Vincent House Leadership

Senior Leadership and Board of Directors

Dedicated to filling lives with love, friendship, happiness and employment

Vincent House’s work is overseen by a board of directors and senior leadership staff who deeply believe that all people deserve strong and meaningful relationships that promote HOPE.

Vincent House’s board is responsible for establishing policy and guiding Vincent House’s work to promote recovery from mental illness through work.

Vincent House’s Senior Leadership

Karis Kaeser
Executive Director

Jacki Killeen
Program Director, Vincent House Pinellas

Alexandra Stocks
Assistant Program Director, Vincent House Pinellas

Steven Lockwood
Program Director, Vincent House Hernando

Elizabeth Statzer
Program Director, Vincent House Pasco

Jessica Bonanno
Director of Administration

Vincent House’s Board of Directors

David Lambert – President
Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative

Dr. Daniel Strauss – Vice President
Dean, National University of Health Sciences – FL

Bob Dillinger – Secretary
Public Defender, Retired

Elliott Steele – Treasurer
Co-Founder, Vincent House

Mark Ballenger
Owner, Ballenger & Company Inc.

Peter Kennedy
Chief Hospital Administrator, Florida Department of Children and Families

Bill Mischler
Mayor Emeritus, City of Pinellas Park

Noreen H. Hodges
Marketing, Retired

Dianne Steele,
Co-Founder, Vincent House

Denise McCabe
McCabe Editing

Dorene Thomas
Police Chief, Pinellas Park, Retired

John Posey

John Ehlenbeck
Account Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator, Retired

Shahra Lambert
Senior Advisor, NASA

Toni Roach
Captain, Pasco Sheriff’s Office

True Michaels
Vincent House Member Representative

Martin Greif
President, SiteTuners

Leah Bergoffen
Community Advocate

Awards and recognition

Employment partners include

Our Need Here in Florida

Those living with a serious mental illness in your community


in the nation

Florida ranks 49th in the nation for access to mental health care


not working

Adults with a serious mental illness

1 in 6


Have a mental health condition

1 in 6


Live with a serious mental illness

The Vincent House Difference

The impact that friendship, education and employment creates


Increase in long-term employment

and less reliance on public benefits


Decrease in rates of hospitalization

and incarceration


Double the employment rates

compared to the public mental health system


Lifetime Vincent House members

Over 70 daily Vincent House members

Saving lives and ensuring we have healthy communities

Ready to Get Your Life Back?

Discover friendship, purpose and community

1 Start with a tour

See if the Vincent House is a good fit. Start by scheduling a tour of one of our locations.

See the facility, meet members, talk to the staff, and discuss what our program can offer.

2 Become a member

If an invitation to membership is offered, a application and eligibility requirements will need to be completed and confirmed.

Membership is voluntary and for life; and there is no cost.

3 Gain skills to change your life

Find a place where you are wanted, needed and valued.

Work side-by-side with the Vincent House staff. We’re here to help members build skills to find and keep employment, return to school, locate stable housing, and much more.

Your generosity will allow us to help more adults living with mental illness

Vincent House has served over 1,225 members, but more need your help.

In Florida, over half of adults with a mental illness are going untreated.

Your donation will help us to fulfill the needs of those in your community who are facing daily challenges with mental health.

The myths that generate negative stigma around mental illness, and the lack of funding, stand in the way of the life saving help many people need.

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