About Our Young Executives

The David Lawrence Center Young Executives was formed in August 2010. The group is composed of a younger generation of advocates for mental health and substance abuse awareness. Their primary goal is to spread awareness throughout the younger demographic of Southwest Florida and continue to improve the lives of over 50,000 individuals every year through the Center’s prevention, intervention, and treatment services.

The Young Executives host several social events each year, including their annual signature event the Sunset Cruise aboard the Naples Princess and Friendraisers.

The Young Executives have recently launched the Elevate Wellness Series. These quarterly wellness events aim to elevate personal health and wellbeing, while also promoting awareness of mental health and substance abuse within our community. Events include fitness boot camps and healthy cooking demonstrations.

All proceeds from these events benefit the mission, operations, and expansion of the Center’s comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and community-based prevention and treatment services. The group’s efforts are geared toward aiding the one in four children and adults who experience mental, emotional, psychological, and substance abuse challenges. All DLC Young Executive Events are open to the community.

In the Young Executives short existence, they have made a positive, noticeable impact in the community though the expansion of their group and the inherent passion their board members share. If you would like to learn more about the David Lawrence Center Young Executives and help them significantly alter the future of health and wellness in this community, contact Emily Budd at (239) 304-3505.


Board Members


  • Casey Andress
  • Georgina Anton
  • Allison Durian – Chair
  • Rob Edwards
  • Tyler McMackin
  • Peter Michaels
  • Priscylla Oliva – Chair Elect
  • Courtney Smuder
  • Joseph Stusek