PHHP Development Advisory Board
John D. Brandeburg
Daniel J. Devine
Eileen B. Fennell
Michael P. Gallagher
Robert J. Goldstein
Richard R. Gutekunst
Samuel N. Holloway
Vivian Topp Klein
Alan M. Levine
Robert A. Levitt
Marsha D. Powers
Dixie N. Sansom
Ronald J. Spitznagel
Thomas S. Summerill
Laraine K. Teiss
Fred M. Berliner is Senior Vice President and Director of Acquisitions of United Trust Fund, a role he has held since 1982. In this capacity, he is responsible for all of the firm’s acquisition activities. He is a licensed mortgage broker and real estate broker.
John D. Brandeburg has worked at a senior level in healthcare administration for 30 years and has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and CEO of Specialty Hospitals and headed outpatient or physical rehab services in hospitals. He has served as a healthcare consultant for several national groups. He has completed nine years on the Board of Directors for Central Florida Health Alliance.
Don Davis is President of Capital City Bank’s Gainesville Market. He is a graduate of Leadership Gainesville and Leadership Florida and serves on the boards of the Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy, The Heart of Florida Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and Sunshine State Interfaith Power & Light.
Dr. Paul M. Deutsch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Ph.D. in counselor education and a specialization in rehabilitation. He has been in private practice since 1976 and is board certified as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, case manager and life care planner. He is best known for having developed the basic principles, tenets, methodologies and processes of Life Care Planning.
Dr. Eileen B. Fennell, is an alumna of the University of Florida (B.A. ’64, M.A. ’74, Ph.D.’78) who taught in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology from 1974 until her retirement in 2009. She is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and worked throughout her career on training and credentialing issues for this specialty in the State of Florida and nationally. She served on over 20 editorial boards in Clinical Neuropsychology and is a former President of Division 40 of the American Psychological Association.
Claudette Finley is an Associate Professor Emeritus from the UF Department of Physical Therapy where she taught anatomy courses for 35 years. She has served on several national committees of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as numerous committees in the Florida Physical Therapy Association. In 1991 she received the Lucy Blair Service Award from the APTA for exceptional contributions to the organization.
Michael P. Gallagher is President & CEO and serves on the Boards of SantaFe HealthCare and each of its affiliates, including AvMed Health Plans, Haven Hospice, SantaFeVillage and SantaFe Senior Living. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100 and serves on the Boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce (Chair), and United Way.
Janice Gold is a farm administrator, real estate investor/manager and entrepreneur. She serves on the Woman’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital and is President of the Yale Club of Gainesville and Ocala. She has worked in research and treatment of children with autism and special needs at Trenton Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, Yale University Child Study Center and the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Donna Goldstein is a physical therapist (Class of ’72) and Vice President of Strategic Planning and partner at Lake Centre for Rehabilitation. Donna was the founder and CEO of Rehab Works, a national rehab company. She is a founding member of the National Association in Support of Long Term Care (NASL).
Robert Goldstein is a physical therapist (Class of ’72) and the founder, Co-CEO and President of Operations at Lake Centre for Rehabilitation. His health care corporation has provided physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services to hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, schools and prisons as well as operating outpatient rehabilitation facilities in central and west Florida.
David Hammer is an alumnus of the University of Florida (MBA ’87 and MHS ’87). He is Senior Vice President of Revenue Cycle Advisory Solutions at MedAssets, where he serves many of the largest health systems, physician-led clinics, and academic medical centers in the United States. Prior to joining MedAssets, he was a Partner at Accenture. He has over 29 years of professional experience in health care, including executive leadership, revenue cycle transformation, information system planning/implementation, and consulting.
Samuel N. Holloway is CEO of Holloway Financial Services, an employee benefits consulting firm. Previously, he was chairman of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, member of the Council for Economic Outreach and served on several bank and savings and loan boards. He was an original member of the Oak Hammock Retirement Community board and instrumental in its development.
Carl Homer served on the UF faculty in what is now called the Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy from 1979 to 1985. He then worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida in various positions, including public policy, provider payment, corporate planning, and strategy. He retired from Blue Cross in 2007 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy.
Dr. David Klein is a cross-disciplinary executive and has consulted to both Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies. He has developed and brought to market products across a wide array of industries. He also creates and brings to market his own wellness concepts. He is currently Executive Managing Member of Cool Frootz, LLC and Nutribites, LLC.
Vivian H. Topp Klein is the Director of Ambilingual Associates, Inc., a private practice in Hialeah, FL and premier provider of SpeechEasy, a fluency device for people who stutter. She is a pioneer in the provision of speech, language and accent neutralization services to Hispanic individuals in the Miami area.
Rolf Kuhns is a physical therapist (Class of ’72) and Vice President of Professional Standards at Lake Centre for Rehabilitation. He owned and operated a private physical therapy practice in Orlando and later was Regional Director for Rehability Corp. He has served as an officer and board member of the Florida Physical Therapy Association, and as a member of the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice.
Alan M. Levine is Senior Vice President of Health Management Associates, a Naples-based operator of 66 hospitals in 15 states, and serves as President of the Florida Group Operations, including Health Management’s 21 hospitals and affiliated business enterprises. With 20 years of hospital operations experience, he has served as CEO of various hospitals and health systems throughout Florida.
Dr. Robert Levitt has served as psychology department chairman at the University of Southern Illinois, University of Alabama and the Medical College of Georgia. He later maintained a private practice in clinical neuropsychology in the Miami area and served as president of the Brain Injury Association of Florida. Now retired, he is active in the Gainesville community and UF, and has served on the boards of UF Performing Arts and Oak Hammock.
Tom Mallini is President and CEO of M & S Bank and a Gainesville resident since 1985. He is a trustee of Santa Fe College and serves as Director of the Santa Fe Foundation, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Haven Hospice and Oak Hammock Retirement Community at the University of Florida. He is Chair of the PHHP Development Advisory Board.
Marsha D. Powers is Senior Vice President of Operations for Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s Florida Region. She is responsible for directing the strategy and operations for 10 acute care hospitals in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A veteran health care executive, she has nearly three decades of experience, including operational responsibility for large and diverse hospital networks.
Craig L. Smith, MAI, FRICS, is the Managing Director of the National Senior Housing and Healthcare Specialty Practice for Grubb & Ellis/Landauer, a National Valuation Advisory Firm. He holds a master’s degree in real estate, has completed post graduate legal education, holds the MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute, is a Fellow with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is a Certified Instructor for a number of national organizations.
Deborah Smith is a pediatric occupational therapist at Children’s Therapy Works, a private clinic in Sarasota. She has more than 34 years experience specializing in pediatric occupational therapy in a variety of settings, including hospitals, public schools and private clinics. She is a board member for Family Network for Disabilities, a resource for families of children with disabilities in the Sarasota/Manatee area.
Dr. Ronald J. Spitznagel is an Associate Professor Emeritus of the College of Public Health and Health Professions and is currently a vocational expert witness for the Social Security Administration. He is a vigil honor member in the Order of the Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Thomas Summerill is a 25-year veteran of the field of health care. He has a diverse background in working with hospitals, insurers and physician groups. He has worked at the CEO level at Trinity Health, a multi-state Catholic hospital system, and the insurance companies Aetna, WellCare and United HealthCare. He is currently the Senior Vice President for National Provider Operations for Universal HealthCare in St. Petersburg.
Laraine K. Teiss has had a 38-year career in real estate, specializing in helping new faculty and doctors relocate to the Gainesville area in the many colleges and departments of the University of Florida and Shands at UF. She and her youngest daughter, Chelsea, work together to serve the real estate needs of their clients and friends. She has been a Gainesville resident since 1973. She is a member of the Gainesville Sunrise Rotary Club since 1991 and a graduate of Leadership Gainesville V.
Robert F. Watson is a partner with the regional CPA firm of James Moore & Co., PL. He has over 30 years of experience working with hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physician groups and other health care provider organizations. He and his firm serve clientele throughout the state, assisting them with assurance, tax and consulting services. He is an active on the board of Santa Fe College Foundation.
Roy Wright, FACHE, is President, Community Hospitals, a division of Health First of Rockledge, Florida, where he also serves as a system vice president. As president, he is responsible for Health First’s three community hospitals — Cape Canaveral Hospital (Cocoa Beach, FL), Palm Bay Hospital (Palm Bay, FL), and Viera Hospital (Melbourne, FL).