J. Doug FreshChief Executive Officer
J. Doug Fresh
Chief Executive Officer
Coming from the Midwest at an early age, Doug graduated from Dunedin High School and then the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Following his love for designing, decorating and building, Doug’s first career spanned twenty years and three businesses in construction and manufacturing.
In 1989, he found his passion as Director of Sales and Marketing of St. Mark Village. He fell in love with the community his father founded ten years earlier.
In January of 2013, Doug was asked to step up to the position of Chief Executive Officer. He is excited to serve the 600 Resident Members and 300 Staff Members as he moves the company forward following his father’s dream and mission.
Jeff GorddardChief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Jeff received his MBA from Dowling College after graduating from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He started in healthcare operations at Tampa’s Town and Country Hospital as Assistant Administrator. He then went on to be CEO of a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, Assistant Executive Director of Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, Florida, and later, Regional VP of Behavioral Health Hospitals in Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, and Texas. Jeff lives in Palm Harbor with wife, Beth, and two daughters, Danielle and Jenna.
David NegliaChief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
David Neglia (Dave) CPA, CGMA was awarded a BA in Accounting and Economics by Rutgers University, in Newark NJ. He began his career as a public accountant gaining diverse experience by taking on progressive senior roles in the Defense, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Professional Services and Construction industries. Dave relocated to Florida in 2007 and accepted a position as Finance Director and General Manager for an international multi-billion dollar Aerospace and Defense Company. After 10 years, Dave decided to take a different direction and joined us at St. Mark Village. He has found it to be a privilege to directly contribute to the well-being of our Residents.
Huseyin IsguzarChief Culinary Officer
Chief Culinary Officer
Huseyin earned his culinary degrees in both Holland and Turkey. He is a proud Army Veteran of Special Forces, speaks five languages and a successful entrepreneur of five restaurants. While operating two Mediterranean restaurants in Holland, he met his wife Dee (who also works at St. Mark as our Community Relations Marketer) and soon moved to the States. Huseyin became a proprietor of three more restaurants then discovered his calling in the healthcare industry. His goal was to elevate the dining experience to a restaurant level. He has achieved great success in 28 different communities as Southeast Divisional Dining Director which awarded him “Best Division” in the United States.
When Huseyin isn’t in the kitchen, he is spending time with his wife and three children or traveling to Europe to visit family.
Randall ReesCare Center Administrator
Care Center Administrator
Randall Rees is a born and raised Floridian, originally from Daytona Beach. He attended Florida State University for his undergraduate studies and the University of Central Florida for his MBA, where he focused on Health Care Administration. Randall began his career in acute care hospitals, but quickly found his passion in enriching the quality of life for Seniors. Since then, he has had 10 years of experience operating skilled nursing facilities and short-term rehabilitation facilities here in Florida. Randall is excited to bring his passion for an enhanced quality of life to our family here at St. Mark Village as our Care Center Administrator. He and his wife Jennifer are both excited to now call the Palm Harbor area home.
Matthew D. FreshAdministrator
Matthew D. Fresh
A third generation native to Dunedin, Matt is a grandson of our Founder, Pastor James H. Fresh. Matt graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree of Bachelor of Science from the College of Business Administration and spent the next 16 years as a Financial & Insurance Advisor. He still carries several professional licenses including the State of Florida Assisted Living Administrator Certificate of Achievement. In 2015, after years of discussions with his father, Doug Fresh, CEO, Matt found his calling here at St. Mark Village. His life-long history at The Village is shared with family including his 4 grandparents and 2 great-grandmothers who all have called the Village home. Matt is truly dedicated to the present and the future of St. Mark Village to ensure that his grandparent’s legacy flourishes for many years to come. He resides in Dunedin with his wife Erica and their two children, Justin and Brooke.
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