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Mission, Leadership & Administration


Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our Mission: Changing lives through performing arts.

Our Vision: As a nationally recognized premier Performing Arts Organization, Ruth Eckerd Hall will offer traditional and innovative performances and educational experiences that will engage diverse audiences and participants, in order to advance the arts and enrich lives.


There are several volunteer opportunities to serve on the Board of Directors or committees at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Members of the Board of Directors and Board committees are approved and appointed by the current Board of Directors.

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. Board Members:

Jana L. Jones, Chair, CFO/Treasurer, Times Publishing Company
Frank Hibbard, Vice Chair, Sr. Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Michael Bollenback, Treasurer, Shareholder & President, Bollenback & Forret, PA, CPAs and Consultants
Steve Sika, Secretary, President & CEO, Nurses Choice, Inc.
Marcus Greene, Sr., Immediate Past Chair, Market President, Branch Banking and Trust Co.
David Abelson, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley – The Abelson Group
Barry Alpert, Managing Director, Raymond James and Associates
Brian Aungst, Jr., Shareholder, MacFarlane Ferguson & McMullen
Susan Benjamin, Gallery Director and Owner, Syd Entel Gallery
Glenn Bergoffen, President, Another Day in Paradise Boat Club
Shirley Boelhower, President, Leading Ladies of Ruth Eckerd Hall
Raymond Bouchard, Community Leader
James Conlin, Sr. VP Investments, Raymond James and Associates
Joyce Cotton, Dir of Marketing & Comm Partnerships, WEDU PBS Television
Terry Deeb, President, Deeb Elder Law, P.A./PMA Entertainment, Inc.
Elizabeth England, Community Leader
Alan Gassman, Partner, Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A.
Charlene Gordon, Community Leader
Ken Hamilton, President, Palm Pavilion, Inc.
Joan Kline, Realtor, Coldwell Banker
Dr. Cesar Lara, President and CEO, Center for Age & Weight Management
Randy Loos, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Advisors
Laura Maiocco, President, Simple Access, Inc. and BrandMax
Scott McLaren, Shareholder and Vice President, Hill Ward Henderson, PA
John Simmons, CEO, Growth Advisors, LLC
John Timberlake, Dir of Florida Ops, Phillies, Clearwater Threshers Baseball
Glenn Waters, EVP/Chief Operating Officer, BayCare Health System
Tracy West, Tournament Director/EVP, ProLinks Sports / Copperhead Charities
Thomas Wright, Sr. Resident Director, Merrill Lynch


Ruth Eckerd Hall Administration offices are open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm and at 727.791.7060.

Zev Buffman, President & CEO, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc.
Sue Wilson, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Executive Staff:
Bobby Rossi, CPO/Executive Vice President – Entertainment
Susan Crockett, COO/Vice President – Operations
Lori Glover, CFO/Vice President – Finance
Suzanne Delaney, Interim CDO – Development
Megan Brennan, Vice President – Marketing
Sharon Reid-Kane, Vice President – Education & Outreach