Leadership Pasco Newsletter - Summer 2023

The Leadership Pasco Newsletter is published quarterly. SINCE 1991, THE MISSION OF LEADERSHIP PASCO is to identify and recruit current or potential leaders of Pasco County, facilitate the development and interaction of those leaders, and to foster an issues-oriented learning environment for these leaders and the citizens of Pasco County in order to encourage an ex-change of ideas and generate enthusiasm for community growth and development.

The Leadership Pasco Newsletter is published quarterly. SINCE 1991, THE MISSION OF LEADERSHIP PASCO is to identify and recruit current or potential leaders of Pasco County, facilitate the development and interaction of those leaders, and to foster an issues-oriented learning environment for these leaders and the citizens of Pasco County in order to encourage an ex-change of ideas and generate enthusiasm for community growth and development.


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<strong>Newsletter</strong><br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Congratulations<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong>!

To Our <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> Family,<br />

The end of the program year is full of excitement<br />

as we celebrate graduations, award individuals<br />

who go above and beyond and express gratitude<br />

to the individuals and sponsors who make<br />

our program a success. We celebrated the<br />

graduation of the Class of <strong>2023</strong> in May. It is quite<br />

an experience to witness the development of<br />

relationships from orientation to graduation and<br />

this. Year's class was no different. To watch class<br />

members stand & cheer for their MVP, Mary Beth<br />

Isaacson '23, show the connection of this group.<br />

The class held a clay shoot to benefit the Sunrise<br />

of <strong>Pasco</strong> Domestic & Sexual Violence Center -specifically for a pet shelter on the premises.<br />

They learned some victims stay in their situation to avoid leaving pets behind. In addition, the<br />

class assisted on a Habitat for Humanity build as the sweat equity component of the class.<br />

Kudos Class of <strong>2023</strong> - thank you for your contribution and service to benefit our community.<br />

Welcome to the <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> Alumni network.<br />

Congratulations to Tourism Day on winning Best Program Day this year. Special thanks to<br />

Captain Wendy Longman '15 and Adam Thomas '24 for spearheading the day. Be sure to<br />

take care of the trophy, but other program day leaders are coming for the title. The board<br />

honored Carla Armstrong '14 as a Director Emerita in recognition of her nine years of<br />

continued service. Thank you for your contributions to the board including serving as an Editor<br />

of the newsletter, co-chairing the Alumni committee and Healthcare day, amongst other roles<br />

during your tenure. Congratulations Carla!<br />

The Judith Rochelle Award is given annually to recognize an individual who exhibits<br />

extraordinary dedication and leadership to our organization. The recipient is a Director<br />

Emeritus who served on the board for nine years, co-chairs Criminal Justice Day, and is<br />

a member of many community organizations including Trinity Rotary, Youth & Family<br />

Alternatives, and the Republican Party of <strong>Pasco</strong>. Join me in congratulating the <strong>2023</strong> Judith<br />

Rochelle Award Recipient, Major James Mallo '12. We are blessed to have you as a member<br />

of our community and the <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> family.<br />

Join me in welcoming our newest board members, Sam Rockwell '22 and Paul Conley,<br />

Vice President '23. We look forward to your involvement and service to <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong>.<br />

Welcome to the members of the Class of 2024. We hope your <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> experience<br />

provides an insight into <strong>Pasco</strong> County as a great place to live, work and play. Finally, I am<br />

pleased to welcome the new Board President, Brendan Gorman '18. Our organization is in<br />

excellent hands moving forward.<br />

As I conclude this year as President, I want to thank the board for your trust in me. It has been<br />

my privilege and honor to have worked with all of you throughout the year. I hope I was able to<br />

lead with kindness, grace and, of course, some humor. I have learned from each of you what<br />

it means to be a leader amongst leaders. Thank you for your unwavering support this year. I<br />

hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer!<br />

Tara O'Connor, Class of 2016<br />

President, <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong><br />

Managing Partner, O'Connor Law Group PA<br />

SUMMER <strong>2023</strong> NEWSLETTER<br />

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PASCO is to identify and recruit current or potential<br />

leaders of <strong>Pasco</strong> County, facilitate the development<br />

and interaction of those leaders, and to foster an issues-oriented<br />

learning environment for these leaders<br />

and the citizens of <strong>Pasco</strong> County in order to encourage<br />

an exchange of ideas and generate enthusiasm<br />

for community growth and development.<br />

The <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> <strong>Newsletter</strong> is published quarterly.<br />

Please direct correspondence about this publication<br />

to <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong>, P.O. Box 695, Elfers, FL,<br />

34680. Readers also may reach staff by sending an<br />

email to administration@leadershippasco.com.<br />

Editorial Staff<br />

Amanda Hart '14<br />

Editor<br />

Tara O'Connor '16<br />

Editor<br />

Jason Longo '17<br />

Design<br />

Photo Credits<br />

J. David Wright '20 (Cover, Pages 4-6)<br />

Amanda VanMeter Burch/Avy Photography<br />

(Page 8-9 portraits)<br />

Board Members<br />

Don Anderson '16<br />

Chuck Anderson '20<br />

Carla Armstrong '14<br />

Gary Burden '19<br />

Angel Cook '18, Secretary<br />

Angie Gardner '11<br />

Brendan Gorman '18, President Elect<br />

Kim Hamm '15<br />

Amanda Hart '14<br />

Laura Knight '22<br />

William Labbancz '22<br />

Crystal Lazar '13<br />

Manny Long '16, 21-22 President, Treasurer<br />

Kathy Masucci '22<br />

Tara O'Connor '16, President<br />

Joseph Poblick '14<br />

Laura Raposa '19<br />

Kim Rymanowski '19<br />

Debbie Shackowski '20<br />

James Walters '15<br />

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Incoming Executive Board<br />

Best Program Day <strong>2023</strong><br />

Welcome New Board Members<br />

Paul Conley '23 and Sam Rockwell '22<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong> Graduation<br />

Judith Rochelle Award Recipient <strong>2023</strong>:<br />

Major James Mallo '12<br />

Sponsor Spotlight: Olympus Limo<br />

Carla Armstrong '14 Honored as Director<br />

Emerita<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong> Habitat For Humanity Builds<br />

Meet the Class of 2024<br />

Celebrating Our Youth <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong><br />

Scholarship Recipients<br />

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Sponsors<br />

4G Ranch, LLC<br />

Alfonso Hersch, P.A.<br />

Ba Da Boom Fireworks<br />

BankFlorida<br />

Bene's Career Academy<br />

Blackjack Media Group<br />

Coastal Bay Wealth Management<br />

Cerrone Enterprises<br />

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique<br />

Duke Energy<br />

Graybar<br />

Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce<br />

Greater <strong>Pasco</strong> Chamber of Commerce<br />

Habitat for Humanity of East and Central <strong>Pasco</strong> County<br />

Keller Williams Realty - Kelly's Home Team<br />

Kouwenhoven Enterprises, LLC<br />

Land O' Lakes High School Culinary Arts Program<br />

Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins, P.A.<br />

Merrell Bros., Inc.<br />

Micro Solutions<br />

Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq., Clerk & Comptroller<br />

O'Connor Law Group, P.A.<br />

Olga's Bakery<br />

Olympus Limo, Inc.<br />

<strong>Pasco</strong> County Clerk & Comptroller<br />

<strong>Pasco</strong> Economic Development Council<br />

<strong>Pasco</strong> Education Foundation<br />

<strong>Pasco</strong> County Sheriff's Office<br />

<strong>Pasco</strong> Hernando State College<br />

Photos By J. David Wright<br />

Phillips & Jordan, Inc.<br />

Pontlitz Asset Advisors<br />

Realty ONE Group Sunshine<br />

Sailwinds Realty<br />

Saint Leo University<br />

Simpson Lakes<br />

Sunshine Consulting Group<br />

TECO Energy, Inc.<br />

Time Trap Escape Room<br />

The Bank of Tampa<br />

United Way of <strong>Pasco</strong> County<br />

USF Federal Credit Union<br />

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Congratulations To Our<br />

Incoming Executive Board<br />

President<br />

Brendan Gorman '18<br />

Associate Attorney<br />

Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-<br />

Watkins, P.A.<br />

President Elect<br />

Angel Cook '18<br />

Sales Agent<br />

Leaders Insurance Services<br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />

Best Program Day<br />

Tourism Day<br />

The class of <strong>2023</strong> voted Tourism Day as the Best Program<br />

Day. In 2022, it's inaugural year it tied for Best Program<br />

Day with Criminal Justice Day. It is the first new program<br />

day in fifteen years.<br />

Captain Wendy Longman ‘15, CEO, Windsong Charters<br />

and Boat Rentals and Adam Thomas '24, <strong>Pasco</strong> County<br />

Tourism Director are the hard-working and creative team<br />

behind the day.<br />

In 2019, <strong>Pasco</strong> County was re-branded as Florida's Sports<br />

Coast, and participants of this day learn how tourism is<br />

funded, to what extent, and how tourism creates growth.<br />

The class members end their day with Island Paradise<br />

Charters. They cruise out to the famous and historic stilt<br />

houses, and with views of Anclote Key, and the sandbar.<br />

The class learns much of West <strong>Pasco</strong> involves fishing and<br />

the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.<br />

Congratulations Captain Wendy and Adam on your win!<br />

Secretary<br />

Laura Raposa '19<br />

Director of Dual Enrollment<br />

<strong>Pasco</strong> Hernando State College<br />

Treasurer<br />

Manny Long '16<br />

Chief Financial Officer<br />

First National Bank of <strong>Pasco</strong><br />

SUMMER <strong>2023</strong> NEWSLETTER

Welcome New Board Members<br />

Paul Conley '23 and Sam Rockwell '22<br />

Paul Conley '23<br />

Executive Director<br />

Tampa Metro YMCA<br />

Paul is from Ohio but decided to ditch the cold for the beautiful<br />

Tampa weather. He and his fiancé Jenna recently bought a house<br />

in Tampa and they have a 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Champ.<br />

Paul loves sports and has loved them ever since he was a child, he<br />

typically is spending his time playing/watching sports, running,<br />

working out, spending time with family and friends, or reading/<br />

listening to podcasts.<br />

Paul has worked with the YMCA in various roles since 2012 and<br />

has been an Executive Director since 2016 where he specializes<br />

in leadership, fundraising, and board development. In 2021 Paul<br />

became the District Executive Director overseeing the Plant City,<br />

East <strong>Pasco</strong>, and Dade City YMCA’s. In 2022 Paul started his own<br />

coaching business, Life Work Balance Coaching, where he specializes<br />

in Executive and Business Coaching for Young Professionals.<br />

In May <strong>2023</strong> he launched a Men’s Mastermind group called<br />

High Achievers where he helps men connect, grow personally and<br />

professionally, and develop new skills.<br />

Sam Rockwell '22<br />

Financial Advisor<br />

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.<br />

Sam Rockwell is a Financial Advisor with Raymond James. Based<br />

in <strong>Pasco</strong>, his team works with individuals, families, and business<br />

owners to provide guidance on various aspects of their financial<br />

journey.<br />

Armed with a vast array of resources, ranging from investment<br />

banking and Portfolio Managers, to Insurance and Trust Consultants,<br />

his team helps clients develop their unique financial plan to<br />

ensure personal and business finances are coordinated to meet<br />

their short and long term goals.<br />

Sam received his BA from Florida Gulf Coast University and his<br />

MBA from University of Florida. Raised in <strong>Pasco</strong> County, he is<br />

actively involved in the local community with <strong>Pasco</strong> Economic<br />

Development Council and Rotary Club of New Port Richey. Sam<br />

and his wife Sarah reside in Odessa with their daughter, Sienna.<br />

<strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong><br />



SUMMER <strong>2023</strong> NEWSLETTER<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong> Graduation

n - Welcome New Alumni<br />

Visit us on Facebook for additional photos by J. David Wright '20<br />

Facebook.com/<strong>Leadership</strong><strong>Pasco</strong><br />

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Judith Rochelle Award Recipient <strong>2023</strong>:<br />

Major James Mallo '12<br />

By Amanda Hart '14<br />

Club, exemplifying their commitment to the ideals of service<br />

above self. Serving as Chair of the Republican Party of <strong>Pasco</strong>.<br />

This person has demonstrated a passionate commitment to<br />

causes close to their heart and worked tirelessly to bring about<br />

positive change.<br />

But amidst their numerous commitments, their unwavering<br />

dedication to <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> has remained steadfast. Their<br />

journey began as a program leader, even before becoming a<br />

class member in 2012. Since then, their commitment has only<br />

grown stronger. In 2013, they were elected to the <strong>Leadership</strong><br />

<strong>Pasco</strong> board, further solidifying their role as an advocate for the<br />

organization. They have willingly taken on the responsibility of<br />

serving on both the Recruitment Committee and the Strategic<br />

Planning Committee. Moreover, their unwavering attendance<br />

record reflects their commitment.<br />

This member has been co-chair for Criminal Justice Day -their<br />

commitment to making Criminal Justice Day engaging extends<br />

beyond the event itself. They have continuously sought innovative<br />

ways to enhance the experience, incorporating new technologies,<br />

interactive simulations, and thought-provoking discussions to<br />

create a lasting impact on the participants.<br />

It is an absolute privilege to present this year's prestigious Judith<br />

Rochelle Award. This award recognizes an individual who has<br />

exhibited exceptional dedication, unwavering commitment, and<br />

outstanding leadership within <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> and our beloved<br />

community of <strong>Pasco</strong> County.<br />

This remarkable person has selflessly dedicated their time, talents,<br />

and passion to the betterment of our community.<br />

This member has served as a dedicated <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> board<br />

member for nine years, bringing invaluable insights, vision, and<br />

expertise. Their exceptional service was recognized when they<br />

were appointed Director Emeritus in July of 2022, a testament to<br />

the profound impact they have made.<br />

Their influence extends far beyond <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong>. This individual<br />

has extended their reach and made significant contributions<br />

to numerous organizations. Serving as Chair of Youth and<br />

Family Alternatives, Co-chair for the Big Blue BBQ, Rap River Run<br />

steering committee, a dedicated member of the Trinity Rotary<br />

We honor an individual who embodies the true spirit of servant<br />

leadership. Their tireless efforts have fostered growth, opportunity,<br />

and collaboration among diverse organizations, that inspires<br />

future generations to continue their noble work.<br />

Please help me congratulate Major James Mallo '12 as this year's<br />

recipient of the Judith Rochelle Award.<br />

SUMMER <strong>2023</strong> NEWSLETTER

Sponsor Spotlight: Olympus Limo<br />

By Amanda Hart '14<br />

If you have been a <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> classmember, chances are you<br />

enjoyed a number of program days where Olympus Limo served as<br />

a safe, comfortable, and welcome mode of transportation.<br />

Olympus Limo has been setting the standard for luxury ground<br />

transportation in Tampa Bay since 1996. Started by Theodore and<br />

Katie Koutsos, Olympus recently celebrated its 27th anniversary<br />

while maintaining headquarters in <strong>Pasco</strong> County. Olympus is the<br />

largest privately owned luxury ground transportation company<br />

in Tampa Bay and caters to the needs of customers by offering<br />

vehicles ranging in size from Sedans and SUVs to 56-passenger<br />

luxury coach buses. Whether you need a ride to the airport; are<br />

planning a special event or have a celebrity VIP in town, Olympus<br />

Limo is here to help you with your transportation needs.<br />

Theodore and Katie Koutsos are both natives to <strong>Pasco</strong> County and<br />

also own The Spartan Manor. The Koutsos family has strong ties to<br />

<strong>Pasco</strong> County and they never turn their heads at an opportunity to<br />

give back to the community they call home.<br />

We appreciate their dedication to our organization, program days,<br />

and schedule of class destinations. If you would like to view their<br />

services for your use, visit www.olympuslimo.com.<br />

<strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong><br />



Carla Armstrong '14 Honored as Director<br />

Emerita<br />

By Jason Longo '17<br />

Ballet Faculty member of Contempo School of Dance in Lutz –<br />

and I find the work for each very rewarding in different ways.<br />

How did you come to be a class member and then board<br />

member?<br />

I was a graduate of <strong>Leadership</strong> Tampa when I began working at<br />

Gulfside in 2011. I found that program to be extremely valuable<br />

so, when I wanted to learn about <strong>Pasco</strong> County and its leaders,<br />

it made perfect sense to start with <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong>’s program.<br />

Gulfside’s President & CEO, Linda Ward '05, had graduated<br />

from <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> and she was very supportive of my participation<br />

as well.<br />

I joined the <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> board immediately after graduation<br />

from the Class of 2014 – Focused To Do More! Serving as<br />

the Vice President of my class, I had the opportunity to attend<br />

the board meetings throughout my class year. There, I came to<br />

appreciate all of the work each board member contributed to<br />

shaping the year-long program. I wanted to be a part of that and<br />

it became quite the nine-year adventure!<br />

Tell us about some of the rewarding experiences as a board<br />

member or program day leader?<br />

Photo by Amanda VanMeter Burch/Avy Photography<br />

How did you find your way to where you are today? Share a<br />

little about your professional journey.<br />

My career path has been an unusual one in that I have always<br />

had two jobs – one in business and another in the arts. After<br />

graduating from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance, I<br />

danced professionally for 8 years in NYC. While performing,<br />

I also worked for a pointe shoe manufacturer called Gaynor<br />

Minden as their Operations Manager, and then later became the<br />

Associate Publisher of Stage Directions Magazine, a national<br />

B2B publication.<br />

When I moved to Florida in 2001, I retired from performing and<br />

began teaching dance in the New Tampa area. I then joined the<br />

Straz Center as their Director of Corporate Giving, which was my<br />

first fundraising job and later became a Certified Fund Raising<br />

Executive (CFRE) in 2014. Today, I still have two jobs – I am the<br />

Director of Philanthropy at Gulfside Healthcare Services and a<br />

I really enjoyed working on the LP newsletter from 2015 – 2017,<br />

which felt like reliving my days as a magazine publisher so many<br />

years ago. In 2017, I began co-chairing Healthcare Day with<br />

Kurt Conover '92 and continue this today with Mary Sommise<br />

'20. We have worked hard to expand the program into areas<br />

of healthcare that happen outside of hospitals, which proved<br />

helpful when the COVID pandemic hit in 2020. While the 2020<br />

Healthcare Day was cancelled, hospitals were still unable to<br />

host the day in 2021, so we adapted to focus on other areas of<br />

healthcare, such as public health, mental/behavioral health and<br />

legislation which affects how we all receive healthcare.<br />

Congratulations on being voted as a Director Emerita. How<br />

do you plan to stay engaged with the board and <strong>Leadership</strong><br />

<strong>Pasco</strong>?<br />

I still plan to co-chair Healthcare Day each year. I’m look forward<br />

to creating a program that helps future classes better understand<br />

the complexities and challenges faced by healthcare providers in<br />

<strong>Pasco</strong> County, and how they can get involved to make a positive<br />

impact.<br />

SUMMER <strong>2023</strong> NEWSLETTER

What's something about you that not many people know?<br />

I’m proud to be a 6th generation Floridian married to my husband,<br />

Robert, for 21 years and we have two amazing children –<br />

Naomi, who is majoring in psychology at UCF, and Joshua – who<br />

will major in dance at The Juilliard School this fall. I also have<br />

a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and was a national<br />

champion at both the US Open for Martial Arts in 2012 and the<br />

Battle of Atlanta in 2013.<br />

Photo by Amanda VanMeter Burch/Avy Photography<br />

<strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong><br />



Class of <strong>2023</strong> Habitat For Humanity Builds<br />

Robyn Liska '23, Regional Development Director, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West <strong>Pasco</strong> Counties coordinated the class<br />

sweat equity project for Habitat for Humanity of West <strong>Pasco</strong> and Pinellas. The class did some primer painting at the affordable housing<br />

build on E. Martin Luther King Jr Drive in Tarpon Springs and has scheduled another project on Maine Avenue in Dade City. In addition,<br />

the class fundraiser, Clays for Sunrise raised $23,034 for Sunrise of <strong>Pasco</strong> County a domestic violence shelter in our community.<br />

SUMMER <strong>2023</strong> NEWSLETTER

Meet the <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong> Class of 2024<br />

Branford Adumuah Assistant County Administrator, Public Infrastructure <strong>Pasco</strong> County<br />

Alexander Alt Intergovernmental Affairs Officer <strong>Pasco</strong> Sheriff's Office<br />

Adolfo Alvarez President Bay to Bay Cleaning Solutions<br />

Thomas Barker Assistant Superintendent of Schools District School Board of <strong>Pasco</strong> County<br />

Ashley Breaux Marketing Specialist AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Zephyrhills<br />

Cristina Cordon Assistant Director <strong>Pasco</strong> County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources<br />

Alex Delgado Operations Director Tampa Metro YMCA<br />

Anthony DeSantis Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Saint Leo University<br />

Keith Diaz Project Director Pure Project Management<br />

Dr. Chris Dunning Principal Wendell Krinn Technical High<br />

Toby Fritz Chief Operating Officer YFA<br />

Connie Galietti Director, State Advocacy and <strong>Leadership</strong> American Psychological Association<br />

Jacques Hakim President Classic Crates LLC - dba - goSASS.com<br />

Timothy Hoyt Lead Pastor / Chairman Port Richey Living Faith Community Church<br />

Matthew Johnston Chief Operations Officer HCA Florida Trinity Hospital<br />

Traci Kanaan President / Owner Stand Up Eight Inc / Wings Hypnosis LLC<br />

Matthew Lazar Finance Director Office of Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq., <strong>Pasco</strong> County Clerk &<br />

Comptroller.<br />

Jennifer Lineburg Chief Human Resources Officer Premier Community HealthCare Group<br />

Greg Manning Owner Suncoast Clinical Research, Inc.<br />

Jenine Martin-Literski Clinical Manager BayCare Health System<br />

Daniel Mitchell SMARTstart Program Director <strong>Pasco</strong> Economic Development Council<br />

Christina Mitchell Regional Vice President, <strong>Pasco</strong>, Pinellas & Hillsborough Girl Scouts of West Central Florida<br />

J.J. Murphy Assistant County Administrator - Public Safety <strong>Pasco</strong> County<br />

Andres Nazario<br />

Independent Consultant--National Security/Defense,<br />

Training and Development and Foreign Affairs<br />

Benjamin Ortberg Program Director United Way of <strong>Pasco</strong> County<br />

Brian Peterson Project Executve Skanska<br />

Angela Pottinger Executive Director Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring<br />

Debbie Proulx Executive Director NAMI <strong>Pasco</strong><br />

Luke Roe Sales Agent Roe Insurance<br />

Samantha Stauffenberg Branch Manager MIDFLORIDA Credit Union<br />

Ashley Sullivan Owner/Broker Sullivan Insurance Agency<br />

Adam Thomas Executive Director Experience Florida's Sports Coast<br />

Karis Turner (Kaeser) Executive Director Van Gogh's Palette dba Vincent House<br />

Leona Wells Director of Development and Community Engagement Metroplitan Ministries<br />

Michael Wolf Senior Vice President Columnar Holdings (Board of County Commissioners)

Celebrating Our Youth <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong><br />

Scholarship Recipients<br />

By Rob Aguis '01<br />

I attended the <strong>Pasco</strong> Education Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony, Saturday, May 6, to celebrate our Youth <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong><br />

scholarship recipients. Over 160 seniors received scholarships this year from the foundation. As their names were called and they<br />

walked across the stage, they were met by Superintendent Kurt Browning '96 and <strong>Pasco</strong> Education Foundation Executive Director,<br />

Stacey Capogrosso '14 for photos. The students were very excited and appreciative to have received their scholarship awards from<br />

<strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong>. Each student received $500 from <strong>Leadership</strong> <strong>Pasco</strong>. It was a rewarding morning for all of us.<br />

Arossa Adhikary<br />

Land O' Lakes High School<br />

Angelica Chirino<br />

Wesley Chapel High School<br />

Jackson Davis<br />

Wendell Krinn Technical High School<br />

SUMMER <strong>2023</strong> NEWSLETTER<br />

Ava Mance<br />

J.W. Mitchell High School<br />

Xander Sore<br />

River Ridge High School

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