Meet Our Board
Jim Hannon, Board Chairman
Jim is the founding shareholder of the Miami personal injury and medical malpractice law firm, Hannon Legal Group. Active in many community and legal organizations, he has served on the boards of directors for the Dade County Bar Association, The Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association, Westminster Christian School, The Greater Miami Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and in various capacities for his church.
Peter Raffalski, Board Treasurer
Peter Raffalski is a Senior Vice President with the IBERIABANK – Private Client Group in Ocean Reef, with over 30 years of experience in banking, lending and investment management. He has been with the same institution for the past 22 years. Peter and his wife, Agnes, attend Christ Journey Church where he is currently a Deacon and where he has served on the Finance, Long Range Planning and Mission Committees. Peter has also been a member of numerous community boards including currently serving with Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys where he is a member of the Finance Committee.
Tova Kreps, LCSW; Board Director
Tova is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Co-Founder and President of Wellspring Counseling. She has been practicing as a therapist with families, couples, individuals and children since 1990. She has prior board experience on the Board of Westminster Christian School, the Rafiki Foundation, and Little Disciples Preschool.
John McWhirter, Board Director
John McWhirter graduated from Washington & Lee University with a BA in English. John works in the Film Production business as a freelance commercial producer for production companies from all over world. In addition to his freelance work, John is the Founder and President of Rivertree, inc a production service company facilitating productions for national and international clients. John is also Co-Founder and Executive Producer for Shiny New Content, a digital content creation company. Over the years, in addition to commercials, John has produced a Faith based film, two reality show pilots for the Cooking Channel, and is now developing a “location aware” prayer app called Prayer Map to encourage Christians to pray for their cities and neighborhoods. He is a long time member and former Deacon at Christ Journey Church where his wife, Andrea, is on staff.
Jaime Fernandez, Board Director
Dr. Jaime Fernandez, M.D., F.A.A.P. is a board certified physician in both Neonatology and Pediatrics. He has spent his career attending to the meticulous needs of critically ill infants and thus has an eye for detail and a clear understanding of the ethics essential to the care of patients. Dr. Fernandez is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital Fellowship program and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Residency program. Dr. Fernandez lives in Palmetto Bay with his wife Cheryl where they are active members of Granada Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables, where he serves as an Elder.
Tom Golden, Board Director
Tom recently returned to Florida after spending time in Iowa as CEO of an entertainment complex which included multiple business amenities. He has many years of experience in sales and management for various types of businesses. He is a US Navy veteran having served as a hospital corpsman and optician during the Vietnam Era. He has served on multiple boards of directors over his business career. He currently serves as CEO of the Midwest All Music Association which he founded to honor all genres of music in Iowa. He is looking forward to utilizing his business experience to assist Wellspring in their current and future endeavors. He and his wife Carole live in Kendall and are active members of New Life Community Church.
Alexander Sosa, Board Director
Alexander Sosa is an Associate Pastor at Life Church Miami, where he has served in several ministry roles over the last 10 years. He graduated from Liberty University with a bachelors degree in theology and minor in counseling in 2013. Alexander also serves as a bible and PE teacher at Christ Fellowship Academy.
Claudia Glassing, Board Director
Claudia Glassing is a Miami native. She lived her younger years in Coral Gables, and now resides in Pinecrest with her husband, Greg, and her four grown sons. Claudia has done years of volunteer work with youth, at church, and through the local public schools. She also enjoys spending her time promoting the arts through years of service with Beaux Arts at the Lowe Art Museum and YPO, bringing opera to young children all over Miami.
Chiny Chewning, Board Director
Human truths are foundational to the narratives we are all drawn to. This tenant has inspired Chiny’s brand strategies and storytelling to help awaken belief both inside and outside of the organizations she works with, including Walt Disney World, Sapient, Travelers Insurance Group, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Rolling Stone, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, W Hotels, The 3% Conference, and The National Kidney Foundation. Aside from brand work, she created Thirst For Change, a pop-up, fundraising initiative for clean water in developing nations, and has written four privately-published biographies. Chiny currently works as a GVP of Brand Marketing at Publicis Sapient in Miami. Chiny is a member of Vous Church.