Meet Our Newest Board Members

Meet Michael Butler

A Project Manager at J.E. Charlotte Construction Corporation, Michael joined the board in October 2022. Michael is married to Olivia Butler and his hometown is Clearwater, Florida. After learning about Loveland’s mission and touring its Venice location, it was clear that every staff member and volunteer at Loveland deeply cares about every individual who walks through the doors. The thing he is looking forward to the most is seeing the theatre program grow and the benefits it will provide to all of the individuals involved.

Meet Debora Craig, M.S., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Debbie Craig is a senior HR leader with more than 30 years of HR experience in Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Career Path, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, M&A, and Engagement programs. She is MBTI certified and holds a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Debbie currently serves on the Governance and Philanthropy Committees for the Loveland Center’s Board. Debbie served on the Board of Directors for The Executive Women’s Summit, where she was the co-creator of the Women’s Leadership Academy. She has also served on the Board of Rocky Mountain People & Strategy and was a Vistage Key Executive member. She and her husband moved from Colorado to Florida five years ago, where they spend their free time with family and friends. She is also a member of the Manatee River Art Guild as well as the Manatee Sail and Power Squadron.

Meet Toby MacDonald

Toby MacDonald grew up in Venice and attended Garden Elementary all the way through Venice High School. After attending UVA, he returned to Venice and taught at Venice High School for a couple years before moving to San Diego, CA, and beginning his career at Acushnet Company (the parent company to Titleist). He met his wife, Lissa MacDonald, while she was the Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County. They moved back to Venice in 2016 to take over the family business, Horse and Chaise Rentals and Property Management, and raise their newborn, Harper MacDonald. Between Lissa’s trial schedule and his frequent travel to Asia for work, they decided it was in the best interest of our family to make this change.

The Loveland Center has been a staple of Venice since he was a child. Lissa and he were looking for ways to serve the community when the opportunity presented itself to join the board at the Loveland Center. He hopes that they can support the Loveland Center in both their ambassadorship within the community and lending his strategic operations background. Lissa also serves on the board for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.