We are blessed to have faithful Board members who support the mission of St. Gianna’s Center for Women’s Health and FertilityCare™.
Emma Boe, Chairman of the Board
Emma Boe has been involved in various Respect Life programs since her arrival to Tampa in 1972. Originally from Louisiana, she has a BS degree in Science Education from Nicholls State University, Thibadeux, Louisiana. Emma brings over 17 years of experience in working with volunteers; she retired as the Director of Life Services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg in June 2010. She is currently the Director of Project Rachel for the Diocese of St. Petersburg and is involved in several ministries for her home parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Dade City, Florida. Emma and her husband Caire have practiced natural family planning using the Creighton Model of FertilityCare™ throughout their 45 plus years of marriage and are the parents of four children and grandparents to ten.
Robert Naberhaus, Vice-Chairman
Robert Naberhaus graduated in 1968 from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Business with a degree in marketing. Robert has forty-seven years of business experience and presently operates a Manufacturer’s Rep Agency. Community service includes association boards, chairman of Our Lady of Lourdes school board, member of Brevard County parks recreation and zoning boards, youth coaching and Boy Scouts of America. Robert lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida with his wife. He has three children and 17 grandchildren.
Cindy Tozier, Treasurer
Cindy Tozier is a graduate of the University of Tampa where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management with a minor in Business Administration; she also earned a Masters of Theology degree from St. Leo Catholic University. Cindy is retired from a lengthy career at IBM where she held a wide variety of management and professional positions, including Project Management Professional, awarded by Project Management Institute.
Cindy has been a long-time supporter of pro-life ministries within the Diocese of St. Petersburg, including having served as the Respect Life Coordinator for one of the Deaneries. She has served her Parishes in a variety of ways, including Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Faith Formation instructor, and as Chairperson of her Parish Finance Council. Cindy is a native of Tampa, Florida where she attended twelve years of Catholic school. Her two grown daughters also attended twelve years of Catholic school in Tampa and now live out of state.
Father Joel Kovanis, Chaplain
Father Joel Kovanis is a priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Presently, he is the Pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City, Florida and he serves on our Board of Directors as Chaplain.
During his years in the priesthood, Father Kovanis has served in a variety of parochial assignments as a parochial vicar and pastor. In addition, he has taught religion at a diocesan high school and a local college. He is also an instructor of Theology of the Body and he assists with the St. Gianna Education Program.
Debra Gramlich, M.D.
Debra Gramlich, MD, CFCMC is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and she completed her residency in Family Medicine at Florida Hospital Orlando. She is also one of the co-founders of St. Gianna’s Center. Dr. Gramlich completed the Creighton Model Medical Consultant Education Program through the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in 2004. Dr. Gramlich is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and by the American Academy of FertilityCare™ Professionals. She is a member of the Catholic Medical Association and is a volunteer physician at La Clinica Guadalupana in Clearwater. She and her husband have seven children and reside in Largo, Florida.
Maura Buete, M.D.
Maura Buete, M.D. is a graduate of the University of South Florida and the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine, and she is a Board Certified Family Physician. She has been practicing medicine in the St. Petersburg area for 18 years and has been involved with the field of NaProTechnology for the past 11 years. She lives with her husband and five children in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Olivia Hoegstrom is a fifth-generation Floridian. She was Program Director and an On-Air Announcer at Spirit FM 90.5 for ten years. Olivia has been involved with Life Teen for over twenty years and has also been involved with and supported Pregnancy Plus Medical here in the Tampa Bay Area. Olivia’s current day job is Mom to three boys under age eight. She is also an Account Representative with Augustine Institute and an Independent Representative with Usborne Books. Olivia has been a Creighton user for 18 years and says, “I have three Napro Miracles!”