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The Mease Manor Board of Trustees is a dedicated and widely experienced group of individuals who provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance to the organization and Executive Staff.

Sallie Parks

Board Chair

Sallie Parks has served on the Mease Manor Board of Trustees for six years and also serves on the Board of the Mease Manor Foundation, bringing a wealth of experience to both organizations. A graduate of Central Michigan University with advanced studies at Michigan State University, Ms. Parks is a consultant for not-for profit organizations specializing in board and staff development and strengthening.

The first Executive Director of the Pinellas County Arts Council, Ms. Parks was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to a four-year term on the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, serving 16 counties. As the founder of PACE Pinellas Center for Girls, she has long been involved in juvenile justice issues, and she has also served the local aging population as a Board member of the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas. She is currently president-elect of 2-1-1 Tampa Bay and president of her P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) chapter in the greater Clearwater area. She is a past recipient of both the Distinguished Alumni Award from Leadership Pinellas and the Governor’s Point of Light Award.

Bruce V. Livingston

Vice Chair

Bruce Livingston has been a member of the Mease Manor Board of Trustees for three years.  A graduate of Miami University (Ohio), Mr. Livingston served as President and CEO of Boyd Industries in Clearwater for 27 years. He previously managed a multinational sales team for an international market leader in construction anchoring technology in Saudi Arabia, where communication skills and a team approach were essential.

A former Commissioner and Vice Mayor for the City of Dunedin, Mr. Livingston has served as a Board member for the Clearwater Free Clinic, as Board member and former chairman of the Salvation Army Clearwater Corps, and is a founding member and former Board Vice President of the Community Dental Clinic of Clearwater. He has been actively involved with the City of Dunedin Code Enforcement Board and with the Dunedin Sterling Soccer Club. Mr. Livingston is currently a member of the Dunedin North Rotary Club.

John F. Freeborn

Immediate Past Chairman

John Freeborn has served on the Mease Manor Board of Trustees for eight years, and he has been Chairman of the Board for two years. A native of the Dunedin, Florida, area, Mr. Freeborn is a graduate of Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He earned his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, LA, as well as an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in New York, NY. Formerly an associate attorney with two firms in New York, Mr. Freeborn is currently an attorney in private practice specializing in estate planning, estate and trust administration, taxation, and real estate law in Dunedin, Florida.

Mr. Freeborn is very active in the community, having served as President of the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council, Member of the Morton Plant Mease Foundation Board of Directors (Ex Officio) as well as Chair of the Planned Giving Committee, Chair of the Clearwater Bar Association Probate and Guardianship Committee, and the Dunedin Fine Art Center Board of Directors. He currently serves as Chair of the Dunedin Rotary Foundation and is an active member of the Dunedin Rotary Club and the Dunedin Fine Art Center Planned Giving Committee.

Kevin Donoghue

Treasurer

Kevin Donoghue has served on the Mease Manor Board of Trustees for one year. A graduate with high honors from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Donoghue, CPA, served as managing partner of Price Donoghue Ridenour (PDR CPAs) for 18 years and is currently a private wealth advisor with Heartfire Wealth – Ameriprise Financial. His experience in financial planning extends to tax exempt bond issues for non-profit healthcare entities, business valuation, and audit review of financial statements for healthcare entities including hospitals and nursing homes.

A former Captain in the US Army, Mr. Donoghue was recognized as a Master Instructor at the US Army Ordnance School.  He currently serves as Chair of the Pinellas County Health Facilities Authority, Chair of the Finance Council of Our Lady of Lourdes, and President of the Dunedin Council of Organizations. He has formerly served on the City of Dunedin Board of Finance, the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, and the Dunedin Historical Society as well as on the Board of Leadership Pinellas, and he is a former President of the Dunedin Rotary Club Foundation. He has the distinction of being the only individual to receive the small business award for both Dunedin and Clearwater, Florida.

Mary Beth Carroll

Secretary

Mary Beth Carroll is the newest member of the Mease Manor Board of Trustees, joining in 2017. A graduate of Dominican University (formerly Rosary College) in River Forest, Illinois, Ms. Carroll was the first woman to serve as Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement for FirstEnergy Service Company and as President of the FirstEnergy Foundation, a Fortune 300 corporation in Akron, Ohio. Her responsibilities eventually included investing more than $50 million in Foundation charitable contributions to not-for-profit organizations located throughout the service areas in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, and New York.

Ms. Carroll received a governor’s appointment to serve as a Member of the Oversight Commission of the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, was elected a Commissioner of the City of Sandusky, and served as Director of Mission Services for Providence Hospital. Her honors include being named Distinguished Alumni from the National Association of Community Leadership, Recognition from the Ohio House of Representatives, and being named one of Northern Ohio Lives’ Most Influential Women. She is currently a member of the Dunedin Fine Arts Center Board of Directors and the Rotary Club of Dunedin North.

Daniel V. Massaro

Trustee

Dan Massaro has been a member of the Mease Manor Board of Trustees for nine years. A graduate of Chicago City College with a degree in Architecture, Mr. Massaro is a Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida. He was instrumental in the development of and project management for the Mease Memory Care facility that opened in January 2017 in Dunedin.  He previously served as Vice President of Design and Construction Services for South Capital Construction Company as well as owner of Massaro & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Massaro has served on the Board of Governors of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce for 18 years. He was recognized with the “Small Business Award” in the Chamber’s Business Hall of Fame in 2001 as well as with the Beatrice Donoghue “Delightful Dunedin Award” in 2011. Mr. Massaro is actively involved with the city of Dunedin’s Local Planning Agency (LPA), the Building Board of Adjustments & Appeal and the City Charter Review Committee. He received the 2010 “History Maker Award” from the Dunedin Historical Society and is a past member of the Rotary Club of Dunedin North, where he served on the Board of Directors for three years and became a Paul Harris Fellow in 2009.

David R. Pauley

Trustee

Dave Pauley has been a member of the Mease Manor Board of Trustees for seven years and also serves on the Mease Manor Foundation Board. A graduate of the University of Dayton with degrees in Marketing and Management, Mr. Pauley served in the US Navy for four years before beginning work with a manufacturing company in St. Louis. He eventually worked his way up through the organization to become the manager of a $20 million building supply company. After his move to Florida, he established a building supply business in Oldsmar.

A founding member and first President of the Kettering, Ohio, Jaycees, he is a lifetime Ohio Jaycee Senator. Mr. Pauley serves on the Dunedin Code Enforcement Board and the Dunedin Local Planning Agency, and he was previously appointed to the Charter Review Committee and the Causeway Corridor Study Group. Mr. Pauley has served as Vice President, President, and Chairman of the Board of the Dunedin Historical Museum as well as Chair of the Long Range Finance Committee. He continues to serve on the Dunedin Library Foundation Board and is active in the Downtown Dunedin Rotary Club.

Deborah Kynes

Trustee

Deborah Kynes, joined the Board in 2018. Ms. Kynes currently serves as a Dunedin City Commissioner and is the newly appointed Chairman of the Utilities, Natural Resources and Public Works Legislative Committee for the Florida League of Cities. She also serves on the Dunedin Fine Arts Center Advisory Council and the North Pinellas Cultural Alliance. Ms. Kynes is a voting member of the Cherokee Nation and a member of the Cherokees of Central Florida.

Ms. Kynes is a graduate of Leadership Florida and has served on the Board of the Florida Humanities Council. She has been a three-term Chairman of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority; Chairman of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council; Chairman of the Environmental Quality Committee of the Florida League of Cities; a member of the Florida Chamber Water Task Force; Chairman of the Pinellas County Arts Council; a member of the Pinellas County Charter Review Commission; the Board of Leadership Pinellas; and on the Morton Plant/Mease Community Impact Committee.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Tulsa College of Law, Ms. Kynes is a member of the Florida Bar. Ms. Kynes lives in Dunedin with her husband, Allen.

Jeff Beck

Trustee

Jeff Beck joined the Board in 2018. He is a graduate of The University of Florida with a B.S. Degree in Business Economics and he currently serves as Senior Vice President of Assured Partners. Mr. Beck specializes in identifying and analyzing emerging risks and in implementing risk management programs ultimately designed to control the total cost of risk in both the short and long-term. His focus is within the healthcare industry, including senior living, developmental disability facilities and hospice.

Mr. Beck currently holds both the General Lines License and the Life, Health and Variable Annuities License. He has obtained the designation of Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) and is an active partner in many associations including LeadingAge, American Health Care Association, and the Florida Health Care Association. Mr. Beck lives in Tampa with his wife Lisa, daughter Kirstin, and son Carson.

Stacy Galik

Trustee

Stacy Galik joined the Board in 2018. Ms. Galik currently serves as Director of Hospital Care Coordination for seven Baycare Hospitals in the Tampa area, including Mease Dunedin Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital and Morton Plant Hospitals. As such, she is responsible for BayCare Hospitals’ key performance indicators related to Patient Care Coordination as well as for collaboration with BayCare outpatient care management teams and relationships with community partnerships for transition of care, disease management, quality outcomes, and reduction in healthcare costs.

Ms. Galik received her BA in Psychology and her MA in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from University of South Florida and obtained her Certified Case Manager certification in 2018. She is a member of the American Case Management Association and the Morton Plant Mease Ethics Committee, and she has also been a panelist for Zirmed Healthcare Revenue Management. Ms. Galik been a presenter for BayCare, NatureCoast Social Work Association, and the Florida ACMA Fall Education Conference.

Nancy Ridenhour

Trustee

Nancy Ridenour rejoins the Mease Manor Board in 2019 after a hiatus of two years. She is very familiar with Mease Manor, having served on the Mease Manor Board from 2004-2016, as Treasurer for eight years, and as Board President for two years. Ms. Ridenour, a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, is a Shareholder with PDR CPAs + Advisors in Oldsmar, Florida. She has extensive experience in auditing, forensic accounting and fraud investigations, and her primary areas of expertise are in long-term care and not-for-profit organizations.

 

Ms. Ridenour currently serves on the audit committee for BayCare and the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, and she is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is a graduate of  the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) and attended  University of South Florida for accounting.  Ms. Ridenour is currently active on several not-for-profit boards including Nonprofit Leadership Center, Diocesan Finance Council for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Catholic Foundation, Advocare Trust, and the Community Health Needs Assessment Committee of Morton Plant Mease Health System. 

 

Ms. Ridenour is a volunteer trainer at Nonprofit Leadership Center providing board governance and financial statement training for not-for-profits.  She lives in Dunedin with her husband, David.

Mel Ora

Trustee

Mel Ora joined the Board in 2019. Mr. Ora specializes in financial services and currently serves as President and CEO of Money Transfer Systems in Clearwater.

 

Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1968, Mr. Ora entered Delta State University and concurrently began his career in banking at Second National Bank. He relocated to Wilmington, Delaware, where he developed and managed the first successful debit card system in the United States. In 1975, Mr. Ora was part of a team that developed a strategic business plan for the deployment of a national debit card system for American Express. A few years after that project, he traveled to Taiwan where he participated in developing a strategic plan for the implementation of a national debit card system. After relocating with his family to Clearwater in 1981, Mr. Ora traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada as a consultant overseeing projects for companies such as Citibank and AT&T, as well as other major financial services companies.  He has founded four separate companies that specialize in electronic banking services, and he was a Founding Board member of Patriot Bank.

 

Mr. Ora served as Co-Chairman of the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation during its initial construction.  He has served on the boards of Florida Bank of Commerce, North Bay Hospital, Morton Plant Hospital and the Morton Plant Mease Foundation, where he chaired a capital campaign that raised over $13 million for Mease Countryside Hospital. Mr. Ora lives in Dunedin and currently serves as president of the Villas of Seagate Home Owners Association.

Linda Chamberlain

Trustee

Linda Chamberlain joined the Mease Manor Board in 2019. Ms. Chamberlain is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney who has practiced in Clearwater and the surrounding area since 1991.

 

Ms. Chamberlain is a Past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and remains an active member.  She served as an Adjunct Professor at the Stetson College of Law 2011-2015.  She has also served on the Gulfcoast Legal Services Board, Board of the Clearwater Free Clinic, Board of the  Clearwater Bar Foundation, Leadership Pinellas Board of Directors, St. Paul’s School Board of Directors and Partners in Self-Sufficiency.  

 

A graduate of Oral Roberts University and the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law, Ms. Chamberlain  is a member of the Florida Bar, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, Clearwater Bar Association, Elder Law Committee and Probate Committee of the Clearwater Bar, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Aging Life Care Association and the Florida Council on Aging. Ms. Chamberlain lives in Belleair with her husband, Kerry, and their two Labradors Lucy and Ethel. 

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