, including the National Association for African-American Studies, Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Association and Florida Philanthropic Network.
She has a Master’s degree in Literature from Texas State University and is a graduate of the Leadership Tampa class of 2018. A transplant from California, Jenn lives in St. Petersburg with her husband and young son.
Prior to joining SPFC, Shaina excelled as a successful litigation attorney. Driven by her desire to help others, she began her career with the Free Clinic as a volunteer in the food pantry in 2011. She joined the staff in 2012, and has held multiple roles, including Director of We Help Services, Director of Food Programs and now serves as the Free Clinic’s first Chief Operations Officer.
Shaina has established a reputation in her community as a prominent advocate in the fight against hunger. She is a proven leader and excels at bringing individuals and groups together to find and implement solutions. Shaina is driven by her desire to resolve the inequities and injustice that so many members in her community face. She believes that no person, especially no child, should go hungry, everyone deserves access to quality medical care, and everyone should have a place to call home.
In addition to her duties with the Free Clinic, Shaina currently serves as Chair of the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County's Childhood Hunger Initiative. Additionally, she has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Gulfcoast Legal Services since 2015 and served as President of their board from 2017-2019.
A Texan by birth, Shaina attended Texas A&M University and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration before earning her J.D. at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Shaina and her husband Jason are proud parents to two children.
Nik has been in the non-profit field for nearly a decade. His nearly 13 years of accounting/finance experience include positions with PwC and Family Resources where he served as the CFO for nearly 4 years prior to joining SPFC.
Nik is a graduate of Northern Illinois University (Bachelor of Science in Finance) and University of Tampa (Masters in Accounting). He grew up in Albania and Greece before he moved with his family to Chicago, IL in 2001.
Nik is involved in his community and serves on the Board of a local non-profit, Albanian Heritage Foundation of Tampa Bay, and has called Pinellas County his home for over a decade now.
Nik is as passionate about numbers and financial statements as he is about helping others and making an impact in the every-day lives of the residents of Pinellas County. Some of Nik’s other passions include travel and soccer. He and his wife Lola are proud parents of two young children.
"The volunteers are great and some of the finest clinicians I've had the pleasure of working with. Above all, working with patients makes my day!"
"Seeing residents getting freedom, feeling safe and blossoming is the best part of working with SPFC"
“[A highlight for me is] to be able to conduct home visits to see the progress the clients have made and to be able to be a part of that process along the way.”
“I love this type of work because it is food ministry. I can help provide food to so many people in our communities.”
“I look forward to helping feed our community as well as working with the amazing people I work with on a daily basis.”
“Each day is a new beginning.”
“From our dedicated volunteers to our CEO, the commitment and passion for the betterment of someone else is more gratifying than words can adequately describe.”
“[A highlight for me is] Watching the residents go from 30 days clean and sober to 6 months in, and having confidence in their character and their finances.”
“The biggest reward for me is being able to make some sort of a difference in a person's life and seeing the smile it puts on their face.”
“Being able to observe the client's progress and growth throughout the residential program is extremely exciting.”