Southwest Florida
American Heart Association

 

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Southwest Florida Leadership

Board of Directors

President

Dr. Brian Taschner
Cardiologist
Millennium Physician Group
3 years of service

Chairwoman

Susan Chicone
Vice-President/Private Client Manager
Busey Bank
3 years of service

President-Elect

Dr. Sajan Rao
Cardiologist
SWICFT Institute (3 years)

Advocacy Committee

Mary Andrews
System Director Govt. & Community Relations (2 years)

Board Members

Greg Adkins
Superintendent
Lee County School District (2 years)

Darlene Bertucci
Senior Sales Rep.
Abbott Laboratories (2 years)

Cindy Brown
VP Patient Care
Lee Health System (4 years)

Don Canterna
Philanthropist (1 year)

Mitch Cordova
Vice President, Student Success & Enrollment
Florida Gulf Coast University (2 years)

Monica Dubroja
Wellness Coordinator
Arthrex (2 years)

Cheryl Glover
Administrative Pastor
Mount Hermon Ministries (3 years)

Jon Kling
CNO
NCH Healthcare System (1 year)

Pam Knous
Board of Directors
Floor & Décor Outlets of America/AHA Hospital Accreditation Business Committee Member (5 years)

Mayela Rojas
Co-Owner
MediaVista Group/Univision SWFL (6 years)

Chuck Spears
President (retired)
Emerson Network Power (2 years)

Israel Suarez
CEO
Nations Association Charities, Inc. (6 years)

Marti Van Veen
System Dir. Marketing & Public Relations
Physicians Regional Healthcare System (2 years)

Dr. Shona Velamakanni
Cardiologist
Naples Heart Institute (4 years)

Affiliate Board Members

Sally Jackson

Shelly Church


Collier County Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Heart Walk Chair

Dr. Sajan Rao
Cardiologist
SWICFT Institute

Executive Leadership

Belinda Zivich
Vice-President Business Development
RMC Consultants Inc.

Jason Grabowski
Vice-President and COO
B&I

Jay Rasmussen
Vice-President Private Banking
BMO

Jim Krall
Executive Director Engineering & Construction
Moorings Park

Dr. Kenneth Plunkitt
Owner
Naples Heart Rhythm Specialists P.A.

Moe Kent
Owner
Hideout Golf Club

Peter Tuffo
COO Southeast
Suffolk Construction

Phil Dutcher
COO
NCH Healthcare System

Tom Ellis
Sr. Vice-President
Brown and Brown

Jon Kling
Chief Nursing Officer
NCH Healthcare System

David Beatty
Survivor and Philanthropist
Retired CEO/Victims Advocate

Lee County Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership

Ben Siegel
Lee County Port Authority

Robert Palussek
Family Health Centers

Dr. Jorge Quinonez
Family Health Centers

Jeff East
East & Greenwell

Kevin Parsons
Enterprise Holdings

Troy Demond
Royal Shell

Larry Acorn
The Brooks

Steve Karnas
The Colony

Dennie Hamilton
LCEC

Michael Montgomery
Lee Health

Dr. Mitch Cordova
FGCU

Barbara Saxton
Smart Choices Health Care

Mary Andrews System Director Govt. & Community Relations