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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.

Your generosity heals. 

Meet the Foundation West Florida Team

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Lisa Altman - Director, Corporate Philanthropy and Special Events

Director, Corporate Philanthropy and Special 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.

 

[email protected] 

Call330-554-9087

10455 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Lily Conrad - Executive Director, Operations and Philanthropy Services

Executive Director, Operations and Philanthropy Services, Foundation West Florida 

Lily joined the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida team in 2018. She is inspired by AdventHealth's mission and 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. 

[email protected]

Call813-803-4072

10455 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Caitlin Eason - Coordinator, 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.

 

[email protected] 

Call813-690-2538

10455 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Samantha Greenberg - Manager, Corporate Philanthropy and Events

Manager, Corporate Philanthropy and Special Events, Foundation West Florida

 

Sam has always been passionate about serving others and making a difference in her community. She is excited to begin her journey at AdventHealth, and she is motivated to build relationships that will help the care team experts at local AdventHealth West Florida hospitals provide whole-person, compassionate care.

After she graduated from the University of Central Florida, with a degree in communication and nonprofit management, Sam began her career working for Second Harvest Food Bank. Throughout her eight years with the organization at two different locations in four different roles, she gained experience in product sourcing, fundraising, event planning, program management, and organizational operations. Most recently, Sam managed one of the country’s largest food recovery programs in Central Florida, sourcing over 28 million lbs. of food. Before joining AdventHealth, Sam held a marketing and community impact position at Lucky’s Market, where she oversaw their efforts for the Gulf Coast Region.

In her free time, you can find Sam enjoying time with her family at home cooking new recipes, reading the newest best-selling book, soaking up that Florida sunshine and supporting local Tampa Bay businesses.  

 

[email protected] 

Call908-217-6716

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. 

[email protected] 

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. 

[email protected]

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. 

[email protected]

Call352-279-0959

14055 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

Brenda L. McGehee - Foundation Coordinator

Foundation Coordinator, Foundation West Florida

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. 

[email protected]

Call813-615-7656

14055 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

 

Jennifer Russ - Director, Donor Relations and Annual Giving

Director, Donor Relations and Annual Giving, Foundation West Florida 

Jennifer joined the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida team in 2020.  Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, including developing comprehensive annual giving and grateful patient programs, donor acquisition and pipeline strategies, and donor stewardship programs to engage donors and friends.

Jennifer has worked with a variety of non-profit, higher education and health care organizations including Florida Atlantic University, Augusta University and Health System, UF Health and the National Kidney Foundation. In addition, Jennifer spent four years with Ruffalo Noel Levitz as a consultant with higher education and health care institutions around the country. Jennifer is passionate about the exceptional care provided by AdventHealth and the impact that it has on our communities.

Jennifer received her B.S. in Political Science, International Relations from West Chester University and her M.A. in Organizational Management and Development from University of Phoenix.

Jennifer enjoys traveling, live music, reading, movies and spending time with family and friends.

[email protected]

10455 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250

Tampa, FL 33637

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.

[email protected]  

Call813-615-7618

3100 East Fletcher Avenue

Tampa, FL  33613

Robert Walsh - Director, Internal Operations

Director, Internal Operations, Foundation West Florida

Robert has more than 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 has worked for both Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care and The Florida Orchestra before joining AdventHealth Tampa. 

[email protected] 

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.

[email protected] 

O: Call352-690-5623

1500 S.W. First Ave.

Ocala, FL 34471

Volunteer Leadership - Boards of Directors

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Foundation West Florida

Members

Rusty Branson - President, CenterState Bank; AdventHealth Ocala Foundation Board Chair

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

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

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

Gregory Perenich, Esq. - Founder, Perenich The Law Firm; AdventHealth North Pinellas Foundation Board Chair

Steve Pratico, Esq. - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Foundation Board Chair

AdventHealth Carrollwood Foundation

Members

Jeff Gigante, Board Chair - Partner in Next Level Brands Hospitality LLC & Forbici Modern Italian

Joe Guggino, Board Vice Chair - Partner in Next Level Brands Hospitality LLC & Forbici Modern Italian

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

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

Evan Brownstein - Global Head of Marketing, Wipro

Paul Dombroski - Owner, PC Style Council 

Richard (Dick) Dvorak - President, Workscapes

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

John Fields - CFO, Trias Construction

Jason Grinstead - CEO, Metasense Analytics

Jeff Olender - Partner, Cherry Bekaert LLP

Hitesh Patel - President, Ramco Investment Inc.

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

Yurina Rojas - Chief Revenue Officer, Lema Construction

Chris Steele - Manager of Resource Planning, TECO

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

Joe Vattamattam - CEO, Healthmap Solutions

Tammy Waugh - Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway

George Woods - President, Here 2 There Marketing

AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Zephyrhills Foundations

Members

Linda Hauff, Board Chair

Nancy Alfonso, Board Vice Chair - McClain, Alfonso & Meeker, P.A.

Rashmi Ferris, Board Secretary

Ryan Alston - Financial Advisor, BlackSands Wealth Group

Tim Baldwin - Community Leader

Kathy Britton - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Randy Bush - Hodges Family Funeral Home

Amy Chappell - CenterState Bank

Julie Cotton, CPA - Managing Partner, Lynch, Cotton & Associates, P.A.

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

Jean Nathe - Campus Gear & Trade Mark Sales, Inc.

Ronald E. Oakley - District 1 Pasco County Commissioner 

Timothy Pierson - CenterState Bank

Mr. Ed Rogers

Jason Sasser - CBRE, Inc.

Sarah Schrader - Owner/Vice President, San Antonio Lumber Co.

Kevin L. Sullivan II, Esq. - Pipas Law Group

Chelsea Waller-Douthard, Esq. - Partner, Waller Law

James Walters - Police Chief, Dade City Police Department

R. Michael Waters, CFP - Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Seth Weightman - Republic Services

 

Honorary Trustees

Stephen D. Carle, Hodges & Carle PA

John Henson

Barbara (Bobbie) Martucci

W. G. (Buddy) Hollyfield

AdventHealth North Pinellas Foundation

Members

Gregory Perenich Esq., Board 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

David Banther - Managing Partner, Banther Consulting Corporation

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

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

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

Dr. Rajesh Kotak - General Surgeon, AdventHealth Surgical Institute

Aspasia Manias - Pharmacist/Owner, Tarpon Discount Drugs

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 Ocala Foundation

Members

Rusty Branson, Board Chair - President, CenterState Bank

Jennifer Hunt Murty - Owner & Publisher, Magnolia Media Co.

AdventHealth Tampa Foundation

Members

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

Dan Austin – Owner, Faithful Deliveries

Erica Paradise – Eagle Home Mortgage

Jeff Stanislow – Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Internet Marketer

Kurt Stonesifer, MD – Pathologist, Ruffolo Hooper and Associates

David Weidner – Family Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley

 

Trustees Emeritus

Dr. Andre Landreville

Dr. Brendan O’Malley

Michel G. Emmanuel, Esq.

Donald Lau

E. William Reiber

James H. Shimberg

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Foundation

Members

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

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

Alayne Berkins - Retired

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

Julie Sevelius, MBA - Sevelius Wealth Management Group