Tampa, FL – The Franciscan Center is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Directors: Sister Catherine Cahill, O.S.F., Santiago C. Corrada, Farah Khorsandian-Sanchez, Kathleen Kilgore, Andre Luecht, Steve Morey, Colleen M. Walters and Heather Wolf-Erickson. Returning members are Board Chair Lisa A. Grattan, Vice-Chair Paul J. Driscoll, Esq., Paul Denisco, Charles A. Guy, Jr., Sister Margaret Magee, O.S.F. and Reverend Jerome Massimino, O.F.M.
“I am thrilled and excited to have this incredible group of people supporting the Franciscan Center as our Board of Directors. They represent the best and brightest of the area’s professionals who are actively involved in the Tampa Bay community,” says Franciscan Center CEO Wendy Leigh.
A bit more about the new board members:
- Cahill has been a Franciscan Sister of Allegany since 1962. A former Franciscan Center CEO of 23 years, she is presently the Tampa retreat leader and spiritual director. Her current focus has been on developing and presenting retreats on 12-Step Spirituality.
- Corrada, the president and chief executive officer of Visit Tampa Bay, is an accomplished, recognized leader with more than 25 years of public service experience.
- Khorsandian-Sanchez is a Global Diversity and Inclusion consultant whose clients include the United Way, TECO Energy, the FBI and the Florida Diversity Council.
- Kilgore’s impressive resume includes project management, consulting and creative management for Media General and the Tampa Tribune.
- Luecht is the director of Zebra Technologies Corporation. With 20 years of experience in managing P&L, budgets, and financial targets for multi-national corporations throughout the world, he will serve as the Board’s Treasurer.
- Morey has been in the economic development industry for more than 10 years in both Florida and the Midwest and serves as senior vice-president of Business Development for the Tampa Bay Economic Development Corporation.
- Walters, vice-president of Mission and Ethics for BayCare Health System, provides executive leadership in the design, development and implementation of the organization’s Ethics Strategic Model.
- Wolf-Erickson has been with Tampa’s Parks and Recreation department for more than 30 years. She is currently the Athletics, Aquatics and Special Facilities manager and oversees operations at the City’s pools, splash pads, and gymnastics and dance centers.
The Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa, FL 33603, is a non- profit, 501(3)(c), private retreat house sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY with a dedicated staff who are committed in carrying out the mission of providing the community with a place of peace, growth and wellness for the body, mind and soul. More information about the Center, upcoming retreat and events, and booking the venue is available by calling (813) 229-2695, visiting FranciscanCenterTampa.org or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.