St. Petersburg and Tampa – EPIC (Empath Partners in Care), a member of Empath Health, was formed by a recent merger of the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas and Francis House and has named the new leadership team:
David Franks has been named director of Strategic Business Development and focuses on the development and expansion of EPIC services throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Franks was the operations manager for ASAP since 2014.
Dave Konnerth has been named director of administrative services and is responsible for the billing and management of EPIC’s grants and social service funding. He was Community Programs and Contracts supervisor for ASAP.
Victoria Fortugno-Oliver has been named director of EPIC’s Hillsborough County services and is responsible for direct supervisory support of case management and supportive services. Fortugno-Oliver was Director of Client Services for the Francis House since 2009.
Sheryl Hoolsema has been named director of EPIC’s Pinellas County services and is responsible for direct supervisory support of case management and supportive services. Hoolsema was HIV Services Manager for ASAP since 2004.
EPIC (Empath Partners in Care), a member of Empath Health, is a nonprofit serving those in Tampa Bay impacted by HIV. The organization offers HIV supportive services, such as medical case management, pharmacy services, group and individual counseling, housing assistance, a day center with daily meals and activities and basic need items for clients and their families. EPIC also works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through education, free testing and advocacy. Its mission is to encourage and empower those affected to become self-sufficient members of the community. Contact EPIC at (727) 328-3260 in Pinellas County or (813) 237-3066 in Hillsborough County or MyEpic.org.
About Empath Health:
Empath Health is a nonprofit integrated network of care that provides expert, life-changing health care to those with chronic and advanced illnesses. Empath Health includes hospice, home health and physician services, independent living assistance and day care for seniors, HIV services and advance care planning. Contact Empath Health at (727) 467-7423 or EmpathHealth.org.