Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Suzanne Sewell

Board Chair

Suzanne is currently retired following a 45-year professional career within the human services field. Prior to retirement, she served for 12 years as President & CEO of the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, a nonprofit agency that managed annual revenues of $31 Million and employed thousands of individuals with disabilities through production of goods and services. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Murray State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and minors in Psychology and Philosophy.

Suzanne has volunteered at the Good Samaritan Network and Chelsea House for several years and now serves as the Volunteer Coordinator. She is a member of Freedom Church.

Suzanne’s goal, while volunteering for Good Samaritan Network, is to build on the ministry work that has been started so that those who are served come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

D. Christine Thurman


Christine is a Family Law Attorney who owns and manages Thurman Law Firm. Her firm focuses on the areas of adoption, family law, dependency, business/civil litigation, and estate planning. Christine is involved in the community regarding social justice issues that protect the most vulnerable, such as, animals, children, and the elderly, as well as being an active member of a local church.

Christine received her law degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, at the University of Memphis, in 2004. She is a past Chair of the Board for the Tallahassee Chapter of American Lung Association, a member of the Making Miracles Group Home Board, and AngelWingz Board. She is also a member of the Tallahassee Community College Foundation (TCC) Board and past member of the TCC Foundation Executive Board, along with maintaining active status in several other local councils as well.

Christine enjoys spending time with her family, friends, dogs, horses, and cats. She has been a member of the Good Samaritan Network Board for four years and has a passion for protecting and defending the needy members of our community.

Kevin W. Patten


With over 30 years in the top level of the IT industry, Kevin has a lifetime of experience analyzing, organizing, and directing individual technology-based accounts that have exceeded $75 million dollars. Working for names like AT&T, Microsoft, and The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Kevin brings technical expertise to this board that has assisted in keeping donor information safe and ensured that Good Samaritan Network is following the rules to the letter.

Throughout his life, Kevin has served on advisory boards for the Southwood Shared Resource Center (SSRC), State Chief Information Officer Council, Article V Technology Infrastructure Workgroup, and the Telecommunications Workgroup to the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Information Systems (CJJIS) Council, among others. His various advisory board positions have been designed to uphold the integrity and sovereignty of information collection, interpretation, and collection systems within major organizations in Florida.

At this level of professionalism and with great care and consideration, Kevin joined the Good Samaritan Network Board in 2021. His goal is to lead with integrity, advise with prudence, and uphold the bylaws of Good Samaritan Network, for the good of the GSN family and all they serve, as he has done professionally and in the community.

Solomon L. Ford


Solomon is an ordained Pastor Founder of the Lighthouse Praise and Worship Center in 2006. He led a small congregation where services were held weekly until 2019. Solomon has a history of evangelism service and leading men’s departments. He volunteered weekly at the Leon County Jail for several years. Currently, he volunteers at Teen Challenge monthly. In 2019, Solomon started volunteering at the Good Samaritan Network by holding weekly classes with the men in the program, food bank distribution, and joining the Board of Directors. He is owner of Solomon Painting and Pressure Washing Services.

Mae Capehart-Ford


Mae Capehart-Ford is an ordained Pastor and Co-Founder of the Lighthouse Praise and Worship Center and served as Adminstrative pastor, praise and worship leader. She also served as the lead for the women’s department from 2006 – 2019. Mae started weekly volunteering at Good Samaritan Network in 2019 assisting with benevolence and sales and joining the Board of Directors. Mae retired from the State of Florida as a Quality Assurance Consultant in 2014 after 35 years and is a licensed realtor.

Nicodemo Macri MD


Nicodemo “Nick” Macri, MD, has lived in South Georgia and Tallahassee since 1995. He is the President of NMACRIRehab and has been an independent contractor for Integrative Rehab Consultants (IRC) since 2019. With a BA in Elementary & Secondary Education, an M.D., a P.A., and a PM&R in Physiatry, Dr. Macri has dedicated his life and service to the mental and physical health of his patients since 1988. He has worked with companies such as Health South in Tallahassee and High School BOCES#1 in New York in positions as diverse as Guidance Counselor to Attending Physician. He attends Celebration Baptist Church.

Dr. Macri desires to exalt the Good Samaritan Network to the highest level of service and discipleship to bring others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Dr. Macri teaches a weekly men’s Bible study to men in the Transformation Program. He also aspires to elevate the needs of Good Samaritan Network employees, clients, and residents to bring together the community to support the work that is done at the ministry.

Chaplain Steven Davis


Chaplain Steven Davis has served in ministry for more than 35 years. Married to Paulette Davis, they have two children and six grandchildren. He began his distinguished career in the United States Army and continued his dedication to God and country in the ministry of serving others and bringing the gospel to his community.

In his many years working for the Lord, Chaplain Davis has served as Pastoral Staff for North Florida Baptist Church, Chaplain of the Leon County Detention Facility, Associate Director and Director of the Haven of Rest, and a board Director for Good Samaritan Network.

Along with holding family and community dear, Chaplain Davis has enjoyed playing, composing, and arranging gospel music for 40 years. In the service of the Lord, excellence, dedication and bringing people to Jesus have been and continue to be his calling.

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