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about the hcma foundation, Inc

The Hillsborough County Medical Association (HCMA) Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that provides cash grants to non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area for programs designed to promote awareness and support of health and health-related issues in Hillsborough County, Florida and surrounding areas.

The HCMA Foundation consists of a network of physicians and local businesses dedicated to enriching our community. Partnerships with the Tampa Bay business community is a fundamental goal of the HCMA, the HCMA Alliance, and the HCMA Foundation; and has been an essential component for the success of the Foundation Charity Golf Classic, the Foundation’s major fundraiser. For registration and sponsorship information for HCMA's 27th Charity Golf Classic 2025, click here.

Due to the success of the Charity Golf Classic,
we have been proud to fund programs through such organizations as:

The Judeo Christian Health Clinic

Support to Restock Pharmacy Shelves

MoreHealth, Inc.

Scrubba Bubba

Voices for Children

Psychological/Psychiatric Exams

Champions for Children
Baby University 

Clothes to Kids, Inc.
Underwear for Kids!

Barbara Higgins Legacy Corp.

Closing the HIV-AIDS Gap -2024

Outreach Free Clinic 

Smart Health : Making a Commitment to My Health

Children’s Home Network

C.A.R.E.S. Program

Frameworks of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Teens in Action Tampa

Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision

Access to Technology Training for Blind & Visually Impaired Persons

New Life Village

Trauma-informed Wellness, Resilience, & Character Development Program

Operation Walk Tampa

Operation Walk Florida

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HCMA Foundation Board

Michael Albrink, MD, FACS, is currently Professor of Surgery at USF. He is a graduate of Marshall University, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and completed both residency and fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Albrink is married to Karen E. Wells, M.D. He is author of numerous papers and recipient of multiple teaching awards from USF.

 Richard Castellano, MD, a Tampa native, is the founder and CEO of Imagelift, specializing in local anesthesia facelifts, laser, and filler treatments. Attending USF for both his undergraduate degree and medical school, he completed his surgical training at the I.U.P.U.I. School of Medicine. He holds board certifications in both ABOHNS and ABFPRS, and is recognized as a Castle Connolly top doctor. He supports the Judeo-Christian Health Clinic and many local charities. He is the author of two WSJ bestsellers and provides mentoring and coaching for doctors across the country. Dr. Castellano lives in Tampa with his wife, three children, and two dogs.

Edward Farrior, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and has practiced facial plastic surgery in Tampa for over 25 years. Dr. Farrior has been on the clinical faculty at USF since completing his fellowship and on the clinical faculty at the University of Virginia since 2006. He has held many leadership positions including President of HCMA. His greatest professional accomplishment is serving on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. His greatest personal honor is to be the husband of Amy Farrior (a member of the Board of Governors for the Florida Bar and past president of the HCBA), father of three and grandfather of two.

Michael J. Foley, MD, FACR, is board certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear radiology. He trained at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Dr. Foley has been in practice in Tampa since 1983. He has served as Chairman of Radiology at Brandon Regional Medical Center and Dade City Hospital. Dr Foley also has expertise in interventional radiology and neuroradiology. He has proudly served as an Expert Forensic Radiologist throughout the State of Florida and the country.

H. Ronald Kennedy, MD, HCMA Foundation Treasurer, is a graduate of USF College of Medicine and currently serves as Board Chair of the Morsani Medical Alumni Society. He did his pathology residency at TGH and practiced at Quest Diagnostics for many years in their NJ corporate HQ serving as Senior Medical Director of Quality. After retiring, he returned to Tampa and became involved with USF Morsani where he volunteers two days a week teaching Doctoring for small groups of first-year medical students.

Hernan Leon, MD, is a founding member of the HCMA Foundation and serves as the Honorary Chairman. Dr. Leon is a retired OB/Gyn and a past president of the HCMA.

Stacey S. Pittman, HCMA Foundation Secretary, serves as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of BT Wealth Advisors, the wealth management division of The Bank of Tampa. Prior to joining BT Wealth Advisors, Ms. Pittman spent more than 16 years at Raymond James Financial. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Harvard University and also holds several certifications, including the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Certified Financial Planner designation. Ms. Pittman resides in South Tampa with her husband, Brandon, and their five children.

Bruce Shephard, MD, FACOG, HCMA Foundation President, is an obstetrician-gynecologist who retired from direct patient care in 2016 after 40 years of medical practice in Tampa. He maintains a clinical affiliation with USF as an Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A past president of the HCMA, he currently serves on HMO advisory boards for AvMed and Centene Health Plans and as an AHCA-contracted reviewer for EQ Health Solutions.

Lauren Swoboda is the co-president of the HCMA Physician Family Alliance and a Real Estate Advisor for buyers and sellers in the Greater Tampa Bay area. Mrs. Swoboda is a founding member of Moving Medicine Partners, a national network of vetted physician-spouse real estate specialists dedicated to serving exclusive medical clientele with personalized attention, marketing and tech prowess, market expertise, and knowledge specific to the medical realm. Mrs. Swoboda resides in South Tampa with her husband, Dr. David Swoboda, and their two daughters. 

Michael Zimmer, MD, practices primary care and internal medicine in St. Petersburg. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at USF College of Medicine. Dr. Zimmer earned his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, is board certified, received numerous awards and honors, and has been a member of the HCMA since 2019.