25 Feb 2016


February 2016 – Allegany Franciscan Ministries is pleased to announce the re-appointment of William G. Tapp, CPA, as Chairman of the board of directors and Sr. Odette Haddad as Vice Chairperson. In addition, Emery Ivery has been appointed as Secretary, and Arlease Hall as a new board member. Their terms started January 1, 2016.

Mr. Tapp has served as Senior Managing Director for CBIZ MHM, LLC and Mayer Hoffman McCann’s Tampa Bay practice since 2010. He has overall responsibility for the Tampa Bay offices and provides leadership and expertise across many of the firm’s practice areas. He also directs strategic planning for CBIZ MHM, LLC and represents the firm throughout the Tampa Bay and Southeast community. Mr. Tapp has been a member of the Allegany Franciscan Ministries board of directors since 2009, has served as Chairman since 2015, Vice Chairman from 2013 – 2015 and as Stewardship Committee Chairman from 2009 – 2015. He graduated from the University of South Florida and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Sr. Odette is Councilor for the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY, and has been a member of the board of directors since 2009. Mr. Ivery is the Tampa Bay Area President for United Way Suncoast and joined the board of directors in 2015 after serving on Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ Tampa Bay Regional Commission since 2009. The newest member to join the board of directors is Ms. Hall, the Community Relations Director/Public Information Officer for the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County. Ms. Hall has served on Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ Palm Beach Regional Commission since 2010 and participated in an ad hoc strategic planning committee.

The Allegany Franciscan Ministries board of directors is responsible for governing the affairs of the organization, stewarding its resources, establishing its policies and programs, and approving grants and other investments to community organizations.

“Allegany Franciscan Ministries is privileged to benefit from the leadership of these individuals on our board,” said Eileen Coogan, Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ president and CEO. “All have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to our ministry and meeting the needs of those who are marginalized and underserved in our communities.”

About Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc.

Allegany Franciscan Ministries is rooted in the tradition and vision of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, providing grants and working with community partners in three regions of Florida formerly served by the Sisters’ hospitals: Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, and the Tampa Bay area of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Since awarding its first grant in 1998, Allegany Franciscan Ministries has invested over $76 million to more than 1400 organizations serving those most in need in these communities. In addition to awarding grants, its staff and volunteers work collaboratively with community partners and other funders to create healthier, safer, and more prosperous places where the most vulnerable residents can live, learn, work and play. A part of Trinity Health, its mission is to serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within communities served.

For more information, please visit Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ website at www.afmfl.org.