Sheryl Soukup Joins ROOF as Board of Directors Vice Chair
Sheryl Soukup, President of Soukup Strategic Solutions, has joined Residential Options of Florida (ROOF) as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Soukup founded ROOF in 2014 while working on a project to connect adults with developmental disabilities with residential options across the state.
ROOF was founded with a mission to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to successfully obtain and maintain affordable and inclusive housing of their choice. Since inception, Soukup has provided fundraising, strategic planning, Board development, marketing, and nonprofit management expertise for ROOF with the support of Soukup Strategic Solutions. Under Soukup’s leadership, ROOF developed six homes in three counties in Southwest Florida, with three more currently underway. Today, ROOF serves as a permanent home for 14 individuals to live independently, with more homes expected to open early next year.
“I am excited to accept this new role with ROOF,” said Sheryl Soukup. “The organization and its mission are close to my heart, since I know first-hand, as a parent of an adult with disabilities, how hard it is to achieve independence. In joining the Board, I will continue to work hard to see our shared vision for the organization fulfilled.”
Soukup served as an executive director and chief executive officer for nonprofits in Southwest Florida for ten years before founding Soukup Strategic Solutions. In 2018, Soukup was recognized by the Florida Housing Coalition for “groundbreaking innovation in meeting the housing needs of individuals with disabilities and their families,” related to her work with ROOF.
ROOF will soon announce the new hire of the organization’s first full time executive director. Soukup will assist in onboarding its new executive director as ROOF continues to increase the housing opportunities available for individuals with developmental disabilities in Southwest Florida and beyond.