Board of Directors

Pines of Sarasota is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which oversees management and has ultimate fiduciary responsibility. This dedicated group of civic leaders serves with distinction but without recompense, following a 69-year tradition of service to both Pines of Sarasota and to the larger community it serves.

Peter Abbott


G. Paul Groen, MD

Jane Hunder

Vice Chairman

Sherry Koski

LTG Howard G. Crowell, Jr. USA (Ret.)

2nd Vice Chairman

Catherine Ann Rustin

Jeffrey L. Schmidt


Dr. John W. Walker, Jr.

Joyce A. Johnson, RN


Eddie Morton (ex-officio)

Co-Chair Pines of Sarasota Foundation

Kyle Booth

Assistant Secretary

Jim Rutledge (ex-officio)

Co-Chair Pines of Sarasota Foundation

Kraig H. Koach, ESQ.

Immediate Past Chair

David L. Boyette, ESQ.

Janet K. Ginn

President, Pines Foundation

Mike Ward