Board of Directors

2018-2021
OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

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Peggie Sherry Founder of Faces of Courage

Peggie D. Sherry

FOUNDER / CEO
Chairman Director

Faces of Courage Foundation
Tampa, Florida
813-948-7478

Starlett Massey President Board of Directors Faces of Courage

Starlett Massey

President
Chair, Legal Counsel

Massey Law Group, P.A.
Managing Partner
Tampa, Florida

TIFFANY NEW HEAD SHOT

Tiffany Dodge, PA-C

SECRETARY
Chair, Fundraising Committee

USF Morsani Medical Center, PA-C
Land O Lakes, Florida

Theresa Mitchell Treasurer Board of Directors Faces of Courage

Theresa Mitchell

TREASURER
Chair, Bylaws Committee
Chairman Director

Faces of Courage Foundation
Tampa, Florida
813-948-7478
Executive Process Pharmacy
Congizant
Tampa, Florida

Cassandra Panniwitz Leonard Faces of Courage Board Member

CASSANDRA PANNWITZ LEONARD, MBA, CHC

DIRECTOR
Past President 2018-2021
Chair, Website Development,
Budget Committee

Market Power Associates, Inc. CEO/President
Odessa, Florida

Yvonne Scalise Faces of Courage Board Member

Yvonne Scalise

DIRECTOR
Chair, Community Relations

Independent Travel Consultant
Tampa, Florida

Estrella Lopez Board of Directors Faces of Courage

Estrella Lopez, APRN-BC

DIRECTOR
Chair, Medical Care Committeee

If you are a business professional who would like to give back to the community, and be a part of a dynamic non-profit organization, we welcome you to reach out to us for the opportunity to support our continued mission.

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Peggie D. Sherry Founder and CEO Faces of Courage

Peggie D. Sherry

FOUNDER / CEO, Director
FACES OF COURAGE FOUNDATION

Coming from Palm Beach, FL Peggie D. Sherry has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1975. She left her first career as a Banker after 14 years and became a television producer for PBS. 

In 1999, Ms. Sherry began her work with cancer patients by providing day outings, educational events, and weekend camps. She founded Faces of Courage Foundation in 2006.

She serves and has served on numerous committees and grants at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center since 2005. Ms. Sherry has been a grant reviewer for Department of Defense, Susan G. Komen, and the Hillsborough Education Foundation. 

Starlett Massey

Director
Chair, Legal Counsel
Co-Chair, Bylaws Committee 

Starlett Massey is the founding shareholder of Massey Law Group, P.A. She joined the Board of Directors for Faces of Courage in 2018. 

Starlett founded Massey Law Group because she wanted to create an alternative law firm model based upon the principles of fairness, equality, and transparency. She understands that happy lawyers, who are fairly compensated and treated with respect, will deliver the highest quality of legal services to clients. She specializes in corporate transactions and litigation, real property law, creditor’s rights, and tax deed sales. 

In addition to serving on the Faces of Courage board, she serves on the Florida Bar Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and the Subcommittee for Gender Equality. She is also a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. 

Starlett is committed to her personal and professional growth with a focus on diversity, racial equality, and inclusion. Her vision for Massey Law Group stands in second position only to her dedication to parenting her son and his development as a young man committed to fun, play, and the principles of integrity, equality, and community responsibility.

Tiffany Dodge, PA-C

Secretary Chairman,
Fundraising Committee Chairman,
Community Relations Committee

Tiffany has always enjoyed volunteering in her community as giving back not only helps those in need, but brings joy to her heart. This passion is how she came to know of Faces of Courage.

In her graduate program at USF she found out via email about the Faces of Courage Santa’s Workshop weekend and volunteered as a buddy her first year. 

The following year she quickly replied and was given an overnight counselor position at the Faces of Courage camps, and from there she never turned back having volunteered each year since. She has quickly made forever connections with some of the campers and families.

It is Tiffany’s aspiration to help make a difference for Faces of Courage in assisting with the future course it plans to take; being part of a dynamic team to continue fundraising efforts that support the programs offered. 

Theresa Mitchell

TREASURER
Chairman, Bylaws Committee 

Theresa is an Executive at a local Pharmacy Operations company. She has been a stellar volunteer with Faces of Courage for many years and recently joined the Board of Directors to provide more support and bring her experience to the foundation to help reach the goals for the future.

CASSANDRA PANNWITZ LEONARD, MBA, CHC

PRESIDENT
Chairman, Website Development & Media Co-Chair,
Bylaws Committee

Cassandra, has been a part of the Faces of Courage foundation since 2006 and held previous positions on board as VP and is now current elected President. It is her goal to continue the forward momentum, vision and mission for Faces of Courage to maintain its goals: to acquire land, progress with Fundraising activities/events that will allow FOC to offer more camp programs that include a men’s program, outings, camper adventures; as well to become a State and Nationally recognized Non-Profit Organization for what FOC does to help their Cancer patients, survivors and families.

Cassandra’s experience is comprised of 26 years in the Corporate Operations and Marketing Management field for companies in a variety of industries to include Healthcare, Nuclear Medicine Radiology, industry technologies and food/beverage. She is the founder and CEO of Market Power Associates, Inc., a diverse Marketing and Management Consultancy company that provides years of experience and strategies to successfully assist start-up ventures and current business practices in the medical or other business industries.

In addition to her other business, Cassandra recently completed her certification as a Health Coach / Advocate to help people who are in need of health care support and navigation toward better health, spiritual wellness and being; she is the founder of the Association of Health Coaching and Advocates, LLC (AHCA, LLC). 

Cassandra is a Tampa, Florida native, retired professional Equestrian, Stage III adenocarcinoma -cervical cancer survivor, bilingual-German, and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with Bachelors of Arts in Human Resource Management/Marketing Management, is a Certified Health Coach and Certified in Health Research.

Since her win against cancer, it’s been her life mission to share inspiration and knowledge with others through her experiences and education. She is married to her wonderful husband Chris who is a recent pancreatic cancer survivor. She is a caregiver to her family (parents and husband) to include her four legged daughter named SIG who is being trained by her as a therapy/service dog to provide “Pawsitive” words and inspiration to others in the community.

Yvonne Scalise

DIRECTOR
Chairman, Budget Committee
Co-Chair, Fundraising Committee 

Yvonne Scalise was born and raised in Tampa and is a fourth generation native. Yvonne is very passionate about her heritage and community. A graduate of Hillsborough High School. Past V.P. Board of Directors for Learning Gate Community School, Past Board Member Ybor City Museum Society, and past Board member Ybor City Saturday Market. 

Yvonne began volunteering with Faces of Courage 9 yrs ago as a volunteer for the Camps. Since that time Yvonne’s focus has been not only to raise funds to support camps but also to bring awareness of the organizations mission through Community Outreach. 

Her personal goal is to see that the organization’s mission is accomplished while being part of the team that takes Faces of Courage to the next level of success.

Estrella Lopez Lara, MSN, APRN

 Director Chair, Medical Care Committee

Estrella is a graduate from University of South Florida and a resident of Hillsborough County since 1981. She is currently a Primary Care Provider for Brandon Premier Healthcare. 

As a Family Nurse Practitioner for the last 27 years she has been involved in community health advocacy, organizing health fairs and the Nurse Administrator for Faces of Courage Camps. 

Estrella has committed her personal and professional growth to share through education and experience with others the value and importance of health care. 

Estrella provides Faces of Courage Camp years of experience, and integral input on the Board of Directors to spearhead our Medical Committee objectives, procedures and policies to provide optimal care and attention to our campers.

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