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Southwest Florida Leadership

A relentless force for longer, healthier lives in our community.

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Southwest Florida Board Members

President

Dr. Sajan Rao
Cardiologist
SWICFT Institute

Chair

Dr. Mitch Cordova
VP of Student Success
Florida Gulf Coast University

Members

Dr. Greg Adkins
Superintendent
Lee County School District

Darlene Bertucci
Senior Sales Representative
Abbott Laboratories

Don Canterna
Philanthropist

Susan Chicone
Vice President/Private Client Manager Busey Bank

Monica Dubroja
Wellness Coordinator
Arthrex

Cheryl Glover
Administrative Pastor
Mount Hermon Ministries

Jon Kling
Chief Nursing Officer
NCH

Pam Knous
Philanthropist
AHA Hospital Accreditation Business Committee Member

Mayela Rosales
Co-Owner
D’Latinos/Aztec America

Chuck Spears
President (Retired)
Emerson Network Power

Dr. Brian Taschner
Cardiologist
Millennium Physician Group

Mary van Praag
Brand President, Soma
Chico’s F.A.S., Inc.

Stephanie Wardein
System Director, Community Affairs
Lee Health

Southeast Chairman’s Board Representation

Sally Jackson
Philanthropist

Shelly Church
SVP, Investments
Raymond James