2018 Board of Directors


Connie Huber, Physician Partners of America


Kevin Kerbow, Howie’s Plumbing Services

Vice Chair

Bryce Bowden, Turner Cole Company Real Estate Services

Xerox – Sales and Executive Management; US Military – Medical and Management
Co-founder and past president of Neighborhood Association; PTA president; Boy Scout scoutmaster and Council of Governors
Curriculum advisor for Evanston High school; Richard Durbin campaign; Barrack Obama IL. Senate, US Senate and Presidential campaign
Commercial realtor, Turner Cole Company – Big Brothers Big Sisters – Sun City Center Chamber Board of Directors
Harbour Isles CDD Board of Supervisors – Harbour Isles past President – Hillsborough County Land Use Appeals Board – Hillsborough County Hospital Authority Board – Southshore Chamber Diversity committee HCDEC Board of Directors – past Regional Director – IT committee chairman – SSDC Board of Directors


Steve Sciuga, A+ Heating and Air


Steve Sciuga Sr is a local resident who has been in business in the South County area for more than 30 years. He is the owner of A-Plus Heating & Air, which is a State Certified full service HVAC company located in Ruskin, Florida. Steve attends all of our networking events at Sun City Center and is one of our newest Board of Directors at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce.

Past Chair

Fran Fabbro, Encore Bank

 Fran Fabbro is Vice President, Branch Manager of  Encore Bank in Sun City Center.  She has over 35 years of banking experience. Fran is married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren. She serves on the Board of Directors for Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce as well as Good Samaritan Mission and St Stephen Catholic School. In her spare time Fran loves to ride motorcycles, scuba dive, mountain bike and go to the beach.


Marcile Buzbee, AFLAC


Board Member

Eric Allen, EA Fitness

Eric Allen, M.A. is a personal trainer and geriatric exercise expert certified by the International Fitness Professional Association. He specializes in advanced stretching, core fitness, group exercise training and certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach (Parkinson’s exercise program). Mr. Allen’s formal education is in Exercise Sports Science, completed at Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Shortly after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree, Eric founded EA FITNESS, LLC. The company’s motto is “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” EA FITNESS’ functional training programs are exclusively designed by Mr. Allen, and are tailored to suit individuals’ specific needs, circumventing any limitations.

Mr. Allen’s professional focus is working with members of the senior population and individuals with special needs. Over the last 17 years, he has worked with numerous individuals with various health concerns ranging from dementia, neurological, musculoskeletal, pulmonary, coronary, and autoimmune conditions. He has successfully built relationships with his clients, their families, caregivers, and physicians that have contributed to clear communication and trust in him as a personal trainer and individual.

Fitness and personal training are not just a hobby for Mr. Allen; it’s his life’s mission and passion. Nothing gives him more joy than celebrating in the success of his clients. One word that Mr. Allen removes from all clients’ vocabulary is “can’t.” If there’s a will, there’s a way, and he will find it!


Board Member

NIcki Kaukonen, Keller Williams Realty

Board Member

Jeanne Burkeson, Square One Inspections


Board Member

Shannon Mitchell, South Bay Hospital

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Cedrick Wilson, Service Master 24

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Nick Lanese, Lanese and Associates CPA

 Nick, a partner in Lanese + Associates, was born and raised in Highland Heights, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland). He graduated with honors in 1983 from John Carroll University in Ohio, with an accounting degree. Nick became a CPA. shortly thereafter and went to work for Cohen & Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Nick moved to Tampa in 1986 to escape Ohio’s harsh winters and went to work for a regional CPA firm located in downtown Tampa. He soon decided he wanted to be his own boss and founded Lanese + Associates, Inc., in 1987.Nick is married to Karen S (21 Years) and has three children. He is passionate about family. He is also passionate about bringing value to clients and a deep understanding of his clients’ businesses. His hobbies include golf, reading and word games.


 Board Member

Debbie Bates, Allstate Cypress Creek Insurance

I became an Allstate agent in 1987 after meeting with an Allstate manager at a Haitian Christmas party. I love learning about people and helping them learn to protect what matters the most to them. My agency is proud to be able to serve a diverse community like Ruskin and Sun City Center. Besides providing insurance assistance in the neighborhood, I support the Kiwanis Club of SouthShore in its initiatives of empowering children in our community.

My husband, Nick, and I married in 1993. We have two sons and two daughters, quadruplets, who were born in 1997. In 2004, we added a dearly loved Labradoodle named Max to our family. When I’m not working, I enjoy going to the beaches with my family. I also like traveling, cooking, sewing and gardening flowers.

My team specializes in life and auto insurance. We are committed to helping customers find coverages that suit their needs. Call, email or stop by our office on Cypress Village Boulevard, just north of Upper Creek Drive.


Staff Members

Lynne Conlan, Executive Director


Dexter Charles, Operations Manager