Rao Musunuru, M.D., was born and raised in a small rural farming village in South India. Dr. Rao Musunuru, M.D., is a Cardiology Specialist with over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Guntur Med Coll, Andhra U medical school in 1975. Dr. Musunuru continually serves the community by teaching and preaching through his medical, social, and philosophical guest columns in major newspapers—including the Tampa Bay Times—and lectures stressing the importance of proper prevention and prompt intervention for people to live longer and healthier. He was even instrumental in transforming a 50-bed rural hospital into a 290-bed Heart Institute at Bayonet Point/Hudson Regional Medical Center. Dr. Musunuru has personally given and secured millions of dollars to support essential college initiatives and provide countless scholarships to deserving district students.
Commissioner Mike Moore District 2, was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2014, serving as Vice-Chairman of the Board in 2016 and Chairman of the Board in 2017. Commissioner Moore sits on or chairs the following boards and committees: Circuit Conflict-Sixth Judicial Circuit; Dependency Drug Treatment Court Planning Steering Committee; Government Operations Committee; Insurance Selection Committee; Public Safety Coordinating Council; Tourist Development Council (TDC); and the Homeless Advisory Board (Chair). Governor Rick Scott appointed Commissioner Moore to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council in 2014, and Speaker Will Weatherford also appointed Moore to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Advisory Council in 2014. Commissioner Moore is a local small business owner and resides in Wesley Chapel with his wife and three children.
Steve Spina has served as Zephyrhills City Manager from 1996 to 2011, and from 2014 to 2019. For three years (2011-2014) he served as a visiting instructor in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the University of South Florida, where he currently is teaching. Spina is a native of Bronxville, New York, and grew up in Peekskill, NY, a city of about 20,000 residents on the Hudson River. He moved to Florida in 1971 and graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication. He later received a Master of Public Administration from USF in 1998. He also has a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. Spina served on the CARES Board in the 1990s, serving as board chair, and currently is board chair. Steve and his wife Judy have lived in Zephyrhills since 1982.
Sero Singh was born in Durban, South Africa, and is the Administrator of Jennifer Gardens ALF & Memory Care, in the business for 20 years, Immigrated from South Africa in 1992. She has a degree in Business Administration. She is very active in community outreach and has served on the board of the following organizations: Community Service Council, Florida Assisted Living Association Chair & Vice-Chair, Pasco/Hernando Guardianship Association - Treasurer, Pasco Aging Network. She has volunteered for many local organizations Alzheimer’s Family, Pace Center for Girls, Community Service Council, and many more, Together with Community Service Council her facility has prepared Thanksgiving meals for 800-1000 for the needy in West Pasco for the last 12 years. She is also the recipient of the Administrator of the Year Award for all of Florida, Humanitarian of the Year, and Volunteer of the year. She is a Trinity Rotarian and continues to volunteer her services for the local Pasco community.
AnnetteDamey, M. Ed
Immediate Past Chair
Annette Damey is a proud “Air Force brat” born in Staten Island, New York. Graduating from St. John’s University with a degree in education, she taught school in Buffalo, where she earned a Masters in Education. When her parents retired to Florida, Annette joined them and began a career in management, where she also received an MBA from the University of Tampa. She worked for several large insurance companies and moved to Virginia for a promotion. But family is most important to her. After all, she comes from an Italian family…so after her granddaughter was born, she and her husband moved back to Florida so they would not be long-distance grandparents. She worked in the insurance industry again, then moved to an on-line education position. After she left the full time working world, she began volunteering with AARP as a Life Reimagined guide and volunteering in other areas. She also was treasurer of her local AARP chapter, serves as Immediate Past Chair of the CARES board of directors, and works with Encore Tampa Bay, promoting the value and impact of those in their second half of life who want to make a difference. Annette lives in Land O Lakes with her husband, Michael, and two cats, Hector and Lucy.
Gregory Gay, Esq. is an attorney in Brooksville, FL. His law practice serves the needs of seniors, disabled individuals, and their loved ones with office locations in Pasco County, Hernando County, Citrus County, and north Hillsborough County. One of only a handful of double board-certified attorneys in the state of Florida in Wills, Trusts, and Estates and Elder Law, Attorney Gay, is also nationally recognized as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.
AlvinHagerich, CPA, CFE, CVA, CIRA, CFF
For 21 years, Alvin L. Hagerich, CPA has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Alvin L. Hagerich, CPA, is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. Alvin graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in Accounting in 1994. In 1996, Alvin received a Master’s in accounting from Nova Southeastern University. Alvin is licensed as a State of Florida Certified Public Accountant since 1996 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors.
PaulaO' Neil Ph.D.
Paula O'Neil, Ph.D. dedicated her career to excellence in government, serving more than 39 years in various public service positions, most recently as the elected Clerk & Comptroller for Pasco County from 2009 to 2019. Using that wealth of knowledge, Paula now consults for governmental entities and businesses, assisting teams in developing their combined talents and ambitions to navigate uncharted territory to meet today's challenges. Paula serves as an adjunct professor for Saint Leo University, teaching in the MBA program. She holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Applied Management and Decision Sciences, and is a Certified John Maxwell Coach and Trainer, Dave Ramsey Financial Planner, Certified Public Manager, University of South Florida Executive Fellow, Leadership Pasco Alumnus, and former Florida Sterling Examiner.
After graduating with honors from Stetson University College of Law, Attorney Rebecca C, Bell joined the Port Richey law firm of Delzer, Coulter & Bell, P.A. She has now been with the firm for over 10 years, focusing on elder law, Medicaid planning, and veterans' benefits. She was certified as an Elder Law Specialist by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education in 2006. Presently, there are less than 350 attorneys of the approximately 100,000 licensed attorneys in the State of Florida that have met the educational, experience, and professional standards to become designated as an Elder Law Specialist. Additionally, she has obtained accreditation by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist claimants in preparing, presenting, and prosecuting claims for benefits. To further enhance her expertise and knowledge of elder law, Mrs. Bell recently obtained a Master of Laws in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law. Her academic achievement was recognized by her degree being awarded the distinction.