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Mission

The Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter (TBAC) of the Alumni Association encourages and promotes the interests, ideals and advancement of The University of Tampa through various events that cultivate and enhance good fellowship among the alumni of the University.

Beth Cardenas — President

Beth (Pytlik) Cardenas graduated from The University of Tampa in 2007 with a bachelor’s in criminology and government/world affairs. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Roger Williams College of Law and her Master of Public Administration from the University of South Florida. She is the director of compliance and HIPAA officer for Hillsborough County Government and is also an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida. She is a member of the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and the Krewe of Pandora. She spends her free time with her husband, Aaron, and their two rescue dogs, and traveling to visit her UT friends all around the world.

Ileana Wilburg — Immediate Past President

Ileana Wilburg graduated from The University of Tampa in 2006 with a bachelor’s in Spanish and again in 2014 with a master’s in instructional design and technology. She is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority, initiated at UT, and is the chapter’s campus advisor. She has been involved in TBAC for about 10 years and held positions of president, social media manager and vice president of membership.

Kristina Justen — Treasurer

Kristina Justen obtained her Bachelor of Science in International Business in 2005 from UT and a Master of Science in Innovation Management in 2009. She is now a business development supervisor for Optum. Justen has been on the board of directors for TBAC since 2009, is the current Treasurer and was the president from 2010 to 2013.

Lisa Culberson — Secretary/Historian

While attending UT, Lisa Culberson became a sister in Delta Zeta sorority and was active in ROTC. She graduated in 1987 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. She has worked as a radiation research lab technician at the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine and a laboratory supervisor at Petroleum Packers (now Amalie Oil) before beginning her 23-year career as a science teacher and teacher trainer for Hillsborough County Public Schools. Now in semi-retirement writing and editing online science curriculum and substitute teaching, Culberson enjoys spending time with her husband and six grandchildren

Jamal Wilburg — Marketing Chair

Jamal Wilburg is the senior director, customer care for Greenway Health. Wilburg partners with physician practices to help them improve patient care through adoption of technology. After spending over 15 years working in healthcare, Wilburg understands how to navigate the ever-changing environment of healthcare to deliver exceptional service experiences that help organizations meet their objectives.

Wilburg also spent 12 years as a human resources and public affairs officer in the United States Army Reserves. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

Wilburg holds a bachelor’s in sports management and a master’s in instructional design and technology from The University of Tampa.

Sheri Huelster — Events Chair

Sheri Huelster is a 2005 University of Tampa graduate with a double major in marine science and biology. While a student, she was involved with many groups on campus including Student Productions, Diplomats, Admissions, Student Government, PEACE, leadership programs and intramurals. The dedication and involvement with UT as a student continued as an alumna as she immediately became involved with both the Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter (FKA Tampa Alpha) and the Alumni Advisory Board (FKA National Alumni Association). As a board member of the TBAC, she has acted as the treasurer, secretary/historian, president, past-president and Gasparilla event planner.

In her professional career, Huelster started working at Cardno a few weeks after graduation in 2005 as an environmental technician. For the last 15 years, she has been a part of the water resources department and is currently a project scientist, managing projects, completing aquatic field assessments, analyzing water quality and quantity data, and producing analysis reports for various public and private clients. In 2015, she received her Master of Science from the

University of South Florida in marine science, with a specialty in marine resource assessment. Huelster is also involved with the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals (TBAEP) where she currently is the vice president and membership chair.