Board of Directors:
Karen Roberts - President
Director of Human Resources
Area Agency on Aging
John Pauly - Vice President
Asst Public Defender
State of Florida, 15th Judicial Court
Director, Professional Dev.
PBCC, Institute of Excellence
Armory Art Center
Gregory Burdick- Attorney
Burdick and Burdick, PA
RN & Nursing Educator
Inspirit was born of the desire to reach those living in isolation to bring the soothing nature of song, the healing qualities of music and the pleasure of interaction. Our founder and Executive Director, Ginny Meredith is a musician and breast cancer survivor who experienced music as an important part of her own healing process, and is committed to share that experience with others.
As a small non profit organization, Inspirit is staffed by two dedicated professionals united toward a common goal – providing the healing power of music and entertainment to people who can’t seek it themselves.
Ginny Meredith, Founder/Executive Director
Co-founder of Inspirit, Ginny has worked in the management and administration of non profits for more than 17 years. As a classically trained violinist, she has been playing the violin for over 30 years with many types of musicians including orchestras and an Irish band. In June 2006, Ginny was awarded for her Outstanding Community Service by the Governor’s Council for Community Health and recognized for “her commitment and vision in bringing solace to those isolated from society through performing arts”. She was a nominee for the 2007 Dwight Ellison Fellow Awards that honors ordinary citizens who have served their communities in Palm Beach and Martin Counties in extraordinary ways.
It was shortly after returning from a six week Rotary Club International exchange program in Africa that Ginny was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. Undergoing difficult chemotherapy treatments, she found out first-hand the kind of therapy that music could provide, especially during a challenge. After consulting her friend Janna Lauer, who runs a similar organization called Heart and Soul in Utah, Ginny got overwhelmingly positive responses from sending a questionnaire out to South Florida facilities. By 2000, Inspirit was born.
Anne Devine, Performance Coordinator
Anne was a founding Board member for Inspirit and has been a part time staff member since 2001. Anne is responsible for scheduling all Inspirit performances and therefore works closely with staff at each facility, as well as with all performers. She actively recruits new talent and at any performance, Anne can be found dancing and singing with the crowd, sharing her love of music!
Jennifer Adams, Marketing/Administrative Coordinator
Jennifer has received her Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from FAU in 1998. Upon graduating college she followed her passion by starting two businesses from conception to operation. She then joined Whole Foods Market in Plantation and was quickly promoted to Boca Raton as the opening store Marketing Director. She was involved in all event coordination, marketing and promotional campaigns, team member morale, and developed a strong relationship within the community. Jennifer feels strongly about community involvement and supports local charitable organizations. She served on the board for Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation, volunteered for March of Dimes, and received special recognition from the Florida Humane Society. After a few years at Whole Foods Market, Jennifer and her husband started a family. They now have 2 children and reside in Lake Worth.