Our Team

Douglas S. Drelich

President, CEO and Founder

Doug Drelich has been working in the Financial Services arena in Jacksonville, Florida for over 20 years. He founded D.S. Drelich & Associates in 2001 in order to provide retirement services and estate planning to all levels of wealth and income. Prior to Doug's entry into the world of finance, he helped launch a national hotel chain. Doug is a graduate of Cornell University and sits on several boards of directors in the Jacksonville area.

When Doug's not working he enjoys traveling with his family; their adventures have included Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, and annual summer vacations in Vermont. His hobbies also include powder skiing, golf, and tennis. Doug and his wife Mercy and their two children have lived in Jacksonville for over 25 years and have attended New Life Christian Fellowship since 1986.

John T. Donnelly

Senior Vice President

John covers all the fields of the Financial Industry and appreciates the importance of each aspect. "All options are kept in mind as the team at D.S. Drelich & Associates create comprehensive, lifetime financial plans for clients." John works closely with an Estate Planning Attorney and assists with "Estate Planning/Living Trust Seminars.

John's hobbies include his passion for soccer that not only earned him a spot on a select team for an International Tournament held in London England, but he also earned a scholarship to Brevard College. Other activities you will find John participating in are running, surfing offshore and trout fishing, riding an ATV at the family cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains and hitting the Polo fields in Aiken, South Carolina. Most of all John's favorite hobby is spending quality time with his wife Heather and his 3 children Claire, Michael, and Evan.

Don Sullivan, MBA

Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Don is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He was an agent for 23 years with Edward Jones, maintaining his own investment office. Don is an accomplished and recognized high level Financial Advisor, earning numerous industry awards, including the prestigious Managing Partner award.

Currently, he is the Vice President and Chief Investment officer for D.S Drelich & Associates.

Don Sullivan is also a licensed and ordained minister and has worked with many 501(c)(3) organizations. Don and his wife, Peggy, reside in St. Augustine, Florida and enjoy short-term missions and humanitarian trips to Central and South America. They have two adult children and five grandchildren. 

Dana Pember

Office Manager

Dana has been with D.S. Drelich & Associates since 2015. She joined us as a fulltime member of the support team and is now the head of our Client Services department serving as Office Manager. She ensures that all of our client's needs and expectations are met and exceeded. She is an integral part of our staff and works closely with Doug, Don, and John on new business. New and existing clients meet with and speak to Dana about service issues and questions on a regular basis throughout the process of doing business with D.S. Drelich & Associates.

Dana Pember is a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated with honors with a BA Music Education degree. Throughout her teaching career, she has received many awards and leadership promotions. Dana has also had a lot of experience in event coordinating and public speaking.

Currently, Dana resides in St. Augustine, FL. She has a beautiful family that includes her very supportive husband, Jeremy of eight years, daughter Kylie who is five years old, and Lexie and Laynie who are one- year-old identical twin girls. Dana enjoys cooking, playing piano, singing, and composing music. Her family is very involved at Anchor Faith Church in St. Augustine. 

Teresa Ferguson

Executive Assistant

Teresa is likely the first person you will see when visiting D.S. Drelich and Associate's office. Teresa manages the firm's calendar and greets all of the clients and guests when they come in. Teresa has been married to her wonderful husband Kris for over 11 years. She is a mom of three, Alicia, Kristian, and Margot. She also who enjoys spending time with family, her cat Marley, working out, practicing and teaching yoga. Her oldest daughter, Alicia, lives in California and works at Six Flags as a sea lion trainer. Kristian and Margot are still in high school here in Jacksonville.

Teresa and her family attend Celebration Church. A couple of Teresa's favorite Bible verses are 1 Corinthians 13 4-8, and Colossians 3: 23, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters " (NIV).