The Healthcare Network Foundation was formed in 2007 to support the programs and services of the Healthcare Network. The Foundation strives to enable the Healthcare Network to meet its mission to provide a quality healthcare home accessible to everyone in our community. We thank you for your support. The following men and women sit on the Healthcare Network Foundation Board of Trustees. For more information on each member, please see individual bios below.
vice president development
Steve Wheeler graduated with honors in business management from Keystone College in Pennsylvania and is a certified hotel administrator.
Prior to joining Healthcare Network, Steve served as Chief Development Officer for David Lawrence Center and Senior Director of Development for Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, where he was instrumental in the capital campaign to build the Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL.His extensive community involvement includes service on the Board of Directors for the David Lawrence Center, YMCA, Collier County Film Commission and Vice President of the Board for the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a proud graduate of the inaugural Leadership Collier Class of 1989.
Fred Pezeshkan, Chair
Chairman and CEO of Manhattan Construction formerly Kraft Construction
Ohio State – Degree in Civil Engineering
Hope Hospice Community School of Naples American Heart Association NCH Healthcare Foundation Chairman Emeritus of FGCU Foundation Board Co-Chair for the Governor’s Family Literacy Celebration of Reading in Southwest FL
Adria D. Starkey, Vice Chair
Collier County President for FineMark National Bank and Trust Company
Regional President of Wachovia National Bank
Regional President of Northern Trust
University of Florida – Degree in Finance
Post graduate work at Florida International University, University of Miami, and University of North Carolina
Naples Children and Education Foundation, Trustee
Naples Winter Wine Festival, 2014 Co-chair
Gulfshore Playhouse, Board Member
Florida Gulf Coast University College of Business Advisory Board
Angels Undercover Advisory Committee
The Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Emeritus Trustee
Girls Inc., Founding Member
Economic Development Council of Collier County (EDC)
The Education Foundation
FGCU Foundation Board
Community School of Naples
Dennis C. Brown, Treasurer
Attorney with Bond Schoeneck & King, licensed in Florida and New York
Licensed Florida Certified Public Accountant
J.D. with honors from Syracuse University College of Law
Bachelor of Science with honors
Community Foundation of Collier County
The Brody Project
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Treasurer of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation Board.
Retired Chairman and CEO of ArrMaz Custom Chemicals manufacturer
Previously President and CEO of Arcadian Corporation sold in 1997
Served 2 years as a Junior Army Officer
Degree from Johns Hopkins University
President of Foster Care Council of Southwest Florida
Vice Chair of the Mental Health local Advocacy Council
Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church
Jeffrey D. Fridkin
Founding member of Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.,
Florida Bar Board-Certified Civil Trial and Business Litigation Specialist
University of Missouri J.D., 1980
University of Missouri B.A., 1977
Grievance Committee, Florida Bar, Twentieth Judicial Circuit (2009-2012) Member
Leadership Collier Foundation (2010-2011), Chair
Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce (2006-2007), Chair
Florida Gulf Coast University Financing Corp. (2003-present), Secretary
Lee County Port Authority, Airports Special Management Committee (2001-2011), Collier Representative
Collier County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section (2000), President
Economic Development Council of Collier County (1998-99), Chair
Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation (1997-98), Chair
Partners in Education (1995-96), Chair
Leadership Florida, Class XVIII
Leadership Collier, Class of 1991
Florida Gulf Coast University Presidential Search Committee (1994, 1999), Member
President & CEO, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, OH 1972-97
President & CEO, Forum Health, Warren and Youngstown, OH 1997-99
Bachelor of Science from Carroll College
MBA from Cornell University’s Sloan Institute of Hospital Administration
Chairman of the Board of Family Private Care
Director for the Boyne Capital Partners
Principal with Qorval
Trinity by the Cove
Managing Director of Wasmer, Schroeder & Company Inc.
2006 Retired CEO of NCH Healthcare Systems Previously COO, CFO)
1969-72 U.S Army
Educational background University of Notre Dame, B. A., in Public and Managerial Accounting, 1969;
University of Miami, MBA, 1982;
Florida Gulf Coast University, MS, Health Science, 2009.
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Administration, University of Miami, 1982
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 2005
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Sciences Administration, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2006
Local Involvement Current: Governor, Board of Governors, State University System; Quest Foundation Board Member; Chair Emeritus, Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation; Community Representative, Lee Health System; Director, Greater Naples Area Chamber of Commerce; Director, Leadership Collier Foundation; Trustee, Healthcare Network Foundation of Collier County; Trustee, Moorings Park Inc.; Member of Collier County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
Former: Chairman, Naples Area Chamber of Commerce; Vice Chairman, Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees; Member, City of Naples Redevelopment Advisory Board; Member, Collier County Board of Economic Advisors; Member, City of Naples 41-10 District Advisory Board; Member, Eagle Scout Selection Committee; Director, Economic Development Council; Director, Barnett Bank of Naples; Active Duty Service, Captain, United States Army 1969-1972; Past Chairman, Education Foundation of Collier County, Partners in Education.
She was employed for 21 years by nonprofits, first as the Avow Hospice Executive Director, where she was hired to launch this fledgling organization, and later as the Neighborhood Health Clinic’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Advancement Officer. Additionally, she is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in individual and group therapy to help clients challenged by life transitions.
Master’s Degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation from the University of South Florida
Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Arizona State University.
Nina is the recipient of numerous awards at the local and state level.
It is Nina’s knowledge of and passion for our community that led her to found the Collier Resource Center, an organization she is on the Board of.
She is a Former Board Member Greater Naples Leadership.
Pat Read Botthof
Professional Experience Pat has had a successful career in hospital administration for over 40 years. For 23 years she worked within the NCH Healthcare System and for the last ten years she focused on women’s and children’s services. Pat has had a real and genuine passion for improving children’s services throughout her career.
Educational Background Undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan
Master’s degree in hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa.
Local Involvement Board Member of the Help a Diabetic Child Foundation
Haris M. Domond, HCN Board Chairman
Operations Analyst with Collier County Traffic Management Center
Certified FDF Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) Certified Mental Health Counselor
Collier County Counseling
Mike Ellis, President and Chief Executive Officer
Background: Healthcare Network President, Mike Ellis, has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in both clinical chemistry and hospital and health administration.
Experience/Role: Mike has 37 years of healthcare experience including seven years as executive director of the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, 15 years executive experience in Community and Migrant Health Centers, and 15 years executive experience in hospital administration. Mike joined the Healthcare Network in 2013 as CEO.
Board Affiliations: Mike is a former member of the Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors and currently serves on the Lee County Mosquito Control District Commission.