Providers Council

Providers Council Responsibilities

Every little bit helps

  • The membership of the Providers Council includes representatives from homeless/at-risk service providers and other organizations that are actively involved in services that affect homeless/at-risk target groups in Pinellas County.
  • Make recommendations on homeless/at-risk services system issues, concerns and needed actions, either in response to Board requests or on issues raised by Providers Council members.
  • Address the needs of all target groups, such as individuals, families, Veterans, unaccompanied youth, etc., for permanent housing. 
  • Annually review and make recommendations on activities and priorities that enable the Pinellas system of services to meet and exceed HUD/Continuum of Care and other performance standards.
  • Coordinate planning and recommendations with other community-wide planning groups.

The Providers Council


April Lott, Chair

President and & CEO, Directions for Living


Micki Thompson, 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares

Jennifer Stracick, Alpha House

Gary MacMath, Boley Centers

Pam Mesmer, Brookwood Florida

Lariana Forsythe, CASA

Danielle Husband, Catholic Charities

Gabe Parra, City of Clearwater

Theresa Jones, City of St. Petersburg

Jane Walker, Daystar Life Center

Lisa Davis, Family Resources

Steve Cleveland, Florida Dream Center

Ashley Lowery, HEP

Jaclyn Boland, Intercultural Advocacy Institute

Shirlene Lightsey Manuel, Metro Wellness and Community Centers

Dianne Clarke, Operation PAR

Jerry Wennlund, PEMHS

Michael Jalazo, PERC

Debbie Johnson, Pinellas Housing Auth.

Daisy Rodriguez, Pinellas Human Services

Christine Cantrell, Pinellas Schools

Lt. Zach Haisch, PCSO Safe Harbor

Beth Houghton, St. Petersburg Free Clinic

Michael Raposa, St. Vincent DePaul

Christopher Ortiz, The St. Petersburg City Refuge

Pam Qualls, UMCM Suncoast

James Dates, WestCare Foundation

Kevin Chinault, Salvation Army Clearwater

Lt. Gary Haupt, Salvation Army St. Pete