Chief Philanthropy and Marketing Officer

Kathy Rabon, CFRE, CFRM is the Chief Philanthropy and Marketing Officer of Suncoast Hospice Foundation, a member of Empath Health. As a member of the Empath Health senior leadership team, Rabon oversees all areas of the Foundation, leads its strategic direction and growth and connects with our community to help build essential funding that supports Empath Health’s life-changing care for those in need.

Rabon is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She holds her Certification in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University School of Philanthropy and Certification in Organizational Development from University of Georgia.

As a longtime fundraising professional, Rabon has held positions as Executive Director of Performing Arts Center Foundation at Ruth Eckerd Hall; Deputy Director of Development for Salvador Dali Museum; Vice President of Development and Communications for Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA; Chief Development Officer for Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and President/CEO of Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Rabon is active in our community. She has served on various boards and contributed her talents to many organizations, including Association of Junior Leagues, International; Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin; Leadership Pinellas; Leadership Tampa Bay; Clearwater Marine Aquarium; and Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

Brooke Boccacino
Corporate Philanthropy Director
Brooke oversees Corporate Partnerships through Philanthropy and Suncoast Hospice Foundation and EPIC Special Events.

Amy Keith
Grants Director
Amy oversees grant acquisition to support Empath Health programs.

Karen Van De Putte
Philanthropy Director
Karen leads the Individual Giving Team, overseeing all aspects of marketing, cultivation and stewardship of Annual, Planned and Major Gifts.

Board of Trustees

Theresa Crane, Chair – Duke Energy
Kathy Wilder, Vice Chair
Deborah Nicklaus, Secretary – Nicklaus of Florida
Thomas G. Walker, Treasurer – Teknatool
Joseph J. Sorota, Jr., Incorporator – Attorney
Herbert Eng – Crown Point, Inc.
Larry J. Feinman, D.O.
Keenan Knopke – Curlew Hills Memory Gardens
Ford N. Kyes – Action Coach Tampa Bay
John O’Shea – Tech Data
Rafael J. Sciullo – Empath Health
Jim Shatz