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Dean's Council

The Brooks College of Health Dean's Council is established for those who are concerned about health to collectively work for quality health educational programs. Particularly at a time of great challenge and unprecedented change, it is essential that those in the health care industry and the business community establish ways of working together to reduce costs of medical and health care and continually improve the quality of education for future health care professionals.

 

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Chair

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Paul C. Sapia, MHA

Chief Population Health Officer | Telescope Health

Paul Sapia is the Chief Population Health Officer of Telescope Health. In this role Paul will lead Telescope Health’s population health initiatives, focusing on identifying social determinants of health within diverse populations. He is responsible for building collaborative partnerships and assisting with value-based clinical programs, partnering with our current clients and community-based organizations to expand Telescope Health’s capacity to serve the growing number of populations in need.

Before joining Telescope Health, Paul served as Humana’s Population Health Strategy Principal for Florida. This role was the latest in a diverse tenure with the company spanning nearly a decade. Paul also held leadership positions at Automated Healthcare Solutions and Heartland Rehabilitation Services during a career that spanned over 20 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his Master in Health Administration from the University of North Florida. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Brooks College of Health’s Dean’s Council and Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida.

Vice Chair

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Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE


President and Chief Executive Officer| Baptist Health

Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health, the only locally governed, faith-based, not-for-profit, mission-driven health care system in North Florida.

As CEO, Dr. Mayo leads a team of more than 13,000 team members and more than 2,000 medical staff members in the delivery of high-quality, coordinated care for every stage of life. Founded in 1955, Baptist Health has evolved into a community-focused, regional health system committed to achieving excellent patient outcomes and helping all people improve their health and well-being.

Dr. Mayo has more than 32 years of health care executive experience including as the CEO of Orange Park Medical Center (HCA), CEO of Frankfort Regional Medical Center (HCA), Chief Operating Officer of Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, and President of Methodist Dallas Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center and the flagship facility of the Methodist Health System.

From 1989 to 1999, Dr. Mayo held progressive leadership positions with Baptist Health System of Birmingham, Ala., where he first joined as an administrative fellow.

Dr. Mayo earned his Doctor of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, his Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Texas Woman's University and his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Alabama. He is board-certified in Health Care Management and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He was elected to the Board of Governors of the ACHE Class of 2022. Dr. Mayo has served as the ACHE Regent for Florida – Northern and Western; on the Healthcare Executive Editorial Board; and on the Regents Advisory Council. He currently serves as a state delegate of Regional Policy Board 4 (Southeastern U.S.) with the American Hospital Association and on the Florida Hospital Association Board of Trustees, representing Region 2.

In 2022, Dr. Mayo was selected by Florida Trend in the Florida 500 edition as one of the 500 most influential executives in the state. He was also recognized as an Ultimate CEO for 2022 by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

In 2023, Dr. Mayo was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Healthcare Education & Leadership by Jacksonville University recognizing his contributions to the healthcare industry and academics.

Dr. Mayo serves in various community leadership positions, including University of North Florida (UNF) Foundation Board, Dean’s Council of UNF, adjunct professor, Master of Health Administration program at UNF Brooks College of Health, Board of Directors with Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and Board of Directors at Community Hospice & Palliative Care.

Dr. Mayo and his wife Jennifer have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Council Members

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Inderjit (Vicky) Barsa, DSW


President and CEO | Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

As President and CEO of the Dolores Bar Weaver Policy Center, Vicky is accountable for ensuring mission focus, strategic partnerships, and brand preservation. Prior to this, as the Senior Vice President, she managed the day-to-day operations and oversaw the implementation of the agency's strategic plan. While in this role, Vicki helps the Policy Center to develop and implement the Open Doors Outreach Network, one of the many new and innovative programs at the Policy Center to address the needs of victims of human trafficking.

Vicky has previously been the director of family preservation at Family Support Services of Northeast Florida (FSS) and the director of Project Safe at Vanderbilt University. In March 2013, she joined the Policy Center. She managed a team of 10 direct reports and extended the team of 30 staff. She is a recognized and accomplished nonprofit executive with more than 20 years of experience and a vast array of nonprofit leadership roles. Vicky has developed multiple programs, including the first Advocacy Program to provide services to victims and survivors of Intimate violence, sexual assault, and stalking on the Vanderbilt University campus. A passionate advocate for gender equality and girls’ rights, Vicki is a sought-after trainer, thought leader, and architect of change. She has contributed to a number of research studies analyzing the impact of trauma on girls and young women and is a frequent collaborator to news media on issues related to commercial sexual exploitation, diversity, women's leadership, and the impact of trauma on girls and young women. Vicky holds a Masters of Social Work and a Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Tennessee.

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Adam M. Boyd, DHA, ACNP-BC, CRNA


Vice President of Clinical Performance | Anesthesia at Sound Physicians, Inc.

Dr. Adam M. Boyd, DHA, ACNP-BC, CRNA, is a highly accomplished professional with an extensive background in anesthesia leadership roles. Presently holding the position of Vice President of Clinical Performance for Anesthesia at Sound Physicians, Inc., Dr. Boyd plays a pivotal role in fostering strong partnerships with various healthcare facilities, providing leadership in clinical performance insights, and ensuring the delivery of top-tier patient care standards. Previously, Dr. Boyd served in leadership capacities at HCA Healthcare, Inc., Executive Anesthesia, Inc., and Southeast Anesthesia Consultants, LLC, contributing significantly to business development and operational efficiency. Throughout his career, Dr. Boyd has consistently demonstrated transformative leadership and an unwavering commitment to excellence, driving substantial improvements in both clinical performance and operational efficiency, thus serving as an inspiration for others in the field.

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Christine Cauffield


CEO | Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) Health Systems

Dr. Christine Cauffield has served as President and CEO of organizations providing integrated health services for children through seniors, including a corporation that provides in-patient, acute psychiatric care to seniors in crisis. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and completed her Internship and Post-Doctoral Residency at Harvard Medical School, where she specialized in geriatric neuropsychology. She serves as President of Florida Council on Aging, President of Florida Association of Managing Entities, and serves on the Executive Board of Smart Justice of Florida. Dr. Cauffield is appointed to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs State Plan Advisory Group.

Dr. Cauffield was recently appointed to serve on the White House National Drug Control Policy National Advisory Panel to identify and define evidence-based public health recommendations for the prevention, treatment of and recovery from substance use disorder in the United States for the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as it prepares President Biden’s drug control strategy.

Dr. Cauffield is a Leadership Florida alumna. Dr. Cauffield has written book chapters on senior behavioral health issues in addition to numerous articles. She has appeared on CNN Nightly News, ABC Prime Time, AP Press, and several national and international media. Her clinical expertise includes substance abuse, trauma recovery, grief and loss issues, integrated health, and brain disease/disorders. She is a sought-after speaker and frequently presents at State, National and International conferences.

She currently is CEO of LSF Health Systems, the Managing Entity comprised of 93 Behavioral Health Care organizations that span a 23-county region.

The network serves over 1.2 million clients annually with a budget of 300 million in North Central and Northeast Florida. Dr. Cauffield represents the United States for EUCOMS, an organization composed of 36 European countries that are dedicated to advancing community based behavioral healthcare in Europe.

Dr. Cauffield’s proven track record of management success has resulted in several company turn-arounds. Additionally, her vision and strategic planning allow organizational growth and expansion, with innovative clinical programs. She has developed national Best-Practice models that include in-home care, out-patient, in-patient, and acute care hospital-based units. Dr. Cauffield has successfully integrated healthcare services that encompass both urban and rural community settings. She is a passionate healthcare advocate and is adept at working with local, state, and national governmental officials to champion policy and funding initiatives. Dr. Cauffield incorporates philanthropic fund-raising and effectively engages the communities she serves. She has successfully worked with local, state, and national policy makers on critical healthcare initiatives.

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Jon D. Cooper, MBA


Chief Strategy Officer | UF Health St. Johns

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Michael J. Erhard, MD, MBA


President, North Florida Region | Nemours Children’s Clinic

Michael J. Erhard, MD, MBA, is President, North Florida Region, and a member of the Executive Cabinet reporting to Nemours President and Chief Executive Officer, R. Lawrence Moss, MD. His medical leadership role includes responsibilities for Nemours physician practices throughout north Florida.  Dr. Erhard’s 25 years of service and physician leadership with Nemours span the campuses of our health system both in the Delaware Valley and Florida.

Dr. Erhard previously served as chief medical officer (CMO) for Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Jacksonville, where he led the health and wellness strategies and oversaw clinical operations for Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, as well as Continuous Improvement activities across the enterprise. During his 25-year career with Nemours, Dr. Erhard has taken on increasing leadership responsibilities including serving as a member of the Division of Pediatric Urology in Jacksonville, division chief, department chair and CMO. He currently holds the academic title of Assistant Professor of Urology for Mayo Medical School.

A native of the Philadelphia area, Dr. Erhard received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and earned his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, where he began his journey with Nemours as part of his urology training. After completing his internship in surgery and residencies in surgery and urology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, he completed a Pediatric Urology Fellowship at the University of Florida, a joint program with Nemours in Jacksonville.

Dr. Erhard is board certified by the American Board of Urology (ABU) and holds a subspecialty certificate from the ABU in pediatric urology. He maintains medical licensure in both Florida and Georgia. Dr. Erhard specializes in spina bifida, urologic reconstruction and minimally invasive surgery. He was part of a team of surgeons in Jacksonville to be the first to adopt the use of robotics in pediatric cases.

Dr. Erhard’s research has included studies in urinary stone disease, as well as in minimally invasive robotic surgery that reduces risks to patients and promotes faster recovery. With more than 15 published peer-reviewed medical studies evaluating cutting-edge surgical procedures and assessing noninvasive urological therapies, Dr. Erhard has become a recognized leader in his areas of specialization. His practice and research represents a commitment to pioneering clinical techniques and strategies that put families at ease in seeking specialty care and treatment for their children.

In addition to being recognized multiple times as one of the Best Doctors in America®, Dr. Erhard has also earned a Best Regional Doctor Award from Castle Connolly. He is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the largest minimally invasive surgery society in North America.

Dr. Erhard and his family have called Florida home for more than 20 years.

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Tera L. Gross, DNP, RN, NEA-BC


Chief Nursing Officer | Mayo Clinic

Tera L. Gross, DNP, RN, NEA-BC is the Chief Nursing Officer for Mayo Clinic in Florida. She has served in leadership roles at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and Jacksonville, Florida for over 20 years. Tera obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Nursing Administration from South Dakota State University and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota. Tera is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and holds a Gold Certification from the Mayo Quality Fellows Program. She is personally committed to lead and empower healthcare professionals with the skills and opportunities needed to thrive and achieve success. As such, Tera is the President of the Northeast chapter for the Florida Organization for Nursing Leadership (NEFONL), encouraging and supporting Florida Nursing Leaders to influence healthcare and professional nursing practice.

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Amy Hardman


Vice President, Clinical Services | Sulzbacher

Dr. Amy Hardman is the Vice President of Clinical Services at Sulzbacher Center; the largest and most comprehensive homeless resource provider in Northeast Florida and home to 1 of only 2 federally qualified health centers (FQHC) in Duval County. She is a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience in pediatric practice in Jacksonville, FL. She enjoyed serving on the board of directors at Sulzbacher for more than seven years prior to joining the staff in 2023. Dr Hardman received her medical degree and did her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN. She did additional training in pediatric cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX prior to moving to Jacksonville to work at Carithers Pediatrics Group.

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Reed Hammond


Chief Executive Officer | HCA Florida Memorial Hospital

Reed Hammond joined HCA Florida Memorial Hospital June 1, 2023. Reed joins Memorial Hospital from HCA Healthcare’s Frankfort Regional Medical Center (FRMC) in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he served as CEO for the last four and a half years. In that time, the FRMC team reduced colleague turnover, improved employee and physician engagement scores, launched two robotics programs, and a de novo bariatric program. FRMC also earned Magnet® recognition in nursing excellence from the American Credentialing Center, placing the hospital in the elite 8% of nationwide hospitals with Magnet® distinction.

Before FRMC, Hammond served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HCA Healthcare’s 332-bed Conroe Regional Medical Center, in Conroe, TX. Prior to Conroe, he was the COO at Tenet Healthcare’s Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, TX., COO at the 519-bed St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN, and was COO at the Health Management Associates 95-bed Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory, MS.

Hammond is no stranger to Florida. His bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in business administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

He has been an active member of the community previously serving on the Chamber of Commerce in Frisco, TX, Healthcare Advisory Board of Antonelli College in Flowood, MS, the Healthcare Advisory Board of Midway College in Midway, KY, the board of directors of Montgomery Christian Academy in Montgomery, TX, and has been a Rotarian with the Rotary Clubs in Brandon, MS and Amory, MS. Hammond plans to get equally engaged in Jacksonville. He previously worked as a golf professional and remains an avid player, and enjoys watching football - especially the Florida Gators.

Reed, his wife, Missy and three young daughters reside in Jacksonville.

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Bruce Jones


CEO | LCPS Management Inc., (Vicar’s Landing/Glenmoor)

Bruce Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of LCPS Management, Inc. that owns and manages two premier continuing care retirement communities, Vicar's Landing and Glenmoor. Prior to his current role, he served as Director of Health Services at Vicar's Landing for over 6 and a half years where he managed the operations of a health center, assisted living, home health agency, wellness clinic, and rehabilitation department. In addition, Bruce worked as a site surveyor for the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities - Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC) and as Administrator at a free-standing skilled nursing facility in Gainesville, Florida. Bruce obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing and General Management from Rollins College. Bruce is very active in the community and is the North Region chair for Leading Age Florida, where he serves on the Board of Directors as the Education Committee Chair. He is an active Rotarian and serves as the Webmaster for the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach. He also serves as President of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators and is an active member of his church, Church of the Redeemer, Anglican.

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Lisa Kemph


Chief Human Resources Officer | Brooks Rehabilitation

Lisa Kemph currently serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Brooks Rehabilitation headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. In this role, Lisa is responsible for directing and leading all of the human resources strategies and initiatives for over 2,500 Brooks employees across the system, including talent acquisition and development, compensation & benefits, employee relations and engagement, health & wellbeing, performance management and employee services. Mrs. Kemph is an accomplished HR executive with almost 30 years broad-based HR Generalist experience in industries ranging from transportation, health insurance, financial services, banking, and education.  A strategic thinker who is passionate about creating people-centered workplaces, building quality programming, and ensuring employee development, Lisa earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Marketing and a Master’s in Human Resources Management, both from The University of North Florida.  Lisa holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification from the HR Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional designation from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP).  Lisa currently serves on the HR.com Advisory Board, the UNF Alumni Board, and is a certified Emotional Intelligence facilitator. Lisa was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 HR Professionals in the world. In her free time, Lisa enjoys traveling, reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband Chris and their three children, Madisen, Mason and Mia.

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Brandy Kerby


Division President | CSI Companies

Brandy Kerby is a longtime resident of Jacksonville where she cherishes the vibrant family life this city offers. She brings over 20 years of experience delivering comprehensive workforce solutions to clients locally and nationwide. As the Division President at CSI Companies, she leads a high-performing team specializing in utilizing clinical data for optimal patient outcomes and accurate financial reimbursements through medical coding and clinical data integrity. With a steadfast commitment to driving innovation in healthcare, Brandy and her team are transforming the way organizations use data in their decision-making. 

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Andrew Lepkoske


Vice President, Growth | Lucerna

Andrew Lepkoske has recently joined Lucerna as their Vice President, Growth and leads their national expansion in the hospital and health system vertical. He most recently served as the National Sales Director for Medxcel, a healthcares support services management company, Prior to that he served as President and CEO of eHealthScreen a Jacksonville based nurse outreach and engagement company. His healthcare career began in 1993 in hospital operations and transitioned to managed care contracting after earning his master’s degree from the University of North Florida in 1998. Beginning in 2005, Andrew began selling hospital support services for several organizations on a regional and then national level. Following these roles, he ventured into value-based care software sales before taking his role at eHealthScreen.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of South Florida and is a veteran of the US Army. In addition, Andrew currently serves as co-Chair of the UNF MHA Advisory Board.

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Mauri Mizrahi, LNHA, PT


Chief Executive Officer | River Garden Senior Services

Mauri Mizrahi currently is the Chief Executive Officer at River Garden Senior Services in Jacksonville, Florida. Ms. Mizrahi serves on the board of trustees of LeadingAge Florida and is a strong advocate for public policy that supports seniors.

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Jeff Taylor


Chief Executive Officer | HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital

Jeff Taylor has been a healthcare administrator for 17 years- the last 13 years with HCA Healthcare.  He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital, a 411-bed hospital in Orange Park, Florida.  Orange Park Hospital is home to a Level II trauma center, comprehensive stroke program, extensive cardiovascular services, and robust graduate medical education programs. 

During his career, Mr. Taylor has had extensive experience in physician practice management, ambulatory surgery centers, and hospital leadership.  He enjoys partnering with physicians and hospital colleagues to improve access to quality healthcare through expanding services and adopting cutting-edge technologies.

Mr. Taylor earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Missouri Southern State University and his Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Missouri.  He and his wife, Lauren, are the proud parents of three children: Benton (10), Ellie (8), and Lucy (6).

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Amy VanSach


Operating Unit President, Medtronic ENT | Medtronic

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Alan Worley


Founder and CEO | Money Pages

Alan founded Money Pages, a multi-media company, in 2001. He started franchising the direct mail concept in 2012 and Money Pages is now published in six states. It has ranked on the Entrepreneur Magazine “Franchise 500” list in 2023, 2022, and 2021. In 2014 Alan started 3D Digital, a full-service digital agency. 3D Digital is equipped with a full on-site production studio and offers in-house services including digital marketing, video production, social media management, branding, logo design, and more.

Passionate about Jacksonville, Alan serves his city in many ways. He is an investor in JAXUSA Partnership, served as the Chairman of the 2023-24 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, and sits on numerous advisory boards including the JAX Chamber Board of Directors, and boards for the Better Business Bureau and Synovus Bank. He and his wife Kristin lead many initiatives throughout the year through the Money Pages Foundation, the charitable arm of Money Pages which gives back to local non-profits.