Four members have been elected to the all-volunteer Goodwill Industries-Suncoast Board of Directors. They are:
Steve Bivens, director of intelligent energy services for Tampa Bay Trane, Inc., Tampa. His background in energy and focus on sustainability practices align with Goodwill’s commitment to preserving community resources. For the past two years, Bivens has co-chaired The Goodwill Ambassadors, a group of professionals dedicated to spreading the word about the Goodwill mission.
Christina Miller, CFP, a certified financial planner and registered client services associate with UBS Financial in St. Petersburg. Miller brings more than four years of financial management experience to the board. She has also been a Goodwill Ambassador for the past two years.
Melissa Mora, Esq., regional council for Florida Hospital/Adventist Health Systems in Tampa. Mora previously served as corporate counsel for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa and was vice president for legal affairs and compliance at Senior Home Care in Clearwater.
Returning to the Goodwill board is Scott Rutz. He has a long professional background in the private banking industry, currently as senior vice president at Northern Trust Bank in Tampa and previously with SunTrust Bank. Although his last term on the Goodwill board ended in 2010, Rutz has served as an advisory member on a board committee since that time.
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties in West Central Florida, including employment services, training and job placement for people with disabilities, affordable apartment communities for seniors and people with disabilities, and community corrections programs. For more information visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org.