Board of Directors

Very special people serve on our Board of Directors. They’re special not only because they volunteer their leadership, expertise and talents, but also because of their unwavering commitment to Gulfside’s mission to provide the most compassionate and highest quality end-of-life care. Although each member of this dedicated group brings a unique perspective, they all share a passion for helping people touched by life-limiting illness, grief and loss. We are grateful to our Board of Directors for their guidance and support throughout the years.


Skip Skairus
South State Bank
SVP, Regional President

First Vice Chair
Leigh Massengill
Community Volunteer

Second Vice Chair
Daniel Heinig, M.D.

Patricia Jones, CPA
Jones & Company CPAs P.A.

Joan Nelson Hook, ESQ.
Hook Law Group, P.P.A.


Sola Adewunmi, CCMA AMS
Community Manager
Greenacre Properties, Inc.

John Butler
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home
Vice President

Allen S. Crumbley, CCIM
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Florida Properties Group

Stanley M. Giannet, Ph.D.
Pasco-Hernando State College
VP of Academic Affairs & Faculty
Development/College Provost

Marie Picone
Community Volunteer

Carol Springer, RN, BA
Director Emeritus

Linda L. Ward
President and Chief Executive Officer