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Tampa Bay Chapter Virtual Event | Charting Your Board Service Journey – Let's Plan an Exciting Adventure: Let Your Passion Drive Your Service
Tuesday, July 06, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Category: Tampa Bay

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Pacific)
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Mountain)
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM (Central)
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM (Eastern)



Special summer cohort program exploring the wide range of board service paths and roles available to PDA members. 

Participants will be challenged to consider their ultimate board journey and bucket list in this multi-part Zoom experience. The journey and destination will be unique for everyone. This cohort-style program is designed to progressively explore the most common paths for board service. A wide range of organizations and types of boards will be discussed, and the target skill set, and experience required to reach specific board roles.  From building the foundation for aspiring first-time board members to achieving senior leadership roles as chairperson or lead independent director, this program has something for everyone.

Throughout the program, knowledge and skills assessments will help participants gauge their expertise on board-related topics in over 20 essential areas.  Special guests and group interactions will allow participants to develop personalized gap assessments to set professional development, experience, and knowledge development goals to help them reach their desired board service roles.  

For each of the significant stages of board director development, we will explore as a group the following components for Aspiring, Seated, and Highly Experienced board members:

  • Overview of the director's contribution to the organization and board
  • Roles, experience, and progressive organizational size, mission, and complexity
  • Director educational resources and experience needs
  • Networking strategies and opportunities
  • Personal branding
  • Ecosystem participants and programs

Each program will be recorded and available for replay for existing PDA members via the PDA website a few days following each event.

Event Schedule

June 8th    Week # 1 – Welcome, Kick-off, and Cohort Orientation   
June 22nd Week # 2 – Preparation and Packing List for Your Bucket List Destination
July 6th     Week # 3 – Let Your Passion Drive Your Service
July 20th   Week # 4 – Fuel You Passion and Get Licensed to Thrill   
Aug 10th   Week # 5 – Trailblazing, Giving Back, and Sharing Your Passion with New Aspiring Directors
Aug 24th   Week # 6 – Capstone – Members Share Board Bucket List and Vision Board Ultimate

Please note that you need to register for each individual session listed above. 

Cohort Sign-up and Participation Overview

Overview of the procedures and workflow to sign up for the Tampa Bay Summer Cohort. Describes the registration process, program logistics, and distribution of documents and artifacts used to support the Zoom sessions.


Infographic that will be used as a reference throughout the sessions.

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!

Session Leader


Jeff Sauntry
Tampa Bay PDA Executive Committee Member

Mr. Sauntry is the CEO of Risk Neutral. He is a results-focused board member and senior executive with publicly traded and private organizations. Leader of core operations for professional services, platform as a service (PaaS), cybersecurity, technology, and telecommunications firms. He is a subject matter expert in risk management, regulatory compliance, privacy, go-to-market strategy, digital transformation, eCommerce, fraud, cyber and physical security.  A trusted advisor able to translate complex business challenges into actionable initiatives designed to minimize deviation from expected outcomes, Mr. Sauntry thrives at the intersection of innovation and value creation. He believes cognitive diversity and sound corporate governance create a competitive differentiator for the organizations he serves.



John Tomlin
Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services, Pineapple Title, Pineapple Insurance

Mr. Tomlin is CEO of Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services, Pineapple Title, Pineapple Insurance. Formerly, he was the CEO of AAA Auto Club South. He holds board positions with AAA National and AAA Auto Club South. Mr. Tomlin is the Current Chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, a Board Member for the Moffitt Cancer Center, Corbett Prep, and Tampa Bay EDC, as well as Past Chair for the Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay and Crisis Center of Tampa.


Kameron Partridge Hodgens
Chief Executive Officer
The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Cente

Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens, a Sarasota, FL native, graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Psychology, a minor in Special Education and received both her M.A. and her Ph.D. in Lifespan Developmental Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Upon moving back to Sarasota in 2007, Dr. Hodgens became the Vice President of Programs and Services at Easterseals Southwest Florida. In October of 2014, she joined the Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center as the CEO where she oversees the operations and management of a 5-acre campus of 14 buildings that houses 18 human service nonprofits in north Sarasota, with a collective budget of $17.5 million. The Center was recognized this year as a finalist for Nonprofit of the Year by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Hodgens is a graduate of the Leadership Sarasota 2010-2011 class, serves as the Chair of the Leadership Council for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Chamber’s Board, and of the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She was recognized as the Public Citizen of the Year in 2014 by the National Association of Social Workers - Sarasota/Manatee Unit, and is a 2015 winner of SRQ Magazine’s Women in Business Award.

She recently became a Steering Committee member for the First 1,000 Days initiative in Sarasota and for the national Nonprofit Centers Network, a professional organization that supports the design, construction, management, and sustainability of nonprofit centers in North America.

Kameron lives in Sarasota with her husband Bart, their 5-year old daughter Evelyn (“Evy”), and a quarantine rescue cat named Marigold.