Our Board

Bill just recently retired from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office where he served as part of the Homeless Outreach Team. He has been involved in law enforcement in Sarasota since 1980. During this time, Bill received the Young Officer of The Year and a Medal of Valor. He became involved in Team Tony as a rider in the Cycle of Life. This involvement has evolved from a rider to a support volunteer to currently a board member. He is also a board member at First Step which is a nonprofit whose mission is to assist those fighting substance abuse.

Lori is co-founder of Team Tony Cancer Foundation, a Leadership Coach, Cancer Coach, and C.O.O. at Xperience, LLC. Lori graduated from Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program, she has a Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (Based on the University of Pennsylvania’s Applied Positive Psychology Master’s Program), is certified in Foundations in PACT, and has a degree in Finance from the University of South Florida. She is dedicated to a life of learning and providing a platform for others to learn and grow.

Vice President of Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A., Tom graduated from Florida State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1985. He concentrates on financial accounting and audits. In addition to being involved with the Team Tony Cancer Foundation, Tom is also a member of the Kiwanis of Sarasota and various professional organizations. He and his wife are long-time Sarasota residents and enjoy outdoor activities.

Nafi is currently the Director of My Life, My Choice at Stratum. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from USF and numerous certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Advance Care Planner/Instructor, Respecting Choice, and Certified Dementia Practitioner, NCCDP. Nafi has also been an active member of the Cancer Resource Network and is honored to be part of the foundation. She joined the Team Tony board in January, 2020.

Arthur S. Day is one of the founding partners of Day Hagan Asset Management and a 30+ year investment industry veteran.
His investment career began in 1984 as an account executive with Dean Witter Reynolds. In 1987, he was recruited by E.F. Hutton, which through numerous mergers and corporate realignments became Shearson Lehman Brothers.
During his tenure with Shearson Lehman Brothers and aided by his affiliation with Capital Vectors Inc., Art was instrumental in initiating the launch of the Shearson Lehman Brothers TRAC mutual fund allocation program. This first-of-its-kind strategy accumulated more than $5 billion within a year of its launch, is often cited as setting the standard by which portfolios are allocated based on clients’ risk profiles determined through questionnaires, and has since been duplicated by nearly every major and regional firm on Wall Street.
In 1993, Art joined PaineWebber as First Vice President of investments. (PaineWebber was subsequently acquired by UBS.) During his tenure, he was an advocate and leading participant in numerous alternative strategies ranging from private equity, wealth preservation insurance solutions, and single and multi-manager hedge fund strategies.
In 1999, Art began his association with Engagement Systems as an investor and owner. He was also a leading contributor to the development of the firm’s client-centric Skill-Weighted investment platform. Engagement Systems’ development of the Skill-Weighted Portfolio Methodology emphasized index funds and ETFs due to market efficiencies, low fee structures and broad diversification.
In 2006, Art joined forces with Linda Brown and Donald Hagan to form Day Hagan Asset Management to introduce and promote the Day Hagan Tactical Global Asset Allocation Strategy, the Day Hagan Logix Tactical Dividend Strategy and the Day Hagan/NDR Sector Tilt Strategy, dedicated to proprietary and quantitative dynamic rebalancing index and equity strategies for national retail and institutional distribution.

Joel is a Team Tony teammate and Foundation volunteer. Joel attended Indiana University where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology, as well as an MBA and Law degree. He moved to Boston where he spent 30 years as a Managing Analyst with Thomson Reuters, concentrating on Technical Analysis. He spent the last 3 years of his career in their London office before settling in Sarasota with his wife, Margo, in 2015 where he now enjoys his retirement.

David Morse is Chairman of Men to Men of Sarasota, affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, a 20 year old support and education group for prostate health. A former college and professional athlete, and foreign service and domestic public servant, he currently works on a nationwide health study under the US Department of Health and Human Services. He is a former Member of the MA Governors Committee on Fitness and Sport, and was Director of the National United States Youth Games. David was President of Sports Management Associates, an Inductee to Vermont Academy and to Hingham, MA Halls of Fame, and a founder of DARE, Inc. in Boston. He was co-founder of Development Alternatives, Inc. in Washington, DC, and is currently a Sarasota Elections Clerk. David joined the Team Tony board in 2017.

John J. Shea has had the good fortune to be raised (since 1958) and to practice law in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties. After graduating from Manatee High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1973 from the University of Florida and was inducted into Florida Blue Key, the University of Florida’s honorary society for public service and leadership. John received his Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1978, while working as a real estate agent in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was admitted to The Florida Bar that year and immediately began his practice of law.

John has practiced in the areas of real property, estate planning, and business law since the beginning of his career, with an emphasis on real estate and business transactions.

John and his wife Amy have maintained a strong continuing commitment to community service. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors including the Manatee County Bar Association, Manatee Players, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Volunteer Center, Florida Winefest and Auction, Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County, New Gate School, and as Chair of the Girls Incorporated Foundation. John and Amy have three children, Rachael, Brendan, and Kiera.

Linda Vernon is a Physician Liaison for 21st Century Oncology. Linda specializes in marketing, public relations and fundraising and has done so her entire career. Having had many friends and family members affected with cancer has become the driving force for her passion and commitment to be involved with organizations dedicated to helping those with this dreaded disease. Linda is a native Floridian and lives in Sarasota.

Bryan is committed to helping individuals and companies alike improve their performance through increased fitness. His background in business development coupled with his coaching experience enables him to show individuals how easy it can be to integrate fitness into their lives. Since the early 90’s, Bryan has been instrumental in the development of technologies to improve individual’s performance both on and off the job. In business ventures, his first objective is to improve clients’ experience of life, in addition to the profitability of their business. In endurance sports, he specializes in helping time-challenged athletes enjoy the overall experience of the lifestyle, including a place at the top of the podium.

Over the years, Bryan has dedicated his time towards supporting charitable causes through business planning and event coordination. He is a founding member and served as chairman of the board of directors of Team Tony Foundation for the first three years. Bryan supports survivors who are supporting those in treatment, as well as implementing a business structure that minimizes expenses to provide more services to those in the battle.

Bryan, in cooperation with the rest of the Team Tony Foundation, believe it is one thing to tell someone to reach a goal it is another thing entirely to possess the experience of what they are going through, and the ability to walk those fighting cancer through every step of the process.

A 25-year banking veteran, Shaun previously served as Southwest Florida’s Area Executive for AmSouth Bank in Sarasota, and over two-thirds of Shaun’s career was spent with SouthTrust Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin system with a major in Finance and a minor in Accounting. Currently, Shaun is active in the Sarasota community serving as Chair-Elect for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, board member and Treasurer for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Foundation, and board trustee member for Doctors Hospital. He is a past Board Chairman and Campaign Chair for the United Way of Sarasota County, serving on the board for eight years. Shaun has been a resident in this community since 2000.

Sam is a partner and , a strategic communications firm serving the health and Foundation/Non Profit sectors. Sam is a cancer survivor and passionate cyclist who lives with his wife in Sarasota. He currently serves on theCommunications and Program development committeefor the Team Tony Foundation..

Doc retired from investment banking as a fixed-income specialist at the end of 2004 and started writing “Doc’s Prescription” for the Sarasota Herald Tribune in March 2008.

Doc has been touched by cancer in many ways, including his beloved wife, Eloise, who died of cancer in 2011. To honor her memory, he established the Eloise Werlin Park near the eastern end of John Ringling Causeway in 2015. In 2017, Doc himself was diagnosed with colon cancer. In response, he hosted a cancer fundraiser, called Coming Together Against Cancer (www.CTAC.Life). The event, held at Eloise Werlin Park, brought physicians from all over the country together to discuss state-of-the-art technological innovations to defeat cancer.

Doc believes that, just as we defeated polio, we will conquer cancer, “Hopefully, on my 20th anniversary writing for the Herald-Tribune, I can write rapturously about a healthier world and its inhabitants.”