Board of Directors


Keri Morrison


Keri is a Palm Beach County native and the founder of the Live Like Jake Foundation. She is married to her husband of 16 years Roarke Morrison and the mother of 3 beautiful children, Jake, Julia and Josie.  When she is not working for the Foundation she is enjoying every minute she can with her family doing all the fun things Palm Beach County has to offer. Keri’s children especially love to swim so they spend a lot of time in the water.

Keri has been a licensed real estate agent for over 18 years specializing in New Home Sales for the first 8 years where she was awarded with the 2006 Gold Coast Builders Association Sales Person of the Year award and 2006 Excel Awards Sales Person of the Year. Until recently she also worked remotely as a Back Office Assistant for a New York based investment firm for 9 years.

Roarke Morrison PRESIDENT

Roarke Morrison


Roarke has been living in Palm Beach County since he was three years old. He attended the Benjamin School from preschool to the eighth grade and graduated from Cardinal Newman High School. When he was a child he became a competitive swimmer and then joined a surf team for Island Water Sports. He was nationally ranked in tennis when he was a junior in high school. He was also ranked in the top three tennis players in Florida. He attended the University of South Florida on a full tennis scholarship. His favorite hobbies are fishing, golfing, and spending time with his wife Keri and daughters Julia and Josie. Roarke is currently the president of R.K. Morrison and P.O.M. Performance Coatings as well as a director of the Live Like Jake Foundation.


Janis Evans


Janis was a high school Mathematics teacher at Palm Beach Gardens High School for twenty-eight years.  She was also head of the Math Department for about eight years.  She received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.  She was hired by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Florida as a computer-programmer following graduation from college.

She has three grown daughters and seven grandchildren.  She retired from teaching five years ago and now keeps busy with her grandchildren, substituting in local high schools, and helping with the Live Like Jake Foundation.

Heather Laughlin DIRECTOR

Heather Laughlin


Heather worked in the legal field as a paralegal and in the real estate and title industry for over 15 years before becoming the managing member of HRL Enterprises, LLC.  She is, first and foremost, a wife and a mother to three beautiful children as well as an advocate for many important political and social causes.  Her passion for God and helping others is what drives her every day.  She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Live Lake Jake Foundation.  She also serves as the Treasurer for the Susan G. Komen Foundation South Florida Chapter and on the Advisory Council for the Place of Hope.

Scott Smith DIRECTOR

Scott Smith


Scott is a 3rd generation South Floridian. He has a 16 year old daughter Savannah and a standard poodle named Addie. Scott enjoys boating, fishing, off roading and exploring the outdoors. Scott has been a licensed realtor for 30 years and earned his BBA in Real Estate and Finance from Florida Atlantic University. Scott is a principal in the Luxe Lifestyles group of Compass Realty. They are proud of the fact that almost all their business is repeat and personal referrals.

Dr. Jeanmarie Connor DIRECTOR

Dr. Jeanmarie Connor


Dr. Jeanmarie Connor grew up in Jupiter, Florida and attended The Benjamin School from preschool through her senior year in high school. She earned her undergraduate degree at Duke University and her medical degree at the University of Florida. She also completed her pediatric residency training and chief residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Dr. Connor is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A co-owner of Premier Pediatrics of Palm Beach, Dr. Connor is thrilled to be caring for children in her hometown of Jupiter, Florida. Her husband, Dr. Michael Connor, is an oculoplastic surgeon in Palm Beach Gardens and they have four young children. As a pediatrician, Dr. Connor is very passionate about saving children from drowning accidents and joined the Live Like Jake team in 2019 in an effort to raise awareness to this important cause.

Margaret M. Bichler DIRECTOR

Margaret M. Bichler


Margaret Bichler is a Florida native and a graduate of the Harriet L Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University and Boston College Law School. Margaret works as a personal injury attorney, and is a partner at the law firm of Trelles & Bichler. As an attorney, Margaret solely represents accident victims and works to get them compensated for their injuries. Safety and accident prevention are a constant focus in her profession. As a mother of three, Margaret is passionate about Live Like Jake’s mission – to end childhood drowning. Margaret has been involved with Live Like Jake in various capacities since 2015.

Stephanie Gardiner

Stephanie Gardiner


Stephanie grew up in Satellite Beach, Florida. She attended the University of Florida for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Business Administration. She then went on to receive her master’s degree in Elementary Education. Stephanie served as a public school educator for 12 years and is an advocate for children’s safety. She is passionate about Live Like Jake’s mission and has volunteered for the foundation since the very beginning. As a volunteer, Stephanie served on the Race Committee and developed Live Like Jake’s Watermelons for Water Safety Fundraiser. Stephanie is a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children: Dylan, Stella, and Noah. She enjoys spending time with her family and helping her community.

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