The Plymouth Harbor Foundation

Our Purpose The Plymouth Harbor Foundation was established in 2012 to further ensure the appropriate stewardship of contributed funds, develop and implement fundraising strategies that support the most positive aging experience possible for our residents, and to provide funding for innovative aging programs and services in the region.

Our Culture That spirit of caring is the driving force behind philanthropy at Plymouth Harbor. Prior to establishing the Plymouth Harbor Foundation, members of our resident population, their families, employees, and philanthropists in the broader community voluntarily donated more than $12,000,000 over the years to perpetuate the Plymouth Harbor mission. We celebrate contributions of time, talent, and financial resources, believing that service to and support of other people is a worthy lifelong value.

Our Funds Our culture of philanthropy is built upon three pillars of value that have defined Plymouth Harbor since its founding: benevolence, fellowship, and a zest for life. It would naturally follow that our funds would align perfectly with these pillars of value. Our three broad funds are:

  • Resident Assistance: Assistance for residents at Plymouth Harbor who have outlived their financial resources, due to unforeseen circumstances, and require support for basic living expenses and medical costs.
  • Employee Assistance: Assistance for employees of Plymouth Harbor who wish to advance their education or certification, or who are experiencing an unexpected, significant financial hardship.
  • Zest For Life: Programmatic and capital support for innovations and enhancements at Plymouth Harbor that improve and preserve a vibrant quality of life for current and future residents, as well as best practices and research into issues germane to all aging services.

Our Leadership The Plymouth Harbor Foundation is an LLC of Plymouth Harbor, Inc., and is governed by a separate Board of Trustees. Our Board is made up of three members of the Plymouth Harbor corporate Board, three residents of Plymouth Harbor who do not sit on the corporate Board, three members at large, and the CEO and CFO of Plymouth Harbor. The Foundation has one full-time staff member.

The Plymouth Harbor Foundation Board of Trustees

Jay Price, Chair

Jay Price was born in Southport, Connecticut, and raised in Manchester, and Stowe, Vermont. After finishing high school in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he moved to Wichita, Kansas, to serve six years in the 8th Air Force Strategic Air Command. After his Air Force service and education at Wichita State University, he joined Boeing Military Co. Aerospace Group and worked on National Defense projects. In 1984, Jay moved to Sarasota, and spent 12 years traveling and managing worldwide, special access international defense projects for Fairchild Weston and its successors, Loral Aerospace – Lockheed Martin. He then served as Director, Corporate Accounts, for an international telecommunications firm. His board service includes chair of the St. Thomas More Finance Committee. He and his wife, Leslie Juron, co-chaired the Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County Capital Campaign and were both awarded the Girls Inc. Visionary Award.
Jay is a First Vice President – Investments and Financial Advisor with the Juron, Price & Maroney Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Jay and Leslie have rescued another English Springer Spaniel and have lived in The Sanderling Club on Siesta Key for 21 years.
*Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC.

Kathryn Angell Carr, Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Trustee

Kathryn Angell Carr is a member of our corporate board, and is a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP where she is Board Certified in Real Estate Law. She has been practicing in Sarasota since 1982, with experience in virtually all aspects of the real estate transaction practice. Kathryn draws on the knowledge she has gained from developing her law practice concurrent with the development of Sarasota County for more than 30 years. Kathryn was born in Mason City Iowa, received a BS degree in Political Science from Iowa State University and earned her law degree from the University of Florida. In addition to Plymouth Harbor, Kathryn previously served on several community Boards, including, but not limited to, The Argus Foundation, Animal Rescue Coalition, Sarasota County Arts Council (of counsel) and Sarasota Ballet of Florida. She has three stepchildren and six grandchildren. When Kathryn is not busy helping clients, she enjoys arts and fishing.

John M. Cranor III, Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Trustee

CranorFormer President and CEO for the New College Foundation, John Cranor has over 30 years of management experience in the food service and retail industries including senior executive positions with Pepsi-Cola North America, Taco Bell Corporation, Wilson Sporting Goods and Frito-Lay Company. John holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from New College of Florida and a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He also received an honorary Doctorate from Bellarmine University. In addition to serving on the Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Board of Trustees, John currently serves as the non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

Marie Belcher, Resident of Plymouth Harbor

Marie Belcher retired as a professional in the insurance business. During her career, she held the title of Vice President for Property-Casualty Underwriting for Aetna, leaving the company in 1991 after working her way up from starting in the mailroom. She finished her career as senior vice-president of another insurance company. She and her husband, Tom, developed an executive search firm specializing in senior financial positions which the duo enjoyed running until they closed it in 2001. Volunteering, working with a local author and philanthropist and managing her private foundation filled the time until 2010. She and Tom have been residents of Plymouth Harbor since 2013. Marie studied at the State University of New York in Buffalo, and she earned a Bachelor’s of Science with Distinction in industrial relations and finance, plus and election to Beta Gamma Sigma. Marie grew up in Buffalo as the middle child of a thoracic surgeon, from a large Brooklyn Lebanese family. Her mother, a nurse anesthetist, and her father served near the front lines in Africa, Italy and France in World War II.

Lee DeLieto, Sr.

Lee-DeLieto-Sr-Lee DeLieto, Sr. joined the Commercial Group at Michael Saunders & Company more than 15 years ago and has repeatedly received “Top Commercial Real Estate Producer” recognition. Lee is a member of The Greater Sarasota County Economic Development Council, The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, a member and past president of The Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Sarasota Association of Realtors, and a founder and board member of Insignia Bank. An active member of the Sarasota community, Lee is past president of the Downtown Sarasota Kiwanis Club, a former chairman of the board of the Sarasota County Boys & Girls Clubs, past board chair of the Sarasota University Club, and past president of the Sarasota Alumni Club of Phi Delta Theta. Lee can converse in Italian, and in his spare time enjoys sport fishing and reading.

Jack Kidd, Resident of Plymouth Harbor

Jack and Jane Kidd became Plymouth Harbor residents in December of 2017. They moved to Longboat Key in 2004, having spent most of their family life in Jackson, Ohio. Jack and a partner bought Oak Hill Banks in 1970, which after much success was merged with WesBanco of Wheeling, West Virginia in 2007. He served on that board until 2011. Jack has most recently served two years as President of the Board of The Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center in Sarasota (2014-2018). He also served the Bird Key Yacht Club Board of Governors, the Sanctuary Condo Board of Trustees, and the Waterclub Condo Board of Trustees, as well as countless boards in Ohio. He and Jane have three children and five beautiful grandchildren.

Ricky Newkirk, Resident of Plymouth Harbor

Ricky Newkirk

Born in Cheshire, England, her early career included working as a flight attendant for British Airways, followed by administrative work until her children were born. She and her then-husband moved to Sarasota in the early 1980s, bought a hotel on Siesta Key and a later one in Punta Gorda. The hotel was destroyed in hurricane Charley, at which time they closed the hotel and retired. Ricky and her now-husband Karl have been residents of Plymouth Harbor since 2013, and physically moved in just about a year ago. Their combined families are comprised of seven children, twenty grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They are supporters of the arts in Sarasota and of the Plymouth Harbor Foundation.

Robert (Bobby) Overall, Member At-Large

Bobby Overall has become very familiar with Plymouth Harbor, as his parents, Bob and Mathilda Overall, lived here from 2001 until their recent deaths (2018 and 2016, respectively). Bobby was president and majority owner of Coastal Bridge Company, a 250-employee highway, bridge, and marine construction company in Louisiana, which he sold and retired from in 2013. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University. He is currently a director of Associated General Contractors of America and a past board member and past president of Louisiana Associated General Contractors. He has been involved on several volunteer boards including Junior Chamber of Commerce of Baton Rouge, Jefferson United Methodist of Baton Rouge, and Sarasota Yacht Club. He and his wife Cindy reside in Baton Rouge and have a second home docked at Sarasota Yacht Club.

Jeffrey T. Troiano, Member At-Large

Jeff Troiano is a board-certified specialistin wills, trusts and estates. He leads the Estate Planning, Business Succession, Estate and Trust Administration practice as a partner at Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz and Getzen. Jeff works with individuals and families to develop customized and tax-efficient estate plans that meet their needs. He counsels clients regarding asset titling, as well as beneficiary designation for retirement plans, insurance policies and annuities. Jeff also handles especially complex estate and trust administrations. He is involved in the community and professionally with various councils. Jeff is on the General Counsel at the Sarasota Opera and is the President of the St. Martha’s Catholic School Board. Jeff received his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida. He became a partner with Williams Parker in 2013 and previously worked as a C.P.A. with Arthur Anderson.

Andrea Suarez, Member At-Large

Andrea Ackley Suarez is a lawyer at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick and is an Associate in the Trusts and Estates, Corporate and Taxation practice groups, working with business owners and entities advising on entity formation, organizational structure, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and equity owner agreements. Andrea also works with individuals in estate planning. Andrea received both her J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. During law school, she received four Book Awards which recognizes the top student in each course. She received awards in State and Local Taxation, Income Tax of Estates and Trusts, Legal Drafting and Criminal Law. Andrea loves to travel and enjoys doing any outdoor activity, including running and fishing. A native Floridian, she grew up fishing and her greatest catch to date has been a blue marlin. Andrea lives with her husband in Saint Petersburg.

Natallia Dziatsel, Chief Financial Officer Plymouth Harbor, Inc., Secretary/Treasurer

Natallia Dziatsel
Natallia Dziatsel is the Vice President and CFO of Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay Continuing Care Retirement Community. She joined Plymouth Harbor in January 2018. Previously, she worked closely with our Accounting Department on audits as an Audit Supervisor with Moore Stephens Lovelace CPAs & Advisors (MSL) in their Tampa office. Additionally, she also served as a Senior Auditor in the Public Sector Group of Clifton Larson Allen in St. Louis, Missouri. In total,she has more than 10 years of experience, with 7 of them being in public accounting. Natallia holds her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification as well as the distinguished Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation — a professional management accounting designation that recognizes experience and skills in finance, operations, strategy, and management in a global setting.

Harry Hobson, Chief Executive Officer Plymouth Harbor, Inc., Vice-Chair

Harry Hobson, President and CEO of Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay, has a career that has included work in both Hospital and Retirement Community Administration. Prior to his arrival at Plymouth Harbor in 2004, he was the President and CEO of Westminster-Canterbury Retirement Community of Irvington, Virginia, and First Community Village of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Hobson received Masters Degrees in both Business Management and Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University, and completed gerontological studies at George Washington University. He holds nursing home administrator licenses in Florida and Ohio. Mr. Hobson is a professor at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in the graduate program for Health Services Administration.

Beth Watson (Staff), Vice President of Philanthropy

Beth Watson
Beth Watson is a native Rhode Islander who comes to us with more than two decades of fundraising experience. Beth graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and has continued her education at various other institutions including Merrimack College, Emerson College, and Harvard University. Throughout her professional life, Beth has employed a four-tiered philosophy: communication, expectations, accessibility, and accountability. Both her professional and personal experience have shaped her into someone who is deeply committed to helping others, and she feels “honored to continue to articulate a faith-based vision and mission for Plymouth Harbor and its donors, bracing them for future, sustainable growth for generations to come.”