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By Staff | Jan 5, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Sajel Dodia

DODIA JOINS KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL

Keep Lee County Beautiful recently announced that Sajel Dodia will serve as its new environmental education and outreach coordinator.

As a native of Southwest Florida, she grew up with a deep appreciation for the local ecosystems. Dodia recently graduated from the University of Florida, where she studied biology and environmental science and has found passion in educating others on how to be environmental stewards.

She is responsible for sharing KLCB’s mission of protecting the environment to local groups, clubs and communities. She will also implement the “Classroom in a Box” program, which offers teachers complete, week-long educational “boxes” for their classrooms. Offered at no cost to educators and available on a first come, first serve basis, the boxes contain all of the materials, curriculum and more to complete their lessons.

LEE MEMORIAL AUXILIARY INSTALLS LEADERSHIP

PHOTO PROVIDED Debbie Corey

The Lee Memorial Auxiliary celebrated the installation of its 2020-21 board of directors at an outside ceremony in the Garden at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Officers donned masks and practiced social distancing, while Chief Human Resources Officer Mike Wukitsch did the honors and also recognized the outgoing board.

New officers include: President Sue Lester; President-Elect/Secretary Jim Andrews; Immediate Past President and Vice President of Fundraising Sandy Heise; Vice President of HealthPark Medical Center Ketki Shah; Vice President of Lee Memorial Hospital Jean Perkins; Vice President of Golisano Children’s Hospital Bob Lotz; Vice President of Membership Karen Endersbee; and Treasurer Phil Fortin.

Board members-at-large include Ron Currie, Cathy Miller, Mary Jane Rockas, Tommie Schott and Patrice Swift.

ARMITSTEAD RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD

John Armitstead, system director of Pharmacy Services at Lee Health, is the 2020 recipient of The American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists Board of Directors’ Distinguished Leadership Award. Established in 2001, the award recognizes contributions to excellence in pharmacy practice leadership in acute and ambulatory care settings.

PHOTO PROVIDED Linda K. Davis

Armitstead is responsible for strategic planning, financial management, direction and coordination of pharmacy care services for the health system, as well as overseeing 330 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. In his nine years at Lee Health, he has expanded the pharmacy enterprise, adding more than 140 new pharmacy practice positions under approved, innovative business plans.

Armitstead also serves as a residency program director for the PGY2 program in health services pharmacy administration and leadership at Lee Health. He has trained over 200 pharmacy residents and served as a preceptor for more than 100 Doctor of Pharmacy students.

Armitstead earned a master’s degree in hospital and clinical pharmacy from The Ohio State University and completed a pharmacy residency at Riverside Methodist Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University.

JOHN R. WOOD PROPERTIES WELCOMES AGENTS

John R. Wood Properties announced that the following agents have joined its team:

PHOTO PROVIDED Alfonso Padilla

Debbie Corey’s knowledge, reliability and commitment to outstanding customer service makes guiding her client’s throughout the real estate market of Southwest Florida a breeze. She is creating offers and services that are disrupting the industry, with a drive to revolutionize the buying and selling experience by enhancing the customer experience.

A lifelong real estate practitioner, Linda K. Davis started her career in Connecticut in the family business. She has always had a passion for looking out for her clients, making sure they have all the information they need to make an informed decision. Davis is a good listener and can connect what is important to buyers to the “right” property.

In 2017, Alfonso Padilla made the decision to follow his childhood passion and become a real estate agent. He strives to provide the same excellent service to all of his customers. Padilla has been fortunate enough to work with family, friends, past customers and their referrals. He listens to what his customers need and works day and night to help them achieve it.

Originally from Ohio, Shannon Sayers moved to Florida over 20 years ago to earn her bachelor’s degree in resort and hospitality management at Florida Gulf Coast University. After years in high-end hospitality and owning a DIY boutique, she has found her true calling in real estate serving her clients and guiding them through their investment.

Frank Ward obtained his real estate license in 2013, earned his Graduate of the Realtor Institute designation in 2014 and closed his first million-dollar property sale in 2015. He has been a residential real estate investor, property appraiser underwriter and loan officer. Ward has a very personable and caring side when dealing with clients.

PHOTO PROVIDED Shannon Sayers

SHERA JOINS EDISON NATIONAL BANK/BANK OF THE ISLANDS

Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands announced that Richard Shera joined the team in a newly created position of assistant vice president and loan specialist.

Based out of the Sanibel office, he will support the bank’s growth of its commercial and personal loan portfolios in the island markets.

Shera brings more than 19 years of banking knowledge to the position in areas of loan origination, processing and compliance. He actively volunteers for many organizations in Lee County.

ROGERS JOINS SANCAP TRUST COMPANY

PHOTO PROVIDED Frank Ward

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company recently announced the addition of Carolyn C. Rogers to the wealth services team as senior vice president.

She will be responsible for developing client relationships in Lee and Collier counties, sharing the company’s culture with prospective clients, and assisting them as a concierge in identifying and prioritizing their wealth management needs.

Rogers comes from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation Collaboratory as vice president of development and communications. Prior to serving at the foundation, she led the SimplifyPR public relations firm, was instrumental in the success of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, and guided fundraising growth at the Canterbury School and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Rogers holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication, specializing in public relations, from the University of South Florida and holds certifications in public relations and philanthropy.

PHOTO PROVIDED Richard Shera

PHOTO PROVIDED Carolyn C. Rogers