The Stay in Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center is operated by the Romy and Gaby SCI Foundation, Inc. doing business as Stay In Step Foundation. Romy and Gaby SCI Foundation, Inc is a Florida not-for-profit corporation and has applied for 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. This non-profit status is expected to be granted by the IRS in 2014.
Stay In Step Foundation is not an agent of the government or Veteran’s Administration, but is expected to work closely with them, Tri-Care, and other SCI caregivers and health management organizations to provide the highest possible level of rehabilitation and recovery to its SCI clients.
The Founder and Managing Director of Stay in Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center is Gabriela “Gaby” Rivero-Flores. Gaby has the majority vote on all issues related to the Stay in Step Foundation. Gaby will be the only paid Director on the Board.
The Second Director is Scott Mann. Term of Service for this Director is one year.
Other Directors may be appointed in the future.
There is also a Board of Advisors. These Advisors have no voting authority. Their primary focus is to help establish and implement the Stay in Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center.
Stay in Step Board of Advisors are established based on their ability to assist the Camargos in planning for and implementing the Stay in Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center.
Advisors are as follows:
Chairman of the Board of Advisors: Scott Mann
Medical Oversight Advisor: Dr. James Merritt
Community Outreach and Mobilization: Lt Gen (Retired) Martin Steele
All Advisors are on a voluntary basis. There is no compensation for services provided as a member of the Board of Advisors. On a case by case basis, Stay in Step Foundation, or its initial fundraising non-profit partner, Patriot Families, may provide advisors with expense reimbursement for their voluntary activities such as travel, gas, lodging, etc.
Dr. Merritt may at some point become a paid member of the Stay in Step team. This will be in direct compensation for his in-depth role of medical oversight. As needed, this may also be applied to a Tri-Care/Insurance Specialist to be brought onto the Board of Advisors or others as necessitated by the growth of the business and facility.
All advisors will report directly to the Director who has final say on all operational, financial, and administrative issues related to Stay in Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center. Advisors have no voting or Director authority.