Naples Senior Center, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programs and social services for local seniors and their families, announced the appointment of supporters Thomas P. Felke, Ph.D., MSW and Karen Heithoff to its board of trustees.
Mr. Felke is associate dean for academics in the Marieb College of Health & Human Services at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has been with FGCU since 2014, focusing on social work research and ethics and social welfare policy and planning. Mr. Felke earned both his Doctor of Philosophy and his Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut and has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions, including, most recently, the FGCU Chair Excellence Award in 2021.
Ms. Heithoff is an active community leader and a strong arts advocate in Naples and Minneapolis. She was the owner of a fashion design store in Minneapolis for 25 years. Among the community organizations in which Heithoff actively serves on the boards are Artis-Naples; the Walker Art Center; Midway Contemporary Art; and the human services agency Perspectives.