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St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation Board Welcomes Five New Members

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 8, 2011) – The St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that five new members have been added to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. They are: Emery Ellinger, Vitalis Unaeze, MD, Brian McNulty, Angela Rouson and Dan Masi and they will now sit on the board that supports St. Anthony’s Hospital initiatives that continue its 80-year tradition of providing quality health care to the community.

“Our new members bring with them years of corporate leadership and volunteer service in the community,” said Foundation Chairman Charles J. Osterholt III. “We are fortunate to have so many who are so willing to serve and to continue to make St. Anthony’s hospital a leader in compassionate care in St. Petersburg.”

Emery Ellinger is CEO of Aberdeen Advisors, a business brokerage firm based in St. Petersburg. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Washington & Lee University. He is a member of Leadership Tampa Bay, Board of Fellows of University of Tampa and serves on the board of The Canterbury School of Florida.

Brian McNulty is the Employee Benefits Practice Leader for USI in Tampa. Before joining USI, he started and ran an insurance brokerage and consulting firm in St. Petersburg. He is a leader in the employee benefit industry with 20 years experience which includes self funded consulting delivered to clients in the mid to large market. He served as a board member for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind (2001-2009) and the Bayfront Health Foundation (2006-2008).

Vitalis Unaeze, MD received his medical degree from the University of Nigeria in 1988. He trained at New York Medical College, Our Lady of Mercy Center, Bronx, N.Y., and is board certified in internal medicine. On staff at St. Anthony’s Hospital since 2000, he served three two-year terms on the Medical Executive Committee at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Dr. Unaeze currently works as a hospitalist at St. Anthony’s Hospital along with private internal medicine with Professional Healthcare of Pinellas Inc.

Angela Rouson is a native of St. Petersburg who has served as chairwoman of the Pinellas County Housing Authority Board, and served on the Board of Trustees for Florida A&M University. In the arts community she serves on the Executive Board of the Stuart Society of the St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. She also serves on the board of the Cathedral School of St. Jude and the National Council of Negro Women St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section. Rouson’s career spans from non-profit organizations, such as the American Red Cross to corporations including Macy’s, IBM, Ceridian Benefits Services and Bayfront Medical Center.

Dan Masi serves as the corporate director of warehouse and distribution for Bright House Networks. He joined Bright House in 1981 and is past chairman of the Pinellas County Utility Group. Masi has served on the Pinellas County Permit Standards Committee; Florida Joint Use Committee; Tropicana Field Committee; and the Board of Trustees for the Pinellas County Public Works Academy. He also has served as past chairman for the Common Ground Alliance; as two-term president for the Northwest Little League; and Committee Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 368.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. As St. Anthony’s celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2011, the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. In 2010, St. Anthony’s Hospital earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR award by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for superior energy efficiency for a second year. St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center is the only breast center in St. Petersburg honored with accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at

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