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.
Alizza Punzalan-Randle, a nonprofit enthusiast for more than two decades, was named Chief Development Officer for St. Pete Free Clinic in February 2021.
Her career spans social services, pediatric health care, higher education, public broadcasting, visual and performing arts, and racial and social justice, having recently led YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley as its CEO for two years.
Alizza earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rhodes College in Memphis, where she sold Steinway pianos, performed as a professional accompanist, and began her nonprofit career as the Director of Public Relations for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. She is no stranger to SPFC, where she held the position of Director of Resources in the early 2000’s. Other fulfilling roles include time spent at WUSF Public Broadcasting, Eckerd College, and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
Alizza is a graduate of Leadership St. Pete Class of 2003, Leadership Knoxville Class of 2020, and the Tampa Bay Public Leadership Institute. As a servant leader, she has served on multiple boards and advisory councils, including Community Tampa Bay, Creative Clay, Knoxville’s and St. Petersburg’s chambers of commerce, Pinellas County Urban League, Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area Citizen Advisory Committee, Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, YWCA of Tampa Bay, and the YWCA USA National Coordinating Board. Alizza is a past state president of the Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (BPW/FL), and past local president of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas. In recognition of her commitment to civic and community engagement over the years, Alizza was named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” list, Eckerd College faculty named her Staff Member of the Year, she was named a Pinellas County Local Hero in Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Awards, and she received a Racial Justice Award from YWCA of Tampa Bay. Alizza and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.
"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.”
“I look forward to making a positive impact in the lives of others everyday by displaying genuine concern, compassion and building trustworthy relationships/partnership.”
“Each day is a new beginning.”
“The amazing SPFC Volunteers [inspire me]!”
"Each day provides me with a unique opportunity to help someone else and to learn something new."
“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.”
Denise Urksa, Residence Cook