Executive Committee of The Board of Directors


P. Shannon Elswick

P. Shannon Elswick, President, Board Chair

Shannon Elswick currently serves as Lecturer and Executive in Residence for the Department of Health Management & Informatics in the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida. He is also Senior Vice President of Acute Care for Leading Edge Healthcare, LLC. His career in healthcare has spanned 4 decades, over half of which was at the senior executive level. Before moving into academics and consulting, Shannon was the President of the Adult Hospital Group and President of ORMC for Orlando Health.

Shannon served 6 years in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman. He received a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Services from Southern Illinois University. He has served on the credentials committee and as a member of the faculty for the American College of Healthcare Executives and is published in Hospitality, Lean/Six Sigma, and Lifestyle Medicine.

Mr. Elswick is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on boards and committees of multiple healthcare and community organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida, American Heart Association, Cornerstone Hospice, United Way of Lake and Sumter, Dean’s Advisory Council for the UCF College of Health and Public Affairs, Lake Sumter State College Health Sciences Collegiate Academy, Orange Indemnity LTD, Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Lake County Industrial Development Authority, Lake & Sumter EMS, Community Foundation of South Lake County and Oakland Presbyterian Church.

Shannon sings in multiple a cappella groups in central and south Florida, is the founder and musical director of Sisters of Sound, and sings in his church choir. He and Becky, his wife of 35 years who serves as the Fifth Circuit Guardian ad Litem Trainer and is a former member of the Lake County School Board, live in Clermont. They have three sons and two grandsons.

When he is not teaching or singing, Shannon enjoys tennis, scuba and tandem bike riding with Becky.


Immediate Past President  – Rich Bradley – COO, ATH Power Consulting

Vice President – Timmy Rupeiks – Vice President, Valintry

Vice President – Brian Wickman – VP/Senior Relationship Manager, SeaCoast Bank

Treasurer – Arne Haak – Executive Vice President and CFO, Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.

President Emeritus – Jacquee Wahler – Director, Walt Disney World Internal Communications

Member – George McNeilly – Managing Partner, McNeilly Communications

Member – Todd Persons – President, Todd Persons Communications

Member – Mike Ferguson – Community Volunteer

Member – Ed Shrank – President, T&G Constructors


Board Members


Alan Apte – Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit

John Ashworth – Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Chuck Bell – Principal Director/ Planning, Baker Barrios

Dan Bradley – Communications Director, McNeilly Communications

Tim Carrier – Corporate Manager IT / Guest Arrival, Seaworld

Keith Charlton – CEO, Florida Hospitality Industry Association

Sandra Chen – Director/Legal Affairs, Universal Orlando

David Chimento – Director of Physical Management, Saint Cloud Regional Hospital

Jeff Davis – Regional Sales Manager, Cox Radio

Sean DeMartino – Senior Vice President, Balfour Beaty Construction

Alex Diaz – On-Air Personality, CBS Radio

Nicole Dubinsky – Regional Manager Florida & Georgia, Dippin’ Dots

Leon Fenn – President, Eagle Communication Services

Gary Heath – Director of Business Analysis, Massey Services

Rodney Hughes – President, Southstar Distribution Services LLC

Fred Kittinger – Associate VP, UCF

Deron Lacy – Vice President, City National Bank

Mark Lamoriello – President, LAMCO

Edwin Loftin – Vice President of Nursing, Parrish Medical Center

Bill Lupfer – President & CEO, Florida Attractions Association

Mike MeLean – President/Owner McLean Insurance Group

Corey Newman – Sr. Systems Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace

Shane O’Hea – Regional Sales Manager, Icelandic Glacial

Matt O’Kane – Partner, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster Kantor & Reed, PA

Carmen Piscitelli – Sales Director, CHEP

David Salazar – CEO, AXIS Data Solutions – A Cathedral Company

Tom Sartori – Musician, Musicboy Entertainment, Inc.

Grace Vasquez – On-Air Personality, Sunny 105.8

John Pare


Junior Board Members


Paul Bell

Victoria Bradley

Craig Broyles

Darby Copenhaver

Katie Costa

Jaclyn Gary

Galati Werema

Brandon Shaneyfelt

Patti Gary

Robyn Gary

Allie Jest

Shaughn McCormick

Dawn Ofodile

Anthony Sims

Ed Smith

Evan Michael

Ann Wilson

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