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 Holiday Bash (formerly Gulf Ball), in order to inform the public of the life-changing services offered by the David Lawrence Center. 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.

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 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.

In our short existence, we have made a positive, noticeable impact in the community the expansion of our group, and the inherent passion our members share; we hope to significantly alter the future of health and wellness in our community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to generate awareness and ignite interest within the younger demographic of the Naples area in order to help the DLC acquire an ever expanding group of individuals that could help the center in its long term goal of providing the assistance necessary to help the most amount of people possible.

Our mission is to create awareness and raise funds to support the programs and services of the David Lawrence Center.

Board Members


  • Casey Andress
  • Allison Durian – Chair
  • Shanna Davies
  • Rob Edwards
  • Lusy Garcia
  • Kelly Gregory
  • Tyler McMackin
  • Peter Michaels
  • Priscylla Oliva
  • Courtney Smuder
  • Joseph Stusek