Board Leadership

Board of Trustees

Earl Horton President

Mr. Horton began his business career at Lumberman’s Underwriting Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1985 he became an owner in an Independent Insurance Agency and over the past 24 years grew that business from 3 employees to 220, becoming the 2nd largest privately owned agency in the State of Florida. Past President of the Children’s Museum in 1993 and was Chairman of the Development Committee raising $21,000,000 for the new Museum building in 2010. Current Board of Trustees member with DACCO since 2013.

Ginny McGucken 1st Vice President

Ginny is a licensed real estate professional with over 20 years of experience. Her experience includes real estate sales, property management and assisted living administration. Currently, she is managing commercial and residential properties for a family trust. Ginny joined the DACCO Advisory Board in 2016 and was appointed to the Executive Board of Trustees October, 2017.

Tamie Rattray 2nd Vice President

Tammie is an experienced labor and employment lawyer with a broad scope of practice that includes both litigation and traditional labor law with Ford Harrison Law Group. Florida Bar certified in Labor and Employment Law, Tammie is a member of Ford Harrison’s Healthcare Practice Group and serves on the Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee for the Council for a Union-Free Environment. Current Board of Trustee member with DACCO since 2016.

Rob Williams Secretary

Mr. Williams is a Senior Partner of Burr & Forman’s Litigation Group with over 40 years of experience in all areas of trial practice, including jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations and mediations. Specializing in complex business, health care, and securities litigation, he has successfully tried numerous jury trials. Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hillsborough County Hospital (Tampa General Hospital) and Former president of DACCO Board of Trustees. Current Board Of Trustees member with DACCO since 1999.

Jennifer Durham Treasurer

Jennifer Durham is the Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., responsible for recruiting new franchisees and leading the growth and development of Checkers and Rally’s restaurants nationwide. A certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Women’s Foodservice Forum and Leadership Tampa Bay. Current Board of Trustees member with DACCO since 2010.

Hiram Hampton Past President

A native Floridian with over 40 years of experience in the commercial insurance field serving in leadership positions for regional brokerages in Central Florida. Currently semi-retired serving as Business Development Advisor for Lykes Insurance, Inc. Has served on boards for Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Children’s Cancer Center, University of Tampa Board of Counselors, Tampa yacht and Country Club, University Club, First Florida Bank and Barnett Bank of Tampa. Board position with DACCO since 2008.

Bill Gieseking Past President

Bill currently serves as Director of Marketing and one of Pepin Distributing Company’s Board of Directors. He oversees sports marketing, media buying, digital social media assets, public relations, company spokesperson, community sponsorships, special events budget management as well as sales and marketing plans. Mr. Gieseking also directs the company’s efforts to promote the responsible use of its products and fight against alcohol abuse. Received the Esse Quam Videri Outstanding Alumni Award for the University of Tampa. Current Board of Trustees position with DACCO since 2007.

Members at Large

Major Michael Farrier Member

Major Farrier began his law enforcement career in 1994. He served honorable in the United States Army, where he completed the Primary Leadership Development Course. Major Farrier is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Psychology specializing in Criminology and Justice Studies. A graduate of the 53rd Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development Couse and a 2009 graduate of Leadership Brandon. Major Farrier has worked all jail facilities and has held positions as Booking Sergeant, Transportation Bureau Commander, Commander of the Department of Detention Services, Field Training Officer Program and was on the transition team that assumed control of Misdemeanor Probation Services in 2015, and Deputy Division Commander of Jail Division 11. Current Board of Trustees member with DACCO since May, 2018.

David Donaldson Member

Tampa native, and graduate of the University of Florida, has 30 years of banking and financial experience. He is the Branch Manager and Senior Loan Originator for VanDyk Mortgage. Current board of Trustees with position with DACCO since 2003.

Sulaman Hemani Member

Mr. Hemani works at SAS Capital Investments. Prior served as the Vice President Branch Manager of PNC Bank. He serves as the Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida. His service to the community includes supporting the AGA Khan Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Current Board of Trustees member with DACCO since 2013.

Holly Hills Member

Holly Hills, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, in the College of Behavioral and Community Services at USF. In addition to her teaching and research duties at USF, she does training and consulting with service providers and systems focused on improving care for persons with serious mental illness and addictive disorders. Dr. Hills is a licensed clinical psychologist having received her Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida. Past President of DACCO, current Board of Trustees member since 2004.

Frank Losat Member

Major Frank Losat began his career in Law enforcement in 1990, serving as a state trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol before joining the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office in 1994. His positions included street crimes, narcotics and criminal Investigations. Also in supervisory roles in the homicide section, patrol district street crimes and investigations and in the Special Investigations Division where he oversaw narcotic investigations and the crime analysis unit. Current Board of Trustees member with DACCO since 2015.

Terry McFatter Member

Terry McFatter is the Market Director and Senior Vice President, Commercial Banker for the Westshore Office of The Bank of Tampa. Terry represents the bank in the Westshore market and identifies opportunities to develop new commercial business with companies in the Tampa Bay area. Terry has been with the bank for almost nine years with a total of 28 years of banking experience in the Tampa Bay area. Current board of Trustees position with DACCO since 2012.

Charles Sansone Member

Chuck is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Miami School of law. He enjoyed actively practicing law in a trial practice for over 35 years. Although still a licensed attorney he has left the active legal practice to pursue other options. Among these include management of personal investments and service on various school and non-profit Boards, such as DACCO. Current Board of Trustees member since 2009.

Donna Marino Turner Member

President of bCause Healthcare Consulting Services, Donna is a healthcare executive with substantive healthcare expertise and an extensive track record of analyzing, resolving complex issues, interpreting and articulating policies, and motivating teams to embrace them. In-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations, standards and reporting requirements. Extensive experience working with Physicians, providers and ancillary healthcare professionals in transitioning current and ongoing changes focused on increasing efficiency and better outcomes for the continuum of care. Over 20 years of community involvement and leadership in Tampa, Houston and Miami. Current Board of Trustees member with DACCO since 2014.

Victor H. Veschio Member

Tampa native, Victor H. Veschio, is litigation counsel in the Creditors’ Rights section of the Gibbons Neuman Law Firm. In addition, an Adjunct Professor and the Clinic Director of the WMU-Thomas M. Cooley Law School Debt Relief Clinic where he lectures on bankruptcy and consumer litigation issues. Mr. Veschio previously served as the President of The Centre Board of Directors and honored with the HAVEaHEART pro bono award for his commitment and dedication to the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyer’s Domestic Violence Courthouse Project. Current board of Trustees position with DACCO since 2013.

Andrea White Member

Andrea is the Senior Manager State Government Affairs for Charter Communications, and was former Senior Manager, Public Relations for Brighthouse Networks. Current President of the Ybor Chamber of Commerce, Andrea is a current Board of Trustees member with DACCO since 1999.

William G. Sanders Member

With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, William Sanders is Managing Partner of Palma Ceia Wealth Management. Dedicated to helping his clients meet their financial goals, William concentrates on assisting individuals and businesses in the areas of investment planning and money management. In 2013, he served as Senior Vice President-Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. and earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Tampa. William is an alumni of Lifework Leadership, a member of Kiwanis Club of Tampa; William is currently serving on the Board for DACCO Behavioral Health Services, Economic Club of Tampa and Mens Bible Study of Tampa Bay. Advisory Board Chair of DACCO since 2015 and in October 2017 was appointed to the Executive Board of Trustees.

Brad Johnson Member

Brad graduated from The Citadel then completed his surgical training in Virginia and Sydney, Australia. He currently is a Professor of Surgery University of South Florida College of Medicine Department of Surgery/Vascular Surgery Division.He serves national leadership positions as the: Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) Chairman of Quality Performance and Measures Committee 2015- current. SVS Policy and Advocacy Council 2015-current. SVS Government Relations Committee 2015-current. Physicians Consortium on Performance Improvement (PCPI) Quality Improvement Advisory Committee 2016-current. He is also past Chair of the Board for Quantum Leap Farms (equine therapy for disabled veterans and kids with cancer). Currently Board of Trustees member with DACCO since 2018.

Rolando Sanchez Member

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Rolando graduated from NYU School of Medicine. Resident and chief resident in General Surgery, NYU School of Medicine. Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, NYU. Assistant and Associate Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine of Einstein College of Medicine, NY. Fellow American College of Surgery. Fellow American College of Emergency Medicine. Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine of Einstein College of Medicine. Private practice, General and Vascular Surgery, Tampa, Florida. Assistant and Medical Director of J& J Pharmaceutical (Orthobiotec Div.) and Antigenics Pharmaceutical. Medical Director Medi Weight Loss Clinics in Tampa, Brandon and Lutz. Medical Director, Weight Loss Holdings.

Steve Blanchard Member

Steve will offer his depth of knowledge in Marketing and Strategic planning and will utilize those efforts to enhance the foundation of the DACCO Board of Trustees. Steve is the Vice President of Sales at News Channel 8/Nexstar Broadcasting since 2013 and responsible for the oversight of sales for WFLA and WTTA in Tampa. His 25 years of television experience gives him extensive knowledge in the industry.

Katie Glaser Member

Katie comes to the board with vast real estate knowledge, from marketing to office management, title services and e-commerce, in addition to supporting DACCO through her many speaking engagements. Her presence will help DACCO meet the needs of our community that DACCO serves and build on progressive leaders DACCO has been fortunate to have. Combining her extensive background in real estate and her love for the Tampa Bay area, Katie utilizes all of her resources to provide the best service and experience for her clients.

Rob Pariseau Member

Rob comes to the board with extensive insurance experience and will offer his expertise in policy enforcement and regulations. His participation will be invaluable to the foundation of the DACCO Board of Trustees. Rob is the Executive Vice President and employee benefit practice leader at Lykes Insurance. With more than 30 years of experience in the Florida middle market, his expertise includes benefits planning, communication, funding, compliance and project management.

Executive Team

Mary Lynn Ulrey Chief Executive Officer

Since, 2001, Mary Lynn Ulrey, a Tampa native and Psychiatric mental health Nurse Practitioner (APRN), has served as Chief Executive Officer of DACCO Behavioral health, the largest substance abuse provider in Hillsborough County. She is a past Board member of the Central Florida Behavioral Health network for 16 years. In addition, she is the past multi-year chair the Hillsborough Regional Council of eighteen mental health and substance abuse providers, the safety network of care. Mary Lynn Ulrey has served on the Florida Alcohol and Substance Abuse Association’s Executive Committee for fourteen years. As a psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, she is passionate about improving the behavioral health of the Bay Area through access to the quality services that are provided.

Deanna Obregon Chief Administrative Officer

Deanna holds a Master of Health Administration and is a licensed Healthcare Risk Manager and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. She has 20 years’ experience as a healthcare executive. She is responsible for information management, quality improvement, risk management, contracts, corporate compliance, health information management, clinical laboratory services, accreditation, and relationship with primary care services.

Jerry Peña V.P. Human Resources & Food Services

Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and currently holds national certification in Human Resources through both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR). Has over 24 years of experience at DACCO and is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and Training.

DACCO Advisory Board Members – 2018/2019

Chair Christian Brown CEO & Chairman Harmony Healthcare
Past Chair Steve Blanchard Vice President of Sales WFLA
Margaret Moran V.P., Public Safty INFOR Public Sector
Sandra Murman Commissioner Hillsborough County
Matt Coffey Chief Operating Officer Electric Supply, Inc.
Myrna Hogue Supervisor of School Social Work Services, Hillsborough County
Justin LaRosa Minister, Hyde Park UMC/The Portico
Tianna Sheppard Telecommunication Sales, TelAdvocate
Alton Shedrick Sr. Outreach Specialist, DACCO
William Hampton Commercial Lending First Home Banck
Matthew Crane Vice President Regions Bank

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