CAN Community Health Announces 2018 Board of Directors

CAN Community Health Announces 2018 Board of Directors

SARASOTA, FL - 01/24/2018 — CAN Community Health is proud to announce a new slate of members for its Board of Directors. The board members will work closely with CAN president and CEO, Rick Carlisle, to establish the overall goals and provide specific direction for the organization.

The CAN Board will be led by 2018 Chair, Bob Trisolini. He is replacing 2017 Chair, Eric Snider. Leona Collesano was announced as Vice Chair. Phil Baker was announced as Treasurer and Bob Nosal will remain in his role as Secretary. Stephen Covert will serve as Assistant Secretary.

Rev. Demetrius Jifunza, Nati Shabat and Meadow L. Walker will remain as CAN board members. In addition, Dr. Stephen Covert and Jackie Rogers were appointed as new members to the board.

Dr. Stephen Covert proudly serves as the principal at Pine View School and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of South Florida.  Jackie Rogers has been a Co-Chair of CAN’s gala CANDance for eight years and is actively involved in the Sarasota community, working professionally as a producer and marketing consultant nationwide.

“I am honored to have been offered the opportunity to become Chair of this wonderful organization,” said newly-elected Chairman Bob Trisolini. “CAN stands for hope and we CAN make a difference. Now is the time to change stigma to compassion!"

CAN has served the needs of the HIV/AIDS community in Sarasota, surrounding counties, the state of Florida and now South Carolina for more than 26 years. CAN seeks to create hope and healing for the HIV/AIDS community, combat the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, increase knowledge and prevention, remove obstacles to care, and continue essential HIV/AIDS research.


CAN Community Health is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and other STDs. The clinics offer the finest medical, dental, psychological and lifestyle counseling to all patients, regardless of their financial situation, insurance status or ability to pay. For more information visit

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