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About the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida

Our Mission

When you support the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida, you help us provide whole-person, compassionate care to AdventHealth patients and their families.

The AdventHealth Foundation West Florida supports programs and services throughout AdventHealth West Florida hospitals, including: Carrollwood, Connerton, Dade City, Lake Placid, North Pinellas, Ocala, Sebring, Tampa, Wauchula, Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills.

It is with your help that we are able to fund lifesaving projects that benefit you, your loved ones, and our community. 

Your contributions:

  • empower us to help more people live their best, most vibrant lives.
  • help us build new facilities, fund leading-edge technology, and develop groundbreaking ways of treating illness and disease.
  • enable us to provide complete care that heals what hurts, eases minds, and lifts spirits along the way.

Your generosity heals. 

Meet the Foundation West Florida Team

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Lisa Altman - Director of Corporate Philanthropy and Events

Director of Corporate Philanthropy and Events, Foundation West Florida

Lisa is known for her creative, results-driven approach leading large-scale events and fundraisers for clients such as Home Shopping Network, ESPN, NFL, Super Bowl XLIV, and a wide range of celebrities and local foundations.

 

Prior to her start with AdventHealth, Lisa worked at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Special Events and Player Development. Lisa then dove into the non-profit world at The Florida Aquarium as the Special Events Manager. Most recently, Lisa specialized in customizing unique entertainment for private, corporate, and non-profit events.

 

Originally from Buffalo, New York, the adjustment to the warmer climate has been an easy one. When Lisa is not at work you can find her enjoying live music, exercising on the Tampa Riverwalk, soaking up sunshine at the local beaches, or spending time with her family.

 

Lisa.Altman@AdventHealth.com 

Call330-554-9087

10455 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Connie Bladon - Executive Director, Wesley Chapel Foundation

Executive Director, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Foundation

Connie has been the AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Foundation Executive Director since June of 2011. In her role, she raises essential funds for health and wellness programs and capital campaigns, and she helped raise funds for the hospital's opening in 2012. 

Connie is from New England and she graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Prior to joining AdventHealth Wesley Chapel's team, she was a commercial banker for Synovus Bank. 

Connie is an active member of Rotary and served as the past president for the Rotary Club of New Tampa; she sits on the North Tampa Bay Chamber board; and she holds a seat on the Nature Coast council for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

A resident of Tampa Palms for more than 30 years, Connie loves spending time with her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter who live locally. 

Connie.Bladon@AdventHealth.com

Call813-929-5497

2600 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard

Wesley Chapel, FL. 33544

Lily Conrad - Director of Communications and Marketing

Director of Communications and Marketing, Foundation West Florida 

Lily joined the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida team in 2018. She is inspired by AdventHealth's mission, and is honored to serve the community by helping AdventHealth West Florida hospitals bring whole-person, compassionate care to patients and their families.

Prior to her role at AdventHealth, Lily served as the senior director of communications and marketing for the American Heart Association Tampa Bay.

Lily received her master's degree in journalism and media studies from USF St. Petersburg and a bachelor's in humanities with a minor in communications from Florida State University. When she's not at work, Lily enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, gardening, cycling, reading, and visiting with family and friends. 

Lillian.Conrad@AdventHealth.com

Call813-803-4072

10455 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Caitlin Eason - Donor Relations and Annual Giving Coordinator

Donor Relations and Annual Giving Coordinator, Foundation West Florida

Caitlin has worked in healthcare for almost 20 years. After working in various roles, she found her joy in health care philanthropy and is excited to be part of the Foundation West Florida team! Caitlin is passionate about the quality, exceptional care provided by AdventHealth and she is invested in contributing to the continuous growth and improvement of services offered to our community. Caitlin was born and raised in Tampa and loves spending her free time with her husband and son, going to the beach, watching live theater, and being active in the community.

 

Caitlin.Eason@AdventHealth.com 

Call813-690-2538

10455 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Deanne Farrow - Special Events Coordinator

Special Events Coordinator, Foundation West Florida

Deanne began working for the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida in 2016. Born in Ontario, Canada, she moved to the United States 25 years ago. Deanne's past experience includes event coordination and fundraising for the American Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League, and Tampa Bay Technology Forum. Deanne loves spending time with her beautiful 16-year-old daughter, Grace, and her two dogs.

Deanne.Farrow@AdventHealth.com 

Call813-803-4034

10455 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Amanda Griffin - Executive Director, North Pinellas

Executive Director, AdventHealth North Pinellas Foundation 

For as long as she can remember, Amanda has dreamed about making her community a happier and healthier place to live, work and play. She’s had the fortune to live out that dream and she is excited to continue her work as the Executive Director for the AdventHealth North Pinellas Foundation. Amanda is passionate about AdventHealth’s promise of delivering whole-person care that not only heals bodies, but eases minds and lifts spirits.

Most recently, Amanda served as the director of development for the Children’s Dream Fund, a local wish granting organization where she lead and managed development efforts to raise more than $1.7 million. Amanda is an active member of the Junior League of St. Petersburg, holding the position of membership development chair.

Amanda was born and raised in St. Petersburg and she loves calling the Tampa Bay region home. She attended Florida State University where she received her bachelor's in family and child sciences. Amanda enjoys relaxing with family and friends, running and exercising, soaking up the St. Pete sun, and having as much fun as possible. 

Amanda.Griffin@AdventHealth.com 

Call727-943-3651

1395 S. Pinellas Ave.

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Tony Laforgia - Executive Director, Carrollwood

Executive Director, AdventHealth Carrollwood Foundation

Tony LaForgia is the Executive Director of the AdventHealth Carrollwood Foundation. He brings more than 18 years of development, philanthropic, and fundraising experience to his role with AdventHealth. Tony was previously the Director of Business Relations for Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park — one of the most successful and recognizable zoos in the nation. In this role Tony helped develop a highly successful corporate relations program and developed relationships with more than 300 businesses during his tenure.

Since joining AdventHealth Carrollwood, Tony has translated his expertise, community knowledge, and enthusiasm to the efforts of the Carrollwood campus. Through his leadership and fundraising efforts, multiple projects at Carrollwood have become a reality, including the new hybrid catheterization lab, emergency department expansion, and cafeteria renovation. 

Tony.Laforgia@AdventHealth.com

Call813-957-7224

7171 North Dale Mabry Highway

Tampa, FL 33614

Kristen McCall - Regional Vice President

Regional Vice President, Foundation West Florida

Kristen McCall is a dynamic fundraiser who has spent her career advancing the mission and values of non-profit organizations in the Greater Tampa Bay market. She has been instrumental in the development and execution of key strategies driving volunteer engagement, board development, and overall fundraising dollars. Kristen’s responsibilities include executing development planning, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities to maintain and develop the donation of funds and gifts for the division. Kristen has a proven track record of successfully identifying, cultivating, recruiting and maintaining relationships with top-level volunteers and donors.

Kristen began her professional career at All Children’s Hospital where she organized and executed annual giving programs, including employee giving and special events. Prior to her role at AdventHealth, Kristen served as the Executive Director and Market Vice President for the American Heart Association in Tampa Bay, where she developed and sustained partnerships with top companies and community leaders while raising significant funds. During her tenure, Kristen led a team of 16 and achieved a fund-raising goal of $8.2 million for the organization, resulting in a 17.9% growth year over year. Under her leadership, the American Heart Association in Tampa Bay was ranked #5 in the country. 

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Tampa, and is an active member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling and exercising. 

Kristen.McCall@AdventHealth.com

Call352-279-0959

14055 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Brenda L. McGehee - Operations Coordinator, Tampa

Operations Coordinator, AdventHealth Tampa Foundation 

Brenda received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, her corporate paralegal AA degree from the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, Ga., and a public relations certificate from the University of South Florida. For more than 20 years, Brenda worked with former Mayor Bill Poe at Poe & Associates and Poe Financial Group as a corporate paralegal, claim department director, and community and public relations director. Also in her career, Brenda has been a VP of business, community and employee relations with JPMorgan Chase and an executive administrative assistant with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 

For more than 30 years, Brenda has volunteered with the Gasparilla Distance Classic as president, secretary, and elite athlete hospitality coordinator, among other roles within the organization. Serving on the Outback Bowl hospitality committee for more than 20 years, Brenda also volunteers her time with multiple non-profits in the Tampa community. 

Brenda.McGehee@AdventHealth.com

Call813-615-7679

3100 East Fletcher Avenue

Tampa, FL  33613
 

Kourtney Sanchez - Executive Director, Tampa

Executive Director, AdventHealth Tampa Foundation 

Kourtney has a proven track record of strategic board development, establishing innovative revenue streams and delivering on aspirational goals. 

Kourtney most recently served as the Go Red for Women Director for the American Heart Association Tampa Bay, raising the most funds in the local campaign’s history. During her time at the AHA, Kourtney showcased her ability to build strong relationships in the community by recruiting top leadership to support the cause and achieving a multi-year leadership succession plan. 

Prior to joining the AHA, Kourtney was the Director of Development at the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. During her time at NPCF, she created long lasting national corporate relationships, launched a five year strategic plan for growth and managed a team of fundraisers. 

Kourtney received her Master’s in Management Studies from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and her Bachelor’s from the University of Florida. Kourtney is a proud third generation Saint Petersburg native who loves spending time with her family, who are all still local. She is passionate about the foster care system and recently became a certified Guardian ad Litem in Hillsborough County. She enjoys traveling with her husband, attending concerts and reading at the beach.

Kourtney.Sanchez@AdventHealth.com  

Call813-615-7618

3100 East Fletcher Avenue

Tampa, FL  33613

Robert Walsh - Director of Internal Operations

Director of Internal Operations, Foundation West Florida

Robert has over 20 years of experience working for non-profit organizations, first working for New York Presbyterian/Cornell University in New York City before moving to Florida. In Florida, Robert worked for both Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care and The Florida Orchestra before coming to AdventHealth Tampa. 

Robert.Walsh@AdventHealth.com 

Call813-803-4035

10455 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Tracye Williams - Executive Director, Ocala

Executive Director, AdventHealth Ocala Foundation 

With more than 15 years of philanthropy experience, Tracye has developed comprehensive annual giving and grateful patient programs, major gifts pipeline strategy, and donor acquisition strategies with a broad understanding of moving clients, donors, and friends along an engagement continuum for healthcare and higher education institutions. Her extensive professional practice in major gifts, constituent engagement, and donor acquisition programming and implementation has been instrumental in the organizations she has served. Tracye served in leadership roles at Medstar Health’s Washington Hospital Center, Christiana Care Health System and Delaware State University.

Tracye is characterized as a visionary, engagement strategist, and tactician. She received her MBA and a B.S. degree in Marketing from Delaware State University and is currently pursuing an Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Organizational Learning, Leadership and Innovation at Wilmington University.

Tracye and her family relocated from Delaware to the Sunshine State in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, three children, and a host of family and friends.

Tracye.Berry-Williams@AdventHealth.com 

O: Call352-690-5623

1500 S.W. First Ave.

Ocala, FL 34471

Volunteer Leadership - Board of Directors

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Foundation West Florida

Members

Jeff Gigante - Partner, Ciccio Restaurant Group; AdventHealth Carrollwood Foundation Board Chair

Linda Hauff - AdventHealth Zephyrhills and AdventHealth Dade City Foundation Board Chair

DeeAnn Isguzar - Community Relations Manager, St. Mark’s Village; AdventHealth North Pinellas Board Chair

Roger Joyce - Retired, CEO, Dill, Joyce & Thresher, Inc.; AdventHealth Tampa Board Chair

Steve Pratico - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Board Chair

AdventHealth Carrollwood

Members

Jeff Gigante, Board Chair - Partner, Ciccio Restaurant Group

Joe Guggino, Board Vice Chair - Business and Community Leader

Carter Anderson - Shareholder, Bush Ross, P.A.

Lori Barkett - Amalie Oil

Bill Bravato - Associate Vice President/Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors

Evan Brownstein - Global Head of Marketing, Wipro

Paul Dombroski - Owner, PC Style Council 

Dr. Simon Edginton - Chief Medical Officer, US Acute Care Solutions of Florida

John Fields - CFO, Trias Construction

Jason Grinstead - CEO, Metasense Analytics

Gene Magrini - VP of People Services, DaVita Medical Group

Jim Nolan - Executive Clothier, Tom James Company

Jeff Olender - Partner, Cherry Bekaert LLP

Colin Provine - Senior Director of Procurement, WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Bemetra Simmons - Managing Director of Commercial Banking, Mutual of Omaha Bank

Chris Steele - Manager of Resource Planning, TECO

Jerry Telson - Director of Pharmacy and Retail Operations, Walgreens Corporation

Darrin Thomson - Principal and Vice President, DeLotto

George Woods - President, Here 2 There Marketing

AdventHealth North Pinellas

Members

DeeAnn Isguzar, Board Chair - Community Relations Manager, St. Mark’s Village

Gregory Perenich Esq., Board Vice Chair - Founder, Perenich The Law Firm

Aruna Motko, MBA, Board Secretary - Commercial Relationship Manager, CenterState Bank

Richard Venditti, Board Treasurer – Owner, Richard A. Venditti, PA

Jeffery Arrendale - Director of Respiratory Therapy, AdventHealth North Pinellas

Rodrigo Davis, Ph.D - Provost, St. Petersburg College

Paul Donovan - President/Owner, Donovan Insurance Solutions, Inc.

Aspasia Manias - Pharmacist/Owner, Tarpon Discount Drugs

Dr. Rajesh Kotak - General Surgeon, AdventHealth Surgical Institute

Vicki May - Community member, 29 years

James Nelson - Former commercial banker

Charles Samarkos Esq. - Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP

Roger Sellew - Director Emeritus, Retired

Rev. Milton Smith - Tarpon Springs Fire Department Chaplain

AdventHealth Tampa

Members

Roger Joyce, Board Chair – Retired, CEO of Dill, Joyce & Thresher Inc.

Dan Austin – Owner, Faithful Deliveries

Elena Azzarelli – Community Leader

Michelle Gervais – Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Bryan Hamer – Wealth Management Advisor, Accurate Advisory Group

Erica Paradise – Eagle Home Mortgage

Michael Rainey – Retired, Global Managing Director of Accenture’s Life Sciences Business Unit

Jeff Stanislow – Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Internet Marketer

Kurt Stonesifer, MD – Pathologist, Ruffolo Hooper and Associates

David Weidner – Family Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Glenn Zito – General Manager, Avila Golf & Country Club

 

Trustees Emeritus

Dr. Andre Landreville

Dr. Brendan O’Malley

Michel G. Emmanuel, Esq.

Donald Lau

E. William Reiber

James H. Shimberg

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

Members

Steve Pratico, Esq., Board Chair - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Gerard (Jerry) Bell, MBA - President, Bell IT company

Alayne Berkins - Retired

John Braumuller - CenterState Bank

Trish Cardoso - Volunteer

Kartik Goyani - Metro Development Corp.

Todd Johnson - President, Sterling & Leigh Ventures, Inc.

Larry Land, MD - US Acute Care Solutions

Don Macher - Volunteer

Stephanie Meads - Director of Post-Surgical Services, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

Barbara Morris, DHSc - Director of Community Wellness, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

Michael Morris, CPA - Hanna, Lemar, and Morris, CPAs PA

Julie Sevelius, MBA - Sevelius Wealth Management Group

 

AdventHealth Zephyrhills and AdventHealth Dade City

Members

Linda Hauff, Board Chair

Mr. Ed Rogers, Board Vice Chair 

John Scott, Board Treasurer - Gulf Coast Financial Strategies

Rashmi Ferris, Board Secretary

Nancy Alfonso - McClain, Alfonso & Meeker, P.A.

Timothy Baldwin - San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union

Kathy Britton - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Randy Bush - Hodges Family Funeral Home

Amy Chappell - CenterState Bank

Larry Guilford - Exchange Assets, Inc. & Make a Difference

Sandra Jaques Henley - Retired, AdventHealth 

Roz Hill - AdventHealth Zephyrhills and AdventHealth Dade City Auxiliary President

Carolyn Hodges - Faithful Friends Pet Cremation

Zach Maggard - Centennial Bank

Cliff Martin - Jarrett Ford

Ronald E. Oakley - District 1 Pasco County Commissioner 

Timothy Pierson - CenterState Bank

Jason Sasser - CBRE, Inc.

Seth Weightman - Bio-Mass Tech, Inc

 

Honorary Trustees

Stephen D. Carle, Hodges & Carle PA

John Henson

Barbara (Bobbie) Martucci

W. G. (Buddy) Hollyfield

Jean Murphy