LEADERSHIP

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LEADERSHIP

J. Doug Fresh

Chief 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 Gorddard

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Gorddard

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 Neglia

Chief Financial Officer

David Neglia

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 Isguzar

Chief Culinary Officer

Huseyin Isguzar

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 Rees

Care Center Administrator

Randall Rees

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.

Sheila Kynion

Highland Lakes Administrator

Sheila Kynion

Highland Lakes Administrator

Sheila received her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois in 1988 where she double majored in Community Health Administration and Health Education. During her career, she has worked in a variety of roles throughout the healthcare spectrum including managing group homes for the disabled, coordinating social services for hospital transitional care units and skilled nursing facilities as well as a strong focus on operations and sales for assisted living communities. As past chapter president of the Florida Assisted Living Affiliation, she advocated for elder care and legislative changes while supporting professionals who worked in the assisted living industry. She brings her passion for helping seniors and her many years of healthcare experience to her role of Assisted Living Administrator for the Highland Lakes community. Her focus is on providing seniors with superior care and service that will give their loved ones peace of mind.

Matthew D. Fresh

Independent Living Administrator

Matthew D. Fresh

Independent Living Administrator

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.

Tina Glandis

Administrative Services Director

Tina Glandis

Administrative Services Director

Born and raised in Florida, Tina didn’t venture far from home in 1988 when she landed a job at St. Mark Village during her senior year at Tarpon Springs High School. After graduation, Tina continued to work at St. Mark Village while attending classes at St. Petersburg College. During the beginning of her career at the Village she dedicated herself to learning as much about the Culinary Services Department as possible and because of her interaction with the Residents, their families, and her fellow team members found a true passion for developing special and long lasting relationships. In the early 90’s, she held various positions in the Administration Office and in 1997 was promoted to Administrative Services Manager. In 2013, Tina was promoted again to Administrative Services Director.

St. Mark Village has been a second family to Tina, as she has raised two sons during her 30 plus years here. “It is very rare to find someone who has worked at only one place during their lifetime. But this journey has been one of learning, giving, and realizing that we all play a valuable role in this special Community. It is my pleasure to serve the Residents each day.”

Cheryl Graham

Care Center Life Enrichment Director

Cheryl Graham

Care Center Life Enrichment Director

Cheryl is originally from Long Island, NY, and a graduate of SUNY Oneonta. After graduation, she traveled to Africa where she began her career as a teacher and a track and field coach in Yaoundé, Cameroon. While living in Africa, she learned how villages used the earth as their medicine. This impacted Cheryl, which led her to Everglades University in Boca Raton, FL to study Alternative Medicine. After completing her second degree, she became a Biometric Screener and Media Spokesperson for Walgreens Health Initiative. Cheryl traveled nationwide educating the public about the importance of health on various TV programs, radio shows, and special events. This experience opened the door for Cheryl to become a Nationwide Event Manager, where she managed promotional marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 Companies all over the country. After living in hotels for 11 years, Cheryl decided to settle down in Palm Harbor, FL and in 2016, became a Lifestyles Director of an Independent Living facility. In 2020, Cheryl found a home at St. Mark Village as the Care Center Life Enrichment Director. Cheryl feels a strong connection to the Residents and is passionate about enriching their lives and overall wellness – body, mind, and spirit.

Homa Kadivar

Independent Living Resident Nurse Manager

Homa Kadivar

Independent Living Resident Nurse Manager

Homa graduated from Nursing School in her hometown of Shiraz, Iran and moved to the U.S. in May of 1978. In 1981, she settled in Florida and began her nursing career in a hospital setting. It was October 1993 when Homa discovered her passion for Long Term Care while working as a Charge Nurse at St. Mark Village. She soon became Director of Nursing and in 2013 took on a new challenge as Independent Living Resident Nurse Manager. Every day the Residents rely not only on her excellent skills as a clinician but also her counseling, kindness and warmth. For over 25 years, Homa has loved her St. Mark Village family and Residents.

Mark Norris

Marketing Director

Mark Norris

Marketing Director

Mark grew up on the East Coast of Florida and made his way to the West Coast to attend Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic and Interactive Communication. Mark then received a Master’s of Theological Studies from Liberty University and spent 12 years helping build, grow, and sell a successful eLearning company in Tampa, Florida.

Since eLearning, Mark helped various nonprofits build Communication Teams with a passion for working with and building systems. St. Mark Village was the perfect next step, and in 2019, he joined the St. Mark family to help build the Communications Team. Mark is excited about what the future might look like and how his Team can build on the 40 years of St. Mark Village excellence. Mark lives in Safety Harbor with his wife and two children.

Bill Magee

Spiritual Ministries Director

Bill Magee

Spiritual Ministries Director

Bill was born and raised in North East Philadelphia. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he spent 14 years serving aboard 3 aircraft carriers as part of the Carrier Air Group. In 1992, he was honorably discharged and decided to focus on his education. Bill attended Rowan University in New Jersey where he graduated with a degree in Environmental Biology. However, after some soul searching, he decided on another path and attended the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia. He graduated in 2000 and took the call to St. Matthias Lutheran Church in Clearwater, where he spent 14 years serving his community. In 2017, he took another call to St. Mark Village and immediately felt warmth and love from his new community. Bill enjoys playing hockey and spending time with his wife of 26 years, Stacy and their 3 children Victoria, Billy, and Shawn.

Wendy Thomas

Director of Nursing

Wendy Thomas

Director of Nursing

Wendy, originally from North Dakota, attended the University of Minnesota where she received a BA in Psychology in 1997. She then spent 9 years managing Non-Profit Group Homes for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. It was this experience that sparked her interest in the complex issues of her Residents and led her back to school for a degree as a Registered Nurse in 2005. She returned back to the Group Home setting to serve as an RN for the next 7 years. Leaving the cold behind in 2012, Wendy was Florida bound and found an Administrative Nursing position at St. Mark Village. In the fall of 2014, Wendy became the Director of Nursing and continues to strive each day to provide the best continuum of care for each Resident.

Ellen Wade

Independent Living Life Enrichment Director

Ellen Wade

Independent Living Life Enrichment Director

Ellen hails from the Bronx, New York. She graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and began her career focused on children with autism and various cognitive disabilities. After Ellen moved to Florida, she found a job in recreation within a Senior Community and immediately knew it was the perfect fit for her. In 1997, Ellen started in the Care Centers at St. Mark Village developing Life Enrichment activities for Residents in Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. When the position for a Life Enrichment Director in Independent Living became available, Ellen was excited to pursue her passion of planning and discovering stimulating, educational and fun programs for vibrant and active Seniors. When she is not at St. Mark Village, Ellen can be found playing racquetball, her favorite sport!

Shawn Payne

Plant Operations Director

Shawn Payne

Plant Operations Director

Shawn is originally from Buffalo, New York. He migrated to the Midwest where he graduated from the Washburn University of Kansas with a degree in Building Mechanics. He began his career as a maintenance supervisor in apartment complexes as well as hotel operations where he served in roles as Operations Director and Regional Maintenance Director for Drury Hotels. In 2004, he earned his General Contractors License, operating several construction companies. Later in his career, Shawn found his niche as an Environmental Director for a healthcare facility in Topeka, Kansas. In 2020, he decided it was time to leave the cold Midwest behind and head South. With plenty of experience and a diverse background, Shawn knew he wanted to continue a career in healthcare. In October 2020, he found his home at St. Mark Village as the Care Center Manager, and only a few months later, accepted the position of Plant Operations Director. Shawn feels it is an honor and privilege to be a part of the St. Mark Village Team and he is so happy that he and his wife, Karen now call Palm Harbor home.

Dr. Patrick Cinelli

Medical Director

Dr. Patrick Cinelli

Medical Director

Dr. Patrick Cinelli has been the Medical Director at St. Mark Village since 2013. He received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, did his residency at St. Michael’s Medical Center, and has been practicing for over 40 years. Dr. Cinelli is board certified in both Geriatric and Internal Medicine. Before coming to The Village, he was in private practice nearby and got to know many of the Residents and team members over the years. Residents from Independent Living and throughout the Care Centers have benefitted from his expertise in Gerontology and his dedication to his patients. He is approachable and available daily, as he is often seen, always on the move, talking to family members, checking on his patients, and communicating to our team members to help insure that the Residents receive the highest level of care possible. Dr. Cinelli is able to follow St. Mark Village Residents during both short term and long term transitions throughout their lifetimes, providing invaluable continuity of care.

Karen Goldsmith

Legal Counsel

Karen Goldsmith

Legal Counsel

Karen L. Goldsmith, ESQ is a partner of Goldsmith & Grout, P.A. and has worked with Florida Health Care Association as legal counsel since 1980. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, summa cum laude and secured her law degree from the University of Florida, cum laude. She was the chosen by the Florida Supreme Court to be the main speaker at the 1979 swearing-in ceremony for new Florida lawyers. She is rated at the AV level by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating for both ethics and professional achievement.
Karen is actively involved in the American Health Care Association Legal Subcommittee and served as its chair for 3 years. She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and served as Chair of its Long Term Care Division for 2 terms. She is a frequent speaker on behalf of several organizations and writes a regular column for several association newsletters. She served as Editor in Chief of the American Health Lawyers Long Term Care Handbook and co-authored a chapter on professional liability. She recently wrote a chapter on certificate of need and licensure in a book published by AHLA. In addition to her other clients, she has worked as general counsel to St. Mark Village since December 2012. She handles the legal side of all regulatory and business matters for St. Mark Village.

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