SARASOTA, Fla. – Kristi Hoskinson, marketing and community relations consultant for FCCI Insurance Group, was recently appointed board chair of the Team Tony Cancer Foundation, a Sarasota-based nonprofit organization that provides free peer-to-peer cancer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers in the local community.
During her 3-year term, Hoskinson joins the established 11-member board and will serve as an advocate for the organization throughout the community, exercising fiduciary oversight and actively participating in the nonprofit’s long-range and strategic planning. Hoskinson will lead the Team Tony Cancer Foundation along with fellow board members, including Shawn Carroll, Tom Cramer, Arthur Day, Lori Kayser, Tony McEachern, David Morse, Scott Neary, Dr. Kyle Ruffing, John Shea, Bill Spitler and Linda Vernon.
Hoskinson focuses on the customer experience and community relations in her marketing role for the Sarasota-based commercial property and casualty insurance company. She possesses an extensive background in sales, human resources, consulting and leadership development. She also holds a senior certified professional designation from the Society of Human Resource Management.
“I am honored to act as the new board chair with such an experienced board of directors,” said Hoskinson. “Team Tony Cancer Foundation offers such impactful and life-changing programs and services for those facing cancer. Our board and staff are uniquely talented, passionate and mission-focused ambassadors who care deeply for this region, and I look forward to helping lead it into its next phase so we can continue to ensure no one has to face cancer alone.”
In addition to her new role, she currently serves as a board member for CareerSource Suncoast and Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. The Ottawa, Canada native also works with female high school athletes as a performance coach.
Team Tony Cancer Foundation opened its new headquarters located at 3562 S. Osprey Ave. in Sarasota in March 2019. Called the Cancer Connection Center (C3), the coffee-shop-style concept provides a safe, warm, supportive and welcoming environment designed to deliver peer-to-peer support, create a sense of belonging and provide free resources and educational opportunities to enhance the well-being of those impacted by cancer.
About Team Tony Cancer Foundation
A 16-year brain cancer survivor and an avid cyclist, Tony McEachern’s vision of creating a peer-to-peer cancer support foundation became a reality in 2010 when the Team Tony Cancer Foundation officially launched. Located in Sarasota, Fla., the nonprofit’s mission is to provide free peer-to-peer cancer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers in our community. To date in 2019, the Team Tony Cancer Foundation has already provided more than $24,300 in gas cards, medical bill payments, flights and other items related to the diagnosis of cancer fighters in Florida’s Suncoast area. To learn more about Team Tony, visit www.TeamTony.org.