Our Leadership

Arthur Lerman

Executive Director

Arthur Lerman has joined We Care Manatee as its Executive Director. He has over thirty years of experience in providing health care and long term care services. Arthur most recently was executive director of ITN SunCoast, a non-profit organization that provides transportation to people who don’t drive themselves. In the past, he developed and managed assisted living facilities, nursing homes and a home health agency. He was the executive director of a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, Arthur has consulted with states and counties across the country on their long term care and behavioral health programs

Since moving to the Sarasota area in 2007, Arthur has served on the Sarasota County Seniors Advisory Council, the Stakeholders in Aging Group and the Board of Directors of the Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Florida. He is currently on the Transportation Disadvantaged Committee of the Sarasota/Manatee MPO and is a member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Suncoast. Arthur has a Bachelor’s Degree from Clark University and a Masters’ Degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


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