Our Team

Carol Rescigno

Communications Lead

Carol Conyne Rescigno joined the Brady Sarasota chapter six years ago and is its second president. She is committed to gun reform and to bringing educational programs to Sarasota and the state to help in those efforts. A nomadic Army brat as a kid, she is a graduate of the University of Florida and worked at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for five years in the 1970s. She was the metro editor when she accepted a position at Newsday on Long Island and moved to New York. She remained there for the better part of 30 years and was Newsday’s deputy foreign editor when she left in 2008. She then taught as an adjunct professor and did special projects at Stony Brook University’s Journalism School for four years before returning to Sarasota seven years ago.

Patrick McLain

Co-Legislative Lead

Patrick McLain has a wealth of experience serving as Counsel at the US House of Representatives, and in government affairs. In 2009 he was appointed Vice President, Federal Government Affairs; Policy for Sanofi US in September 2009, and retired from Sanofi in 2016. In this role Patrick headed the company’s Washington office and represented its interests before Congress and federal agencies and departments. He was also responsible for leading the development of public policy positions impacting the company and the pharmaceutical industry.

Shana Bell

Co-Legislative Lead

Dana Sanchez-Quist

State Executive Committee Member

Dana Sanchez-Quist has been instrumental in the GVP movement since 1999. She helped organize the Million Mom March, the largest protest against gun violence until the March for Our Lives. Dana wrote the roadmap for 236 Million Mom March chapters to be formed nationwide and coordinated the 2001 merger with Brady. Dana is the national Spanish language and Florida spokesperson for Brady.

Molly Dempsey Domin

State Executive Committee Member

As a photographer, Molly spent years documenting the tragedies of the gun violence epidemic in three different states. When she had children of her own, she decided she had to act. Currently, she believes voting rights and access is the only way to end gun violence.