Helping everyone live a longer, happier, and healthier life.
Order From the Gift Shop
Have a personalized gift sent to a patient’s room.
1st Vice Chair/Treasurer
John Lewis, M.D.
William F. Allyn
Christina Carranza, R.N.
Phillip C. Dutcher
Interim President & CEO
George Ferguson, M.D.
Stephen M. Lange, M.D.
Frank Astor, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Administrative Officer -
NCH Physician Group
Interim President & CEO
Jonathan Kling, R.N.
Chief Nursing Officer & Interim Chief Operations Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Linda M. Roeback
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Experience Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Interim President & Chief Executive Officer
Phillip C. Dutcher is currently serving as Interim President and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Phil has spent 40 years in Healthcare Administration and has served as the Chief Operations Officer of NCH since 2007.
After graduating from Kettering University in Flint, MI, in 1973, with a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Administration, he earned a MHA and MBA at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Phil then spent 20 years (1975-1995) at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, where he served as CEO from 1981to 1995. He then moved to West Palm Beach, FL where he was CEO of the combined Good Samaritan and St. Mary’s Medical Centers (Intracoastal Health Systems) until 2000. He then served as Senior Vice President for Business Development at Rendina Companies, a medical real estate development company in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Chief Financial Officer
Rick Wyles joined the NCH Healthcare system in October 2015.Rick comes to NCH with over 30 years of healthcare finance and management experience. Twenty-five of those years were with McLaren Health Care, a 3.5 billion dollar fully integrated health system in Michigan. Rick served as CFO and Vice President of Finance for the flagship hospital for the past 15 years. Rick has served on numerous boards including chairman of a county health plan for the past 7 years. Rick is a graduate of the University of Michigan and now resides in Naples with his wife Robin. He also has two daughters, a grandson, and a son-in-law that live in the Naples community.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mike Riley Has been the Chief Strategy Officer for the NCH Healthcare System since 2008. Mike is responsible for coordinating the strategic planning process for NCH working closely with the Board of Trustees, Senior Leadership and Physician Leadership in this development of short and long range strategic plans. He is also responsible for executing and implementing major strategic initiatives which have included the Mayo Clinic Care Network affiliation with Mayo Clinic, the Blue Zone Initiative, and the development of several services including the growth of the NCH Physician Group and other products and service lines provided by NCH. Has 30 years of healthcare experience holding various administrative positions in finance, operations, strategic planning and information technology.
Previous to his current position as Chief Strategy Officer for the NCH Healthcare System he was the CEO of the Bonita Community Health Center and currently is on their Board of Directors. He is active in the Community having served on various committees and boards, has instructed accounting courses at Southwest Florida College, a graduate of Leadership Collier and is currently on the board of directors for Community Health Partners and Naples Day Surgery, Inc. He is also a past Board member of the Bonita Chamber of Commerce and Naples Chamber of Commerce.
Chief Medical Officer
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Astor is considered fully bilingual and bicultural. In 1978, Dr. Astor received his MD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio and completed Fellowships in Oncology and Reconstruction from the University of Cincinnati and the Oregon Health and Science University. In addition, Dr. Astor has an MBA in General Management from Bowling Green State University, Ohio and subsequently completed an AHIP Executive Leadership Fellowship Program.
Dr. Astor practiced Head and Neck surgery in several academic settings including San Juan Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Cleveland Clinic – Florida and the University of Miami. He has served as Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and as CMO for Triple S-Blue Cross Blue Shield of Puerto Rico. At Florida Blue he worked in the area of professional programs and developed an expertise in medical disparities in international health. As CMO in Puerto Rico, he managed 2.2 million lives in all line of business, in addition to 9,000 providers in 65 hospitals.
Dr. Astor has served in various Boards including Cleveland Clinic Florida Board of Governors, The Blue Foundation for Healthy Florida and Fundación Luis Muñoz Marín in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Astor is a member of the Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society; he also received an Honors Diploma from the American Academy in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and won a WG Goodwin Teaching Faculty Award from the University of Miami. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and by the National Board of Medical Examiners.
In his current position at NCH, Dr. Astor works on clinically integrated networks, in faculty development, graduate medical education and quality initiatives.
Chief Nursing Officer & Interim Chief Operations Officer
Jonathan Kling serves as the System Chief Nursing Officer for the NCH Healthcare System. Jonathan has been with NCH since 2003, and has been the System Chief Nursing Officer since November 2016. Prior to the CNO role, Jon held various positions at NCH including clinical coordinator, ICU, Director of Critical Care and Emergency Services, and Associate Chief Nursing Officer.
He has a clinical practice background in critical care and burn/trauma nursing. Jon received his nursing degree from Maric College in 1999 in San Diego, CA, Bachelors in Healthcare Administration in 2010 from Columbia Southern University, Master of Business Administration in 2013 from Columbia Southern University, and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Chamberlin in 2015.
Jon is recognized for having a strong background in leading multi-disciplinary teams that have achieved high quality outcomes, and have significantly impacted positive outcomes for patients. Jon has also presented multiple quality improvement projects at state and national seminars that support using evidence based practice and research to support the care provided by the entire healthcare team. Jon lives in Naples with his wife and two daughters.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Renee Thigpen is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the NCH Healthcare System, with responsibility for providing leadership in developing and executing human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization; specifically in the areas of talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, benefits and compensation, and employee health and wellness. Departmental oversight includes Human Resources, Bear’s Den Childcare and VPK, Workers Compensation, Occupational Health, two Wellness Centers, Security, Pastoral Care, Children’s Medical Services, Safe and Healthy Children’s Coalition, Centralized Scheduling and Physician Outreach Renee has served on many boards and is active today on the United Way of Collier County Board and serving as Governance Chair. Renee has served as Chair Florida Healthcare Workforce at the State level to promote healthcare business growth and leverage the workforce and talent development assets within the state.
Over 30 years ago, Ms. Thigpen joined the NCH Healthcare System and before her current role today worked in varying capacities, from staffing and recruitment to management of a large external then internal per diem pool, as well as managing a transcription service and assisted home living program.
Ms. Thigpen earned a Bachelors in Leadership and Development, as well as Business Administration and HR Management and is currently finalizing her MBA. She is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and certified DDI Facilitator. Renee lives in Bonita Springs with her husband Jerry and has two grown daughters and two grandchildren.
Chief Experience Officer
Gary serves as the Chief Experience Officer for the NCH Healthcare System. Within this role, Gary provides strategic support towards improving external and internal customer satisfaction. Gary has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry with an extensive background in healthcare leadership, team development, and cultural transformation. He is a recognized expert at helping healthcare organizations design and implement systems to enhance customer service outcomes. Before joining NCH, Gary was the AVP of Customer Development at Health Management Associates. During this role, Gary led a successful cultural transformation initiative for 73 hospitals. His most recent operational experience was at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, an 850-bed facility located in central Florida, where he led in many capacities including the Director of Orthopedic Services. Under his leadership, this area became one of the top ranked units of patient satisfaction results in the country.
Gary has been invited to speak at several healthcare conferences including the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, Press Ganey National Client Conference and the Federal Ambulatory Surgery Association. Gary received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Akron and earned his Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University.
Chief Administrative Officer - NCH Physician Group
Zach Bostock joined the NCH Healthcare System in September 2011 as the Chief Administrative Officer of the NCH Physician Group. The NCH Physician Group is comprised of 130 providers in various specialties servicing patients in 38 locations throughout Naples, Florida. The NCH Physician Group has annual revenue in excess of $70 million and over 500 employees.
Zach received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration in 1999 from the University of Evansville. He completed his MBA at Indiana University in 2002. Prior to working with NCH, Zach spent 13 years with the Jewish Hospital Healthcare System in Louisville, Kentucky. Jewish Hospital has performed many firsts including the World’s first successful hand transplant and the World’s first fully implantable artificial heart transplant. While working with Jewish Hospital, Zach developed a 300 provider physician group with greater than 1000 employees and revenue in excess of $100 million. Zach is married and has an eight year old daughter and three year old twin daughters.
Dartmouth College – 1958 – BA – Mechanical Engineering
Syracuse University – 1960 – MBA Finance Major
U.S. Coast Guard – 1960 – Officer Candidate School
Commissioned – Duty in Portland, Oregon
1962 – Welch Allyn, Inc. Medical Sales Department
1966 – Founder, Industrial Division
1980-2000 – President, Welch Allyn, Inc.
2000-2005 – Chairman & CEO, Welch Allyn Ventures LL
2001 – Chairman, Handheld Products
In 2000, William F. Allyn became a third general resident of Naples, Florida. Until then, home was Skaneateles, NY. He attended the local school system until it burned to the ground (he didn’t do it), Taft Prep school for a PG year, Dartmouth College (mechanical engineering major) and an MBA from Syracuse University. In 1960 he was commissioned in the US Coast Guard, married Janet (Penny) and served three years in Portland, Oregon. In 1963 he joined Welch Allyn as a third generation employee, became President and CEO in 1980 and retired in 2000. The firm grew from several hundred to over 4,000 members worldwide. He started Hand Held Products (a manufactures of bar code scanning equipment and portable computers for tracking packages, patients, products, etc.) and Everest Visual Inspection Technology (a manufacturer of flexible video inspection devices based on Welch Allyn’s worlds first flexible video endoscopes). The 1980’s were exciting times for Welch Allyn as it implemented the Quality Improvement process and the “Just in Time” manufacturing philosophy. He was awarded the David Kearns Award (Xerox CEO who rescued the company by his quality efforts). He became an active trustee of three hospitals (one as chairman) and board member of Niagara Mohawk (now National Grid, M&T Bank, Oneida Ltd, Syracuse Research Corp. He is a trustee emeritus of Syracuse University and was an Overseer of Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College of the University of Rochester and Syracuse. He was the chair of the New York State Business Council. The State University of New York awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Ernst & Young awarded him the Entrepreneur of the Year in upstate New York. In Naples, he is a board member of the NCH Healthcare System, the Forum Club, and a founding member of the Naples Community Church. Penny and he celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with their sons Scott, a family doctor in CNY, David and Eric, 4th generation leaders of Welch Allyn, and Mark (with the toughest job) a 5th grade teacher in Brookline, MA, and 11 grandchildren and a few of their friends this summer.
Niagara Mohawk Power—Board, Nuclear Oversight, Compensation and Retired Succession, Executive, Audit Committee Member
Sentry Group—Board - Retired
Oneida, Ltd.—Board - Retired
M&T Bank—Board and Audit Committee - Retired
Hand Held Products, Inc. - Retired
Syracuse Research Corporation—Board - Retired
Perfex Corporation—Board - Retired
Community General Hospital—Trustee - Retired
Dartmouth College—Thayer School of Engineering—Overseer Member
Syracuse University—Trustee Emeritus
Syracuse University—L.C. Smith School of Engineering, Advisory Board - Retired
University of Rochester—Engineering School Advisory Board - Retired
Business Council of New York—Chairman, Board of Directors - Retired
Manufactures Association of Central New York—Board & Past Chairman - Retired
Allyn Foundation—Board Member
Emerson Foundation—Board Retired
United Way of Central New York—Council - Retired
HIMA—Health Industry Manufacturers Association—Board - Retired
National Baldrige Quality Committee of NIST—Board - Retired
Naples Community Hospital—Board Member
Gratis Card a Revolution Company—Board - Retired
Forum Club of Naples—Board Member
SUNY Oswego—Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
Manufacturers Association of NY—Hall of Fame
David T. Kearns Award—Superior Management from New York State Empire Advantage
Boy Scouts of America—Man of the Year
NASA (Native American Service Agency)—Oren Lyons Environmental Corporate Award
Arthritis Foundation—“Tribute to Excellence Award”
Simon LeMoyne Medal Award—LeMoyne College
Post Standard Achievement Award—Pursuit of Excellence
Community General Hospital Honor for Years of Service, Volunteer and Contribution
Boy Scouts of American 2004 Chairman of Central NY Boy Power Dinner
Eyes on New York Gala—Spirit of Optometric Center of New York
Born in Flushing, New York
The Wharton School of Business, Graduated with a BS in Economics
Kohl’s Department Store, Former President, retired 2000
Board of Directors
Baker Museum, Chairman
Naples Senior Center
Former Board Member
Cal Ripken Senior Foundation
Former Chairman, presently, Board Member
Fashion Institute of Technology
Board of Directors
Foundation Board, Former Chairman
Formally, Board of Overseers
Presently, Chairman of Baker Retailing Center at UPenn
Married, wife Patty, 2 time Tony Award winning Broadway Producer
Children, Stephen and Stephanie, Fur Baby, Kizzie
Five Grand Children
Since 1970, Scott Lutgert has been a resident and real estate developer in Naples and Southwest Florida. Among Scott’s many achievements is the development of Park Shore, where his companies have completed 17 luxury beachfront high-rises and six luxury high rises in Bonita Bay. His love of golf made its way into his life’s work as he was instrumental in the development of two luxury golf course communities; The Estuary at Grey Oaks in Naples and Linville Ridge in North Carolina.
Scott’s vision and foresight helped shape Southwest Florida. His companies developed shopping centers and office buildings, including The Village on Venetian Bay, Northern Trust Office Building, The Promenade at Bonita Bay and Mercato, a mixed-use project in North Naples.
As the Chairman of The Lutgert Companies, his leadership and vision has led Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Premier Commercial, Lutgert Construction, Lutgert Title and Lutgert Insurance, which was sold in 2017 to Gallagher Insurance, since the early ‘80’s.
Scott’s unwavering commitment to Naples and Southwest Florida is evident through his personal involvement in various foundations and charitable organizations. As a wine enthusiast, it was no surprise that Scott was a founder of the Naples Winter Wine Festival.
With his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Scott’s commitment to education and healthcare is a source of pride. He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Florida Gulf Coast University for twelve years and was previously on the Board of Directors of Naples Community Hospital from 2001 to 2009. In 2015 he and his wife, Simone, chaired the Magnolia Ball in support of the NCH William and Susan Dalton Oncology Unit.
Scott has been celebrated for numerous community contributions and was honored to receive awards for his involvement including the Edison College Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education Award, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Leadership Hall of Fame Award as well as 2004 Gulfshore Life’s Man of the Year. He was also the co-chairman for the capital campaign for The Shelter for Abused Women and Children and co-chairman for the 2019 Night at the Museum event benefiting the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples.
Since November 2007 Kevin L. Beebe has been President and Chief Executive Officer of 2BPartners, LLC, a partnership that provides strategic, financial and operational advice to private equity firms and companies in the technology and telecom industries. From 1998-2007 he was Group President of Operations at ALLTEL Corporation, a publicly traded telecommunications services company. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Beebe served as Executive Vice President of Operations for 360° Communications Co., a publicly traded wireless communications company. From 1983 to 1995 Mr. Beebe served in various management roles at ATT, Southwestern Bell and United Telecom/Sprint.
Mr. Beebe is currently Chair of the Florida Advisory Board of Caron Treatment Centers, the nation’s second largest non-profit addiction treatment organization. He has held leadership roles in many other national and regional non-profit organizations throughout his career.
Mr. Beebe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and received a Master of Arts in Economics from Bowling Green University in Ohio. He also completed the Executive Business Administration Program at Columbia University in New York.
Kevin and his wife, Cortney reside in Naples, Florida.
Christina Carranza serves as the Magnet Program Coordinator for the NCH Healthcare System.
Christina began her nursing career at NCH in 2009 as a nurse resident on 6 North Cardiothoracic. She served as a charge nurse, preceptor, and also participated in Shared Decision Making at the unit and Service Line level. In 2015, Christina moved into the nurse manager role with oversight of 6 North Cardiothoracic and Gulf View Suites. In 2018, Christina stepped into the role of Magnet Program Coordinator and is enthusiastic about professional nursing practice, quality improvement, and fostering a culture of excellence.
In 2014, she obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing with a specialization in education. In addition, she holds two national board certifications; Cardiac Vascular Nurse (ANCC) and Certified Nurse Manager Leader (AONE). Christina has presented on the topics of leadership and quality improvement on local, regional, state-wide, and national platforms.
Christina was born and raised in New England and moved to Naples, Florida in 2005. She has a daughter and twin boys who were born here at NCH.
Experienced Financial Management professional with excellent qualifications in Portfolio and Wealth Management. Excel in managing projects, motivating people, and business development to deliver outstanding results. Analytical problem solver with strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Ability to focus on economic realities, make sound business decisions and handle multiple projects in a changing environment.
SABADELL BANK & TRUST, Naples, FL 4/2015 to present
Regional President, Wealth Management Director, CFP, CAIA, ChFC
SUNTRUST BANK, Tampa, FL 10/13 to 3/2015
Group Managing Director, Investment Advisory Group, CFP, CAIA, ChFC
SABADELL BANK & TRUST (Formerly Lydian Bank & Trust), Naples, Fl 1/2010 to 10/2013
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Director, CFP, CAIA, ChFC
BANK OF FLORIDA TRUST COMPANY, Naples, FL 3/2006 to January 2010
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, CFP, CAIA, ChFC
REGIONS/AMSOUTH BANCORPORATION, Naples, FL 1/2003 to 3/2006
Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Certified Financial Planner, ChFC
STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS, Naples, FL 3/2000-12/31/2002
Certified Financial Planner, Principal, Portfolio Manager
HILLSDALE COLLEGE, Hillsdale, MI
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration: Finance Minors: History and Economics
Graduated Cum Laude
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
AFFILIATIONS & INTERESTS
COLLEGE: University of Missouri, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Miami, 1985
Doctor of Medicine
RESIDENCY: University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospitals 1985-1988
CHIEF RESIDENCY: University of Miami, Veterans Affair
Medical Center 1988-1989
National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1, 1986
American Board of Internal Medicine, September 13, 1989
Recertification, ABIM, November 3, 2005
Recertification, ABIM, October 10, 2014
State of Florida, expires January 2016.
Eagle Scout, 1975
Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Major, 1978
Department of Medicine Outstanding Intern Award, 1986
Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine, 1989
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1997
Leadership Collier, Class of 2003
Woodbadge Recipient, 2006
Gulfshore Life, ‘Top Doctors’ 2004-2015
Recipient, William P. Lascheid Founder's Award, 2015
Naples Daily News ‘Health Care Hero’ Award, 2015
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Clinical Instructor, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1988-1989
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami, 1989-1991
Attending Physician, Internal Medicine Inpatient Wards, Veterans Affair Medical Center, 1988-1989
Attending Physician, Jackson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room 1988-1991
Attending Physician, Internal Medicine Inpatient Wards, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1989-1991
Coordinator, Third Year Medical Clerkship, Veterans Affair Medical Center, 1989-1991
DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS
Medical Ethics Committee, Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1988-1989
Medical Service Committee, University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics, 1989-1991
Code Team Committee, University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics, 1989-1991
Patient Education Committee, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1989-1991
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Committee, Naples Community Hospital, 1992-1996
Non-Invasive Cardiology Committee, Naples Community Hospital, 1993-1996
Board of Directors, Southwest Florida Physicians Association, (IPA), 1993-1996
Board of Directors, Community Health Partners, (PHO), 1994-1996
Contracts and Compensation Committee, Community Health Partners, 1994-1995
Quality Assurance Subcommittee, Department of Medicine, Naples Community Hospital, 1994-1996
Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, Naples Community Hospital, 1995-1996
Executive Director PHO Search Committee, Community Health Partners, 1995
President, Southwest Florida Physicians Association, 1996
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Naples Community Hospital, 1996-1998
Medical Executive Committee, Naples Community Hospital, 1996-1998
Physician Liaison, Core Team Committee, 4 North, Naples Community Hospital, 1997-2001
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Naples Community Hospital, 1998-2008
Member, Board of Trustees, Naples Community Hospital, 1998-2001
Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Naples Community Hospital, 2002-2008
Member, Bylaws Committee, Naples Community Hospital, 2012-present.
Chief, Section of Internal Medicine, Naples Community Hospital 2014-present
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SOCIETIES
Member, American Medical Association
Member, Florida Medical Association
Member, Collier County Medical Society
Member, American College of Physicians
PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL MEETINGS
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1990
“Epidemiology of Acute Rheumatic Fever in a Multi-Racial, U.S. Urban Community”
Partner in Primary Care Practice, 1993-1996
Partner in Multi-specialty Group, Anchor Health Centers, 1997-2008
Treasurer, Anchor Health Centers, 2000-2002
Vice-President, Anchor Health Centers, 2002-2004
Member, Compensation Committee, 2002-2004
Liaison, Massachusetts General Hospital and Anchor Health Centers, 1999-2005
Concierge Medical Services, P.L. 2008-present
Usher, Faith Lutheran Church.
Lay Reader, Faith Lutheran Church.
Member, Pack Committee, Cub Scout Pack 211, Naples, FL, 2000-2003
Den Leader, Cub Scouts, 2000-2004.
Assistant Scout Master, Troop 165, Naples, FL, 2004-2009.
Health Officer, Southwest Florida Boy Scout Camporee, 2006
Member, Health and Safety Committee, Southwest Florida Council
Boy Scouts of America, 2006
Volunteer Physician, Neighborhood Health Clinic, 1999-present
Member, Professional Capabilities Committee, Neighborhood Health Clinic, 2000-2006
Member, Medical Committee, Neighborhood Health Clinic, 2007-present.
Chair, Medical Committee, Neighborhood Health Clinic, 2009-2012
Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, Neighborhood Health Clinic, 2010-2012.
Member, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Health Clinic, 2009-present
Secretary, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Health Clinic, 2011.
Chair Elect, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Health Clinic, 2011-2013
Chair, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Health Clinic, 2013-2015
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
Running, Camping, Fishing, Skiing, Traveling
Abstract: Epidemiology of Acute Rheumatic Fever in Miami, Florida
1984-1988, Bisno, A.L., Ferguson, G. W., Schultz, J.M.
XI Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases. September 1990
“Epidemiology of Acute Rheumatic Fever in a Multiethnic, Multiracial
Urban Community: The Miami Dade County Experience.”
Tom retired from KPMG, a professional services firm providing audit, tax and advisory services. He served as partner in charge of KPMG’s Southeast Area Health Care Practice, a member of the Firm’s National Health Care Leadership Team and Southeast Area Operating and Leadership Committees.
During his 32-year career with KPMG, Tom served in various leadership positions, providing a variety of consulting and assurance services to multi-hospital systems, university-based, community and governmental hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, CCRC’s, HMO’s, PPO’s, Foundations and other related non-profit and for-profit health care entities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. He directed engagements relating to due diligence and acquisition activities, financial feasibility studies, strategic planning, physician compensation programs, budgetary controls and reporting formats, corporate organization alternatives and joint ventures, and worked with health care entities on complex accounting issues.
In addition to significant client responsibilities, he served as a member of KPMG’s National Service and Quality Performance Review Committees and Assurance Services Subcommittee. He also served on the AICPA Health Care Matters Subcommittee, a AICPA task force to revise the Health Care Accounting and Audit Guide and the Financial Affairs Subcommittee of the Federation of American Hospitals.
Born in Chicago, Tom received his undergraduate business degree from John Carroll University and MBA from Ohio University as a Teaching Fellow. He served as Vice President of the Alumni Association at John Carroll and was recognized as one of the top fifty graduates of its School of Business.
In 2003, Tom was appointed to the Finance Committee of NCH Healthcare System, the Audit Committee in 2006 and the Board of Trustees in 2007. Tom currently serves as 1st Vice Chair/Treasurer, Chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Executive / Governance, Strategic Planning (prior Chair), Compensation, Audit (prior Chair) and Professional Capabilities/Joint Conference Committees. Tom is also on the Board of Avow Hospice, Chairing the Strategic Planning Committee.
Tom has served on the Board of Directors of Wyndemere Country Club in Naples in various roles since 1999 including Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee and President. He participated or chaired efforts in planning and managing $16 million in renovation programs.
Dr. Lange originally joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic Rochester as a consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 1985, following completion of his subspecialty fellowship training in the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. In 1986, he relocated to establish the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at Mayo Clinic Florida, the first Mayo Clinic practice outside Minnesota. From 1986 through today, Mayo Clinic Florida has grown from the original 35 physicians to over 450 physicians and scientists and is ranked as the top hospital in Florida by US News and World Reports.
Dr. Lange’s primary clinical focus has been complex endoscopy in hepatobiliary disease. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Mayo College of Medicine.
He has previously served in several key leadership positions at the Mayo Clinic Florida including; Chair of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology from 1995-2004, Associate Chair Department of Medicine 2000-2004, Chair Clinical Practice Committee 2004-2011, Member Executive Operations Team 2005-2015, Vice Chair Executive Operations Team 2011-2015 . At the Mayo Clinic enterprise level, he served as Vice Chair of Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee 2007-2011, and the Southeast Medical Director for The Mayo Clinic Care Network 2011-2015.
Dr. Lange is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (1974) and Georgetown University School of Medicine(1978). He completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann Medical College (1979) and a two year residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center (1981). He served a one year fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center , Georgetown University Medical Center (1982) followed by a three year fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine(1985).
He is married to Kymm Worcester for 36 years and has 3 daughters, Whitney, Alexandra, and Kelsey.
John Lewis, M.D. is an Emergency physician practicing in Naples since 1994; Dr. Lewis currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, he is a Member of the NCH Board of Trustees, Chairman of the NCH Board Quality Committee, Chairman of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, and is a member of the Medical Staff Development Committee, the Board Nominating committee, and the ER Flow Committees. He also serves as a clinical preceptor for Nova Southern University, and is a Member of the CHP and SWFPA Board Committees.
Mariann T. MacDonald co-founded Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., a fully integrated independent pharmaceutical company based in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania with a former co-worker in 1997 following a management buy-out from DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals. Under their leadership, Endo has become a leader in the growing field of pain management. Revenues grew four-fold from $108 million in 1998 to $400 million in 2002 and to $800 million in 2005 when MacDonald retired. Today revenues are about $3 billion and the company has a market value of close to $13 billion.
MacDonald retired on December 31, 2005 as Founder / Executive Vice President, Operations, of Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. MacDonald and her husband Bob moved to Naples, FL. in 2005 and has one child Megan who is married and has a seven year-old daughter named Madelyn and resides in Naples, FL.
Prior to co-founding Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. in 1997, MacDonald served in positions of increasing responsibility for DuPont Pharmaceuticals for 30 years. She joined DuPont Pharmaceuticals in 1968 as an Assistant Scientist in Toxicology & Pharmacology. While at DuPont Pharmaceuticals MacDonald held many positions ranging from Director of Operations, Purchasing and Finance to Director of Worldwide Distribution to Senior Director of Integrated Business Systems.
In 1995, MacDonald served as Vice President of Operations for Endo Laboratories, L.L.C., the generic business unit of DuPont Merck at that time. In 1996, she was named Vice President of Business Information, Training, Administration and Technology for the U. S. Pharmaceuticals Division of DuPont Merck. As Vice President, MacDonald was responsible for all field sales administration, sales information, training, technology and administration for the U.S. division. Her duties entailed managing a budget of more than $10 million and a staff of 140 professionals.
Patrick Mulcahy came to the Naples area in 1998 to complete his OT internship after completing a BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In February 1999 he was hired as a full time Occupational Therapist. He continues to focus his career on the inpatient population caring for patients with orthopedic and neurological diseases as well as a variety of other patients who benefit from occupational therapy. He has been involved with several NCH committees including the falls prevention team as a subject matter expert. He continues to enjoy the water, golf, and traveling. He spends some of his time off in Canada where he visits his wife’s family. Patrick’s wife in an NCH RN.
Gregory A. Russo is a member of the Board of Directors of the John Hancock Mutual Funds and is Chairman of its Compliance Committee. This Boston based mutual funds business of John Hancock Financial manages open-end funds, closed-end funds, private accounts, retirement plans and
related party assets for individual and institutional investors. Greg retired as Vice Chairman of KPMG, a leading professional services firm providing audit, tax and advisory services globally, with 20,000 partners and professionals in the US and 110,000 worldwide. His career spans 35 years with increasing responsibilities in leadership positions, serving the Firm’s most prestigious clients, including General Electric, Emerson Electric, Aetna and Pepsi, among others.
Greg’s most recent responsibilities at KPMG were critical in preparing and positioning the Firm globally for this challenging regulatory and economic environment. In that regard, he served as Vice Chairman of Risk and Regulatory Matters, a new position in the Firm, and led the Firm’s efforts to implement a robust risk management process and a rigorous compliance and professional practice system of quality controls across the worldwide operations of KPMG, spanning audit, tax and advisory services. He is clearly recognized as one of the leaders who positioned the Firm for the current era of public accounting. Greg served as a member of the Office of the Chairman - the five senior partners responsible for all aspects of the Firm’s operations as well as its Management Committee and its International Executive Team. He was also a member of its Asia-Pacific Board of Directors and its Latin American Board of Directors.
Greg’s global operating responsibilities in a variety of industries coupled with his significant risk management, compliance and regulatory experience clearly define and illustrate his operating skills and professional expertise. Greg’s overall experience in concert with his excellent analytical ability and communication skills make him an ideal candidate for Boards of Directors seeking this caliber of functional diversity.
Board Chairman and President of Sunshine Ace Hardware
Sunshine Ace Hardware
9148 Bonita Beach Rd., Suite 207
Bonita Springs, Florida 34135
239.992.0454 Ext. 1025
Company Profile: Sunshine Ace Hardware first opened in 1958 and is one of the largest family-owned home improvement and outdoor recreation retailers in Southwest Florida. Currently there are seven hardware stores delivering friendly, helpful service and "Big City" quality, selection, and convenience to Estero, Bonita Springs, Golden Gate, Marco Island, Naples (Downtown and East Tamiami Trail), and most recently, Port Charlotte. Sunshine Ace Hardware is primarily engaged in the retail sale of a number of basic hardware lines, such as tools, builders' hardware, paint and glass, housewares and household appliances, outdoor living and fishing products.
2005 – Present President, Sunshine Ace Hardware
2001-2004 CFO, Sunshine Ace Hardware, Wynn’s Family Market, Wynn’s Catering and Wynn Properties
1997-2000 Controller, Sunshine Ace Hardware, Wynn’s Family Market, Wynn’s Catering and Wynn Properties (Also oversaw IT and HR/Benefit responsibilities)
1994-1996 Accounts Payable/IT Administrator, Sunshine Ace Hardware and Wynn’s Family Market
1992-1993 IT Administrator/Data Coordinator, Sunshine Ace Hardware
University of South Florida , BS, Business Administration, 1997
Florida Gulf Coast University, Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), 2005
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Management
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Miami Branch)
Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (President)
Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce (Immediate Past Chair)
Leadership Collier Foundation (Chair-Elect)
Moorings Park Institute
Partnership for Collier’s Future Economy (Co-Founder)
Opportunity Naples Steering Committee
YMCA of the Palms (2008-2011)
Awards/Honors: Hardware Industry’s Top Gun Award presented by the National Retail Hardware Assoc. (2014)
Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2014)
YMCA Volunteer of the Year (2010)
Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year (2010)
Birth: February 1, 1972
Personal: Married to his wife, Paula, and has two daughters, Sydney and Olivia