Our Leadership

Victoria Kasdan, RN, MPH

Executive Director

A graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a master’s degree in public health management, Victoria Kasdan earned her RN diploma from Cook County School of Nursing. Her career includes more than 25 years of executive planning, administration, patient advocacy and health care experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She also brings an extensive background in cardio-thoracic ICU nursing and pharmaceutical and medical device marketing.

Before joining We Care Manatee, Victoria served as a sales account executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and vice president/account executive at HealthPlan Services.

In addition to her professional career, Victoria is dedicated to community service. Locally she is an active volunteer and fundraising committee member for SPARCC as an advocate against domestic violence and Turning Points to support the needs of the homeless. She also served as a special event fundraising co-chair with the Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County. Ms. Kasdan is a current member of The Junior League of Sarasota, Masala Giving Circle, The Links Inc. Bradenton/Sarasota Chapter and ASALH, Manasota.

She has held board or leadership positions with the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Jack & Jill of America, Minneapolis Chapter, and the Minnesota Department of Public Health.

Ms. Kasdan is a contributing book author, presenter at a wide variety of professional meetings and symposiums, and recipient of a number of sales and volunteer awards.

“We Care Manatee is a source of life-changing programs delivered by people who truly care. My goal is to continue the growth and reach of this special organization.”

Staff

We Care Manatee staff includes case managers, nurses, volunteers, and medical students.