Beth Ann Sanders, MS, is Chief Financial Officer.
Beth Ann has worked at ACTS for 30 years. She started as a Fiscal Assistant, and moved to an accountant. For 8 years, she served as the accounting supervisor before being promoted to the Information Technology Director for 6 years. Her role expanded to serve as the Director of Finance and IT for 11 years before being promoted to the CFO role. Beth Ann was the Project Manager for implementation of Credible Behavioral Healthcare Software, an electronic health record; DATIS, a human resource information system; TrainCaster, a learning management system; and KIS, an accounting system. With her knowledge of the organization, she has the ability to bring resources together throughout the organization to move ACTS forward. Beth Ann received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and then her Master of Science in Management and Information Systems both from the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Sharon Carter, Project Manager, Pharmerica Corporation, member since 2015
Chris Huber, CPCU, ARM, Business Development Director, Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, member since 2017
Deanne Miranda Cornette, MHA, GPC, is Counsel for Strategic Development
Deanne directs strategic development, contract negotiations, revenue development, marketing and grants. In this capacity, she targets funding sources and has built a lucrative cash flow that provides needed services to vulnerable populations in need of behavioral health treatment. Some of her most successful negotiations created services for veterans programs, women’s services, as well those involved with the criminal justice system. Most recently, she worked with partner agencies to develop Hillsborough’s Centralized Receiving Facility, one of the first funded in the State of Florida. From a system of care for jail diversion to evidence based practices for individuals who are homeless with behavioral health needs, her awards have netted over $125 million dollars to our community. She began her career with Mental Health Care, Inc. d/b/a Gracepoint as a Lead Counselor for the Children’s Development Program and in 1996, worked with ACTS Progressive Adolescent Treatment Halfway House for Level 8 juvenile offenders. After 15 years as President of a successful consulting business, Deanne returned to ACTS in 2010, as Professional and Resource Development Director, was promoted to Director of Revenue and Contracts in 2011 and has served in her current position for 3 years. Deanne earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of South Florida. Deanne earned her master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Health Administration through the Department of Health Policy and Management. She also serves as Program Chair for the National Contract Management Association Suncoast Chapter. In 2018, Deanne was named Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health by the USF College of Public Health.
Larry Gilley, BA, is Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Larry 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.
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.”
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.”
Jeff Paulk, Attorney, Thomas & Paulk, member since 2015
Asha Terminello, MS, is Chief Operating Officer.
Asha has been with the Agency for more than 25 years and has extensive experience with substance use disorders, mental illnesses, juvenile justice and criminal justice. As COO for the past 10 years, she manages both the behavioral health treatment and community-based service divisions in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties. She was instrumental in the implementation of the first Juvenile Assessment Center in Hillsborough County and assisted on the implementation of several JACs in Florida. Her experience in the field has enhanced community relationships and has helped ACTS build strong alliances with law enforcement, the courts, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Families, Child Welfare, Veteran’s Administration and Central Florida Behavioral Health Network. She currently serves as a board member for Florida Behavioral Health Association, Florida Juvenile Justice Association, Hillsborough Anti-Drug Alliance, Hillsborough County Behavioral Health Task Force and the Health Care Advisory Board’s Management Subcommittee. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.
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.”
Jana Balicki, MA, is Chief Housing Division Administrator.
Jana oversees the Housing Division and contracts working with persons experiencing homelessness, mental health and /or substance use disorders. She has over 30 years experience in Behavioral Health field working with adults and youth in an array of treatment settings. Jana's experience includes housing first projects and implementation of managed care program in San Diego , CA. working with high utilizers of acute care services; part of San Diego Police Department homeless outreach team as an outreach clinician; Assistant Program Director for a specialized residential program for persons with developmental disabilities; Community Treatment Director for a adult community based behavioral health service organization ; and Area Director responsible for operations , grant development, contracts management and program implementation. She has served on advisory boards for jail diversion, Homeless Information Management System, Pinellas County Homeless Coalition Board of Directors and is currently Chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative Ranking and Review Committee and Co- Chair of the Executive Planning Committee.
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.
Bill Hirsch, Owner of William C. Hirsch, CPA
Treasurer, member since 1994
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."