Board of Directors
Chamber of Commerce Leadership Team 2019
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
Optek Division (retired)
England Brothers Construction
2019 Board of Directors
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
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
Reverend Jimmy Hammond