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About Us

About Us

About Us

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Vision Statement

Our vision is to develop a community free from stigma and discrimination and support mental health based clinical, education and research initiatives across Tampa Bay.

Mission Statement

The Tampa Bay Foundation for Mental Health, Inc. is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to mental health-related efforts including the support of other nonprofit organizations, advocacy and education programs including participating in research, policy issues and intervention strategies.  We promote the acceptance and inclusion of those struggling with mental health related issues by improving support for this population throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

Board Members

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Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 5.42.47 AMJamie Winderbaum Fernandez, MD, received her undergraduate education at Emory University, graduating summa cum laude in Biology. She attended Weill Medical College of Cornell University and during medical school, participated in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Scholars Program. After graduating, she completed an internship in internal medicine in New York, and residency in adult psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Fernandez joined the University of South Florida, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor and researcher. She has previously served as the Medical Director and Chief of Psychiatric Services at Tampa General Hospital. Currently, she is the medical director of psychiatric services at Memorial Hospital of Tampa where she heads the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program and treats psychiatric inpatients.

Dr. Fernandez’ clinical interests relate to treatment resistant depression, mood disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, substance abuse and addictions. Her research focuses on the neurobiology of postpartum depression and estrogen receptor function in women’s mental health. Dr. Fernandez is board certified in adult psychiatry, certified in electroconvulsive therapy, and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Tammy King Head shotTammy King, PT, MHS, DPT, received her undergraduate education at Medical University of South Carolina receiving a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and a Master of Health Science. She received her doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of South Florida. She serves on Tampa General Hospital Women’s Leadership Foundation. She is the president of Achieve Home Care, LLC, a home health agency providing skilled care to patients in Hillsborough, Polk, Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Dr. King is an adjunct professor at South University in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. She is a native of Tampa and became involved in mental health issues after the suicide of a best friend and recognizing the scarcity of resources in the Tampa Bay area and throughout the country.

Dr. Michael Tomor began his directorship of the Tampa Museum of Art in April 2015. Already in that time Dr. Tomor has implemented free general admission to all university, college, and higher education students. He has also created Connections, a community engagement program for those experiencing depression, dementia, and trauma, in partnership with the University of South Florida Honors College.

Dr. Tomor comes from the El Paso Museum of Art, where he served as Executive Director since 2006. As director, Dr. Tomor maintained a commitment to over ten temporary exhibitions each year plus rotating permanent collections andover a dozen on-going education programs. He and his team made great strides with regional community education partnerships, including new programs for patients suffering with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and PTSD. A museum visual art education program was launched for preschool age students to build literacy skills through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Dr. Tomor alsodeveloped a two-year visiting masterpiece series with the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the first partnership of its type for both institutions. During h is last three years at the El Paso Museum of Art, Dr. Tomor raised over three million in cash and pledges for the endowment. While director of the El Paso Museum of Art he doubled the museum membership and tripled annual exhibition and education sponsorships. Prior to his directorship at the El Paso Museum of Art, Dr. Tomor directed the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tomor received his Masters in Art History from Penn State University with a major in Byzantine 11th and 12th Century Painting and Manuscripts, and minors in Early Christian and Roman Architecture, Painting and Sculpture. He received his PhD from Penn State University in Art History with a major in Southern Baroque Painting and minors in 19th Century French Painting and Sculpture, and 20th Century American Painting and Sculpture.

Gwen Anderson is an account executive with Cox Radio Tampa, and a long time Tampa community member with extensive professional experience and significant leadership accomplishments in business and philanthropy. Gwen has a passion for progress to community awareness, marketing strategy and governance.

Dr. Mark Cavitt is a Courtesy Assistant Professor in Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Psychology/Neurology at LECOM, Bradenton, Florida; Instructor in Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Cavitt is a medical staff member at Johns Hopkins Medicine All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cavitt received his medical degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. He completed internship, residency in general psychiatry, and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Psychiatry.

Glenn Currier is Professor and Chairman at the USF Department of Psychiatry. A native of Maine, Dr Currier completed pre-medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained an M.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Currier completed residency training at Yale, where he also completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health. He also completed a fellowship in Emergency Psychiatry at New York University. Prior to arriving in Florida, Dr. Currier held faculty positions in Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California and University of Rochester.

Margo Eure picMargo Calamaras Eure received her BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MA in Rhetoric and Public Address from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. After teaching on the college level for a number of years she worked as a communications specialist in the accounting and real estate development professions. For the past 25 years she has served on non-profit boards in the Tampa Bay Area.

Her primary focus has been on the arts serving as board member and Chair of the Tampa Museum of Art, co-chair and President of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, member and President of Town and Gown, and board member of the City of Tampa Public Arts Committee, The Salvador Dali Museum, MOSI and the Florida Orchestra. Additionally, she was on the board of the Tampa Club and was elected its first female President. Currently, she serves on the board of the Tampa Museum of Art and is, as well, a member of The Chiselers, Town and Gown, the Berkeley Blazers and on the board of the Golf View Civic Association.

Dr. Daniel Fallon obtained his BS Biochemistry and minor in anthropology in the year 2000 from
the University of Florida. He then when on to Ponce School of Medicine and graduate with his M.D. degree in 2006. After medical school Dr. Fallon completed a 5-year combined Adult/Child Psychiatry residency at UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. Since completion of his training Dr. Fallon has been on Faculty at the University of South Florida since 2011. He is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by ABPN and he splits his time at USF between Graduate Medical Education work as the Program Director for the USF General Psychiatry Residency and clinically by working with kids and families at USF clinics at CMS and at the Silver Child Development Center.

Maryann Ferenc received a degree in theater from Wayne State University, while managing a gourmet health food restaurant. In an effort to use her minor in theater management, she left the restaurant business and worked as an assistant to the director of Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. During her time there, Maryann worked in the food and beverage department and founded the hospitality division. Maryann helped introduced New American cuisine to Tampa Bay and was involved in the downtown renaissance when she moved Mise en Place to Kennedy Boulevard at Grand Central Avenue in 1992, occupying a space that dates back to the early 20th century. Mise en Place is now Tampa’s premier restaurant for Modern American cuisine, 30 years later. Maryann is the proud recipient of numerous awards, including the eWomenNetwork of Tampa Bay’s 2009 Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2009 Lou Groza Let’s Kick Hunger Award, the 2011 Tampa Bay Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year award and the 2014 Gonzmart Family Ambassador of the Year.

MarkDr. Frankle serves as the Director of the Phillip Spiegel Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE). Dr. Frankle is the director of the annual course, “Current Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery” which has been hosted in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years. The course has brought an average of 300 visiting orthopaedic surgeons and allied personnel to visit Tampa. This course has hosted internationally renowned faculty and consistently incorporated an evening of philanthropy, raising money for social issues. All donations address a need in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Frankle also founded the Florida Orthopaedic Institute Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Training Program, which he continues to direct. Dr. Frankle has designed implants and instrumentation used in shoulder replacement for several different orthopaedic companies. For his research, Dr. Frankle received the prestigious Charles S. Neer Award for Basic Science from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was nominated five additional times. He has published two books, many book chapters, countless research articles, and serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of numerous committees within the American Shoulder and Elbow Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
As a devoted philanthropist, Dr. Frankle raises money to support Tampa Bay based programs through the Frankle Family Foundation; support from which has included the Tampa River Walk, the Tampa Museum of Art, Metropolitan Ministries, and the Tampa General Hospital Foundation.
Mark A. Frankle, MD attended Rush University College of Medicine after three years of undergraduate studies at Grinnell College in Iowa. Dr. Frankle completed his residency training at the University of South Florida. After residency, he finished an orthopedic pathology and orthopedic implants fellowship at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital, a reconstructive technique research fellowship at the prestigious AO/ASIF Prosthetic/Implant Research and Development Complex in Davos, Switzerland, and an adult reconstructive surgical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Natalie Annis is of counsel and an estate planning attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Annis represents professionals, executives, business owners, retired individuals, and families in developing, implementing, and managing sophisticated estate plans. She assists clients in developing comprehensive strategies which achieve their diverse wealth preservation and succession planning goals, including estate and gift tax planning and asset protection. After the death of an individual, Ms. Annis assists personal representatives, trustees, and advisors on post mortem planning and related tax strategies, as well as the ongoing estate and trust administration matters. Ms. Annis received her law degree from the University of Florida (J.D., 1998), where she was an editor for the Florida Journal of International Law. Ms. Annis is also a trustee for the Tampa General Hospital Foundation and a trustee for St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School.

John Harden is the Clinical Director of BoardPrep Recovery Center. He is a dual- diagnosis treatment expert, recovery advocate, founding Executive Director of the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, as well as a former UF College of Medicine faculty in Psychiatry, and founding Senior Resident Fellow of the University of Florida Drug Policy Institute at the McKnight Brain Institute. John Harden was transformed by personal recovery in 1983, John Harden began helping other young people in treatment at the age of 19. John became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 1988 through the renowned Parkside Medical Services counselor training program. Completing his graduate studies at University of South Florida in 1996, John went on to specialize in co-occurring disorders, program development, health-professionals and early intervention.

Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 6.03.05 AMNancy Zeilfelder Hess graduated from Riverside Methodist School of Nursing in 1977. Over the next 30 years she held numerous positions inIntensive Care Units and eventually out-patient surgical areas. She is married to a busy professional and together they are the proud parents of 4 children. Nancy has maintained her professional Nursing license while attending numerous lectures and conferences. As she enters the next stage of her life, she is a volunteer and Board Member of 2 Organizations.

Dede Neufield is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Bay Medical Center and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She currently serves as clinical supervisor and instructor for undergraduate and post graduate interns at Hillsborough Community College and Nova Southeastern University. Previously, Dede was a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for Inpatient Psychiatry at Tampa General Hospital. She established Tampa General Hospital’s first individual and family program for hospitalized psychiatric patients and conducted individual, group and family psychotherapy sessions. Dede is also an attorney who specializes in family law, family issues related to parenting, co-parenting, divorce, step-family dynamics, and children of divorce.

Kenneth P. Pages, MD, is the Former Chief of Psychiatry at Memorial Hospital of Tampa and Tampa General Hospital. He currently focuses on his outpatient practice where he specializes in the treatment of refractory mood disorders utilizing both pharmacologic treatments as well as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Dr. Pages trained at the University of Washington in Seattle where he was Chief of psychiatry. He has clinical experience across populations of patients as well as practice settings. He is active in organized psychiatry and the former president of the Greater Tampa Bay Psychiatric Society. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA. Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas; administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, as well as for clinical excellence.

Dr. Amaya Ramos is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who provides psychiatric services for the intensive outpatient and partial hospital programs at Rogers Behavioral Health–Tampa Bay. Dr. Ramos completed her undergraduate studies and medical school training at Pedro Henriquez Urena University in Santo Domingo, and a fellowship program in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of South Florida. Devoted to research as well as to treating patients, Dr. Ramos has conducted studies in the area of pediatric psychopharmacology as it relates to Tourette’s disorder, autism spectrum disorder and obsessive- compulsive disorder.

Dr. Kelley Yokum is a board-certified psychiatrist in Tampa, FL who joined Olympian Clinical Research as a clinical trial investigator in 2012, and she has participated in over 70 clinical trials in the past 5 years. She is a Certified Principal Investigator and presently oversees numerous clinical trials for Major Depressive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, and the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2005 and completed her residency in Psychiatry, with a focus in Child and Adolescent psychiatry, at the University of South Florida in 2010. In addition, she maintains certification in Good Clinical Practice and the Protection of Human Subjects through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative.

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