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Sarasota Chamber's Leadership Sarasota 2022 Class Has Graduated

Plus, new hires at All Faiths Food Bank, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Williams Parker and more.

By Staff June 6, 2022

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The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Sarasota class of 2022 has graduated. This year's 46 members are Rachel Bradley, All Faiths Food Bank; Max Brandow, Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee; John Briggs, SouthTech; Maria Buitrago, Children First; Cody Carson, Tandem Construction; Tami Caruso, Tidewell Hospice; Helena Cauchon, Willis Smith Construction, Inc.; Stevan Collins, Professional Benefits, Inc.; Laura Conaboy, Junior League of Sarasota; Larry Cuervo, Truist; Ginger Diegert-McLean, AlongSide U and Fill the Need Staffing; Joseph Dunn, WWSB-ABC 7, Chelsea Garner-Ferris, Ringling College of Art and Design; Roscelyn Guenther, Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties; Melinda Haney, Aviva Senior Living; Jamie Kahns, Bank of America; Jamie Kattrein, Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Demetri Konstantopoulos, City of Sarasota; Rafael Labrin, Observer Media Group; Amber Lamerson, The Bay Park Conservancy, Inc.; Rhonda Leiberick; Will Luera, Florida Studio Theatre; Kelli Maldonado, Van Wezel Foundation, Inc.; Taylor Marini, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Suncoast Region; Bradley Marner, Ameris Bank; Kathleen Martin, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.; Laura McCann, Animal Rescue Coalition; Craig McGonigal, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce; Michelle Mitchell, Core SRQ; Jared Motzenbecker, Gulfside Wealth; Brittany Nielsen, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota; Lucia Panica, City of Sarasota; George Parpas, Williams Parker Attorneys at Law; Daniel Paulling, U.S. Masters Swimming; Samantha Phillips, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.; Justin Senior, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; William Skaggs, The Players Centre for Performing Arts; April Smith, Fifth Third Bank; Mark Smith, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Jennifer Storch, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System; Lauren Tominelli, Sarasota County Government; Brie Tulp, Ian Black Real Estate; Lashelle Williams, Teen Court of Sarasota; Thomas Williams, Education Foundation of Sarasota County/PLANit Sarasota; and Greg Wood, Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program Inc.

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has appointed Jeff Limbocker, a healthcare executive with more than 20 years of financial leadership—its next chief financial officer, effective Oct. 3, 2022. Limbocker will succeed William Woeltjen, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Empath Health has hired Dr. Carol Li as chief mission medical administrative officer and Dr. Neville Sarkari as chief mission medical affairs officer. Li will provide direction, guidance and oversight to Empath Health’s medical staff including Suncoast Hospice, Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough and Tidewell Hospice. Sarkari was most recently executive vice-president and chief medical officer of Tidewell Hospice.

All Faiths Food Bank has hired Daniela Malo to fill the newly created position of associate director of development. In this role, she will steward major donors while encouraging existing supporters to consider deeper engagement with the food bank/hunger relief organization.

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced  that the following sales professionals have affiliated with the company: Gloria Bracciano, Lakewood Ranch; Amy Drake, downtown Sarasota; Roberta Gainer, Venice; Michael Grimm, downtown Sarasota; Mette Milland, downtown Sarasota; Cari Miller, downtown Sarasota; and Montana Taplinger, downtown Sarasota.

Williams Parker has added attorney Jeffrey D. Mytinger to its trusts and estates practice.

Gulf Coast Community Foundation has promoted Kelly Borgia to strategic engagement manager and hired Sasha Hausman Pyatte as a philanthropic advisor and Priscilla Boward as philanthropic administrator.

Omeza has announced the promotion of director of operations Lalania Hayes to vice-president of operations. Hayes directs day-to-day operations in the organization and oversees the manufacturing and purchasing departments.

G. Todd Yeomans and Yeomans Work Architecture have hired Emi Kopke as an architecture associate. Kopke, a recent graduate of the University of Miami, will be contributing to a broad range of custom residential, commercial, cabinetry and furniture design projects.

Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently welcomed Rinat Heiman as its new Hebrew and Judaic studies instructor. Heiman had previously served in this position at Temple Sinai from 1994 to 2013 and, more recently, as a private bar and bat mitzvah teacher. Beginning as early as 14 months old, all students at CDS are offered classes in both Hebrew and cultural Jewish studies.

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