Meet our Panelists
Marni Stahlman has recently been recognized as one of the Orlando Business Journal’s CEO of the year honorees for 2016. These honorees have had significant achievements in their careers in the past year, have a strong record of innovation, outstanding performance in their work and are actively involved in the community.
In addition to serving as president and CEO of Shepherd’s Hope, Marni currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Educational Facilities Authority for Orange County Government, Chairwoman of the Disability Advisory Board for Orange County Government, is a member of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Ninth Circuit and was a Florida Supreme Court appointee to the Florida Bar’s Citizen’s Forum from 2008-2012. In 1997, the Orlando Business Journal selected Marni, at the age of 33, as one of the city’s “40 Under 40.”
Marni comes to Shepherd’s Hope as the former Senior Director of Operations at United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida.
Marni, her husband Paul, and their 5 year old daughter Lily Mae, live in Winter Park.
Dennis Lemma is a 23-year law enforcement veteran who has deep roots in Seminole County and has spent his life dedicated to public service.
Dennis began his career at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 and quickly moved through the ranks. Part of the Sheriff’s leadership team for the last decade, Dennis has been on the front lines of helping to bring the crime rate in unincorporated Seminole County to its lowest level in more than 40 years. He has spent the last two years as chief deputy – a role in which he is responsible for providing leadership to a workforce of more than 1100 full-time employees, managing all operations and administrative functions, and overseeing a budget of $107 million.
Dennis received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves after eight years of service.
Dennis is also a community advocate for mental health awareness and support for veterans. He is a previous board member with Seminole Behavioral Healthcare and currently serves on the board of Aspire Health Partners and on the Camaraderie Foundation board.
Dennis and his wife, Diana, also a law enforcement officer, have been married 15 years and have two boys, Dylan, age 11 and Dayne, age 7. They live in Seminole County.
Amy Cameron O’Rourke
Amy Cameron O’Rourke is founder and President of The Cameron Group: Aging Life Care Services located in Orlando, Florida. She founded the company in 1999. Mrs. O’Rourke has 30 years of experience in health care, 23 specifically in the field of aging.
Amy is active with the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) and currently sits on the Board of Directors. Amy is currently the President-Elect to the National Association of Aging Life Care.
In 2001, Amy was honored as the recipient of the National Entrepreneurial Achievement Award from American Express for her vision and innovation, she and was featured in the Orlando Business Journal in the Entrepreneur Profile section in 2010. In 2011, Amy was named one of 15 “Women Who Mean Business” by the Orlando Business Journal.
She has been a guest lecturer on “Bootstrap Financing” for Rollins College School of Business and at Full Sail for their course on Entrepreneurship. She has also been a featured TEDxOrlando speaker. Amy has had to exercise many strategies in growing her business and is open to sharing her ideas with others.