Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida is an organization built upon its volunteers.

The 23rd Annual Hamlin and Associates Wishmaker’s Ball is our chapter’s largest fundraiser and we would not be able to build upon its success without our committee of volunteers dedicated to ensuring not only the success of the gala, but that your time spent with us is a memorable one!

2017 Wishmaker’s Ball Chairperson

jessica-kendrickJessica Kendrick, Kendrick Law Group

We are thrilled to announce Jessica Kendrick as our 2017 Wishmaker’s Ball Chairperson! Jessica has served on the Wishmaker’s Ball committee for the past year and is excited to step into the leadership position for 2017.

She is a long time Floridian who received her undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Central Florida, where she played Division 1 collegiate soccer for the Knights.  At a young age, Jess knew she had a business savvy mind and enjoyed using her sound logic to help others achieve their goals. Jess went on to earn her Juris Doctor Degree from Barry University School of Law, graduating with honors.

Outside of the office, Jess has two main focuses: her family and her Central Florida community. Pure joy for Jess is spending quality time with her husband, son, and step-daughter.  Although Jess is a new mom and had an active professional life prior to having children, her life really began when she got married and started a family.

Jessica has brought together a fabulous group of individuals to serve on the 2017 committee who are fully committed to creating a spectacular ball and breaking our goal of $850,000!


Rita Schroeder
Outgoing Chairperson
Missy Riegel
Design and Décor Chair
Dan LaMorte
Sponsorship Chair

Turner Construction

Shelly Draves
Auction Co-Chair
Stephanie Addison
Auction Co-Chair
Sabine Jeunette
Volunteer Chair
Design and Décor Sub Committee:
  • Lawrence Lyman
  • Tommy Murphy

Volunteer Sub Committee
  • Brandy Byrd
  • Keith Drosehn

Sponsorship Sub Committee
  • Ashlei Stevens
  • Jay Chaudhari
  • Jill Healey
  • Michelle Hiresh
  • Nicole Park
  • Sarah Geltz

Auction Sub Committee
  • Ainsley Steel
  • Andrea Ripley
  • Annette Papizzo-Petrie
  • Cara Robertson
  • Dan Ward
  • Helen Lacher
  • Jennifer Calbrese
  • Kimberly Bridges
  • Natalia Boschen
  • Nikki Basso
  • Roula Aoun
  • Stacy Newman
  • Summer Simmons

Interested in serving on our planning committee?

Email Krista Zagales, Development and Events Manager, Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida at or call 407-622-4673 x 209