AAAPP Leadership Team
Ann Marie Winter, Executive Director
Ann Marie is responsible for leading the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas (AAAPP) and providing for its strategic vision and direction. She develops and nurtures partnerships to improve the lives of seniors and persons with disabilities and oversees the $19,000,000 annual investment that helps 55,000 seniors each year age in place. She serves as the agency’s representative to its state and federal partners and has 25 years of experience working with complex domestic and multi-national social service and humanitarian organizations. She has worked internationally on behalf of the US Government and United Nations to provide durable solutions to marginalized populations. 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.
Katherine Guy Carleton, Chief Financial Officer
Katherine serves as the AAAPP’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.
Tawnya Martino, Director of Program Accountability
Tawnya oversees the federal and state funded programs and services of the AAAPP. 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 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.
Jason Martino, Director of Planning
Employed for over 16 years with the AAAPP, Jason Martino is the Director of Planning. Jason is responsible for implementation and oversight of our Caregiver Support and Serving Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly Program (SHINE) Programs. He is also responsible for the development of our 3 Year Area Plan, Summary Plan Document as well as our Annual Report. Jason serves as the Emergency Coordinating Officer and also produces and hosts the AAAPP’s television show, “Aging on the Suncoast”. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and minors in Gerontology and Life Span Psychology.
Beverly Burton, Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Director
Beverly has been at the AAAPP 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.
Bonnie Hough, Director of Outreach
Bonnie Hough joined the AAAPP team as the Director of Outreach in June 2018. In this role, she leads the Agency’s efforts in raising awareness and deepening engagement to address the needs of seniors and those with disabilities throughout our community. She also oversees the Agency’s social media presence, communications and grant writing. Bonnie comes to the Agency with 5 years’ experience coordinating development, communications and partnership building for a variety of local and national nonprofits focused on health and well being for underserved populations in Texas, Virginia and Florida. Bonnie received her Bachelors degree from University of Florida and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin LBJ School.
Wendy Arroyo, Human Resources Administrator
Wendy Arroyo is responsible for the coordination and administration of the agency’s human resource functions. Wendy, who joined the organization in 2017, has more than 16 years of experience working in human resources, primarily in the healthcare industry. Wendy holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Drew University of Madison, New Jersey.