Our Leadership

Board of Directors

President

James Fitton

Jim is a member of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg. He is a retired Coastguard Captain.  Jim has volunteered every week for the past 5 years helping the maintenance team.   He and his wife Pegi are members of the Camp Buddy Donation Program.

Vice-President

Patrick Skidmore II

Patrick is a member of the Rotary Club of Brandon. His father was one of the original founders and guarantors of the camp. Patrick recalls coming here with his Dad when he was a kid. Patrick is a paramedic so his knowledge is extremely helpful to camp.

Secretary/Treasurer

Eileen Blake​

Eileen is a member of the Tampa Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of New Tampa Noon.  Eileen’s Rotary Club funded and installed the Sand Volley Ball Court at camp.  She works as a Public Relations Strategist.

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Shirley Bhat

Shirley is a member of the Rotary Club of Fishhawk Riverview. Her club sponsored the next Autism Camp. She is a Mental Health Student. She would love to work on a Global project with the camp and Rotary International.

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Sean Cox, Esq.

Sean is a member of the Rotary Club of Fishhawk Riverview. Sean is an attorney.

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Thomas Farrior, Esq.

Thomas is a member of the Rotary Club of Tampa. He has helped the camp out with several legal matters and provides great support on ensuring that the bylaws are up to date. Thomas is an attorney. He and his wife are members of the Camp Buddy Donation Program.

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Ronald Federspiel

Ron is a member of the Rotary Club of Ybor City. He has served the camp board in many roles over the years. He is a retired Chemist. Ron and his wife Lynne are members of the Camp Buddy Donation Program.

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Alan Feldman

Alan is a Past District Governor of D6890 and a member of the Rotary Club of Brandon. He is one of the original founders and guarantors of the camp. Alan is retired but still has time to run his photocopy and restoration business. He and his wife travel all over the world teaching photography. Alan and his wife are members of the camp's “Bequest Club” having designated a donation to the camp in their will.

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John Grant

John is a member of the Rotary Club of Tampa North. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and served for 7 years before being elected to the Florida Senate where he served for 14 years. He was appointed to the Graduate Fellow Board in the United States Department of Education by President Ronald Reagan. His son was recently elected to the same seat in the Florida House of Representatives that he was elected to 30 years ago. John is an attorney. He and his wife are members of the Camp Buddy Donation Program.

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Maria Lewis

Maria is a member of the Rotary Club of Brandon. She was most recently the Executive Director by Green Diver Initiative. Maria is an expert fundraiser having gained her CFRE certification. She brings a wealth of knowledge about nonprofit fundraising and leadership to the Board. Maria is a member of the Memory Makers Club.

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Peggie Sherry

Peggie is the founder and Executive Director of Faces of Courage, which provides camps for kids, teens, and adults with cancer. They have been using our facility to run their camps for over 25 years. Peggie is a three-time cancer survivor herself and brings her passion, compassion, and commitment to the board. She is wonderful at reminding everyone about the mission and purpose of the camp, keeping the mesh of heart and mind in everything the board decides.

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Richard Walker

Richard is a member of the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach. He is a retired Firefighter/EMT and currently works for Emergency Management in Pinellas County as the Hazardous Materials Specialist. Richard has also served as the Public Information Officer for Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue.

Rotary Liaison Committee

This committee does not meet on a regular basis but serves as the conduit of information and resources between the eight Rotary Districts and the camp.  Members of the committee are appointed by the Rotary District Governors.

Members for 2020 - 2021

District 6890     District Governor Nominee

Debbie Meegan  RC of Brandon

District 6930     District Governor Nominee

Louis “Buck” Vocelle  RC of Cero Beach Sunrise

District 6940     District Governor Nominee

Dan Sulger  RC of Navarre

District 6950     District Governor Nominee

Troy Willingham  RC of St. Petersburg

District 6960     District Governor Nominee

Neil Snyder  RC of Marco Island Sunrise

District 6970     District Governor Nominee

Rich Turnbull  RC of St Augustine Beach

District 6980     District Governor Nominee

Andres Goyanes   RC of International Dr. Orlando

District 6990     District Governor Nominee

Michael Kesti  RC of Perrine-Cutler Ridge

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