Movers & Shakers


Raines joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

Josh Raines has joined the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty as a Realtor.

Raines brings to the office more than 15 years of experience in accounting and finance in the health care, hospitality and mortgage industries.

“I am eager to help my clients through each real estate transaction and make sure their experience is smooth and stress-free,” Raines said.

“Josh makes a great addition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty team,” Broker/Manager Kevin Waugaman said. “With the support of his family of Realtors, Josh’s career will reach new heights. We look forward to celebrating his accomplishments.” Hope at Hand receives Diversity & Inclusion Award

Hope at Hand receives a Diversity & Inclusion Award from the Division of Cultural Affairs and Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc.

The Diversity & Inclusion Awards Program recognizes the efforts of individuals working to make arts and cultural programming in Florida as diverse and inclusive as possible. The award recognizes the work Hope at Hand has done to promote diverse and inclusive poetry programming for at-risks and vulnerable youth in North Florida. Hope at Hand programming broadens the reach of individuals engaged in cultural programing in Florida, while welcoming the strengths and perspectives of each child or adolescent. Hope at Hand was awarded $750 to support its diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Warner joins Quick Law Group

Autumn Warner has joined The Quick Law Group, joining the practice that specializes in divorce and family law for women. Warner joins the firm from another local law firm, bringing with her experience in divorce, paternity, alimony and timesharing.

“We are very excited to add a strong litigator to our team,” CEO Heather Quick said. “Autumn exhibits a fearless and focused advocacy for women’s rights. Her passion and legal expertise will be an asset to this firm.”

Outside of the courtroom, Warner is a board member of The Exchange Club Family Center of North America, which provides child abuse prevention and education to at-risk families in Northeast Florida by providing education and assistance to deter child abuse. She is also a member of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association.

“I am thrilled to be a part of The Quick Law Group team,” Warner said. “Divorce is life altering and it can be an emotionally draining experience. I want to empower my clients to have strength and courage. I want my clients to know we are in this together and I will work relentlessly to ensure their rights are protected so a fair and equitable solution can be reached.”

UNF appoints new deans

The University of North Florida has appointed Curt Lox, George Rainbolt and Jeff Chamberlain as deans. They will join the university faculty this summer.

Lox will be the dean of the Brooks College of Health, starting at the end of May, while Rainbolt will be the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, beginning in July. Chamberlain will become the dean of the Hicks Honors College in August.

“I’m pleased to welcome three outstanding deans to the University administrative team as each dean has proven to be an effective advocate for faculty and students,” said Dr. Earle Traynham, provost in the Division of Academic Affairs at UNF. “I’m confident that Drs. George Rainbolt, Jeff Chamberlain and Curt Lox will bring to their respective positions a collaborative nature, strong leadership and experience in strategic planning.”

For the past two decades, Lox has worked at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a kinesiology and health education professor and as dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. He has served on the editorial review boards for the Collegiate Press and the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Currently, Lox is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

He serves as a sport psychology consultant to the United States Martial Arts Team, St. Louis Steamers and the University of California Riverside Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, to name a few. Lox earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois and his master’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Dr. Pam Chally, former BCH dean, retired in late March but will return in October to serve as the university’s interim provost. Dr. Cathy Christie, BCH associate dean, is serving as acting dean to bridge the gap between Chally leaving and Lox starting the new post.

Rainbolt comes from Georgia State University, where he’s chair of the Department of Philosophy. Dr. Madeline Zavodny, his wife, will join the Coggin College of Business faculty as an economics professor.

Rainbolt has held several international positions, including visiting professor, Shanghai University in Shanghai, China; visiting scholar, College Internationale de Philosophie in Paris; and visiting scholar, Universität Bielefeld in Bielefeld, Germany. Rainbolt earned both his doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.

For the past 10 years, Chamberlain served as the director of the Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Previously, he was a professor of history at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. His areas of teaching interests include social, political and intellectual as well as Ecclesiastical History of Tudor/Stuart and Georgian England.

Chamberlain has authored such books as “Accommodating High Churchmen: The Clergy of Sussex” and “Changes and Chances.” He earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago and earned two master’s degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, while his bachelor’s degree came from Bryan College.

The current Honors Director, Dr. Jeff Michelman, will be returning as a UNF faculty member, after working for the past several years elevating the Honors Program to a college.