Agency for Community treatment services, inc.

4612 N. 56th Street, Tampa, Florida 33610



Sharon Carter, Project Manager, Pharmerica Corporation, member since 2015

Jeff Paulk, Attorney, Thomas & Paulk, member since 2015

Gary Ennis, AB, Contractor, Retired, member since 1985

“I am continuing a family tradition of serving the community in the best ways that I can.”

Catherine Batsche, Ph.D., School Psychologist, Associate Dean, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, member since 1992

“I teach in the Behavioral Healthcare program at USF and am a certified instructor in Mental Health First Aid.  My interest in ACTS is their commitment to helping individuals in our community who have substance use problems as well as co-occurring mental health and substance use issues.  I also appreciate their attention to evidence-based practices to help those that they serve."

Cynthia Parsons, DNP, ARNP, Nursing/Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Tampa Associate Professor, Secretary, member since 2009

“As an advanced practice nurse and community member of Tampa Bay I believe strongly in the community mental health model of care. Consumers benefit from access to services in their home community that work with the social structure of the community in which the clients live.  Mental illness and substance use disorders are more than just a diagnosis; they are multi-faceted problems that require that clients be linked to multiple resources they need to recover and thrive. By serving on this board I am able to bring my healthcare knowledge of healthcare systems, their performance and resources required to deliver high quality, timely, efficient and safe care. In addition, I bring a perspective of building interdisciplinary teams, evaluating organizational systems from a value based and quality improvement perspective and developing programs that use our human resources to the best of their knowledge, skills and abilities. It is my goal to work with the full board to assure that the organization has strong leadership, programs that are meeting consumer needs and delivering quality and access to the resources needed for delivery and sustainability of these programs.”  

Bill Hirsch, Treasurer, Owner of William C. Hirsch, CPA,  member since 1994

Patrick H. Mazza, BS, AAI, Principal Agent/Owner Mazza Baker Insurance and Finance Services, Vice President, member since 2009

“I decided to join the Board because I love to serve my community and learn more about how our organization can better help serve the public with the programs and services we offer.  

James C. Jacob, Jr., BS, CCIM, CRED Commercial Real Estates Broker and Counselor, President, member since 2010.

“In my immediate family, there is a history of chronic mental illness and substance abuse, as well as interest in promoting education and in giving back through community service.  My sisters and I were raised by our maternal grandmother, Anna Hall Terry, a teacher at Hillsborough High School, who by her example, instilled in us the importance of giving to others, trying to make a difference in our community by taking action about a problem and taking a stand on issues of importance.”

Board of directors
Asha Terminello, MA, is Chief Operating Officer. She has been with the Agency for over 22 years and brings experience with substance abuse/mental health, juvenile justice, community outreach and diversion services. She manages a wide array of clinical services in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Broward Counties.    Her leadership as Administrator of Juvenile Justice Services has enhanced community relationships  and built strong alliances within law enforcement, the courts, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Families, and Child Welfare. ​She currently serves as a board member of the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance, Juvenile Assessment Center Advisory Board and Commission Kevin Beckner’s Juvenile Justice Task Force.  


Larry Gilley, BA, is Chief Financial Officer.  Gilley has over 25 years of operational management skills including 10 years of direct responsibility for turnarounds.  He has a solid record for evaluating business opportunities and equity value, developing strategic and tactical plans for the future, improving management controls and reducing costs for both public and privately owned companies.  He has a broad range of experience in manufacturing, operations, Human Resources, accounting systems, warehouse and distribution, cash flow analysis, information technology and financial/administrative management.  He has demonstrated success through crisis management, turnarounds, financial restructuring, due diligence reviews and SEC reporting. 


Richard E.Brown, MSW, is Chief Executive Officer. Brown has vast experience with program evaluations and research including recidivist studies; client outcome evaluations; client profile analysis; service delivery trend analysis; efficiency studies and special population needs studies. Brown’s article titled, “The Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center” was published in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse. Brown founded the Florida movement which created juvenile assessment centers. He led stakeholders through a collaboration to set up the first Juvenile Assessment Center in the country. In 2004, he received the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute’s Innovator Award. Other awards include Administrator of the Year and leadership awards from the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association. He is a founding member of the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network and the Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition. Brown is a former president of the FADAA, CFBHN and the Homeless Coalition, chair of the Hillsborough Local Planning Team, member the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance board of directors, and member of Hillsborough County and Pinellas County coalitions for the homeless. He previously was an adjunct faculty member at University of South Florida, Florida Mental Health Institute. 




Chris Huber, CPCU, ARM, Business Development Director, Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, 

member since 2017