Board of Directors

Sylvia D. Campbell, MD FACS

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Sylvia serves as the President of the BOD of VPI. She was born in Orlando, Florida, and received a BS and MS from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Later she received her MD from the University of South Florida, and completed a General Surgery residency there. She currently is in private practice in Tampa. She has served on and currently is President of the Board of the Judeo-Christian Health Clinic, a free medical clinic in Tampa, has served on the Board of the Medical Benevolence Foundation of the Presbyterian Church, as an elder with the Presbyterian Church, and was involved in development of Trauma Care Systems and Injury Prevention in the state as well as nationally. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, and currently serves on the Advisory Council of Operation Giving Back of the American College of Surgeons. She has served on mission trips to Haiti and Uganda since 1996, and been involved in helping children travel to the US for life saving care. She is married to Bob Campbell and has 3 children, Chelsey, Meaghan and Ross.

Dr. John T. DeBevoise

John serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of VPI. He was born in Tampa, Florida and attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg as an undergraduate. He received his Theology degree and Doctorate in Ministry from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and was ordained a Presbyterian minister for PCUSA in July of 1983. He currently serves as the pastor of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa. He has been involved in the development and implementation of many programs in each community he has served in, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Judeo-Christian Health Clinic in Tampa. He has traveled to Haiti on medical mission trips since 1998, and has been an integral part of the work there. He is married to Emalee DeBevoise and has 3 children.

Dierdre Joseph

Deirdre serves as the Treasurer for VPI. She has a degree in Accounting and an MBA in business from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida. She previously owned an assisted living facility called “A Home of our Own”, and has worked with the Hillsborough County Medical Association. Currently she is employed by the Tampa Police Department. Her volunteer efforts include working with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Cornerstone Kids. She currently serves on the Vestry at St. James House of Prayer.

Ron B. O’Neal, DMD, PA

A fourth generation Floridian, Ron B. O’Neal, DMD, PA, received his BS in Psychology from the University of Florida. Dr. Ron is also a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. He is in private practice in the Tampa Bay area (The Family Dentist of Tampa Bay). In 2005, along with the Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg, Dr. Ron founded Project Save-a-Smile, a nonprofit charity that provides dental care for needy children. Project Save-a-Smile hosts an annual dental carnival that provides dental care in a fun environment to Tampa Bay foster care children. Dr. Ron was instrumental in establishing a dental clinic in City Solei, Haiti, shortly after the earthquake in 2010. He returned to Mombin in 2011 to work alongside Dr. Frandy, a local Haitian dentist. Dr. Ron says, “My personal journey with serving the children of my community and the world has enriched my life beyond expectations.” Dr. Ron’s Project Save-a-Smile also provided a full mouth rehabilitation for a client of The Children’s Dream Fund in 2008. Dr. Ron has served on the Kiwanis Club’s Board of Directors. In 2008, he received the Outstanding Business of the Year Award from the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce for the Philanthropic Small Business of the Year. In 2010, he received the Distinguished Service Award from Florida Kiwanis. Dr. Ron, a family man, is married with four wonderful children.

Adicia Bathon

A graduate of USF’s College of Nursing, Adicia has practiced as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa since 2003. As a charge nurse, she was chosen by her peers to receive the hospital’s annual Award for Clinical Excellence. Incorporating her interest in technology, Adicia became an expert in electronic medical records and for several years traveled to hospitals around the country as an EMR consultant. She obtained her Board Certification in Nursing Informatics in 2013. Following her mission trip to Mombin Crochu with VPI in February of 2014, Adicia was inspired to focus on community health. She is now working as an Infection Preventionist, working to prevent transmission of diseases in the hospital, and is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Adicia volunteers for several animal rescue groups and regularly fosters dogs in her home. She loves road trips, kayaking, and live music. She and her husband, Bowen, have three teenage boys who are the light of her life!

Meaghan Campbell Hoy

Meaghan was born in Tampa, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Fine Arts. She is currently the Testing Coordinator at H.B. Plant High School, and has taught at other schools in the Tampa Bay area. She is very involved in fundraising efforts in her local community. Her ability to work alongside children of all ages and her artistic eye have helped with fundraising efforts for VPI over the years. She is recently married to Stephen Hoy.

Cecilia Nevarez

Cecilia studied Business Management at College of Business and Public Management of Kean University in Union NJ. She began a career in the health insurance industry in Prudential as a Claims Examiner and was then recruited by Aetna as part of their management team. With Aetna, she became well versed in the managed care industry and managed teams in various areas of physician contracting, provider relations, government programs and claims handling. Cecilia later used that experience to pursue a career in medical practice management. She has been managing medical practices and clinics for almost 20 years. Having the pleasure of working with Dr Sylvia Campbell since 2013, Cecilia has enjoyed learning about VPI & volunteering as the needs arise. She is an active member of Lifepoint Church in New Tampa, where she volunteers in the children’s ministry as well as facilitates a women’s weekly bible study. Cecilia is an empty nester; single parent of a 21 year old daughter, and a new neighbor in the S Tampa area.

Renu Parker

Renu Parker, originally from a small town in Kentucky, has worked professionally in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She currently is a wealth advisor in the Tampa office of Alliance Bernstein/ Bernstein Private Wealth Management, where she works with high-net-worth individuals and institutions, as well as their respective trusts, estates, and foundations. Renu has been heavily involved in the non-profit scene for the past twenty years, from fundraising to running board meetings. Prior to joining AB, Renu provided executive-level consulting services through her own firm; before that, she served as General Counsel of Hillsborough Kids, Inc., a child advocacy nonprofit. Earlier, she was western region business development manager for FTI Consulting, a global business consulting firm. Renu has a BA in political science and psychology from Northwestern University where she was a National Merit Scholarship recipient. She earned a JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. In addition to holding her securities licenses, she is a member of the Bar in both Florida and New York. Renu loves traveling with her husband and two daughters.

Gayle Sierens Martin

After 38 years as an on-air journalist at WFLA TV in Tampa, Gayle Sierens Martin retired in May of 2015. During her career, she was honored with two Emmy’s for reporting, one as a sportscaster and the other as a news reporter. In 1987, Martin became the first woman to call play-by-play for an NFL football game. Since her retirement, she has filled her time participating in several philanthropic and volunteer positions. Currently she serves on the boards of Johns Hopkins/All Children’s Hospital and Lifepath Hospice. Martin is also on the boards of the Judeo Christian Health Clinic, Village Partners International, First Tee of Tampa Bay, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and serves on the board of the School of Communication at Elon University. She is also a “Copperhead”, the charity arm of the PGA’s Valspar Golf Tournament. She is a Big Sister, with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. When not in meetings you will likely find her on the golf course or in her garden. Gayle is married to Mike Martin and has three adult children.

Advisory Council

Emmanuel Ofumbi

Paul Clark

David Alexander

Bill Wallof

Maise Reddy

Robert R. Campbell Esq.

Jeanne Hardin-Gres CRNA

Michael P. Maddux Esq.

Betty Castor

Sam Bell

Richard Nesbitt PhD

Malinda Pope

Terry Deal

Debbie MacDonald

Jay Jester

Will White

Virginia Johnson

Teresa L Deal

Rev. Claudia Henderson

Dan Chan M.D.

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