Leadership

Leadership

Management

Ryan Kania – Founder, CEO – Ryan leads the  team by coordinating partnerships with international relief agencies and setting the strategies for future growth. He is a graduate of University of South Florida.

Josh Miller – COO – Josh is responsible for the logistical nightmare of receiving 10, 20, and even 30 pallets of product donations that come in at any given time. He ensures that all of our products are correctly sorted and meets tight deadlines to load and ship pallets or containers of product. He is a graduate of University of Central Florida.

David Hurst – Development Director – David is responsible for working with hospital and manufacturing partners to bring in more product donations. David also works with individual and corporate donors. He has previously worked at the American Cancer Society, Southeastern European Film Festival and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is a graduate of New York University.

Thomas Sutton – Advisor - Thomas is a current medical student at the University of South Florida, and has had a profound impact on the evolution of AWH. His accomplishments include bridging partnerships with medical manufacturers and Florida hospitals, securing vital funding for organizational development, and standardizing the process of securing new hospital and manufacturer partnerships. He now serves in an advisory role to assist in the continued development of AWH’s donor network while fulfilling his many obligations as a medical student.


Governance

Dr. Sudeep Vyapari, PhD - Sudeep earned his PhD in Environmental Horticulture.
Sudeep was the Program Director of the Institute of Florida Studies (IFS). Through his work at IFS,
Sudeep’s passion for the environment and sustainable living has flourished through
numerous grant funded initiatives and community partnerships in the greater Tampa Bay Region.
Sudeep is currently the Associate Executive Director at the National Council for Science and the
Environment.

Mr. Don Kaltenbach, JD – Don was the previous Executive Director of Dattoli Cancer Center. He
also practiced as an attorney for over 30 years. He has also played critical board
and management roles with Synovus Bank.

Dr. Jeff Lowenkron, MD – Jeff is a practicing internist and is the CEO of the USF
Physicians’ Group. As the CEO, Dr. Lowenkron fine tunes service delivery,
assessing services, continuing development and evaluation of new business, and
measuring quality outcomes.

Mr. Gordon Ryerson – Gordon is a managing director at Novumed. His specialties include Strategic
advisory services for pharmaceutical and biotech companies focused on product/portfolio in-
and out-licensing, partnering, sales and divestitures.

Mr. Rick Bennett – Rick is currently a community health educator at Florida blue. He was a consultant
for over 10 years Consulting with nonprofits, churches/ ministries and small businesses on training,
marketing, social media, program management, ad campaigns and creative services (including written
and oral communication) as they aim for market share increase.

Mr. Ryan Kania – Ryan leads the team by coordinating partnerships with international relief agencies
and setting the strategies for future growth. He is a graduate of University of South
Florida.

Mr. Josh Miller – Josh is responsible for the logistical nightmare of receiving 10, 20, and even 30
pallets of product donations that come in at any given time. He ensures that all of
our products are correctly sorted and meets tight deadlines to load and ship pallets
or containers of product. He is a graduate of University of Central Florida.

 

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