• Board of Directors

  • Pinellas Park/Gateway
    Chamber of Commerce Leadership Team 2019

  • President

    Dr. Daniel Strauss
    National University of Health Sciences

    Dr. Daniel Strauss is the Dean of the College of Professional Studies at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) that offers a doctor of chiropractic degree in Pinellas Park.  Dr. Strauss has strong passion for education and bringing health and wellness opportunities to the community.   

    Dr. Strauss earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College.  He has practiced in New York and Florida before pursuing his career in education.  His practice consisted of broad-scoped primary care for the whole family, although he had a large number of pediatric and pregnant patients. 

    Prior to his position at NUHS, Dr. Strauss has worked in various colleges including New York Chiropractic, Keiser and St. Petersburg Colleges.  He has taught students in a variety of healthcare disciplines including nursing, EMT, paramedic, surgical technician, and pharmacy technician programs.

    In addition, Dr. Strauss is a registered respiratory therapist and EMT.  Prior to becoming a chiropractic physician, Dr. Strauss had worked in several hospitals in the upstate New York area as an EMT, respiratory therapist and supervisor of a respiratory care department at Rochester General Hospital.

    Dr. Strauss is currently the President serving his second year term and an executive board member of the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Chairman and executive board member of the Pinellas Park Medical District, and executive board member for Vincent House.  

    “Joining the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce was an easy decision for me”, says Dr. Strauss, “This organization truly cares about their members, the local businesses, and the community.  The relationship between the City of Pinellas Park and the Chamber is unlike any other which, in my opinion, is why we are able to provide so many great opportunities to the local businesses and the Pinellas Park community.”  

  • Dr. Eric Carver
  • President Elect

    Dr. Eric Carver

  • Nancy Hodges
  • Treasurer

    Nancy Hodges
    Optek Division (retired)

  • Terry England
  • Secretary

    Terry England
    England Brothers Construction

  • Housh Ghovaee
  • Tourism

    Housh Ghovaee
    Northside Engineering

  • 2019 Board of Directors

    Executive Board

    President: Dr. Daniel Strauss, Dean of National University of Health Sciences

    President-Elect: Dr. Eric Carver, Provost of Caruth Health Education Center of St. Petersburg College

    Secretary: Jim Fikkert, Great Bay Signs

    Treasurer: *Nancy Hodges, Optek Division - Retired

    At Large: Tim Caddell, City of Pinellas Park – Retired

    At Large: Peter Kennedy, Northside Hospital

    *Hope Peterson, New Hope Auto

    *Housh Ghovaee, Northside Engineering

    *Jon Farris, Crosspointe Church

    *Michael Whitaker, Wellcare Health Plans

    *Terry England, England Brothers Construction

  • Full Board

    Becky Moultrie, Assisting Hands Home Care

    Ben Ziskal, Planning and Development Services Director, City of Pinellas Park

    Jason Sulisufay, Jessi’s Restaurant & Charles Rutenberg Realty

    Jim Bubenheim, JB Effects

    Joanne Dauphin, Joanne Dauphin State Farm

    Kelli Makepeace, Synovus Bank

    Lori Valentine, Path 2 Water Group

    Lucky Durmaz, BB & T Bank

    Mo Venouziou, Communicate the Mission, LLC

    Neil Brickfield, Pinellas Athletic League, P.A.L.

    Phil Lewis, Dream Home Enterprises

    Valarie Lee, Florida Department of Health



    Barbara Sheen Todd

    *Paul Ziegler

    Reverend Jimmy Hammond


    *Past President

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