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Harvest House Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Plus, new board leadership at the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board, Children First and more.

By Staff January 29, 2024

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Harvest House has named John Walsh its new chief operating officer. In his new role, Walsh will oversee a team of 20 as well as the day-to-day operations of the organization's residential programs, affordable housing, encompassing 380 beds and the Harvest Food Pantry.

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board recently named its new officers for the new year. They are Sarah Lodge, chair; Brad Baker, first vice chairman; Patricia Maraia, second vice chairman; Bridgette Fiorucci, treasurer; Sharon Wetzler DePeters, secretary; Britt Riner, assistant secretary; and Gregory Carter, assistant treasurer. Tramm Hudson and Victor Rohe are also members of the nine-member board.

Children First, Inc., the exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services for Sarasota County, has announced its slate of board leadership for 2024, and the addition of two new directors.  They are Keith G. Johnson, chair; Michael K. Suarez, vice chair; Elizabeth Stamoulis, treasurer; Lisa Giglio, secretary; Rev. Brock H. Leach, chair emeritus; Thomas L. Cunningham; Ella C. and Roland B. (members through the Boys & Girls Clubs' STAR leadership training program); Howard Berman; Kenneth Hughes, Rebecca M. Lieberher, Elenor Maxheim, Linda L. Monda, Robert L. Moulds and Joe Stephan.

Camille Cline has been named director of advancement for Venice Theatre.

Lakewood Ranch-based Halfacre Construction Company recently welcomed four new hires to its team: Chris Moorefield, Rachel Preston, Tammy Fero and Joe Dutton

Child welfare organization Safe Children Coalition (SCC) recently hired Sarah Hawk as its new vice president of programs

Soleta Golf Club has announced the hire of Mark Rummings as general manager.

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