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Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence


 Image John McCarthy JOHN MCCARTHY
Following a 30 year career in Parks and Recreation with Sarasota County Government, John came to SCOPE in August 2012 to serve as a member of the SCOPE transition team. The SCOPE Board of Directors appointed John McCarthy as SCOPE’s Executive Director in 2014. 

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Maureen Hadden is the Administrative Assistant for SCOPE and previously for the Human Services Planning Association. Maureen has lived in Sarasota area since 1993 and has worked in the nonprofit arena for over 25 years.
Contact Maureen: [email protected]


Mary Butler


 Mary Butler

Mary is an ABCD Practitioner and has spent 5 years building community from the inside out by working on the ground with neighbors, churches, and neighborhood associations.

Contact Mary: [email protected]

 Joan Haber


Joan Haber

Joan is a 20-year resident of Sarasota and has focused her time and talent on nonprofits that make a positive difference in the community.  Her educational background is in Sociology, Gerontology, and Demography.   She brings her experience and enthusiasm for community engagement and data analysis to SCOPE.  

Contact Joan:  [email protected]



Juliana Musheyev

Juliana is a recent New College graduate with a degree in Sociology. She is originally from New York, but has found a home in Sarasota County. Her educational background has fostered a passion for community engagement and social betterment.

Contact Juliana: [email protected] 








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