Board of Directors

Members of Florida Presbyterian Homes’ governing body, the Board of Directors, are nominated and then elected to an initial three-year term. Members may be re-elected for two subsequent three-year terms, but then must rotate off the board for a minimum of one year.

Our Board of Directors:

  • Defines our mission, vision and values
  • Forms policies
  • Ensures that we plan effectively
  • Determines our goals
  • Selects, supports and evaluates the executive director
  • Monitors and strengthens our programs, services and financial resources
  • Provides proper financial oversight
  • Monitors and strengthens Board performance
  • Ensures legal and ethical integrity and compliance


Michael Spake, MHA, JD, Chair
VP of External Affairs, Chief Compliance & Integrity Officer, Lakeland Regional Health

Elena Nicholas, Vice-Chair
Director of Finance and Administration, First Presbyterian Church

Maureen Browne, Secretary
Retired, Spanish Teacher, St. Joseph’s Catholic School

Ronald R. Shuck, Treasurer
Senior Housing Development Consultant, Windermere Strategic Partners, LLC

William Cloyd
Sr. VP Banking, First National Bank of Pasco

Bob Tebbe
Resident, President of the Residents Association

Rev. Marilyn H. Cummings, MDiv., MRE, BCC
Retired, Visitation Pastor, First Presbyterian Church

Martha Pope
Resident Representative

Jim Verplanck
Retired, Director of Community Development, City of Lakeland

Scott Langston, JD, MBA
Attorney, Scott H. Langston Law

Tom Bowles
President, Alltek Services, Inc.

Katie Piperata
Senior Partner, Director of Operations, MedBest Recruiting and Consulting, Inc.

Michael W. Tamney
Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Alice C. O’Reilly
Retired, President Emeritus, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE)

Nicole Travis
Manager, Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency

April Novotny, RN
Vice President of Clinical Services, Lakeland Regional Health

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