Goodwill-Suncoast Board Elects New Chair, New Members


A new board chair and three members were elected to the all-volunteer Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc. Board of Directors at the organization’s Annual Business Meeting Sept. 27.

The new board chair is Carole Philipson, who joined the board in 2000 when Goodwill-Suncoast merged with the Goodwill in the Lakeland region. She had served on the Lakeland Goodwill board for many years prior to the merger. Phillipson previously held a variety of executive-level positions within the health care administration field including as vice president with both Adventist Health System at Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She now works as a consultant.

New to the Goodwill board is Mike Attinella, chief financial officer and treasurer with the Superior Group of Companies in Seminole, Fla. Prior to joining Superior, Attinella was executive vice president/chief financial officer for HSN (Home Shopping Network) while also serving as the senior vice president/chief accounting officer for parent company HSNi. He serves on a variety of well-respected nonprofit boards in the Tampa Bay area.

Marie Hebbler is returning to the Goodwill Board after a required period off of the board. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Risk Matrix Solutions, a web-based enterprise risk assessment software solution for banks and credit unions. Prior to starting Risk Matrix Solutions, she was chief risk officer for HomeBanc.  Hebbler began her board service with Goodwill in 2012.

Also new to the Goodwill board is Tony Martinez, vice president of information security & IT solutions/chief technical officer at MGT Consulting Group. Prior to joining MGT, Martinez served as the director of operations at CyberSequr. He brings an array of knowledge and experience in the area of information security and IT services, including cyber security, security risk assessment and compliance initiatives.

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 Job Connection centers, training and job placement for people with disabilities, a children’s literacy program, affordable apartment communities for seniors and people with disabilities, and community corrections programs. For more information, visit

2019-10-30T07:42:50-04:00October 9th, 2019|