Karen Canton

Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Karen Canton has been in the commercial insurance and bond industry for over 39 years as well as an executive with one of the top global leaders. Karen has had her own radio show, appeared on television and has written numerous articles on insurance and risk management. Ms. Canton is also a sought after speaker and published author.

With over five years’ experience as a fundraiser, volunteer and serving as board member for several nonprofits, Karen believes in helping others and serving her community and individuals that are less fortunate. She loves spending her time with family and friends and her faith is the foundation of her love for humankind.

karen@tsawareness.org

Robert J. Frank

Treasurer 

Tax & Consulting Manager
Bender, Ciccotto & Co.
206 New Highway
Amityville NY 11701

Michael Patterson

BOARD MEMBER

NHA, OTR/L, CEAS

Mr. Patterson is a 24-year healthcare executive who has managed successful US healthcare corporations of all sizes and shapes.  Michael’s experience includes being COO of Avante Group Inc., a National Skilled Nursing Corporation with annual revenues in excess of $210 million dollars, CDO of a National Medical Ancillary Services company focusing on development of Pharmacies, Laboratories, DME, and other ancillary services for Hospital Systems, Hospitals, Medical Groups, Physician Practices, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, and Home Health Care Organizations.  Michael is well versed in national and state government regulation and systems, litigation, and health care operational systems. Mr. Patterson is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Occupational Therapist licensed in 4 states (FL OT5202, NH4406).

Michael has experience with working with the following organizations:

-Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
-CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid)
-Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
-Office of Inspector General (OIG)
-Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
-Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
-Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
-Florida Department of Health
-Virginia Department of Health
-New Jersey Department of Health
-North Carolina Department of Health
-Illinois Department of Health
-Indiana Department of Health
-National Council of Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP)
-Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment Certification (CLIA)
-Attorney General for the state of Virginia
-Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
-National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)