Our Leadership

The First Step of Sarasota Board of Directors consists of business leaders, philanthropic donors and mental health experts.

Board members

Dana Keane
Chair

Deputy Chief Patrick Robinson

Vice-Chair

Jack Cox

Eric Hoonhout

Elizabeth LaBoone

Wade McVay

Jay Miller

Dr. Kevin O’Neil

Brena Slater

Sheriff’s Representative 
Bill Spitler

Ron Turner

Dr. John Wesley Walker Jr.

Executive Officers
The First Step of Sarasota executive officers as of July 2020: Front, Gwen MacKenzie, CEO; back, left to right, PJ Brooks, Chief Clinical Officer; Tracy Weeden Chief In-patient and residential services officer; Mounira Ragsdale, Chief administrative officer; and Vickie Tiutyama, Chief Financial Officer.
First Step of Sarasota board as of July 2020 Front, Gwen mackenzie, CEO; back, left to right, PJ Brooks, Chief Clinical Officer; Tracy Weeden Chief In-patient and residential services officer; Mounira Ragsdale, Chief administrative officer; and Vickie Tiutyama, Chief Financial Officer.

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