Kathy and David Nelson
David and Kathy are the Co-Founders and Directors of the Foundation, they moved to Punta Gorda, Florida from Massachusetts in 1994 and then eventually moved to Englewood in 1996. In 2000, they opened their own real estate company, Investors Choice International Realty, Inc.
During the past few years, they both have become familiar with many of the resources and opportunities available in this area for those in need and have also been made keenly aware of the many unmet needs of the community. Kathy and Dave Nelson believe they were called by GOD to open Investors Choice and use the business as a vehicle to generate necessary funding to be used in such a way as to begin to alleviate those needs.
In December 2013, David sold Investors Choice Real Estate to Coldwell Banker Schmidt Real Estate and continues to work with them as a Broker/Agent. At that time, the Foundation moved it's office to 2800 Placida Road in Englewood and continues is Transitional Housing Program.
Kathleen Nelson, is a Registered Nurse since 1969 in Connecticut and Massachusetts and continued her career in Florida. Kathy is served as Parish Nurse at her local church from 1998 to 2012. Kathy is still a registered nurse today, however she has has given her full attention to the Foundation.
Kathy is the rock of the Foundation, her vision has always been to partner with other area agencies to provide Transitional Housing for “at-risk” families in the community. Her heart is to see the families in the community who are struggling to have a second chance.
Kathy is continually researching ways to help the community. She serves on several local boards and meets on a monthly basis with other Charlotte County agencies to help raise awareness of Homelessness. Although this journey God has placed her on is a challenge at times, she still has the determination to never give up on the hurting families in the community.
David has been a Real Estate Broker since 1972 and owner of several businesses in Massachusetts. He moved to Florida in 1994 and worked in Real Estate sales in Punta Gorda and Englewood before opening Investors Choice International Realty, Inc in 2000.
David believes he was given a mandate from GOD to open the business in order to fund a Foundation to help the Community. Ten percent of the gross profits were regularly set aside for The New Paradigm Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, from 2001 until the business sold in 2013.
David served as an Elder in his local church in Englewood, and is founder of The Commerce Connection, a group of area business men and women who regularly come together to help one another run their businesses using God’s principles.
David continues to serve as the CFO of The New Paradigm Foundation.