The Bottom Line
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Community Foundation elects board

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) is pleased to announce that businessman Robert Spottswood has been elected to a second term as Chairman of CFFK's Board of Governors. Mr. Spottswood is President of Spottswood Companies Inc., a real estate development, management, and hospitality company.

In addition to Mr. Spottswood, CFFK's new Executive Committee is Brian Wruble (vice chair), Ann Reynolds (vice chair - grants), Todd German (vice chair - development), Roger Heinen (vice chair - marketing), Karen Sharp (treasurer), and Susanne Woods (secretary). Doug Mayberry will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chair. The officers will serve through June 30, 2015.

"I'm very pleased to serve as CFFK's chairman," said Robert Spottswood. "I look forward to continue working with the board and staff in our collective efforts to help build the community through philanthropy and collaboration."

Three current CFFK board members were also elected to an additional three-year term: Bill Porter, Ann Reynolds, and Allan Wimer.

Established in 1996, the Community Foundation encourages philanthropy and facilitates grantmaking to community nonprofits. It helps strengthen nonprofit leadership and leads community conversations around critical issues, among many other programs and services. CFFK currently manages more than 120 funds and endowments for individuals and nonprofit organizations. It has granted more than $17 million from these funds to support the important work of nonprofits in the Keys.

Detweiler named hospital leader

Sharon Detweiler, R.N., a Key Largo resident, has received Mariners Hospital's Osprey Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award is given to a Mariners Hospital leader who exhibits exceptional leadership in at least two of the following competencies: people, service, quality and safety, growth, finance and community.

As patient care manager, Ms. Detweiler is responsible for the operating room, post-anesthesia care unit, wound care and ambulatory outpatient surgery. In nominating her, fellow employees pointed to Ms. Detweiler's tremendous support for her staff. As an example, the nomination cited her willingness to give up personal vacation time so that staff members could have time off. Ms. Detweiler also volunteers at God's Kitchen, the Wacky Sports Challenge and the Mariners Hospital Gordon Present 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run.

Endico named Mariners employee of quarter

Monica Endico, a clerk and massage therapist at Mariners Wellness Center, was named the hospital's Employee of the Quarter for her caring and compassion. A Key Largo resident, Ms. Endico has worked 11 years at the healthcare facility.

Ms. Endico would greet a gentleman who frequently came to the Tassell Building, where the Wellness Center is located, to see his doctor; they gradually talked more frequently and became friends. Eventually, the gentleman, a paraplegic, could no longer drive and Ms. Endico began to pick up his prescriptions and groceries and deliver them to his home on a regular basis. When fellow employees learned of Ms. Endico's kindness, they nominated her for exceeding the service standards of caring and compassion.

Casey, Guy celebrate anniversaries

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Shana Casey, vice president and Big Pine branch manager, on her 15th anniversary with the bank, and Lisa Guy on her fifth anniversary.

With more than 35 years in the banking/mortgage industry, Casey was hired in 1999 as the assistant vice president and Big Pine branch manager. She was promoted to her current position in 2006.

"Shana's dedication to her customers, our bank, and the Lower Keys community has been an inspiration to us all and we congratulate and thank her for many years of service," said Daisy Naseiro, First State Bank senior vice president and branch administration manager.

A Florida Keys native, Casey is a graduate of Marathon High School, Florida Keys Community College, and the Florida School of Banking.

Casey was named Big Pine and Lower Keys Rotarian of the Year in July 2006. She is a member and past president of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and the Lower Keys Rotary, as well as a member of Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors and the Lower Keys Women's Club.

First State Bank is also happy to celebrate Key Largo assistant branch manager Lisa Guy's fifth year with the bank.

Guy joined First State Bank, with more than 20 years banking experience, in 2009 as assistant branch manager at the bank's Key Largo office. Originally from New Jersey, she is a graduate of Coral Shores High School and received a diploma from the American Institute of Banking. Guy lives in Tavernier with her family.

"Lisa demonstrates professionalism and a commitment to our customers," said Laura Brown, assistant vice president/branch manager. "We applaud her on her milestone anniversary and look forward for more to come."