HEP Leadership

Board of Directors

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Haley Crum

HEP Chairman, FrankCrum Staffing President

Haley Crum

HEP Chairman, FrankCrum Staffing President

Haley is the Co-President of FrankCrum, a company that offers professional employer services to businesses of all sizes. FrankCrum provides payroll and tax solutions, workers’ compensation insurance, employee benefits, HR support, risk management, compliance guidance and commercial insurance. Her career at FrankCrum started when she began working as a Customer Care Representative while studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL.

Haley also leads FrankCrum Staffing as President, an enterprise that has served both hiring managers and job seekers for more than 39 years. Haley earned her law degree from Stetson University College of Law and serves as in-house counsel. She is a member of National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) Board of Directors, as well as a member of Florida Association of Professional Employer Organizations (FAPEO) and the American Staffing Association (ASA). Haley is very involved in the community, and is Chairperson of HEP’s Board of Directors.  Haley lives in Palm Harbor with her wife Shelby and their two children.

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Phil Beauchamp

Vice Chair, Morton Plant Mease Health Care
CEO
(Retired)

Phil Beauchamp

Vice Chair, Morton Plant Mease Health Care
CEO
(Retired)

Now retired, Mr. Beauchamp offers an extensive background in the health care industry having served Morton Plant Mease Health Care as President and CEO for over a decade. He led many strategic planning initiatives within the hospital, which allowed the organization to undertake remarkable growth. He also established the Morton Plant Mease Physicians Advisory Council, providing a forum for the hospital and its physicians to discuss future health care challenges as a collaborative team.

In addition to his career with Morton Plant Mease, Mr. Beauchamp was president and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Hospital as well as ImageAmerica, and has served a number of organizations throughout Florida including Ruth Eckerd Hall, American Red Cross of Tampa Bay, the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce and HEP. Mr. Beauchamp held the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.

Mr. Beauchamp holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island. He earned a Master of Hospital and Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota where he received the American Surgical Trade Association Award for highest academic average in Public Health.

He serves on the following HEP Board committees: Executive, Quality & Outcomes, and Resource Development. He is an active member of his church and enjoys spending time with his family.

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Michael Kindt

Treasurer, Certified Financial Planner, Morgan Stanley

Michael Kindt

Treasurer, Certified Financial Planner, Morgan Stanley

Michael D. Kindt, is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional. Mike, formerly a partner in a national CPA firm, now non-practicing, brings 32 years of tax planning experience to Morgan Stanley. He acquired his Certified Financial Planner designation in 2003 to meet his clients’ financial and investment tax planning needs. Today, Mike pairs his CFP® education with his experience as a former CPA to analyze a client’s financial condition and provide proactive planning solutions.

Mike is a Florida native and holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from The University of South Florida. He also serves as a Board Member of Charity Works, Inc., a non-profit that aids charitable organizations in acquiring and managing their funding resources efficiently. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of CPAs. Mike and his wife of 34 years, Gina, reside in New Port Richey. They enjoy spending time with their 3 grown children and two grandchildren.

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Clay Biddinger

Kenyon Energy
President

Clay Biddinger

Kenyon Energy
President

Mr. Biddinger offers an extensive background in the financial industry with over 35 years of experience. He was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Sun Financial, and previously founded and led Sun Financial Group as well as Bay4Capital. Mr. Biddinger has also served as President and CEO to GATX Technology Finance, Inc. and to GE Technology Finance.

As a founder of Kenyon Energy – a provider of sustainable energy services specializing in the development, construction and successful operation of solar facilities across the nation – Mr. Biddinger currently serves as the company Chairman.

In addition, Mr. Biddinger serves as Chairman/Managing Partner of the Biddinger Family Foundation and his family partnership Tomstemark, LP.  He has served as a Board Member to Florida Doctors Insurance Company, CMR Associates, LLC, and Florida Banks, Inc., and is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF).

Mr. Biddinger earned his BS in Business Administration from Rollins College, and has three sons.

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Adam Bouchard

Senior Vice President, Bouchard Insurance/Marsh McLennan Agency

Adam Bouchard

Senior Vice President, Bouchard Insurance/Marsh McLennan Agency

Mr. Adam Bouchard is a third generation member of Bouchard Insurance, joining the organization in 2006.  He is the Senior Vice President of the Bouchard Region of MarshMclennan Agency LLC, and joined the Board of Directors in 2013.  He works directly with the clients and prospective clients of Bouchard Insurance to develop innovative risk management and insurance solutions. Prior to this role, Mr. Bouchard was in the agency’s Marketing Department. Before joining Bouchard Insurance, Mr. Bouchard worked in the banking industry with
AmSouth Bank in Jacksonville, Florida, where he specialized in consumer and commercial lending.

Mr. Bouchard earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and has since earned the professional insurance designation of Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI).  He is an active member of the National Association of PEOs and the Florida Association of PEOs.  In addition to volunteering his time at HEP, Mr. Bouchard is also a graduate of Leadership Pinellas, Class of 2011. A native of Pinellas County, he currently lives with his wife Amy and daughter Lilly in Clearwater.

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Nancy Croy Ramey

ProVise Management Group

Nancy Croy Ramey

ProVise Management Group

Nancy is a Certified Financial Planner profession with over 30 years of business and financial planning experience. She graduated from Florida State University and then went on to receive an MBA with an emphasis in finance and accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Nancy joined ProVise Management Group in March 2000 and brings strong financial management and accounting skills to our team of professionals. She provides her clients with a “hands on” personal financial planning experience. Prior to her career at ProVise, she was a shareholder and Controller for a privately held company in Northern California responsible for accounting, claims and customer service.

Nancy is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay and served on the Board of Directors for over five years. She is a member of the North Carolina Certified Public Accountants. She has served on the HEP Board since 2019, as well as the Chairman of the Resource Committee overseeing the organizations fundraising efforts. Nancy is also active in many other planning and charitable organizations such as, Women in Philanthropy, Pinellas County Estate Planning Council, Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Council, Empath/Suncoast Hospice Foundation Professional Partners Council, 100 Women Who Care, and Dunedin Fine Art Center Planned Giving Committee.

Nancy lives in Tarpon Springs with her husband Bob, and has one daughter, Kathleen, who is a veterinarian in Savannah, Georgia. Nancy and her daughter are both passionate animal lovers and have fostered kittens for the Humane Society of Pinellas County and the Suncoast Animal League for over five years. Nancy enjoys playing golf, hiking, reading and traveling.

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Wanda Fyfe

Clearwater Police Department Officer (Retired)

Wanda Fyfe

Clearwater Police Department Officer (Retired)

A former police officer with the Clearwater Police Department, Mrs. Fyfe has dedicated her life to philanthropic projects within her community. She is a founding member of HEP, having written and produced the necessary documents to allow HEP to classify as a 501c3 nonprofit organization within the State of Florida. She has also served as a volunteer director of Kids Who Care, which consists of youth-volunteers aged 12-18 who dedicate hours towards helping to meet the needs of low-income and homeless people.

Mrs. Fyfe is a committed and active member of Everybody’s Tabernacle, a non-denominational community church in Clearwater, which helps to support the HEP mission. She dedicates much of her time to Everybody’s Tabernacle Sunday School, which welcomes all ages of children and adults. Sharing her love of music, Mrs. Fyfe has been a member of the traveling Abundant Life Choral Group, performing gospel songs at public meetings and events. She has also worked with Plus One giving society, focused on empowering women and girls to make a difference in their community.

Mrs. Fyfe serves of the following HEP Board committees: Building & Grounds, Directors & Governance, and the Otis C. Green Memorial Golf Tournament Committee. She is also an Endowment Trustee. She resides in Dunedin, FL; she and her late husband Bruce Fyfe have a son, Alec.

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Mr. Eric Ebbert

President, Provise Management Group LLC.

Mr. Eric Ebbert

President, Provise Management Group LLC.

Eric is the President of ProVise Management LLC and joined the group in 2000 after five years managing the financial assets of a Tampa entrepreneur and his family. He has experience in estate planning and charitable giving as well as managing equity and fixed income investment portfolios. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Eric also earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA in Economics from Hamilton College.

Eric presently serves on the board at The Forman School, a Connecticut college prep boarding school that teaches bright students who learn differently and joined the HEP Board of Directors in 2019. He recently completed a term as a member of the Charles Schwab Advisor Services Advisory Board. He was a gubernatorial appointee and vice chairman of the District 6 Community Health Purchasing Alliance and a past member of the board of The Spring of Tampa Bay and The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay’s Professional Advisory Committee. He also completed the Leadership Tampa program.

Prior to entering the financial advisory field nearly two decades ago, Eric worked for IBM in San Francisco and Tampa, and was Sports Editor for a Connecticut newspaper. He and his wife, Blythe, live in Tampa with their two sons.

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Donald Hall

Deputy Chief of Police, Clearwater Police Dept., Retired

Donald Hall

Deputy Chief of Police, Clearwater Police Dept., Retired

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Lanette Kirby

President, Solutions for Life's Events

Lanette Kirby

President, Solutions for Life's Events

Mrs. Kirby is the Founder and President of Solutions for Life’s Events started in 2021 to help people get their life organized, and affairs in order.  Lanette was a client service specialist for ProVise Management Group, LLC for over 15 years. She is a Premier Program Investment Advisor, specializing in managing financial portfolios of premier clients.

Mrs. Kirby is a member of, and Sunday school teacher at, Everybody’s Tabernacle, a non-denominational church in Clearwater. In addition, she serves as President of the Board at Everybody’s Tabernacle after previously serving as secretary.

She received credentials as a Chartered Life Underwriter and a certificate of Paraplanner Development from the American College. Mrs. Kirby also earned credentials as a Registered Paraplanner from the College for Financial Planning in 2014.

Dedicated to serving her community, Mrs. Kirby began her time at HEP by volunteering in the Learning Center. She currently volunteers at the Veteran’s club house, and helps with HEP events throughout the year. Mrs. Kirby received her Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in International Business and Finance, from Ohio University. Born and raised in Ohio, Mrs. Kirby now resides in Oldsmar, Florida.

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David McAbee

Everybody’s Tabernacle Pastor

David McAbee

Everybody’s Tabernacle Pastor

Reverend David McAbee, Senior Pastor of Everybody’s Tabernacle since 2005, has been involved with the church for over 52 years. Previously, Rev. McAbee served as the assistant pastor. Not only does he serve the church but he is also the President and Founder, along with his wife Patricia, of David McAbee’s Ministries created in 1989. David McAbee’s Ministries has served over 83 nursing homes throughout the years with words of encouragement and song.

Rev. McAbee is a founding member of HEP and his wife Patricia was is a longtime volunteer.

Reverend McAbee and his wife Patricia have one son, Ashryn.

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Wally Pope

Attorney – Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP

Wally Pope

Attorney – Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP

A founding member of the firm in 1974, Wally has over 47 years of experience as a business civil trial lawyer. His associates voted him to be the most effective litigation trainer. The judges of the Pinellas County Circuit Court voted him the most professional civil trial lawyer in the circuit for the year 1999.
DISTINCTIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Admitted to The Florida Bar in 1970
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida – 1970
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court – 1975
Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit – 1981
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
– 1987
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida – 1987
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Civil Mediator – 2007
Clearwater Bar Association, President, 1980-1981
Hillsborough County Bar Association Member
St. Petersburg Bar Association Member
American Bar Association Member
The Best Lawyers in America© since 1991, in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation and Controversy-Tax
Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”, 2013 Litigation Controversy-Tax,Tampa area
American Bar Association Member.  Former member of the Council of Litigation, and former Editor-in-Chief of Litigation, the journal of the Section of Litigation.
Member, Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, 1982-86

EDUCATION
University of Florida B.A. – 1962
Boston University A.M. – 1965
University of Florida J.D., with honors – 1969

WHEN HE’S NOT WORKING HARD FOR CLIENTS
Wally likes to get away to Colorado for some hiking, biking and music festivals.

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Carrie Shulman, MD

Board Certified Neurosurgeon, Morton Plant Hospital

Carrie Shulman, MD

Board Certified Neurosurgeon, Morton Plant Hospital

Graduating with a Bachelor of Science at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services in 1990, Dr. Shulman enlisted in the Army in 1994. She served for 16 years, with 12 of those years as active duty. During her four years in the active reserves, Dr. Shulman studied medicine at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., through the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program. She later became a flight surgeon and served in South Korea.

Dr. Shulman continued her medical training at the premier military hospital in the country, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she served a resident in the field of neurosurgery. Eventually promoted to Chief Resident at Walter Reed, Dr. Shulman earned a Meritorious Service Award in 2005 as well as the distinction of being the first and only woman to complete Walter Reed’s residency program.

Following the completion of her training at Walter Reed, Dr. Shulman served the Army as an active duty Neurosurgeon. She established a practice that covered all forms of neurosurgery for adults and children, including minimally invasive neuroendoscopy procedures, cerebrovascular surgery and neuro-oncology.

In 2007 she received a promotion to Chief of Neurosurgery and in this capacity, Dr. Shulman supervised and trained other neurosurgical staff as well as oversaw major procedures. She received an Army Commendation for outstanding contribution and leadership.

In her final year of service, Dr. Shulman served a tour of duty in Iraq. In her capacity as a Neurosurgical Director for Operation Iraqi Freedom, she managed cases throughout the Iraqi Theater of Operations. As part of her tour, Dr. Shulman also taught Iraqi doctors how to perform emergency neurosurgical procedures.

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Kyle Shulman

Executive

Kyle Shulman

Executive

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Kate Tiedemann

Katena Products, Inc.
Founder and CEO
(Retired)

Kate Tiedemann

Katena Products, Inc.
Founder and CEO
(Retired)

Born in a rural village in Germany, Kate Tiedemann immigrated to the United States at age 18, speaking no English and having no formal education beyond 8th grade.   Her first job was on the household staff of New York Governor Thomas Dewey. Fortuitously, one of the clerical positions that followed was at a surgical instruments business that exposed her to what would be her career. When Storz sold, she and her boss launched an eye, ear, nose and throat division at Weck (which sold to Squibb). She then co-founded SPARTA (which sold to Cooper Labs).  In 1975 in the basement of her home in Denville, NJ, she founded KATENA Products whose name represents Kate in North America.  Assembling a team of skilled craftsman making over 1400 products and creating a multi-national sales force in over 100 countries, Katena set industry standards for product quality and excellence of customer service in ophthalmic instruments for eye surgery.   Katena sold in 2009 to the Cortec Group, a private equity firm.  Philanthropy has become her second career, funding the Katena Birthing Center at Saint Claire’s Hospital in Denville, establishing the Tiedemann Technology Fund at Morton Plant Mease in Clearwater and the Kate Tiedmann College of Business at USFSP.  She and her spouse, Ellen Cotton, continue to support numerous Tampa Bay charities with transformational gifts.

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Rick Vaughn

Executive Director, Respect 90 Foundation

Rick Vaughn

Executive Director, Respect 90 Foundation

Former Tampa Bay Rays Vice President of Communications from 1996 to 2016. In 2003, he received the prestigious Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence. The award honors an “active, non-uniformed representative of Major League Baseball whose ethics, character, dedication, service, professionalism and humanitarianism best represent the standards propounded by Robert O. Fishel.” In November 2002 Mr. Vaughn served as public relations director for the MLB All-Star Team’s tour of Japan. Before joining the Rays, he spent 10 years in the Baltimore Orioles public relations office, the last five as director, and then two years as director of communications for the NFL’s Washington Redskins. He serves on the board of directors for Clearwater for Youth and is an active volunteer for the Miracle League of St. Petersburg.

Mr. Vaughn is a 1979 graduate of George Mason University, where he threw the first no-hitter in school history. In 2000, his hometown of Alexandria, VA, named the former T.C. Williams High School right-hander among its 100 greatest high school athletes. He and his wife of 30 years, Sue, have two daughters, Amanda and Elissa, and three Pomeranians.

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Executive Team

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Barb Green

Founder

Barb Green

Founder

Barb has dedicated her entire life to going above and beyond for those less fortunate. From serving meals out of her home (still located on campus) before HEP’s kitchen was established, to cleaning the bathrooms of HEP’s very first dorms. Today, because of her hard work, HEP spans a beautiful 8-acre campus.

barbgreen@HEPempowers.org

See more of Barb’s story here.

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Ashley Lowery

President & CEO

Ashley Lowery

President & CEO

Ashley holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of South Florida – Kate Tiedemann College of Business, St. Petersburg. She graduated in 2012 and was a member of the National Honor Society. She is currently in pursuit of an MBA from USFSP-KTCOB.  Before assuming her current position with HEP in July 2017, Ashley served as Director of Development, Director of Marketing and Marketing Coordinator, where she was able to gain thorough understanding of the ins and outs of the organization.

Ashley is a past Achievements Director on the Board of Directors for Ad 2 Tampa Bay, a national club for young professionals in the advertising industry, as well as an Alum of Leadership Pinellas Class of 2016. She currently serves as a member on the Homeless Leadership Alliance’s Providers Council, serves as a Board Member for the Pinellas Continuum of Care, and is a member of the Steering Committee for AMPLIFY Clearwater’s AchieveHERS, a women’s networking group in Clearwater.

Ashley has a strong passion for fundraising, and considers herself fortunate to have the opportunity to dedicate her career to helping improve the lives of homeless individuals, veterans and families in our community.

In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit, cooking, the beach and traveling. Ashley and her husband Mat currently reside in Seminole with their sweet daughter, Estella

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Zak White

Vice President

Zak White

Vice President

Zak holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Before coming to HEP, Zak was a Practitioner in the Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-entry Coalition, assisting ex-offenders in obtaining employment, housing, and medical treatment services. Zak was also a Targeted Case Manager for Boley Centers for Behavioral Health, Inc., assessing the needs of clients to facilitate independence through treatment, training, education, and employment and housing opportunities. Zak loves working at HEP because of the collective positive impact the program has on its clients and the community. Zak is a member of the Homeless Leadership Board Provider’s Council.

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Kathleen Prossick

Director of Finance

Kathleen Prossick

Director of Finance

Kathleen is a graduate of the University of South Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Prior coming to HEP, Kathleen was the Vice President of Business and Finance at the Museum of Science & Industry, Inc.  She was also the past Comptroller at Hillsborough Kids, Inc. a not for profit lead agency for foster children in Hillsborough County.  Kathleen has also served on the board as treasure for the St Pete Mad Dog Triathlon Club.  She is a frequent volunteer at triathlons and road races as well as a competitor in Ironman races and a marathon runner.  She is a member of the USA Triathlon Club.  She is a volunteer for the Cavalier Rescue of Florida fostering dogs.  Kathleen is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Accountants.

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