CHAIRPERSON: Dr. Washington Hill - Dr. Washington Hill has had a long career in OB, GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine practicing in Sarasota 25 years. He is Founding Director of Sarasota Memorial’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine program, a position he held for 8 years. He is past President and Chief of the Medical Staff, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director of Labor and Delivery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Today, he is involved daily in the care of high-risk obstetrical patients at the Florida Department of Health-Sarasota, perinatal education, community education and obstetrical medical legal issues.
VICE CHAIRPERSON: Pam Beitlich - Pam Beitlich is the Director of Women’s and Children Services at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Pam has been at Sarasota Memorial for 30+ years in a management role. She was the primary writer for the Magnet survey submission and coordinated the move of 3 units to the new Courtyard Tower. Pam also started the Customer Service program at Sarasota Memorial. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping families.
TREASURER: Mary Dunn – Mary Dunn received her BBA in Accounting from Northwood University and an MBA from the University of Sarasota. Since moving to Sarasota nearly 20 years ago, she has worked as the Business Office Manager for Kobernick House and Anchin Pavilion, the Finance Director for Suncoast Communities Blood Bank, and the Accounting Manager for Environmental Biotech. In addition, she started and operated a successful insurance agency for 12 years, which she sold in 2016. Mary is currently the Chairperson of the Finance Committee.
SECRETARY: Amy Singleton Fulton – Amy Singleton Fulton is a Sarasota native and graduate of Sarasota High and Florida State. She is the Vice President and third generation in the family business, Singleton Roofing, which has been operational in Sarasota County for 47 years. She is also on the board of the S-Club Letterwinners Association and chairs their scholarship committee. She is married to Chris Fulton and they have a two-year-old son, Michael, who they adore.
AT LARGE, OB: Dr. Karin Stanton
AT LARGE: Angela Baker, Angela Baker brings a background in political science, women’s studies and law to the Healthy Start board, having been a lawyer, teacher and political volunteer, in many capacities, alongside her husband, Keith Fitzgerald, for many years. She is the mother of twins, the oldest sibling in a family of 12, and a Sarasota resident for over 20 years.
AT-LARGE: Debra Boterf – Debra Boterf is a Registered Nurse and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration. She has been at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for over 20 years and is currently the Business Manager Women’s and Children’s Services, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. Her clinical nursing experiences were in maternal care. She also has experience in public relations and fundraising. Debra served on the Planning and Evaluation Committee of the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County and helped develop the 2010-2015 Service Delivery Plan, and is currently a volunteer on our Fundraising Committee.
AT LARGE: Maggie Davenport – Maggie Davenport is a long time resident of Sarasota. She graduated from the Ringling College of Art and design with a BFA in fine arts in 1999 and currently works as a freelance artist and art instructor for the Sarasota Cooperative Learning Project. She has served as the assistant executive director at ALSO Youth and as administrator for the Greenfield Tuition Trust. Maggie’s current passion is working with The Grid of Giving, a fundraising tool that she developed to help give back to her community.
AT LARGE: Kerri Deatherage - Motivated by a desire to serve her community, Kerri Deatherage is glad to be part of the Healthy Start 17/18 Board. She brings a background in community outreach with her past few years at The Junior League of Sarasota, most currently as board member Community Vice President. Kerri’s natural leadership skills allowed her to quickly become involved in community impact as she oversaw the Hunger Outreach committee and developed numerous relationships with non-profit support organizations throughout Sarasota. A recent partnership with Healthy Start & Junior League was the “Pump Up Sarasota” initiative which brought breast pumps and slow cooker classes to local moms.
AT LARGE: Dr. Jina Foltz
AT LARGE: Marilyn Lapidus - Marilyn Lapidus has spent her entire career working in various areas and aspects of maternal-fetal care. As a labor and delivery nurse and then a perinatal specialist she followed high risk moms through their pregnancies and delivery. Marilyn traveled throughout the U.S. and to 35 countries teaching physicians, midwives, and nurses maternal/fetal monitoring pattern recognition and interpretation. She also has experience in product development, manufacturing, and sales of medical devices related to the continuum of care for the mother and baby. Marilyn has a BS in Nursing from Boston University and a JD from the University of Connecticut. Upon retiring and moving to Sarasota with her husband, Arnold Baer, she became involved with Healthy Start and found it the perfect way to continue her interest and passion for achieving the best possible outcome for mothers and babies.
AT LARGE: Tiffany K. Mangold, CPA - Tiffany Mangold is an Audit Manager that works out of the Sarasota office of Purvis, Gray and Company and has over 6 years of accounting experience. Tiffany’s experience includes providing auditing services to not-for-profit organizations, public utilities, and governmental entities including cities, counties, school boards, and special districts.
CYD STAR STUDENT: Caroline Nosal
EX-OFFICIO: Shelley Rence – Shelley Rence grew up in Michigan, and lived there for 40 years before relocating to Florida. She has a BA in Education from Michigan State and a MA in Guidance and Counseling from Wayne State University. She worked 6 years as a Therapist/Program Coordinator and 10 years as a Clinical Director for an outpatient Mental Health/Substance Abuse near Detroit, and was a Certified Addictions Counselor for over years. In Florida, she served as a Child Protection Investigator for a year, a HS Care coordinator for 3 years and the Program Administrator for 9 years.