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Anthony Anselmo, Board Chairman
Fifth Third Bank

Anthony Anselmo joined Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) in 2005 and currently serves as Vice President and Business Banking Team Lead. In this role, Anthony manages a team of Business Banking Relationship Managers responsible for providing needs-based financial solutions for Tampa Bay area businesses.
Anthony has over 15 years of banking experience. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics and finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is the newest member of the BAYS Florida, Inc. Board of Directors. He enjoys coaching youth soccer and is married with three children.

Charleen Ramus Jaffee, Secretary
Mandelbaum, Fitzsimmons, Hewitt & Cain, P.A.

Charleen Ramus Jaffe was formerly on the BAYS Board of Directors in the 1990’s before she moved to Naples, FL and then rejoined the Board in 2014, after returning to the Tampa Bay area. She graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. and from Stetson University College of Law with a J.D. She practices employment law with Mandelbaum, Fitzsimmons, Hewitt & Cain, P.A., representing employers & employees in both litigation and non-litigation matters. Ms. Jaffe is also a private pilot, holds a Florida real estate broker’s license and is a graduate of Leadership Lee County.

Craig Latimer, Director
Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer was elected to his position in November 2012 and took office on January 8, 2013. While this is his first elected office, Supervisor Latimer is not new to the Supervisor of Elections office. He served as Chief of Staff to the Supervisor of Elections from 2009 to 2013. Public service has always been a part of Mr. Latimer’s job description. Before working for the Supervisor of Elections office, he served and protected the community for 35 years in law enforcement, retiring as a Major from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in 2008. Supervisor Latimer also serves our community as a volunteer. He is on the Board of the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, BAYS Florida, Inc., and the Tampa Catholic Board of Trustees, and he is an Honorary Commander for the 6th Medical Group at MacDill Air Force Base. Craig Latimer was born and raised here in Hillsborough County. He attended Christ the King, graduated from Tampa Catholic High School, and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida.

Charles E. Klug, Director
Tampa Port Authority

Charles E. Klug is the Chief Legal Officer of the Tampa Port Authority; Florida’s largest and most cargo-diverse seaport. Mr. Klug is currently responsible for the oversight of the legal, procurement, environmental, government relations and human resources departments of the Port Authority. He has served as General Counsel for the Tampa Port Authority since 2004 and served as Deputy Port Director for Administration, responsible for the legal, procurement, environmental, real estate and marketing departments of the Port Authority, from 2008 to 2013. In addition, he recently served as Interim Port Director from September through December of 2012 during the Port Authority’s search for a new Port Director and CEO. Mr. Klug was a partner with the law firm of Gray Robinson, P.A., before his appointment as General Counsel, where he concentrated his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, local government, land use and environmental law. Mr. Klug received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida, College of Business in 1983 (with Honors) and a J.D. from the University of Florida, College of Law in 1986. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986 and has been certified by the Florida Bar as specialist in Real Estate Law since 1993 and as a specialist in City, County and Local Government Law since 1998. He is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.


Teri Simpson, Director
University of South Florida

Teri Simpson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, as well as her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of South Florida. Much of her clinical work has focused on working with adolescent girls and their families. For 12 years Teri has worked on the administrative and planning side of social service systems in program development, grant writing, evaluation, and consultation. In her previous position as Senior Vice President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay she has maintained various contracts with the State of Florida (DJJ, DCF, FDLE etc.), the Federal Government (Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention) various community funders, and partner organizations. She is currently the Director of Field Education for the School of Social Work, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. Originally from the Midwest, Teri has lived in Tampa for 25 years. She enjoys boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, biking and spending time with kids (grandchildren and her own Little Sisters in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program).

Major Willie L. Parker, Jr., Director
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Major Willie Parker started with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in 1980, as a detention deputy. Then in 1982, he was assigned to the Malcolm E. Beard Sheriff’s Operations Center in Ybor City as a patrol deputy. Throughout his career Major Parker was also assigned to Patrol, working in Districts I, II, III & IV, and eventually transferred to the Street Crimes Unit in DIV. In 1985, he was promoted to detective where he was assigned to investigate property crimes. Major Parker moved on from there to the Special Investigations Division where he worked as a narcotics detective. He was subsequently assigned as a deputy in the Selective Enforcement Unit. Upon promotion to corporal, Major Parker was assigned supervisory roles in District I, III & IV, as well as the Child Protective Investigations Division. Major Parker is currently assigned as the Commander of the Community Outreach Division, which is responsible for various community projects, the school resource deputies, elementary school presentations/programs, the crossing guards, and coordination of the Volunteer Citizen Patrol Program. This division also interacts with businesses and neighborhoods to teach crime prevention programs as well as to support the citizens in the community. Major Parker attended Hillsborough Community College where he earned his Associate in Arts Degree. From there, he attended the University of South Florida, earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 112th Administrative Officers’ Course and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at Saint Leo University.

Dr. Pam Alvarez, Executive Director/President
BAYS Florida, Inc.

Pam Alvarez joined BAYS as the Executive Director/President in June 2010. Pam earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work, as well as a Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership. Her clinical social work has focused on working with adolescents and families and for the last 17 years she has worked on the administrative and planning side of social service systems in program development, grant writing, evaluation, and leadership. Pam serves as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Phoenix. Her research areas of interest include gender-specific services and leadership. Originally from Wisconsin, Pam has lived in Tampa for 18 years and is married to a Tampa native. She enjoys going to the beach, kayaking, and supporting the Tampa Bay Rays!