Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida has a capable and stable upper management staff. The CEO has successfully steered the organization for more than thirty years.
CEO: Richard Akin
Mr. Akin has 37 years of health care management experience. For the past 30 years, he has served as the President and CEO of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (previously CHS Healthcare).
Florida State University BS Biology
University of Miami – graduate study in health care administration.
Executive Vice President and COO: Steve Weinman
In management with CHS for over 27 years, has served as Director of Information Technology, VP/Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.
University of Florida – B.A. Telecommunications
University of Florida - M.B.A. Management Information Systems and Accounting
Chief Medical Officer: Jerry Williamson, MD, MJ, FAAP
Dr. Williamson is a Board certified physician in Health Care Compliance and a Licensed Health Care Risk Manager with over 30 years experience in private practice and healthcare management. His responsibilities include recruitment and management of staff physicians, chief of the medical informatics program, and oversight of the ICD-10 upgrade and patient centered medical home initiative.
Queens College – B.A. Sociology
Medical College of Pennsylvania – M.D.
Post Medical Training: Pediatrics
University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
University of Miami School of Medicine Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Florida, College of Medicine Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy: Masters in Health Jurisprudence- MJ.
Chief Financial Officer: Sandra Steele
Over 25 years of experience in financial management in the not-for-profit healthcare industry. Sandra’s responsibilities include financial planning, forecasting, trend analysis, grant and tax reporting, treasury management, internal audit, oversight of Integral Health Plan financial operations, general and cost accounting, purchasing, facility management and billing.
Bowling Green State University – B.A. Accounting
Suffolk University in Boston – M.B.A.
Director of Systems and Patient-Centered Transformation: William Franz
Responsibilities include accreditation oversight and guiding the organization through its transition to a recognized Patient Centered Health Home model. This includes the redesign of our patient services and increasing patient satisfaction and outcomes.
BBA, Accounting – Siena College
MBA, Accounting – Siena College
Director of Operations : Lesa Peterson
Responsibilities include oversight of the Healthcare Network’s Medical and Dental Operations, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® and corporate projects such as partnerships with Florida State University and the University of Florida.
University of Minnesota – B.A Psychology
St. Mary’s University - M.A Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Chief Dental Officer: Dr. Kelley Johnson
As Dental Director, Dr. Johnson supervises the Healthcare Network Dental Care East, Dental Care Immokalee, and works very closely with the University of Florida College of Dentistry faculty and residents on the operation of the Pediatric Dental office. She also coordinates and supervises visiting UF dental students. Dr. Johnson also continues to care for children onboard the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.
Florida Southern College - B.S. Biology
University of Florida College of Dentistry – D.D.S.
Director of Human Resources and Chief Compliance Officer: Holly McKay Burnette, PHR
Ashford University – A.A. Business Administration
Ashford University – B.A. Healthcare Administration
Ashford University – M.B.A with HR Specialization (anticipated completion 8/5/13)