Meet the Board

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Nermine Rubin-Executive Director

As Founder & CEO of Water 4 Mercy, Mrs. Rubin is providing remote African villages with sustainable water and farming solutions to restore human dignity and permanently end the water and poverty crisis. She was inspired to start Water 4 Mercy after witnessing the dire conditions and scarcity of water when visiting Tanzania in 2017 with her daughter Samantha. Mrs. Rubin is the Vice President of Business Development at TTS Thermal Cycling and has held leadership positions in the healthcare and information systems industry throughout the country. Past employers include Bayfront Medical Center, Gresham Smith & Partners Architects, Hospital Cost Consultants, The Thomson Corporation. Mrs. Rubin earned her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Health Science (MHS) from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She was born in Port Said, Egypt and resides in Clearwater, Florida with her husband, Les; together they have 5 children.

Meg Carey- Vice President

Mrs. Carey is a steadfast volunteer for many Catholic ministries and schools. For the past twelve years, she has served as Branch Facilitator for The Cornerstone Ministry Team with duties such as writing, making presentations and being the liaison between the Board in St. Louis, MO and the Clearwater Branch.  An active member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Mrs. Carey serves as a Eucharistic Minister to the Sick and Homebound while also fundraising for causes in Long Island, Dallas, and Clearwater. Born and raised in New York City, Mrs. Carey attended Grace Institute in New York and has worked at Peat, Marwick and Mitchell & Co, The Lefrak Organization, Mary Immaculate Hospital, and Loan and Mid-Island Equities. She and her husband John are blessed with 5 children.

Frank Murphy- Treasurer

Mr. Murphy is a compassionate leader with over 40 years of experience formulating unique community services. As the CEO of Morton Plant Hospital, he envisioned a better healthcare service which led to the creation of Tampa Bay’s BayCare Health System and became its first CEO. After 25 years working in the healthcare sector, Mr. Murphy joined the leadership team of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg and became President of Catholic Charities. He established key partnerships to create Pinellas Hope, a charity that offers shelter and dignity to the homeless population in St. Petersburg, FL.  Currently the Secretary of Administration, Mr. Murphy is responsible for supervising all of the temporalities of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg's Pastoral Center including revenue, construction, stewardship and human resources. He earned his Master’s in Hospital and Health Services from Ohio State University.

John C. Carey

Mr. Carey retired as Vice President & Controller of Eckerd Drugstores. In addition to managing the finances of large national retail chains including The Eckerd Corporation and J.C. Penney Co., Mr. Carey also worked in the financial sector as a CPA at KPMG.  Mr. Carey earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from St. John's University, obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in International Management from Long Island University and has lectured at Pace University in New York.  Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Carey is a respected and honored veteran of the United States Army.

Dr. John Venturella:

As an educator for the past 40 years, Dr. Venturella has taught elementary, secondary school, and college courses. He served as Campus Minister, Guidance Counselor, Dean of Students, Principal and President in a number of high schools throughout the United States. In July of 2005, he was appointed President of Clearwater Central Catholic High School. In addition, he has taught Applied Ethics, Old Testament, New Testament and World Religions at St. Petersburg College for six years. He has studied around the world and earned the following degrees: Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University; Doctor of Ministry, The Graduate Theological Foundation; Master of Science in Religion & Religious Education, Fordham University; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministries, Saint Thomas University; Bachelor of Arts in Spanish/Education, St. John’s University.

Fr. Gregg Tottle

Fr. Tottle is the Pastor of St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in Clearwater, Florida whose mission is To engage the Parish Family in continuing the loving and reconciling ministry of Jesus Christ through worship, witness, and works.  Prior, he served as Priest Secretary/Master of Ceremony to Bishop Favalore and in 2003 became Rector of St. Jude The Apostle Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1999 he was Pastor of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church and saw the need for more classrooms for the church’s ever-growing Religious Education Department. He oversaw the building and construction of their Pre-K - 8 Catholic School which broke ground in Safety Harbor, Florida on October 15, 2000. Fr. Tottle received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of South Florida. He earned his Masters in Divinity at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL.