Emily Lovesky Mruczek
Emily Mruczek has worked in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. After overseeing several restaurants in the Southwest Florida area for Carrabba’s Italian Grill, she recently became Director of Training for a quickly growing new fast causal concept, PDQ. Emily graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Criminology and Psychology. She and her husband currently have 2 little girls and live in Sarasota. Emily has served on the BOD at Community Haven since 2013.
Thomas M Thomas Jr.
Tom Thomas is partner with the firm Lichtenstein Briefman Gardner & Thomas, CPAs, PLLC located in Sarasota FL. Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida. Tom’s areas of practice include corporate, partnership and individual tax preparation, tax planning, international tax matters, financial statement preparation and also represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing authorities. Born and raised in Darien Connecticut, Tom has been in Sarasota for over 15 years where he resides with his wife Lauren.
I have always been one to volunteer time and money to organizations like the Haven. I became a volunteer at Community Haven partly because of my mother. She had served on the BOD for a number of years until she physically could not attend meetings The fact that my “little” sister Michelle is a client of the Haven makes it a little more personal as I volunteer to help fulfill the agency mission. What keeps me going during challenging times is watching either my sister or other clients during their time at the agency smiling, laughing or just plain enjoying themselves as they go about their day.
Sharon Chiodi graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. She currently works as a Real Estate Professional at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty for the last seven years and part of the Top Producing Sales Team in Sarasota for the company. Previous to her Real Estate career, she has over thirty years of financial administration and marketing management experience having worked for Hunt Manufacturing, Andersen Consulting, ADT Security Services and Community Haven. She is currently serving her second consecutive three year term on the Community Haven Board of Directors and served the last two years as Secretary of the Board. She is married and they have one daughter.
Wendy Mann Resnick
Wendy Mann Resnick began her career in the nonprofit world as a volunteer with United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota/Manatee, Inc. when her son Bobby was diagnosed with mental retardation, cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder at the age of two. She then became the Executive Director of the organization for the next 28 years producing and emceeing the local portions of the annual “Weekend with the Stars Telethon” on ABC for 18 of those years as well as being a registered lobbyist in Tallahassee. Ms. Resnick retired from UCP in 2011 and most recently was the host of “Suncoast FYI” and “Local Doctors on Call” on SNN. She has been the recipient of The Citizen of the Year from the Breakfast Sertoma Club, A West Coast Woman, The Golden Gavel Award from the Sarasota Herald Tribune, A Woman of Light, A Woman of Power Award by the National Council of Jewish Women, and recognized with a Video Archive. In 2016 Ms. Resnick received the “Break the Glass Ceiling Award” from the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. She has an AA degree from the University of Florida and an AS degree from Northeastern University. Ms. Resnick has two children, Mark and Bobby.
Eric R. Hoonhout
Eric Hoonhout is a business transactional attorney. He practices with the law firm of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. in Sarasota, FL. Eric represents individuals, real estate professionals, developers, landlords, tenants, condominium associations, and business entities of all kinds, including local and national banks, in all types of real property transactions and litigation, development, construction, title insurance, business, and banking and financial matters. He obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence at the Florida State University College of Law, and is a devoted Seminole fan. Eric is an active member of numerous local organizations, and supports and volunteers with numerous civic and community groups. He is most proud of his association with and service to Community Haven.
May Ahdab, PhD is a graduate of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan with a degree in Sociology and an emphasis on Health Care and Family/Gender Roles. Since her graduation in 1976, May has worked in the Health Care field, primarily participating in the development of the first free-standing Primary Care Ambulatory Center: the Health Care Institute located on the Wayne State University Campus. In 1981, May consulted with various centers providing behavioral health care services and started her own company dedicated to the development of a software system specializing in the collection, analysis and reporting of information required by organizations servicing individuals with Developmental or Mental Health needs. By 2016, the company grew to service over 300 organizations in multiple states and was sold to a group dedicated to the Health Care field. Currently, May is consulting with various organizations as well as serving on the Board of companies in the field.
Patricia D. Crauwels
Patricia D. Crauwels is an attorney and shareholder in the Sarasota law firm of Matthews Eastmoore. Pat attended the University of South Florida, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980. In 1983, she received her law degree from Washington and Lee University. Pat is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer and concentrates her legal practice in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury litigation.
Scott Mruczek is originally from Rochester, New York. He graduated from the University at Buffalo with a major in Sociology. He moved to Sarasota in 2002 to pursue a career in Law Enforcement with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently in the Criminal Investigations Section working closely with detectives and the community. In his spare time, Scott likes to stay active and participates in sports such as baseball and ice hockey. Scott is honored to have the opportunity to serve The Haven.