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Bay Park Conservancy Names New CFO

Plus, Sarasota County names a new director of general services and Forty Carrots Family Center breaks ground on its new mental health/parenting services building.

By Staff April 10, 2023

Steve Germaine has been named CFO of the Bay Park Conservancy

Steve Germaine has been named CFO of the Bay Park Conservancy

New Hires and Promotions

The Bay Park Conservancy (BPC), the non-profit organization responsible for designing, developing, managing and operating 53 acres of City-owned land along Sarasota Bay into a public park, has added Steve Germaine to its leadership team as its first full-time chief financial officer. Germaine will initially report to founding CEO AG Lafley, then to new president and CEO Stephanie Crockatt when she joins The Bay Park Conservancy in June 2023. 

Evelio (Dan) Rodriguez has been selected as the new director of Sarasota County General Services. Rodriguez will work closely with the retiring director, Jeff Lowdermilk, to ensure a seamless transition. 

All Star Children’s Foundation has named Byron Shinn to its board of directors. Shinn is a partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors. He brings 42 years of public accounting experience to the All Star team.

Davenport Psychology has added Dr. Alejandro Sanchez to its team. Sanchez focuses on treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders as well as sports/performance psychology and overall men's health.

Goodwill Manasota recently announced its 2023-2024 board of directors. Steve Boone has been named chair; new to the board this year are James McClure and Laura Ritchey.

John Vanni has been named Florida Suncoast region market manager for the Sarasota office of J.R. Evans Engineering, which specializes in floodplain and storm water-related engineering. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Michele Morgan to the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice. Morgan is president of the Sarasota campus of Keiser University. 

 Sarasota Opera has hired Cameron Maxwell as its new Youth Opera coordinator. Maxwell will be the administrator for Sarasota Youth Opera programs and performances and will also be the liaison to the parents and community. 

Relocations, Openings and Expansions

Forty Carrots Family Center has broken ground on a new building for mental health and parenting education services. The expansion will allow for a 100 percent increase in mental health services and 30 percent increase in parenting education services over the next several years.


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