Board of Directors
Mark Sultana, Chair - has been in Sarasota, FL for 19 years and is originally a native New Yorker. He has worked in the architecture industry for almost 2 decades and has gained an overall spectrum of experience in commercial and residential projects. Mark is part owner of DSDG Inc. Architects, and is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Mark's commercial experience ranges from club house facilities to office buildings to complete mix-use retail and office developments. His residential experience ranges from mediterranean style to traditional to modern.
In recent years, he has been recognized as Sarasota's Best Architect in SRQ Magazine for 2 years in a row. His talent in modern design has also awarded him the Aurora award in 2009 for modern home over $3 million as well as Home of the year for 2009 in SRQ's Magazine - Home of the Year Issue.
Dennis McSweeney, Treasurer – Moving from the Washington DC area, Dennis and his family have lived in Sarasota since 1975. He has worked in law enforcement, as an art dealer/broker, and owned a local advertising agency for over 18 years. Dennis continues to travel to DC as he lobbys for the rights of retired military personnel. Currently Dennis is the Business Development Officer for Sentry Protection Technology, his wife Barb designs and creates Fine Fashion Jewelry and their two boys attend Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. Dennis' entire family is active with InStride Therapy. It all began in 1996 when Dennis was called on to host a fundraiser to benefit a small yet seemingly worthy organization – The W. T. Sampson Smith Center for Therapeutic Riding (now known as InStride Therapy). Through their advertising agency, Dennis and Barb offered to produce a brochure to help the organization. It was through the research needed to produce the brochure that the amazing world of Hippotherapy – and in particular the exceptional program that Donna Blem and Mary Nastan offered – took a main stage role in their lives. He has been actively involved with InStride ever since. Having witnessed first hand the miracles that happen daily at InStride, Dennis, Barb and their boys consider it a blessing to be a part of this amazing organization.
Penny Dell’Armi, Secretary - Penny has been associated with InStride Therapy since 1994 when her son Nicholas began riding at the age of 5. She knows first hand the astounding effects this form of therapy can have on an individual. Married to Dan Dell’Armi and living in Nokomis, they have 3 sons Joseph, Daniel and Nicholas. Penny and Dan own and operate DellCor Management, Inc., a Community Association Management Company in Sarasota, Florida. Penny worked as an Administrative Assistant to Executive Director Donna Blem from 1999 - 2006, has volunteered with the Special Olympics Equestrian Team and has served on the Board of Directors of InStride from 1995-1999 and again following her administrative position with InStride.
Mary Nastan, Founder of InStride is a true Floridian, native-born in Fort Lauderdale and a graduate of University of Florida Health Related Sciences in Physical Therapy. Mary has served on numerous boards including National-American Hippotherapy Association/Muscular Dystrophy Association, State Early Development Council, and locally United Cerebral Palsy Association. Mar has over 31 years of clinical experience in physical therapy with specialization in Hippotherapy, Aquatic Therapy, Pediatric Developmental Therapy, and Cranio Sacral Therapy. Special interests include equine studies, gardening, and boating. Married to Richard Nastan and daughter, Stacey Nastan recently graduated from USF in Accounting.
Elise Angeloro, Vice Chair An avid horse lover, Elise has lived in California, Pennsylvania and Florida and been actively involved with hippotherapy centers in all three states. She and her husband James are part of Progressive Community Management where they manage associations and properties. Her knowledge of horses and hippotherapy have been an invaluable asset for InStride through the years. Elise is also very involved in the preparation and presentation of InStride's signature event, Derby Day.
Tim Shaw - was born in rural St. Mary's County, Maryland and has been a resident of Florida since 1978, practicing first in Palm Beach and moving to Sarasota in 1983. Tim is an attorney practicing in the area of real estate, with Kirk-Pinkerton, a local firm with an 84 year history in Sarasota and Bradenton. His practice involves all aspects of real estate and financial institution transactions, including but not limited to condominium, single family and mixed use developments, commercial acquisitions and leasing, asset based and real estate based loan transactions. Tim’s community involvement includes the Great Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center.
Bill Sutton - As the CEO of Progressive Community Management Inc. (PCM), Mr. Sutton's responsibilities include the active marketing and growth of the company as well as maintaining a working relationship between PCM and the associations it represents. He is active in the day-to-day operations overseeing the association managers and staff consisting of 140 personnel. Mr. Sutton is also the President of William Sutton & Associates, which acts as a receivership company under court order, and Florida 1 Realty to facilitate the real estate transactions for numerous banks. William Sutton was the 2010 President of the West Florida Chapter of Community Association Institute (CAI) and was the host of "Community Living" on Blab TV, a public information channel, which he hosted for four years, on Comcast Television in Sarasota.
Steve Bramley - Owner of Steven Bramley Construction, LLC, Steve has lived in Sarasota, FL for the past ten years. Along with his wife, Maureen Bramley, Steve runs the day to day operations of their construction firm which services both residential and commercial projects. With over two decades of experience in the construction industry, Steve brings his expert construction experience to InStride by offering his assistance to maintain, repair and/or expand the InStride facility.
Steve and Maureen have two children Jack (8) and Lauren (10). Jack, an avid fisherman, enjoys fishing and boating. Lauren, an avid equestrian rider, enjoys riding and showing her two horses Buzz and Luke. As horse owners themselves, the Bramley’s are aware of the benefit and impact of equine therapy. Steve and his family are truly honored to be part of InStride Equine Assisted Therapy and are very excited to help continue with its success.