Girls Inc. of Sarasota County Announces New 2023-2024 Board Members


Sarasota, FL (October 4, 2023) – Girls Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to their board, Mary Pat Radford, and Lois B. Wilkins.

Mary Pat Radford (left) and Lois B. Wilkins (right).

Mary Pat Radford is a long-time Sarasota resident and Real Estate Agent for Michael Saunders and Company. She has several years of non-profit board experience where she served in leadership roles for the Cotillion Club of Sarasota and as a founding member and President of the National Charity League of Sarasota. Mary Pat is a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and has extensive sales and management experience. She is excited about sharing her experience and professional expertise to support the mission of Girls Inc. Mary Pat’s passion for mentoring young girls and women makes her an outstanding asset to Girls Inc.

Lois B. Wilkins has extensive non-profit board experience and currently serves as President of The Friends of the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library board and Chair of the African American Cultural Resource Center (AACRC). Ms. Wilkins has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington) and an EMBA (from DeVos School of Management from Northwood University (Midland, Michigan).

Ms. Wilkins is founder of Bright Wilkins Investment Alliance, BWIA, LLC (Real Estate) and BWIA-Michigan, Inc. a 501c3 community outreach company. Ms. Wilkins is deeply committed to implementing educational programs, improving the lives of young people in our community.

President and CEO Angie Stringer says, “We are honored to welcome Mary Pat and Lois to the Girls Inc. Board of Directors.  They are both passionate about serving girls in our community, and we are looking forward to their leadership and service.”

The officers of the 2023/2024 Girls Inc. Board of Directors are Christopher Pinckney, Chair; Judy Love, Vice-Chair; Clolita Vitale, Secretary; and Jim Rolfes, Treasurer. Other board members are, Sonia Figaredo-Alberts LaShawn Frost, Jennifer Horiuchi, Debbie LaPinska, Kay Mathers, Melanie Singletary, Danny Watts, and Angie Stringer (President & CEO).

Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. fulfills its mission of empowering girls ages five and up to be self-confident, responsible, and well-rounded individuals by delivering research-based, age-appropriate, after-school and summer educational and sports programs designed specifically for girls.  Our organization equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent adults. For more information, please visit