A Shovel Full of Values

A Shovel Full of Values

In what seems like the blink of an eye, we are celebrating the three-year anniversary of our Groundbreaking Ceremony. On April 14, 2016, twenty-three community leaders came together to break ground on what would become the Academy at Glengary. They were joined under our tent by 220 other guests.

Each honoree identified a core value which was then stenciled on their respective shovel. Together, these values continue to weave a cloak of dignity and hope for people in our community. We honor each of these individuals and organizations for their commitment to improving the quality of life for adults pursuing mental health recovery in Sarasota County:

  • CARES: Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the Suncoast, Daniel DeFrank, COO (former)
  • CARING: Sarasota Memorial Hospital, David Verinder, CEO
  • CHANGE: Centerstone Florida, Melissa Larkin-Skinner, CEO
  • COLLABORATION: Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Jack Minge, CEO (former)
  • COMMITMENT: Academy at Glengary, Bob Geyer & Andrea Jackson
  • COMMUNITY: Community Foundation of Sarasota,Roxie Gerde, CEOCONFIDENCE: Sun Trust, Tom Beames, Senior Vice President
  • DEDICATION: Sarasota Police, Pat Robinson, Deputy Chief
  • EDUCATION: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Patrick Dorsey, Publisher
  • EMPOWERMENT: Mental Health Community Centers, Jennifer Ernst, CEO (former)
  • HOPE: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mark Mathisen, President (former)
  • HOUSING: Community Assisted & Supported Living, Scott Eller, CEO
  • IMPACT: United Way, Mireya Eavey, Sarasota President (former)
  • JOBS: Goodwill Industries – Manasota, Margie Genter, COO
  • JUSTICE: Public Defender of Sarasota County, Larry Eger, Public Defender
  • PARTNERSHIP: Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Linda McKinnon, CEO
  • PHILANTHROPY: Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Mark Pritchett, CEO
  • PROSPERITY: Chamber of Commerce, Amy Farrington & Steve Queior
  • PURPOSE: Family members, Ralph and Judy Harding
  • RECOVERY: First Step of Sarasota, PJ Brooks, Vice President
  • SERVICE: Sarasota County Sheriff, Tom Knight, Sheriff
  • TEAMWORK: Sarasota County, Paul Caragiulo, County Commissioner (former)
  • WORK: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, George Barthalow, Area Supervisor

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