Our Team

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco – Pinellas is made up of a wonderful team of highly dedicated staff and volunteers.

Our Team

You can reach any of our team members by calling 727-570-9696. You can find specific staff extensions below.

Wendy Arroyo – Human Resources Administrator, Ext. 213
Virginia Cruz – Administrative Secretary, Ext. 233
Ann Marie Winter – Executive Director, Ext. 266

Responsible for establishing procedures governing state and federal service provision, training and coordination activities of service providers; monitor state and federal programs according to applicable program guidelines; provide technical assistance to contractors; develop bid specifications; review and critique proposal for funding.

Kristina Jalazo – Director of Program Accountability, Ext. 243
Chris Eger – Service Analyst, Ext. 216
Christine Didion – Program Manager, Ext. 211
Michelle Tavares – Program Manager, Ext. 271
Kandice White – Service Analyst/Intake Specialist, Ext. 228

Responsible for developing and administering a multi-year Area Plan which sets forth the activities of the Area Agency on Aging; develop, submit and implement new and innovative projects to address needs of seniors; assess community resources and gaps in service through needs assessment and other research; maintain demographic data; conduct public hearings; oversee health and wellness program; and advocate for seniors through representation on community councils and advisory groups.   Manage the National Family Caregiver Support Program and the SHINE Program.

Nicole Day – Caregiver Specialist, Ext. 251
Geralyn Fortney – SHINE Program Manager, Ext. 234
Jody Ferguson Hensler – Caregiver Specialist Coordinator, Ext. 221
Jason Martino – Director of Planning Ext. 272
Nora Portanenko – SHINE Program Assistant,  Ext. 235
Shannon Lensing – Caregiver Specialist, Ext. 298

Tracy Barrows – ADRC Helpline Manager, Ext. 254
Jeannie Arce, Information &Assistance Specialist, Ext. 253
Leah Carr – Medicaid Benefits Counselor, Ext. 285
Jennifer Elliott – Intake Specialist, Ext. 256
Rita Johnson – Medicaid Waiver Specialist, Ext. 262
Janie Landon – Medicaid Benefits Counselor, Ext. 242
Josie Guerra – Medicaid Benefits Counselor, Ext. 257
Tawnya Martino – ADRC Director, Ext. 246
Debbie Maulorico – Medicaid Waiver/Quality Assurance Specialist, Ext. 286
Peggy Herlache – Community Health Coordinator, Ext. 287
Nancy Napolitano – Medicaid Benefits Counselor, Ext. 219
Chrysti Reichert – Lead Medicaid Waiver Specialist, Ext. 295
Cynthia Rennick – Information & Assistance Specialist, Ext. 220
Alexander Gillette – Information &Assistance Specialist, Ext. 275
Samuel Olarke – Information & Assistance Specialist, Ext. 227
Arlene Sanchez – Intake Specialist Coordinator, Ext. 241
Douangchai (Dawn) Sarivong – Information & Assistance Specialist, Ext. 255
Vacant – Intake Specialist, Ext. 236
Melissha Montgomery – Intake Specialist, Ext. 237
Ashley Bigby – Information & Assistance Specialist, Ext. 279
Elizabeth DeLand – Information & Assistance Specialist, Ext. 236
Jessica Butakov – Medicaid Benefits Counselor, Ext. 299

To call the Helpline dial 1-800-963-5337. If you are calling from outside the area, please dial: 727-217-8111.

Hubert Ayers – Fiscal Services Coordinator, Ext. 284
Paula Moore – Chief Financial Officer, Ext. 218
LaShanna Young – Controller, Ext. 281
Laura Hurley – AP/Payroll Specialist, Ext. 250
Andy Hood – Data/IT Support Assistant, Ext. 226
Jeff Mejeras – LAN Administrator, Ext. 224
Dijana Radak – VA Program Coordinator, Ext. 260
Zakiya Waller – Grants Accountant, Ext. 258

Michelle Arias – Victim Advocate, Ext. 261
Stacie Bolen – Director of Outreach, Ext. 210
Sierra Pennington – Victim Advocate Program Manager, Ext. 259
Amiya Ivey – Victim Advocate, Ext. 263

Volunteer With Us

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas could not reach its goals without the help of its dedicated volunteers and interns. We appreciate all that you do! Thank you!