ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The Florida Orchestra recently named two local leaders in the health care and financial sectors to its Board of Directors. They share TFO’s passion for the power of music, bring varied expertise and provide support that will help non-profit TFO build on its success.
As the backbone of the orchestra’s fundraising efforts, board directors are committed to fulfilling TFO’s mission to inspire – unite – and educate the Tampa Bay community through music. They play an important fiduciary and governance role that is essential for TFO to maintain a high level of excellence in its artistic, education and community programs.
The new board members are:
Sara Dodds is the operations director at BayCare’s St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in Lutz. She has held the executive position since 2016 and has been with BayCare since 2004, becoming a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa in 2005. She holds a master’s degree in leadership. In September 2021, Sara was named by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” award honoree. She is a member of the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Hospitals, a FiCare Federal Credit Union board member, and a 2021 Leadership Tampa graduate. As a Tampa native, Sara grew up with The Florida Orchestra. Music has been an integral part of her life since a very early age when she began playing piano. Sara has an 11-year-old son who shares the same passion for music and plays the bass.
Yale W. Walker Sr. is an accomplished financial planner and wealth manager in St. Petersburg with expertise in investment management, insurance and estate planning. After working at several large, nationally known firms, he started Walker Wealth Management in 2017 to guide clients in a comprehensive financial planning experience. He has received numerous industry awards and is passionate about philanthropy and community involvement. Yale also serves as the board treasurer for Plato Schools with nine campuses located in Tampa Bay. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children. He has a deep love for classical music and opera, the arts, cooking and the outdoors.
About The Florida Orchestra
The Florida Orchestra (TFO) is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the largest professional orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. It is entering its 55th season. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis, TFO performs series of classical, popular, and morning coffee concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as free Pops in the Park concerts. The orchestra is dedicated to connecting to the community both in-person and virtually, with family and youth concerts, TFO Strings for Kids and other educational programs. For tickets and information: FloridaOrchestra.org. The Florida Orchestra is a non-profit 501(c)3 EIN: 59-1223691 CH#1830. To learn more how you can support the power of music in building community, contact: email@example.com To donate now: FloridaOrchestra.org/donate