Safe Environment

Safe Environment Contact Information

Dr. Volodymyr Smeryk

Overseer of the Safe Environment Program
((941) 484-9543 ext. 3012

Ellen Stine

Diocesan Director of Human Resources
(General inquiries regarding Safe Environment program)
(941) 484-9543 ext. 3004

Donna Foti

Safe Environment Manager
941-484-9543 ext. 3040

Cara Smith

Background Screening Assistant
(Questions regarding to Fingerprinting)
(941) 484-9543 ext. 3034


To report an allegation:

Florida Department of Children and Families Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-96 abuse (1-800-962-2873) or visit

If the alleged abuser is a diocesan employee or volunteer, including clergy, also notify Victim Assistance Coordinator Susan Benton at 941-416-6114.