The following AFP Suncoast members were elected at the chapter’s annual meeting in December and have agreed to serve on the Chapter’s Board of Directors. All directors serve one-year terms.

 2019 Board of Directors

President JL Bielon, CFRE
President-Elect Debbie Sokolov, CFRE
Immediate Past President Sara Leonard, CFRE
Secretary Kathy Rabon, CFRE
Treasurer Donna Houchen
Scholarship Chair Joanne Linkner
Planet Philanthropy/Florida Caucus Brenda Rouse, CFRE
Programming Co-Chair Elizabeth Szostak
Programming Co-Chair  Jamie Powell
BE the CAUSE Campaign Chair Bill Merchant
National Philanthropy Day Chair Ellen Boczarski, CFRE
National Philanthropy Day Co-Chair Devin Dominguez, CFRE
Resource Development   Laura Rowe Grams
President's Council  Sara Leonard, CFRE
Member at Large - Government Relations
Rich Strehl
Member at Large - NPD Task Force Merrill Stewart, CFRE
Member at Large - New Professionals
Holly Moon
Membership Chair

Danna Bramlett

Diversity Chair Anysia McDowall
 Ethics Chair
 Suzanne Ruley, CFRE

2019 Chapter Officers

JL Bielon, CFRE
Executive Director
Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research
Phone: (813) 289-1200
Email JL   


Kathy Rabon, CFRE
Suncoast Hospice Foundation
Phone: (727) 523-3406
Email Kathy


Donna Houchen
Phone: (813) 748-1876
Email Donna

Immediate Past President
Sara Leonard, CFRE
Sara Leonard Group
Phone: (813) 310-2364
Email Sara

Chandra Tracy, Chapter Administrator
President Elect
Debbie Sokolov, CFRE             

St. Petersburg Free Clinic

Phone: (727)871-0366

Email Debbie


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