Board Listing Details

OrganizationStay In Step SCI Recovery Center
We're located in...Tampa
Our mission is...Stay In Step is a long term rehabilitation center whose mission is to help people living with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological dysfunctions that cause paralysis take a step forward toward recovery.
We serve...People in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas who are living with paralysis and their caregivers
Our Websitestayinstep.org
Our greatest accomplishment last year was...Last year we hit the $300K mark in supplemental funding provided to our clients to help them get the therapy they need to stay healthy, reduce dependence on medications, reduce hospitalizations, increase independence, and improve their quality of life.
You can view our most recent Form 990 at this URL...foundationcenter.org
Serving on our board will be awesome for you because...

Stay In Step was founded on June 20, 2015  by US Army Green Beret Romy Camargo, who suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the neck while on a humanitarian mission during his third tour to Afghanistan. While the gunshot left Romy paralyzed from the neck down, it did nothing to diminish his fighting spirit and his dedication to selfless service.

We recognize the significant commitment serving on a Board represents. We have big plans for Stay In Step, and we know that we can only achieve those goals with a hardworking, passionate, and committed Board of Directors. Over the course of the next two years, we will be focused on the following critical challenges and decisions:

  • Identifying and forging new strategic partnerships with industry, academia, and other nonprofits who share our values and our passion
  • Buying, leasing, or building a new facility to address our ever-growing facility challenges and to provide additional services to our growing client base
  • Developing our governance structure to ensure Stay In Step’s long-term sustainability and growth
  • Collaborating with other long-term rehabilitation centers across the US to benchmark, identify best practices, and build a network to advocate for broader healthcare coverage for people with SCI, TBI, and other neurological disorders that cause paralysis

As I said, we have big plans, and we need big thinkers and folks who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and dig in.  Having said that, serving on a Board, and particularly the Stay In Step Board, offers tremendous leadership opportunity, a challenging and rewarding way to give back  to the Tampa Bay community, and a chance to be a part of helping Romy and Gaby build their legacy

If this isn’t something you think you can commit to at this time, we understand.  We are also looking for people who are willing to serve on one our our committees:

  1. Governance Committee
  2. Development Committee
  3. Finance Committee
  4. Projects Committee
  5. Facility Committee
Our ideal candidate is...

We are currently looking to fill a couple of critical demographic and capability/experience gaps.  Our ideal candidate must have a passion for helping people living with paralysis and is someone who meets any of the following characteristics:

  • lives with paralysis
  • is a caregiver to someone living with paralysis
  • has nonprofit leadership or nonprofit board experience
  • has an accounting, legal, medical insurance, or fundraising background
Our current board size is...6 people and we hope to grow to 12-15 over the next year
We meet (when and where)...on the first Tuesday of every month from 10:30 to noon
The time commitment is...5-10 hours per month
Contact...Leslie Leaver Bermudez; President, Strategic Business Solutions; Chairman of the Board, Stay In Step; 813-267-0408; leslie.leaver@sbsexcellence.com
PostedDecember 20, 2018