Introducing Joanne Lighter, Interim President


Following the retirement of Linda Alexionok, Joanne Lighter was appointed interim president of Voices for Florida at the beginning of 2021. In this role, Joanne is helping to expand Open Doors Outreach Network’s capacity to meet the needs of sex trafficked children and young adults while the search for Linda‚Äôs replacement begins.

In addition to her responsibilities as Interim President, Joanne also serves in a leadership capacity with an organization providing access to vision health services including eye exams and glasses for children, youths, adults and seniors in Florida communities.

Throughout her extensive career in non-profit leadership, Joanne has served in leadership roles with a variety of organizations including Allegany Franciscan Ministries as President and CEO; The Spring of Tampa Bay as President and CEO of; Morton Plant Hospital Foundation as a Consultant; and was the Founding Executive Director of Sun Coast Hospital Foundation. She was also the Founding Chair of the Florida Philanthropic Network, and has served on numerous community boards. Voices for Florida is thankful for the opportunity to operate and grow under the guidance of such an accomplished professional.