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Keara McGraw



TAMPA, FL – The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce new Board members and leadership changes for fiscal year 2021. Our Board and Council members have deep roots in Tampa Bay and a broad knowledge of our community’s needs. They are dedicated philanthropists who work hard to steward our investment in the region and inspire giving among others. The Board of Trustees Officers are:


  • Robert H. Mohr – Chair

Mr. Mohr is a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estate Lawyer with his office located in Sun City Center.


  • Mike M. Starkey – Chair Elect 

Mr. Starkey is a Senior Sales Executive with Genesys and has over 20 years in the Information Technology market. 


  • Edward F. Koren – Treasurer 

Mr. Koren is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Tampa and Lakeland offices and leads the firm’s private wealth practice.


  • Linda O. Simmons – Secretary

A graduate of the University of South Florida and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Ms. Simmons enjoyed a successful career in lending and banking prior to joining R.R. Simmons.


  • Betty Castor – Past Chair

Ms. Castor has devoted much of her life to public service, most notably as President of the University of South Florida, Florida Commissioner of Education and President and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 

We are also pleased to welcome Willie Tims, Jr. to the Board of Trustees as a new member. Willie is the Retired Corporate EHS Director with the Mosaic Company and currently serves on the Board of Academy Prep.

Susanna C. Fenhagen and Richard J. Rios are also joining our Leadership Council. Our Leadership Council members are long-time advocates for philanthropy, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, and the Tampa Bay region. They offer counsel and direction to help us inspire giving and have a positive impact in our communities.

“As a Foundation, our mission is to build a stronger, more vibrant, resilient and equitable community for all. We are pleased to announce this stellar new Board and Council leadership team to guide us in this mission,” said Marlene Spalten, President & CEO.


About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Founded in 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, professional advisors, volunteers, and residents to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For 30 years, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Learn more at

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