About BAYS

Meet our passionate and empowering leaders

BAYS was founded by William F. Bowman who held the title of Executive Director and President until his retirement in December 2009. Under his direction, BAYS became and remains one of Florida’s largest Department of Juvenile Justice non-residential providers. BAYS is governed by a diverse Board of Directors and has a Senior Leadership Team that imparts many years of juvenile justice, child welfare, and high level management experience.

Robert Patterson

President & Chief Executive Officer

Madison O’Hern

Director of Administration

Jennifer Haynes

Chief Operating Officer

Danielle Dickerson

Chief Financial Officer

Heidi Lacy

Vice President of Support Services

Elvin Martinez, Jr.

Vice President of Corporate Engagement

Jesus Guzman

Vice President of Information Technology

Christine Pringle

Vice President of Behavioral Health Services

Owanna Stout

Senior Director of Diversion Services

Sarah Barsalou

Senior Director of Program Operations

Paul Hatcher

Senior Director of Quality & Contracts

Meet our Board of Directors

Dr. Heather Curry


Hillsborough County Homeless Services

Christopher D. Watson

Chair Elect

Hillsborough Public Defenders Office, Retired

Josh Talkington


Vistra Communications

Angel Williams


The Shine

Charleen Ramus Jaffe


Mandelbaum, Fitzsimmons, Hewitt & Cain, P.A.

Charles E. Klug


Tampa Port Authority

Major Willie L. Parker


Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Retired

Dr. Micah E. Johnson


University of South Florida

Siglinde Mendez


Fifth Third Bank

Ashley Tinsley Gallagher


Johnson Jackson PLLC

Julia LeCounte-Grayson


Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa

Robert Patterson

President/Chief Executive Officer