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

The 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!

2018 Wishmaker’s Ball Chairperson

jessica-kendrickJessica Kendrick, Kendrick Law Group

We are thrilled to announce Jessica Kendrick as our 2018 Wishmaker’s Ball Chairperson! Last year Jessica, along with the dedicated members of the 2017 Wishmaker’s Ball committee, made Wishmaker’s Ball history by raising over $1,000,000 which helped us grant 131 wishes! This year Jessica has returned as the Chairperson for the 2018 Wishmaker’s Ball committee and is dedicated to making this year’s Wishmaker’s Ball the best one yet!


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 once again, brought together a fabulous group of individuals to serve on the 2018 committee who are fully committed to creating a spectacular ball and breaking our goal of $1,035,000!


Nicole Park
Nicole Park
Sponsorship Chair


Missy Riegel
Design and Décor Chair
Nikki Basso
After Party Chair
Shelly Draves
Auction Co-Chair
Stephanie Addison
Auction Co-Chair
Sabine Jeunette
Volunteer Chair
Volunteer Sub Committee
  • Keith Drosehn
Sponsorship Sub Committee
  • Jay Chaudhari
  • Sarah Geltz
  • Jenn Kalina
  • Jill Healey
  • Kelli-Ann Metropulos
  • Kelsey Weinberg
Auction Sub Committee
  • Krystle DeGraide
  • Brittney Gindin
  • Stacy Newman
  • Annette Papizzo-Petrie
  • Andrea Ripley
  • Cara Robertson

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