Karen Deigl President/CEO

Karen Deigl



As President and CEO of Senior Resource Association since 2006, Karen is responsible for a $16 million annual operational budget and managing 120+ employees. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Florida.

Karen is recognized as a leader in her field, as evidenced by her service as Chair of the Florida Public Transportation Association and Florida Council on Aging Board Treasurer, Registered Professional Guardian through the Florida Office of Public and Professional Guardians, Past President and Board Member of Florida Aging Service Providers, and Vice Chair of Florida Transit Association Finance Corporation.

A long-time resident of Vero Beach, Karen has vast knowledge of the needs of our community’s population, including over 25 years of experience managing nonprofit, private, and public businesses. She is a proven leader who is dedicated to community involvement and developing on-going relationships with public and private constituencies.

In addition to her leadership responsibilities at Senior Resource Association, Karen is an elected Indian River County Hospital Trustee, ensuring fiscally sound and responsible resolutions are made in order to provide healthcare and better quality of life for all Indian River County residents. She serves on the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Integrity Committee and as a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. Karen is a long-standing member of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Educational Foundation. Her leadership has been noted with recognition as Indian River County Civic Professional Woman of the Year and Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Director of the Year.

Karen’s servant leadership inspires her team, which also has earned many awards including Safety Award of the Year by Florida’s Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged, Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award from the Florida Public Transportation Association, National Urban System of the Year from Community Transportation Association of America, and the Innovation Award from the Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged.

Liz Bruner

Vice President of Philanthropy


As Vice President of Philanthropy, Liz focuses on connecting donors to meaningful opportunities that improve the lives of seniors in Indian River County. Prior to joining SRA, she served as Director of Leadership Gifts, Vice President, and ultimately President of Indian River Hospital Foundation, directly supporting Indian River Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. Her extensive philanthropic experience ranges from science education and the arts to healthcare and children’s services.

Liz Bruner Vice President of Philanthropy

Before moving to Vero Beach, she served as Vice President of Development and Communication for Children’s Home Society of Florida. It was there that she came to understand and respect the Treasure Coast community while supporting the organization’s capital campaign to build the new Youth Transition Center for youth aging out of the foster system.

Liz brings a depth of experience and leadership that helps guide our organization to new levels of engagement with our community through new projects and continued social, nutritional, and transportation programs that help seniors live independently at home for as long as safely possible.

Gabriel Pedrero Vice President/CFO

Gabriel Pedrero

CFO/Vice President of Senior Services


Gabriel Pedrero joined Senior Resource Association in early 2023 as CFO/Vice President. With decades of accounting and finance experience, his broad background includes service to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations of various sizes.

Gabriel provides strategic leadership to Senior Resource Association business and finance functions and manages its capital assets.

He oversees Budget and Financial Planning, the Accounting Department, Procurement Services, and Treasury for the association as well as direction and support in the operations of all senior services areas.

Gabriel has a bachelor’s in business administration from Florida International University and a master’s in accounting and financial management from Keller Graduate School. After completing his master’s degree, he became a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida and maintains an active license.

Departmental Contacts

Meals on Wheels Manager

Damaris Duglo – 772.569.0760 ext. 126

DayAway Manager

Annie Mae Stokes – 772.569.0760 ext. 113

Senior Support Services Manager

Rosalind Diaz – 772.569.0760 ext. 116