Seagull Services names new chairman and officers to its Executive Board of Directors

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Michael Cowan, Managing Principal of Gardens Wealth Management, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Seagull Services. The Board elected Cowan and its other officers for the 2021-22 year at its organizational meeting on March 25, 2021.

Deaina Brown of West Palm Beach was named Vice Chair. Immediate Past Chair Laura Fowler of Jupiter will serve as treasurer, and Jim Weber of Loxahatchee continues as the Board Secretary. The four will serve as Seagull’s Executive Board.

In addition to the officers, the Board of Directors includes Judith Dynia, Mary Helen Johnson, Pierre Rodriguez, Katrina Long-Robinson, and Gary Swick.

“I’m thankful to all the board members for their dedication to Seagull and look forward to a very productive year under the leadership of the new Executive Board,” said Dan Stanislawczyk, President and CEO of Seagull Services.

Founded in 1979, Seagull Services provides advocacy and programs to adults and students with developmental disabilities. The agency provides advocacy and a variety of educational, social and vocational programs through its Adult Day Program, Business Services division, Supported Employment programs, and charter school, Seagull Academy for Independent Living.

For more information about Seagull Services and its adult programs, call Joyce Hambrick, Director of Program Services, at 561-841-5814, ext. 127. For information about Seagull Academy, contact Principal Amy Brown at 561-540-8110.




Seagull Services is a private, non-profit social service agency that is dedicated to facilitating improvement in the quality of life of developmentally challenged children and adults. In addition, it serves those who require support to overcome other social and educational barriers to success in their work and personal lives. Seagull offers advocacy and a variety of educational, social and vocational programs designed to encourage achievement, self-reliance, and economic independence. For more information, visit


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