St. Ann Place has a diverse staff of varied backgrounds that include educational, religious, business and corporate experience.  Our staff enables us to effectively meet the needs of the homeless women and men who seek our assistance.


John Pescosolido

Executive Director since July 2010, has over 15 years management experience in the Financial Services Division of Hewlett Packard subsidiary Electronic Data Systems.  He also has prior experience in non-profit accounting, fundraising and, grant writing.

Sister Patricia Leonard, OP

Associate Director since 2011 has full time responsibility as the Health Care Advocate.  Prior to St. Ann Place, she served as Director of Social Services at a non-profit agency in Chicago with experience in case management, psychotherapy, and crisis intervention services.

Carla LaRue

Associate Director since 2016, works in both the Clients Services area as well liaison with various work programs.  She has a vast business background including with many years’ experience in Human Resources.

Melissa J Tyner

Associate Director since April 2017, Melissa coordinates our volunteers as well as working in Client Services. A native of West Palm Beach, Melissa worked in Financial Services for many years before joining our staff. 

Robert Glass

Associate Director since 2018, Robert is our agency liaison, grant administrator,  and also provides case management for more indepth services.  Robert worked for many years  in the Financial Services Division of Hewlett Packard subsidiary Electronic Data Systems. 

Joanne Caruso

Associate Director since 2019, Joanne works with clients to establish their needs.  She worked for many years in the Federal Court system in New Jersey prior to coming to Florida.