Lisa M. Davis Ph.D.


Lisa Davis has been working in the human service field since 1990, always specializing in children’s services. In 2000 she founded an agency specializing in sexually abusive youth. She also worked as the Executive Director of the Family Resources Manatee Programs before becoming the CEO. Lisa is passionate about working with youth and has made this a priority in career. She has a Master’s in Education, a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology.

Nik Sharxhi

Chief Financial Officer

Nik Sharxhi has been in the accounting and finance field for nearly a decade, half of which has been with Family Resources. His prior professional experience includes PricewaterhouseCoopers and Raymond James. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s degree in Accounting from The University of Tampa. Nik’s primary focus and interest is “numbers” and financial analysis but at the same time he is very passionate about the agency’s core mission of helping youth in need.

Cruz Melendez

Chief Human Resources Officer

Cruz Melendez began his professional career in the human resources field, specializing in employee relations. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University. His experience includes training, investigations, performance management and Worker’s Compensation. During his career he has worked in both the profit and non-profit industries. He is passionate about working in the human resources field and sharing his knowledge with other professionals in the field. He currently chairs the Tampa Bay Human Resources Group of human resources professionals

Pat Gerard

Chief Grants Officer

Pat Gerard began her 31 year professional career in the mental health field, working with the chronically mentally ill in a community-based rehabilitation program. She has served as Victim Advocate for the Largo Police Department, Director of the Spouse Abuse Shelter of Religious Community Services. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Florida.