Leadership

Michael DiBrizzi, M.B.A.

President/Chief Executive Officer

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Mike began his employment with Camelot in 1994 and has held various direct care and leadership positions before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Mr. DiBrizzi has served on various community boards and committees including as Board Chairman for The Foster Family-Based Treatment Association and The Florida Coalition for Children Foundation.  Mr. DiBrizzi is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and serves on the City of Largo, Fl. Planning Board. Mr. DiBrizzi received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tampa and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida.


James W. Ecklof, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

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Jim joined Camelot Community Care in January 2014 and has over 20 years’ experience managing the financial operations of both for-profit and non-profit health care organizations. During his time with Camelot, Mr. Ecklof has led the efforts to reorganize the finance office, implement new non-profit financial software, and has implemented a number of measures to reduce expenses and improve efficiencies to better serve our clients. Mr. Ecklof’s efforts led to him being a finalist for The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2015 CFO of the Year.

 

Sheila Asson, MA, CHP

Chief Administrative Officer

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Sheila joined Camelot on March 15th, 2018 as the Director of Quality Assurance. She has extensive experience in social services and working with at-risk youth. She’s held various positions as Executive and Regional Director, National Director of Mental Health, Compliance Officer, and Vice President of Operations for both non-profit and for-profit organizations.  Sheila also services as VP of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Parent Organization at Middleton HS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology from Hunter College and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Florida.


John Luff

Chief Operations Officer

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John joined Camelot in January of 2020 and brings with him an extensive 30 plus year history working as an experienced professional in the individual and family services industry. John’s expertise comes from his strong operations background, having run nonprofit organizations, creating quality assurance departments as well as developing nationwide training programs. John has been a consult for multiple child welfare associations as well as the Department of Children and Families. John graduated from the University of Central Florida with his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  


Mark Connolly, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer

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Mark has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1994 and has practiced law continuously in the Tampa Bay area since then, spending 22 years at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP’s Tampa office before joining Camelot Community Care in January 2022. Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida in 1986, and his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1994. While at Shumaker, Mark provided general representation and litigation legal services to Camelot and its affiliate, the Children’s Network for over fifteen years. Mark also has substantial local government experience, serving as City Attorney for the City of Temple Terrace for ten years. Mark has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell since 2005, and has been named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyers. He is an active member of the Florida Coalition for Children Legal Subcommittee.


Sandra Bowman, MS

Risk Manager 

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Sandy began her employment with Camelot and our previous companies over 25 years ago and is Camelot’s most tenured employee. Ms. Bowman is a Florida licensed Health Care Risk Manager and manages all of Camelot’s Safety Coordination and Risk Management activities. Ms. Bowman earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of South Florida and her Master's Degree in Human Services from Nova Southeastern University.


Karen Battle, PHR

Director of Human Resources

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Karen started her employment with Camelot Community Care on March 1, 2014.  Karen has thirty years of progressive Human Resources experience which includes experience in government, non-profit, private, and publicly traded companies.

Ms. Battle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has also earned the SHRM-CP credentials (Society for Human Resources Management, Certified Professional.


Brenda Oakes

Director of Programs

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Brenda has devoted her career to working with youth.  This was a natural nexus as she is from a large family of seven children with an age span of 21 years.  Much of her 30+ years of experience has been with youth affiliated with the foster care and delinquency systems which makes her the ideal candidate for Camelot’s Director of Programs position.  She firmly believes quality programming starts with quality personnel.  

Brenda has degrees in Social Work and Public Administration.  She is most proud to be a former foster parent and now an adoptive parent. 


Kim Szmitkowski, M.B.A.

Director of Quality Assurance

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Kim began her employment with Camelot Community Care in December of 2020. Kim has over 10 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health and has worked for programs serving adults, children and veterans. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Felician University.