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FHCA Announces 2024 Florida Leaders

Training Program Helps to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders in Long Term Care

Tallahassee, Fla. –  Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is pleased to announce the 2024 Class of FHCA Florida Leaders. FHCA's Florida Leaders program is a year-long training for emerging long term care leaders that focuses on leadership development and quality improvement principles to advance the profession and enhance the care being provided in Florida’s skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

The following individuals have been selected as members of the Florida Leaders Class of 2024:

  • Michelle Baker, Medtrition out of Orlando
  • Adra Baldwin, Labelle Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cape Coral
  • Dylan Barr, Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Sanford in Sanford
  • Cory Blackwell, Astoria Senior Living in Winter Haven
  • Kalisha Boese, Coquina Center in Ormond Beach
  • Jenifer Brown, Haven of Our Lady of Peace in Pensacola
  • Jacob Brush, Flagler Beach Health & Rehab in Bunnell
  • Naihomi Cruz Pizarro, Courtyards of Orlando Care Center in Orlando
  • Christina Devlin, Aston Health in Tampa
  • Tia George, Heartland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Boynton Beach
  • Caitlin Hoyt, Incite Stategic Partners out of Monticello
  • Renee Keiek, Specialty Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pensacola
  • Debbie Le Grand, Procurement Partners out of Longwood
  • Zachariah Legendary, Bristol Care Center in Tampa
  • Tasia Lewis, Winter Garden Rehab and Nursing Center in Apopka
  • Jaquan Newmones, Viera Del Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center in Viera
  • Kasey O'Leary, Topaz Fiscal Services in Dade City
  • Nicole Spencer, Menorah Life in St. Petersburg
  • Jennifer Swain, Aston Health in Tampa
  • Alexa Tryon, The Lodge at Cypress Cove in Cape Coral
  • Mike Ward, Pines of Sarasota in Sarasota
  • Alexander Weisman, Springtree Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Sunrise

“The 2024 Class of Florida Leaders represents the next generation of long term care leaders” said Emmett Reed, FHCA Chief Executive Officer. “These individuals have been selected not only for their distinguished leadership abilities, but also their commitment to growing the profession and enhancing the care being delivered in our member centers. We are proud to have such a strong group of leaders in our 2024 Class.”

“I applaud these compassionate individuals who are caring for Florida’s long term care residents and taking steps to expand their knowledge, advance their leadership and strengthen their commitment to improving the lives of those entrusted to their care,” said Senator Corey Simon.

Since 2009, FHCA's Florida Leaders program has developed nearly 200 leaders within the Association and Florida's long term care profession, including FHCA’s current president, senior vice president, treasurer and secretary. Each year, FHCA selects an exclusive group of long term care professionals for their demonstrated leadership skills, support of the Association and an interest in pursuing leadership pathways to improve their personal and professional skills. The program kicks off with a two-day event in Tallahassee, FL, with presentations from state leaders and long term care experts

November 9, 2023

Kristen Knapp, APR
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