AAAPP Leadership Team

Ann Marie Winter, Executive Director

Ann Marie is responsible for leading the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas and promoting the agency’s mission to advocate, educate and serve seniors and their caregivers in partnership with the community. She provides the strategic vision and direction for the organization, develops and nurtures partnerships to improve the lives of seniors in our communities and oversees a $19,000,000 budget that helps 20,000 seniors each year.

Before joining AAAPP, Ann Marie was the Chief Operating Officer, Specialized Programs at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, AAAPP’s Lead Agency in Pinellas County. In her nine year tenure there, she oversaw the organization’s daily operations, led its advocacy and policy efforts and helped expand the agency to its current 67 programs, 550 staff and $33,000,000 budget. She has 24 years of experience working with complex domestic and multi-national social service and humanitarian organizations.

Ann Marie was Chairwoman of the Board of Chesed Home Care, a social enterprise venture established to provide companion and home care services to the elderly in the Tampa Bay area. She was a member of the Policy Committee of a national Elder Services Advisory Board that crafted language adopted by the Administration for Community Living for use by programs serving Holocaust survivors. Ann Marie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from New York University and speaks French and Croatian fluently.  Ann Marie lives in Tampa Bay with her husband and son.

Helen D. King, Deputy Director

Helen serves as the Deputy Director of the Area Agency on Aging, a position she has held since 1991.  She has worked in various positions at the agency since 1979 with responsibilities for supervision, human resources, planning and program development, disaster preparedness, grants management, agency governance, training, and senior advocacy.

Helen actively collaborates with Better Living for Seniors and Pasco Aging Network with their Boards and Committees.  During her career with the AAAPP, her professional affiliations have included membership in the Florida Council on Aging; St Petersburg College Continuing Education Advisory Council; Board member of the Alzheimer’s Association of Tampa Bay; and Board member and President of the Board of Directors of Suncoast Health Council.

Helen is a graduate of Berry College (Rome, Georgia) earning a B.A. in sociology, as well as earning an M.A. from University of South Florida (Tampa) with a degree in Gerontology (Aging Studies).

Katherine Guy Carleton, Chief Financial Officer

 Katherine serves as the Area Agency on Aging’s Chief Financial Officer, a position she has held since 1999.  She oversees the agency’s $19,000,000 annual budget and its multiple funding sources. Katherine supervises the Finance, Purchasing, Contracts and IT departments and ensures that the agency’s internal controls meet all GAAP standards.  She is the lead representative to the Department of Elder Affairs on all financial issues and works closely with AAA funded partners to ensure that services are provided in the most cost effective manner.

Katherine graduated from the University of Mannheim, West Germany with a degree in Business Mathematics.

Beverly Burton, Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Director

Beverly has been at the Area Agency on Aging since 1992 and oversees 3 programs: the Helpline, a federally funded program providing information and referral to seniors, adults with a disability, and caregivers; Intake and Screening, providing access to federally and state-funded programs; and a Medicaid program that provides access, education and eligibility assistance for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program.

Beverly is an active member of the statewide ADRC workgroup and the statewide Refer workgroup.  She received a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from the University of South Florida.

Jason Martino, Director of Planning

Employed for over 15 years with the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Jason Martino is the Director of Planning. Jason has worked in numerous aspects of agency operations throughout his tenure and currently is responsible for implementation and oversight over our Caregiver Support and Serving Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly Program (SHINE) Programs. He is also responsible for the development and updating of our 3 Year Area Plan, Summary Plan Document as well as our Annual Report. As our Emergency Coordinating Officer, Jason is the liaison between both Pasco and Pinellas County Emergency Management offices, the State Department of Elder Affairs and any Federal Emergency Management agency responding to a local disaster. Jason also produces and hosts the Area Agency on Aging’s television show, “Aging on the Suncoast”.

Jason serves on the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board for both Pasco and Pinellas Counties, chairs the St. Petersburg Commission on Aging. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and minors in Gerontology and Life Span Psychology.

Tawnya Martino, Director of Program Accountability

Tawnya is responsible for overseeing the federal and state funded programs and services of the Area Agency on Aging. These programs help seniors stay in their homes, live independently and delay institutionalization into a nursing home. She also oversees the Elder Abuse Prevention Program that advocates for seniors who are victims of crime and violence. She has been with the agency since 2005. Before joining AAAPP, Tawnya worked at Neighborly Care Network and Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, two local human service organizations that provided her with direct service opportunities to work with seniors and address their needs

Tawnya serves on the Emergency Food and Shelter Board of Pinellas County and the Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services’ Refugee Advisory Board.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of South Florida.