Sober Housing Inc

Patrick Myers

Patrick is a member of the International Economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon. He is a 2015 graduate of Tampa Connections and is looking to pursue membership in Leadership Tampa Bay. Serving on the Board of Directors for the Carrollwood Rotary Club and on the Advisory Board for The Salvation Army Adult Recovery Center, Patrick is committed to the nonprofit community in Tampa. Even with the expansion of the Tampa Bay community, there is still a lack of resources that can help addicts in need. Patrick feels that money should not be an obstacle when an individual battling addiction is committed to finding treatment. He is happy to be a part of Sober Housing, Inc.

Aaron Jimison

Aaron maintains the role of Vice President of Commercial Banking at USAmeriBank, where he has been selected for the inaugural Emerging Leaders Program within the bank. He is a finance graduate of the University of South Florida. Aaron is highly active in his local community, as he is an advisory board member of Lighthouse Guidance Systems and has been a member of many community organizations, including the Carrollwood Community Bar Association and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Tampa Connection Alumni. The people involved with Sober Housing, Inc. are what initially attracted Aaron to the group. They are intelligent, honest, trustworthy, and committed. More importantly, Sober Housing, Inc.’s cause is far-reaching. Everyone knows somebody, and likely multiple folks, who have been affected by drug / alcohol addiction.

Matt Pierson

Matt takes great pride in the privilege to serve on the Sober Housing board and to volunteer with such an important mission in our community. His business career as an experienced employee benefits and risk management professional at Willis North America centers around leading senior consulting teams that are dedicated to corporate benefits planning and healthcare cost strategy. Previously, Matt proudly served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, leading missions on the front lines around the world as an Infantry and Force Reconnaissance Officer. Matt graduated from Miami University (Oxford, OH) with a bachelor of arts in pre-law studies, and also from the University of Florida with a master of business administration. He is active in Tampa community leadership, also serving on non-profit boards with the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay and the Tampa FBI Citizens’ Academy.

Tom Palazzo

Tom takes on the position of Director of Development for the Professional’s Program at HealthCare Connection of Tampa. He has a vast knowledge of substance abuse and relapse prevention. With many years of experience treating the addiction community, Tom takes on a vital role in making Sober Housing, Inc. a success.

Dr. David Myers

Dr. Myers serves as Owner and President of HealthCare Connection of Tampa, where he oversees and directs each program. In this role, he also coordinates evaluations in so he can ensure that HealthCare Connection’s medical model is properly addressing each aspect of the mental and physical health of the organization’s clients. Dr. Myers has worked in the recovery community for over two decades. Following a career as an anesthesiologist, he has made chemical dependency the focus of his professional interests. Dr. Myers is proud to be a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dennis DelVecchio

Dennis is HealthCare Connection of Tampa’s Chief Clinical Officer and Director of Professional Programs. In 1990, he received his degree in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. After that, he started working as a retail pharmacist and was soon promoted to pharmacy manager. Dennis fully understands the challenges of addiction, as he struggled with this problem throughout his own life. He started treatment in June 2000 after finally reaching rock bottom. Following his treatment, Dennis started serving as a volunteer and pursuing Florida state certification as an addiction professional. Taking his education a step further, Dennis received a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and received training in psychodrama, EMDR, and smoking cessation. Dennis is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.