New controller and community impact manager join Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

Carol Martin Brown and Marcus A. Brooks


ST. PETERSBURG – After a national search, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg has named Carol Martin Brown as the new controller, and Pinellas County non-profit executive Marcus A. Brooks has been selected to serve in a newly-formed position of community impact manager.

Marcus A. Brooks

Marcus A. Brooks

In his new position, Brooks will facilitate community input on the Foundation’s Social Change Center and create the inaugural approach to programming the Center, which will open in early summer 2019 in the Lakeview Shopping Center in south St. Petersburg.

He will coordinate listening sessions, engage with multiple sectors of the community and use those ideas and input to shape the design, logistics and overall culture of the center.

Before joining the Foundation, Brooks was the director of development for Eckerd Connects. His other roles included development officer at St. Petersburg College Foundation and marketing manager/regional director of the Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay.

He served as a trustee of the Foundation from 2016-17 and graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Carol Martin Brown

Carol Martin Brown

In the role of controller, Martin Brown will serve in the leading finance staff role at the Foundation, handling all day-to-day revenue and expenses related to operations. She is a senior financial leader with experience in both the financial services industry and the social sector.

Martin Brown previously served in chief financial officer roles at the Transamerica Fund Advisors, Inc., Innovation Education at the University of South Florida and The New Teacher Project, a national nonprofit based in Brooklyn, New York.

Early in her career, Martin Brown worked in New York at Ernst & Young as a senior auditor and in financial management roles at Morgan Stanley Trust Company and J.P. Morgan Chase Investor Services. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration – Accounting and Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

“As the Foundation grows in its efforts to achieve health equity through a wide range of activities and programs, we will need the talent, experience and strategic vision Carol and Marcus both bring to our team and the community,” said President and CEO Randall H. Russell. “We are delighted to welcome them and look forward to the work they will do to support new and existing efforts in South Pinellas County.”

About the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is a private foundation formed in 2013 following the sale of the nonprofit Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. It is the steward of almost $180 million in assets to support health equity in Pinellas County.

The Foundation inspires and empowers people, ideas, information exchange, organizations and relationships to end differences in health due to social or structural disadvantages and improve population health.

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