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 In this edition of Friends & Neighbors we continue our series Meet the Acts Board highlighting the dedicated individuals who voluntarily govern the Acts organization while ensuring adherence to our faith-based values and vision.
  Rev. George R. Gunn, Jr.
George Gunn is a resident of Brittany Pointe Estates and previously served as Vice
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acts Retirement-Life Communities from 1995- 2005. In addition, George spent more than 30 years in advertising, serving Fortune 500 clients in the fields of consumer goods, financial services, pharmaceuticals, health care, real estate, development, and hotel management. George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Temple
University and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He serves as Chair of the Spiritual Life Committee and a member of the Clinical Affairs Committee.
George is a U.S. Navy veteran having served as a destroyer officer during the Vietnam era. He also has served on several for-profit and many non-profit boards, including the Pennsylvania Council on Aging, whose members serve as advocates for all segments of the aging population. In his community service, George has served as president or chairman of the boards of The Philadelphia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, The Salvation Army, The Presbyterian Home at 58th Street, a local Christian school system, and The Charles Morris Price School of Advertising & Journalism.
Why did you decide to serve on the Acts board?
“I view Acts as a spiritual ministry to which I feel called. My background and life experiences blend uniquely with Acts, allowing me to be a contributing member.”
Donna J. Jacobi, M.D.
Donna Jacobi joined the Acts Board after Azalea Trace affiliated with Acts in 2003.
She currently serves as Chair of the Clinical Affairs Committee and serves on the
Human Resources and Executive Committees, the Committee on Board Affairs, and
the Westminster Village Board. Donna is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and began practice in Flomaton, Alabama. Donna
and her husband, Henry F. Pruett, DDS, relocated to Pensacola where she became the first female partner in the West Florida Medical Center Clinic, a large multispecialty clinic. She became certified in geriatric medicine and developed West Florida Senior Health Services which served patients across the continuum of care. Donna held leadership roles in state and national geriatric and long-term care organizations during this time. After leaving her practice, she served as the geriatric’s clerkship director for Florida State University College of Medicine’s Pensacola campus before retiring in 2015. She continues to practice medicine as a volunteer in one of the community’s free clinics and remains active with her church and other organizations.
Why did you decide to serve on the Acts board?
“Acts is an incredible organization that takes seriously its responsibility for those who choose to live out their lives in an Acts community. I also think as an organization we have tremendous opportunities to help the senior living industry develop ways to better serve our growing senior population. I believe the ‘best practices’ of Acts, with its clinical and business leadership, and its education and research arms, can be applied across the spectrum of care.”

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