ADDRESS: 350 Braden Ave., Sarasota, FL 34243 PHONE: (941) 355-7637 FAX: (941) 358-3069 Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Our Team

Tom Waters - Chief Executive Officer

Tom Waters, President & CEO,


Patrick Ryan, COO


Debbie Timpone, Executive Assistant to the CEO


Kathy Lussier - Executive Assistant

Kathy Lussier, Administrative Assistant to the CEO


George Pfeiffer, Vice President of Government Relations


Linda Poteat-Brown - HR Director

Linda Poteat-Brown, Vice President of Human Resources


Deborah Weber - HR Assistant

Deborah Weber, Human Resources Administrative Assistant


Alex Kryssine - Finance Department

Alex Kryssine, Finance


Nicole Murby, Senior Director of Therapy & Partnerships


Sashi Gundala, Principal, Easterseals Academy

Sashi Gundala, Principal, Easterseals Academy


Michelle Fenton

Michelle Fenton, Director of Behavior Therapy, Assistant Principal of Easterseals Academy


Carole Deitchman, PhD, BCBA, Assistant Director, Behavior Therapy


Brittany Bryant - Director of the Lily School and Family Support Services

Brittany Bryant-Swift, Director, Early Childhood Intervention


Meighen Hopton - ES Academy Assistant Principal

Meighen Hopton, Assistant Principal & Case Manager, Easterseals Academy


Pat Sweeney - ES Academy Case Worker

Pat Sweeney, Case Manager, Easterseals Academy


Becky Forest - Director of Adult Services

Becky Forest, Adult Services Director


Katie Carnes - Adults Assistant

Deborah Israel, Adult Services Assistant Director


Don Herndon - Business Development Director

Don Herndon, Business Development Director


Carrie Rasmussen, Community Engagement Director

Carrie Rasmussen, Community Engagement Director


Christina Speidel - Grants Manager

Christina Speidel, Grant Manager & Writer


Kent Jimison - Development Officer

Kent Jimison, Development Officer


Doug Butcher - IT

Doug Butcher, Director of Support Services


eff Tarbell - Facilities Director

Jeff Tarbell, Director of Facilities & Transportation

Board of Directors

• LaVerne Green, Chair
• Lisa M. Mead, Vice Chair
• Joseph L. Najmy, P.L., Treasurer/Governance
• Stewart Moon, Jr., Secretary
• John Berkey, Immediate Past Chair
• Dave Otterness, Facilities/Master Plan
• Renee Armbruster
• Rae Dowling
• Doug Elmore

• Anthony Ferretti, DO
• Van Franklin• Elaine Gustafson
• Dr. Karen Holbrook
• Robert Huff
• Stan Muessle
• Mary Nastan
• Kathy Paulsen
• Bill Sutton