Rick Fabiani, CRPC
President, Gainesville Fisher House
Mr. Fabiani has been a private wealth advisor with Lincoln Financial Advisors for
twenty years. He is a Certified Retirement Planning Counselor. Rick enjoys
working with families in securing their future. Being the son of a decorated WW
II B-24 pilot Rick felt a need to establish a Veteran's Services Committee within
the Rotary Club of Gainesville. It is from his work with this committee that the
need for a Fisher House in his community came to the forefront. Rick has served
on many boards including the Rotary Club of Gainesville, Rotary Foundation. He
was President of the Beaches Civitan and Civitan of the Year. He served as
President of Beaches Aquatic Club and is a former Boy Scout Master of the Year
and a proud father of three adult children. Mr Fabiani served ten years in the Air
Force and the Air National Guard as a C-130 Flight Navigator, flying missions
globally from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base. Rick is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Jon Thomas, Sr.
Vice-President, Gainesville Fisher House
Mr. Thomas was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1970, re-
elected in 1972, and then elected to the Florida State Senate in 1974, he served as
Chairman of the Health & Rehabilitative Services Committee, Broward County
Legislative Delegation, and served on the Appropriations and Commerce
Committees. He is CEO of Forest Meadows Funeral Home and Cemeteries. Since
1986, he has focused on Thomas-Pierce & Company, a team of industry
professionals providing succession-planning services to cemetery and funeral
home owners. John is a Paul Harris Fellow.