Board of Directors

The governing body of Therapeutic Tanks is responsible for providing guidance and oversight to the organization’s activities, fiscal responsibility, and fulfillment of its mission. All board members are volunteers and no salaries are paid.

Jackson Alonso



Jackson Alonso joined the Army in 2012. Upon completion of the Army’s Airborne School and Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP), he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment.  After service, Jackson pursued his passion for marine life, working as a marine mammal trainer for the Navy's Marine Mammal Program.

Lee Ransdell



Lee Ransdell served over 30 years in the United States Army and commanded at the company, battalion, and group levels.  His deployments include the Multinational Force and Observers (Egypt), and Operations Joint Forge (Bosnia), Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). He is the recipient of the Ranger Tab, and the Airborne and Air Assault Badges. Lee is retired from the Army and married with two children.

Adam Alonso


Vice Chairman

Adam Alonso, currently serving as the President and CEO of NimbusNow, has over 20 years experience leading U.S. and global IT Service companies servicing both commercial and public sector markets.  Adam, born in Guam, grew up in a military family spending six years in Europe and 11 years across the U.S. before his father retired in Tampa, Florida.  Adam is married with three children.

John Connelly



John Connelly was an organizer of USAmeriBank and has served as a director of the bank since it was approved.  He founded Connelly Insurance Group in 1982, which was sold to Brown & Brown (BRO) in 2001.  Mr. Connelly currently serves on the boards for House of Prayer, University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the YMCA of the Suncoast. He is a past graduate of Leadership Pinellas. Mr. Connelly is married with three children.

Ken Marks



Ken Marks currently serves as the President of Capital Automotive Group.    After graduating from Florida State University in 1983 Ken moved back to Tampa, Florida.   Mr. Marks currently lives in Pinellas County with his wife and children and serves on the board of a number of local not-for-profit organizations.

Kathy Meriwether



Kathy Meriwether, a Certified Public Accountant, started her career in 1982 as a staff accountant at Dunn & Associates and has since held positions as assistant controller and controller of Investment Firms in NYC and Florida.  Kathy maintains full and accurate books and records of accounts of Therapeutic Tanks transactions and other matters including tax filings.  Kathy provides the Directors financial statements and reports as required by the Board.  Kathy is married with three children.