Our Leadership

The First Step of Sarasota Board of Directors consists of business leaders, philanthropic donors and mental health experts.

Board members

Patrick Robinson
Chair

Ron Turner 

Vice-Chair

Jack Cox
Secretary

Jay Miller

Treasurer

Katy Barclay

Eric Hoonhout

John Leslie

David Lyons

Brian Meinberg
Sheriff's Representative

Dr. John Wesley Walker Jr.

Tim Self

Brena Slater

EX-OFFICO Non-Voting Members

Mike Moran
Sarasota County Commissioner

Nancy Deterte
Sarasota County Commissioner

Executive officers

Shawny Robey, FSOS CEO as of August 2021
Shawny Robey,
President and Chief Executive Officer
April Ranceful
April Ranceful
Chief Operating Officer
Mounira Ragsdale 2021
Mounira Ragsdale,
Chief Administrative Officer

News & Events

Women at Work
Women at Work
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Officials watch First Step of Sarasota County CEO Shawny Robey cut the ribbon to open the new 40-bed Community Offender Rehabilitative Treatment (CORT) program facility.
Officials open First Step facility ...
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Detail image of place settings at the Caring Hearts Luncheon
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The Caring Hearts event supports First Step's Mothers and Infants Program, a substance-abuse tr...
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