Ward Driscoll, proud father of two, has a wide variety of business experience, from hospitality management to information technology.  He has been a restaurant owner, DJ, senior computer analyst, fire alarm inspector, and most recently, chauffeur. He served as student coordinator for Project Concerns Walk For Mankind, Dearborn, MI, treasurer of non-profit organization Clay County Club, and has volunteered with organizations across political, religious, and economic spectra.

Ward Driscoll

Founder Emeritus

Hap Harrington

William "Hap" Harrington is a retired national brand-candy salesman. He ran for Congress three times after settling in Michigan. After running, he and his wife retired in the Florida Keys establishing a sailboat and snorkeling tour business. After four years, Hap came to Miami-Dade County and began selling candy for school fundraisers once again. Nine years later, Hap and his wife bought land in Hobe Sound and soon afterwards, she died suddenly.  Hap then met his current wife, Barbara and have been married for 17 years. Since founding Floridians Fighting Falls, Hap has made significant strides. Hap says if he could see just a five percent reduction in falls, he’d die a happy man. 

Ruth Pietruszewski received her A.S. Degree in Computer Programming & Analysis, Summa Cum Laude and her Bachelor’s degree in Major Public Administration. She is a widow of Major John “Ski” Pietruszwski, Martin County Sheriff Department, and has raised two children, both who are married. Her many professional activities include being a member of the Florida Tax Collector’s Association, United Way Board of Directors, national Association of County Collectors, and Treasurers & Finance Officers. She also helps with other organizations like House of Hope, Honor Flight, Salvation Army, March of Dimes, Indiantown Education Foundation, and also helping tutor numerous community activities. Ruth also has a long list of other accomplishments including several Certificate of Merit Awards of Audit clear of findings, an award in Excellence in Financial Operations, Legacy Award for Continued Excellence, Donate Life Donor Designation Champion, and the Donate Life Silver Medallion Award. 

Ruth Pietruszeweski

Dr. James Harrell was born in 1938 in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Landon High School in 1956.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1960 and an M.D. degree in 1964 from the University of Florida.  Following his internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, he joined the U. S. Army and spent his initial tour in the Army at Ft. Ritchie, Maryland.  He then served in Vietnam with the Medical Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division in the area of Cu Chi and later served with the 65th Combat Engineers in Vietnam.  Dr. Harrell completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida in 1971. Upon completion of the Ob-Gyn program, Harrell moved to Stuart, Florida to open his Ob- Gyn practice and in 1971 Harrell became the 20th physician on the staff of Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart. He has been married to Gayle Harrell, State Representative, District 83, for 50 years and they have 4 children and 8 grand children.


Dr. James Harrell

Board of Directors

Chair: Dr. James Harrell

Dr. Louis Benson

Doris J. Fenner

Chief Daniel B. Harshburger

Herbert L. Hiller

Chief Don Hughes

George M. Kleine

Ruth Pietruszewski

Robert Franklin Spencer

Terri Watling - Co-Founder