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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.

Member – Todd Persons – President, Todd Persons Communications

Member – Mike Ferguson – Community Volunteer

Member – Edward Schrank  – Director of Sales, T&G Constructors


Board Members


Alan Apte – Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit

Dan Bradley – Communications Director, McNeilly Communications

Tim Carrier – Corporate Manager IT / Guest Arrival, Seaworld

Sandra Chen – Director/Legal Affairs, Universal Orlando

Leon Fenn – President, Eagle Communication Services

Gary Heath – Director of Business Analysis, Massey Services

Deron Lacy – Vice President, City National Bank

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

Nicholas Sands – Exeter Property Group

Leslie White – Dean Mead Attorneys at Law

Eric Miles – Bank of New York Mellon


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