CLEARWATER – The Homeless Emergency Project Inc. headquartered in Clearwater recently named David W. Dunbar as its newest board member.
Dunbar serves as chairman of the board of Synovus Bank of Florida and previously served as the Regional CEO of the Florida Division of Synovus and oversaw Coastal Bank and Trust in Pensacola, Tallahassee State Bank and Coastal Bank in Mobile, Ala.
“HEP is pleased that David has joined the organization as a new board member,” said Bruce Fyfe, HEP Chairman of the Board in a press release. “He brings a wealth of leadership experience, including work in corporate philanthropy and giving, that will enhance our efforts in providing much-needed resources for men, women, and children who are homeless. We are excited about David’s contribution to the organization as we continue to seek additional funding sources to ensure program stability long into the future.”
In addition to his professional position with Synovus Bank, Dunbar is also past chairman of the Board of Trustees for Bay Care Health System, served as Bay Care trustee for 10 years and remains a member of the audit committee. He is also former chairman of the Board of Trustees for Morton Plant Mease Health Care and chairman of the Board of Directors for Morton Plant Mease Hospital.
HEP operates a 390-bed facility where emergency and transitional housing is provided for the temporarily homeless as well as permanent supportive housing for mentally disabled individuals, families with children and veterans.