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 involved in the representation of both purchasers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate, including several shopping centers, hotels, apartment complexes, restaurants, and office buildings. Kathryn also has experience in the leasing and financing of both residential and commercial projects, including securitized financing and bond financing. Kathryn 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’s, Kathryn previously served on several community Boards, including, but not limited to, The Argus Foundation and the Animal Rescue Coalition. She has three stepchildren and six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to 27.
John M. Cranor, III, Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Trustee
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.
Bruce Crawford, Resident of Plymouth Harbor
Bruce is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Tuck School. He has lived in Sarasota for 24 years, 20 of them at the Meadows, prior to moving to Plymouth Harbor. While living at the Meadows, he served on the Board of its county club. He has been involved with the Dartmouth and Ivy League clubs in Sarasota, where he has served as president and program chair for each. Bruce is a member of the Sahib Shrine. He spent his career as vice president of sales and marketing for an insurance company. His summers are spent in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Lee DeLieto, Sr., Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Trustee
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.
William Johnston, Resident of Plymouth Harbor
William “Bill” Johnston is Past President and COO of the New York Stock Exchange. Bill received his BS degree in Commerce from Washington & Lee University. He became a member of the NYSE in 1964 and a Director in 1992 and has served on numerous committees. He was Senior VP and Director of Mitchum Jones & Templeton. Bill also founded Agora Securities, and then merged it into LaBranche & Co. where he was Senior Managing Partner. He is currently Chairman of Visible Men Academy. He is an emeritus member of the Plymouth Harbor Board of trustees and a Past Chair of the Foundation Board. Bill is Past Chair, and presently, Vice Chair of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. He has also served on the boards of both his own and his wife’s university and has taught at several colleges and universities across the country. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children and two grandchildren.
Jack Kidd, Resident of Plymouth Harbor
Rebecca Levy-Sachs, Member At Large Trustee
Rebecca Levy-Sachs is a Sarasota-based attorney who has practiced in the area of first-party coverage and litigation for more than thirty years. Ms. Sachs is a regularly recognized lecturer and author of programs presented by the FDCC, the PLRB, the DRI, the LEA, Windstorm, and the ABA (PILC). She was recently elected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell™, and named to the Sarasota and Manatee Counties Top Lawyers list by Sarasota Magazine and Biz941. In 2013, Ms. Sachs was named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage.
Ricky Newkirk, Resident of Plymouth Harbor
We are pleased to welcome our newest trustee to the Plymouth Harbor Foundation board, Ricky Newkirk. Ricky fills one of the resident seats, vacated by Phil Starr. 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, Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Trustee
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.
Natallia Dziatsel, Chief Financial Officer Plymouth Harbor, Inc., Secretary/Treasurer
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.
Becky Pazkowski (Staff), Senior Vice President of Philanthropy
Becky Pazkowski manages the day-to-day operations of The Plymouth Harbor Foundation. She has worked in the field of philanthropy since 2000 in southeast Michigan and in Florida. Becky earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration and a master’s degree in Administration. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and does volunteer work with youth education programs in Sarasota. She has a long history of volunteer Board work in Michigan, and was a recipient of the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award by the Chamber of Commerce of Saline, Michigan. She and her husband Paul live in Sarasota and have two sons and a grand-daughter who live in Michigan.