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High School Leadership Board (HSLB)

The mission of the Meals On Wheels of Tampa High School Leadership Board (HSLB) is to connect high school students with Meals On Wheels of Tampa and their community, through a variety of activities including volunteering, fundraising and program development.

A service-learning and leadership development group comprised of outstanding high school junior and senior students.

Developed in the Fall of 2015 to provide a unique opportunity for students who want to get more involved with a local non-profit, focused on senior hunger.

These students contribute to and inform Meals On Wheels of Tampa programming, while acting as ambassadors and leaders in their communities. Click here for more information on the HSLB.

2017-2018 HSLB members John, Karina, Emily-Elizabeth, Gigi and Bo at the 2018 Nourish the Homebound Breakfast.



On February 3rd, 2018, the HSLB hosted the inaugural Meals On Wheels of Tampa 5K, Fun Run & Music Fest to raise funds for additional hurricane supplies for Tampa’s homebound.  See more about the event here


The High School Leadership Board (HSLB) developed and introduced Water on Wheels (WOW!) on May 21 2016, to encourage healthy hydration.  

In order to continue impacting the health impact of WOW! on our recipients, 2016-2017  HSLB President, Maggie Fitzsimmons, took this project a step further, by applying and receiving the Lightning Community Heroes of Tomorrow award (click here to see a 2 min video)

Learn more about WOW! here. 

Interested in joining MOWTampa’s High School Leadership Board? Please call (813) 238-8410 or email S.TaylorPage@MOWTampa.org today!

HSLB Members currently represent the following high schools:



    Berkeley Prep High School logo Tampa    Jesuit High School logo Tampa.    Plant High School Logo Tampa. Tampa Prep High School




2017-2018 Members

HSLB Members

John Robbins President, Senior, Jesuit High School

Hailey Eckerman Vice-President, Senior, Academy of Holy Names

Caitlyn Delgatto, Junior, H.B. Plant High School

Karina Barcenas Senior, Berkeley Preparatory School

Emily Grams, Junior, Berkeley Preparatory School

Bryce Guenther Junior, Tampa Preparatory School

Bo Blair Senior, Tampa Preparatory School

Catie Clark Senior, Tampa Preparatory School

Alex Miller Junior, Jesuit High School

Gigi Novello, Junior, Berkeley Preparatory School

Madeline Obregon Senior, Academy of Holy Names

Daniel Zegarra   Junior, Jesuit High School

Top row: Karina Barcenas, Caitlyn Delgatto, Catie Clark, Scott Cutter, Alex Miller, Daniel Zegarra, John Robbins. Bottom row: Steve King, Lauren Vance

2016-2017 Members

HSLB Members

Maggie Fitzsimmons Board President, Senior, H.B. Plant High School

Karina Barcenas Junior, Berkeley Preparatory School

Allison Blair Senior, Tampa Preparatory School

Bo Blair Junior, Tampa Preparatory School

Catie Clark Junior, Tampa Preparatory School

Hailey Eckerman Junior, Academy of Holy Names

Harrison Lorenzen Senior, Tampa Preparatory School

Ben Miller Senior, Jesuit High School

Madeline Obregon Junior, Academy of Holy Names

Bridget O’Carroll Senior, Berkeley Preparatory School

John Robbins Junior, Jesuit High School

Susannah Wertz Junior, Plant High School


MOWTampa Leadership

Steve King Executive Director, MOWTampa

Lauren Vance Director of Communications & Donor Relations, MOWTampa

Top row: Steve King, Maggie Fitzsimmons, Harrison Lorenzen, Caitlyn Delgatto, Catie Clark, Karina Barcenas.

Bottom row: Sussanah Wertz, Maddie Obregon, Allison Blair, Bridget O’Carroll.

2015-2016 Members

HSLB Members

Lexa Armstrong, President, Senior, Tampa Preparatory School

Allison Blair, Junior, Tampa Preparatory School

Maggie Fitzsimmons, Junior, H.B. Plant High School

Harrison Lorenzen, Junior, Tampa Preparatory School

Ben Miller, Junior, Jesuit High School

Suparna Narayan, Junior, Hillsborough High School

Bridget O’Carroll, Junior, Berkeley Preparatory School

Chandler Rodriguez, Junior, Jesuit High School

Kathleen Tan, Junior, Hillsborough High School


Steve King, Executive Director, MOWTampa

Lauren Vance, Director of Communications



Top row: Bridget O’Carroll, Lauren Vance, Steve King, Harrison Lorenzen, Lexa Armstrong, Allison Blair, Ben Miller.

Bottom row: Chandler Rodriguez, Suparna Narayan, Maggie Fitzsimmons.


I just wanted to say thank you so much for the way you have allowed us to be involved with MOW these past two years… I really hope you know that starting the HSLB has had such an impact on all of us that have been a part of it. Getting to witness how dedicated you all are to helping others has really changed my perspective on what it means to get involved and volunteer. I’m so inspired by the excitement and passion you all have… I will never stop being so thankful for this and for all you guys do for our community every day… Again, thank you so much for all of your kindness to me… I thoroughly loved every second I have spent with you all, and I’ve learned more than I ever imagined I would. I know that my memories of being able to work with a nonprofit and make a difference will stick with me for the rest of my life. You all have such a passion for helping others that I found to be contagious, and I can only hope that I am able to have this same drive when I am an adult and am choosing what I want to spend my life doing.

Maggie Fitzsimmons

2016-2017 Board President, Class of 2017, H.B. Plant High School

I think that the High School Leadership Board provided me with a unique and incredibly valuable opportunity to enhance my skills in real world problem solving. It was a great experience to be able to work to help an important organization in the Tampa Bay area and to learn how to kickstart and fund a brand new project. It was wonderful to meet and get to know the MOW staff and the rest of the members on the board. This opportunity also proved very helpful when applying for college and other internships.

Ben Miller

Senior, Class of 2017, Jesuit High School

Being a part of the High School Leadership Board for the last two years has been an amazing and completely unique way to get involved in the community and give back and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the board.

Bridget O’Carroll

Class of 2017, Berkeley Preparatory School