The Team at SAS
Our team of highly qualified professionals provide excellent interpersonal relationships at the leadership level offering management expertise and years of experience within each of our core services.
Jerry Wennlund, President/CEO of Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services, Inc. (PEMHS), a non-profit behavioral health organization in Pinellas County that provides Crisis Support, Crisis Stabilization, as well as community based services. PEMHS has served Pinellas County since 1981 as a publicly funded receiving facility for Baker Act services and since then has provided an array of crisis, residential, and community based services for adults and children. Jerry has worked in the behavioral health field for over 40 years with experience as a Rehabilitation Counselor for adults with psychiatric disabilities; Planner and Evaluator for the deinstitutionalization pilot project in Pinellas County; Finance Director and Interim Executive Director at Boley Centers; and has been COO/CFO at PEMHS since 1984 and was promoted to President/CEO in 2016. Jerry has obtained professional credentials as a Certified Behavioral Healthcare Executive, membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional. Jerry received his MBA in Business Administration from USF in 1982; MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from USF in 1975; and BS in Psychology from Fordham University in New York in 1971.
Jim Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Operation PAR, Inc. Mr Miller is a customer service oriented, security-focused IT professional with 20 years of progressive professional growth and development. Jim has earned both the CISSP and Security+ certifications. Jim has proven his ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve business problems while maintaining security and managing costs and risks. Prior to becoming the Chief Operating Officer, Jim served as Operation PAR’s Chief Information Officer who was responsible for implementing innovative uses of technology that resulted in cost reductions and enhanced security, productivity, accountability and increased accuracy in data collection and overall IT functions. As COO for SAS, Jim manages the administrative services organization for multiple departments for three companies, Operation PAR, Boley Centers and PEMHS. His responsibilities include strategic IT planning, design, and support, as well as evaluation of new services/products while working with executive staff to align technology with current and future business requirements. Jim also manages the Access Center, Health Information Management, Quality Improvement, Access Center, and Laboratory services.
Amy Scholz, Chief Financial Officer for Operation PAR, Inc. Amy has worked in the behavioral health field at Operation PAR, Inc. for over 27 years. Her previous work experience includes banking, real estate, and a CPA firm. She earned her Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Stetson University. Currently serving as Chief Financial Officer, Amy has responsibility for all accounting and financial operations of the non-profit and monitors a $32 million budget encompassing 50 programs. Amy also oversees the financial compliance of over 60 grants and contracts with federal, state & local governments including the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Children and Families, Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc., Lutheran Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Welfare Board, Pinellas County Health & Human Services Department and Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Other revenue sources include Medicaid, third-party insurance, client fees, donations and fundraising activities. Amy has also been involved with various State initiatives to improve financial standards in the field and is an active member of the CFBHN Finance Committee
NANCY J. RECVLOHE
Nancy J. Recvlohe, Vice President of Finance for Boley Centers, Inc. Nancy has been with Boley Centers for over 22 years and has held her current position since 2005. She earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting at the University of South Florida with a minor in finance. She is responsible for the oversight of all fiscal operations of Boley Centers, Inc., 2 foundations and 15 affiliates with a combined budget responsibility approaching $21 million annually. Nancy provides leadership, direction and oversight of general accounting, payroll, budgeting, audit, tax, reimbursement, purchasing, grants and contracts, insurance and external reporting activities for the organization and its wholly owned subsidiaries.
John Newkoop, VP Controller for Operation Par, Inc. John has a Master's degree in Accounting from Nova University and a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. He has over 35 years of experience in accounting, primarily in the healthcare field. His duties include but are not limited to the daily management and operations of the Accounting Department and coordinating the fiscal audits and insurance renewals for the agency. He is an active member of the Operation PAR 401K Investment Committee.
SAS Human Resources
RICHARD W. NEUBERT
Richard W. Neubert, Executive Vice President of Human Resources Operation PAR, Inc. Has more than 30 years experience in human services, specifically working with non-profit organizations and administering Human Resource services and programs. Mr. Neubert has worked for Operation PAR, Inc. for 22 years. A 1976 Cum Laude graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Communications Management from Ithaca College, Mr. Neubert started his career as an advertising executive in the mid 1970s. He later co-founded the Tampa-based Bennett and Neubert, Inc. agency with billings in excess of $2 million. He was also an instrumental part of the 1995 merger between Operation PAR, Inc. and PCAS. Mr. Neubert oversees human resources functions and staff development, including recruitment and retention, employee benefits, development of legally sound policies and procedures, employee compensation programs and agency representation on EEOC/AA and labor law issues. He is a member of the Operation PAR Performance Improvement Council and its Risk Management Committee.
Marcy MacMath, Director of Training - Has over 25 years’ experience working in the community mental health field with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Over 20 years of experience working as a Director running various departments at Boley Centers, Inc. Work experience includes Director of Residential Services, Director of Case Management/Supported Living Services, and Director of Training and Staff Development.
SAS Information Technology
Jeff Oppenheim, Chief Information Officer SAS; Chief Information Officer PEMHS. Mr. Oppenheim has thirty five years of experience working in the behavioral services arena. His career started in information services and program evaluation and has grown to include all aspects of information technology necessary to support PEMHS, an organization with a budget over 13 million dollars and two hundred staff. Prior to his 20 years at PEMHS, he worked with Boley where he was IT Director and doubled as grant writer with over $6 million dollars of grant awards. He has a Master’s of Science degree in Community Psychology and has been certified as a Microsoft System Engineer, Microsoft Systems Administrator, Microsoft Technology Specialist and Microsoft Certified Professional. Recently, he was appointed as the CIO of SAS.
SAS Property Management/Purchasing/Transportation
Bruce Baynard, Vice President of Facilities Management and Procurement, Operation PAR, Inc. Mr. Baynard has been an employee of operation PAR for the past 24 years. Mr. Baynard attended St. Petersburg College (71-72) and the University of South Florida (73-74). He worked in the mental health field for three years before joining the Banking industry, where he was Vice President of Operations, at First Gulf beach Bank and Trust Co. In 1983, Mr. Baynard entered the world of real estate development and was the past President of Park Avenue Communities and Holland Spring Management, Inc. where he was in charge of land development and sale of over 400 single family lots. Mr. Baynard's experience includes 27 years in land development, construction, marketing, leasing and sales.