Week of September 18
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
Dr. Lea Blackwell has joined Precision Health Care Specialists, a Southwest Florida Multispecialty Physician Group. She is a fellowship trained breast surgeon that dedicates her practice to the surgical management of breast disease. She has been practicing in the Lee County community since 2008 and focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to management of breast cancer.
Tampa General Hospital announced that Dustin Pasteur, the academic health system’s Vice President of Facilities and Construction, was named by Becker’s Hospital Review to the publication’s list of “Rising Stars: 67 Healthcare Leaders Under 40.” Pasteur is being recognized for his contributions and exceptional leadership of the academic health system’s facilities management departments.
Coastal Orthopedics recently welcomed Dr. Joshua Greenspoon to its highly skilled staff. Dr. Greenspoon joins Coastal Orthopedics as a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis with joint replacement surgery and utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques to allow for faster recovery and improved patient outcomes.
DeAngelis Diamond is pleased to announce the addition of Mick Thornton as Director of Business Development. In his role, Mick is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a growth strategy that fosters authentic relationships, promotes effective collaboration, and ensures positive outcomes for our team members, clients, design partners, and trade contractors.
Week of September 11
Janet Altman has been named Chief Marketing Officer at Kaufman Rossin. She established the firm's marketing department over two decades ago and leads these efforts, including brand management and awareness, content marketing, marketing automation, advertising, media relations, website development and management, and social media.
Marjorie Horwin, CPA, has joined Kaufman Rossin as a principal in the private client services group within the tax advisory services practice. She specializes in tax planning for high-net-worth clients, business succession, charitable issues, estate litigation, and international planning. Marjorie is based in the firm's Boca Raton office.
Ivan Garces has been named Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Kaufman Rossin. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, assessing, and managing risks facing the firm. Garces also leads Kaufman Rossin's risk advisory services practice, which provides risk management, governance, financial crimes, and regulatory compliance services to financial institutions and companies
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
Capital Health Plan (CHP) welcomes Sabin Bass as its new President and CEO. Bass has more than 20 years of health care experience, most recently as CHP's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Now in its 41st year, CHP serves 135,000+ members in the Florida Panhandle and has consistently been recognized as one of the top health plans in Florida.
South Florida-based government affairs consulting firm, LSN Partners, announces the promotion of Nicole Gomez Goldmeier to Chief Operating Officer. With a six-year tenure at LSN, Nicole's experience uniquely positions her to lead strategic initiatives, optimize day-to-day operational processes, manage human resources, and oversee communications across the firm's extensive network of offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tallahassee, and Washington, DC. As COO, Nicole will enhance operations while maintaining her active client-facing advocacy efforts across diverse sectors at local, state, and national levels.
Randall Vitale, President, BBX Capital Partners, a division of BBX Capital, has been named Board Chair of the Florida College System Foundation (FCSF) for a two-year term. FCSF has been providing student scholarships to Florida's 28 colleges since 1999. The Foundation supports the mission of the Florida College System and advances statewide initiatives of the chancellor.
Week of September 4
Good Greek Realty proudly welcomes seasoned Broker Stacy Little. Little brings a deep understanding of Florida's dynamic real estate market, enhancing the company's promise to offer a seamless relocation journey. With an impressive 30 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, Little is thrilled about this new chapter in her career.
Human Resources / Recruiting
SMARTer Job Hunting announces Wendy Mahle as Chief Human Resources Strategist. Mahle has been an Executive Leader in Human Resources for 20+ years, providing strategic leadership to both national and international companies specializing in healthcare, research, technology, retail, and communication. Mahle focuses on helping HR departments develop cost-effective outplacement services.
Nonprofit / Philanthropy
The St. Johns County Education Foundation, which operates as Investing in Kids (INK!), announces its newly named Executive Director, Cathy Newman. Selected following an extensive search, Newman has served as the organization’s Community and District Relations Achievement Director since 2021. She will oversee community initiatives, staff activities, fundraising, and educational programs.
The St. Johns County Education Foundation, which operates as Investing in Kids (INK!), announces the retirement of Executive Director, Donna Lueders. Since 2006, Leuders helped raise millions of dollars for the 501(c)(3) corporation while providing the community with creative student/educator programs. Lueders will remain with the nonprofit for six months after her retirement as a consultant.
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