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Movers and Shakers: We Care Manatee Appoints New Members to Board of Directors


BRADENTON – We Care Manatee – a non-profit organization committed to addressing the healthcare needs of low-income, uninsured residents – is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Boudreaux, Regions Bank; John Fain, Grapevine Communications Advertising Agency; Brad Laudicina, OD, The Eye Center; Tricia McKay Powers, Blake Medical Center; and Darlette Tice, RN, BSN, MPM, Manatee Memorial Hospital, to its board of directors.

Comprised of 15 leaders from the local medical, healthcare, insurance, legal, banking and accounting sectors, the board of directors governs all ongoing operations and helps promote the mission of We Care Manatee. Members of the board are elected to one-year terms and meet every other month to ensure the continued success of the organization. “It is always exciting to welcome new members to our board of directors,” said Jill Gass, Executive Director of We Care Manatee. “With each new perspective and unique approach to leadership, we are better equipped to move forward and make the decisions that best serve our community’s growing healthcare needs.”

For more information on We Care Manatee or the new members of the board of directors, please visit www.WeCareManatee.org or call 941-755-3952.

About We Care Manatee

The Manatee County Medical Society founded We Care Manatee in 1999 to address the growing problem of providing comprehensive medical services to low-income, uninsured residents. Today We Care Manatee depends on more than 90 Manatee County medical specialists, who generously donate their free time and services to provide medical treatment for Manatee County residents. For information contact Info@WeCareManatee.org.

Grapevine Communications provides full-service advertising, marketing and public relations services to clients nationwide. The firm is the most award-winning advertising agency in Sarasota, Florida, and the surrounding areas. Recent accolades include the 2014 Small Business of the Year by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce; the 2014 Best Marketing/PR Agency by SRQ Magazine readers; and the 2010 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business of the Year by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. For more information on Grapevine Communications, contact Miranda Spinner at MSpinner@grapeinc.com or 941-351-0024.


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