Here is a spotlight on some of our Board of Directors. Our board includes Jim Bachrach (Chair), Tom Morgan (VP), Lowell Thomas (Treasurer), Harry Arnold, Frank Cook, Sam Gilbert, Jody Rosenbaum, Ed Springer, Lee Mathes, Lynn Wilson, Kathy Willis, and Torben Madson. 

Jim Bachrach has a varied background both in academic preparation and work experience. His academic preparation includes earning a Bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota, a Master/s degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia and a Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education and Psychology, focusing on emotionally and behaviorally disordered children.

Jim has been active in the Council for Exceptional Children, The National Society for Austic Children (President of the Albany Area Chapter), The Council for Behavior Disorders, on the board of directors for both Parents Without Partners and Riverhouse Albany, GA, and President of the Georgia Psychoeducational Network Directors Association.

He received the Ford Foundation Leadership Development Fellowship Award for 1976-77.The fellowship award provided a grant for one year which provided the opportunity to travel around the United States visiting programs and professionals in his field of practice.The purpose of the fellowship was to gain insight and expertise into other types of programs and services to severely emotionally disturbed students.Also, to expand the services available to handicapped children in southwest Georgia.Some programs visited during the fellowship were: Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago, Alfred Adler Institute, Gesell Institute of Child Development, Los Angeles Unified School District Program for Educationally Handicapped and Austistic, John Hopkins Hospital, South Carolina Department of Mental Health, California State University Institute for Child Development and Family Services, Disfunctioning Child Center Michael Reese Hospital, and George Washington University Office of Laboratory Experiences.

Jim has been an instructor at Valdosta State College and is a licensed professional counselor.He has been a state consultant and evaluator for Psychoeducational Programs in Georgia and was Chairman of the Georgia Psychoeducational network legislature committee and a board member of the Georgia Psychoeducational Network Director Association.

Jim also serves as Chair of the Design Committee.

lynn(Lady)  Lynn Wilson Spohrer  Born in New York, raised in Chicago and Miami. Having received a full tuition scholarship to the University of Miami enabled Lynn to study Architecture, Advertising, Interior Design, ultimately receiving her BA Degree in Liberal Arts and Masters Degree in Art History and Historic Restoration with additional studies completed at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Lowe Museum of Fine Arts.

At age 27 she initiated her own International Design corporation, LynnWilson Associates International active for over 40 years with notable clients such as Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Hotels, His Royal Highness King Mahktoun and Queen Elizabeth in countries from China to India to Argentina and more, completing over 400 major development projects and historic restorations such as the "Biltmore", and "Vinoy" throughout the world .

Local private restoration projects of hers include the Cotton Warehouse 1890, conversion to the Center for History, Culture and Arts, restoration of the Sponge Exchange 1852, the Montgomery Building 1912, the Coombs Mansion 1906, the Marks Mansion 1909, the Heart Pine Cottage 1880, the Porter House (Lynnhaven) 1898 all in downtown Apalachicola, Fl.

Lynn has and currently sits on the following Board of Directors Viscaya Museum and Gardens, The Florida Historic Trust as Trustee representing Franklin, Gulf counties and the Panhandle, PALS Library, Historic Tour of Homes, History Culture Arts, she is Founder of Pastel Society of Apalachicola, Artists of Apalachicola Area, former Miami City Ballet Board and Cocoanut Grove Theatre.

She has devoted all of her energies and creative spirits to the promotion of art and culture and the preservation of historic buildings throughout her career and is her passion. Lynn also serves on the Economic Restructuring and Design Committees.

tom morganTom Morgan was born in Sterling, Colorado in 1954 and spent his formative years growing up in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr Morgan received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Mississippi in 1976.

Tom’s career began in New Orleans with public accounting firm Arthur Andersen & Company. He then spent some years in San Francisco as CFO of an international shipping company. In 1985, Mr. Morgan began a 30 year real estate development career working for Embassy Suites Hotel Company(Dallas, TX), Harrah’s Casinos(Memphis, TN), and Trammell Crow Company(Memphis, TN). In 2004, Tom moved to the Florida Panhandle to work for the St Joe Company and worked in various capacities including President of the Commercial division.

In 2010, Tom and his wife Sharon moved to Apalachicola and opened a specialty outdoor shop, Apalach Outfitters, located in Historic downtown Apalachicola. Mr Morgan has been active in civic affairs serving on the boards of Historic Apalachicola Main Street, Apalachicola Community Redevelopment Authority and the Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival. Tom and Sharon reside in Apalachicola, Florida and have two grown children Michael and Kaitlynn.

jodiJody Shindler Rosenbaum  Originally from New York City, as the daughter of a hotelier, she grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Southern California. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Jody moved to Boston, Massachusetts and began a career in marketing and advertising for over 30 years. 

As an advertising executive in Boston, she worked with clients such as PBS, Digital Equipment Corporation, Children’s Hospital, Boston Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Foster Children’s Plan, and MCI Telecommunications. 

She moved to Naples, Florida where she served as the Director of Marketing of the von Liebig Art Center, the Cultural Resource Officer of Atlantic States Bank, and the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Third Street South.  During her time in Naples, she created and ran Third on Canvas, a plein air painting event featuring over 60 nationally known artists In 2011 Jody and her Husband, Will, moved to Apalachicola where they committed to using their business experience where needed in their newly adopted hometown. In addition to being on the board of Main Street, she is an active volunteer with the Apalachicola Historical Society, Friends of the Library, The Apalachicola Area Artists, the Forgotten Coast Plein Air event, and the Historic Tour of Homes. Jody also serves as Chair of the Promotions Committee.