Feldman, Starkey and Traina join HCN board of directors

trio photoThe Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HCN) recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors. Dr. Bernard Feldman, Jerry Starkey and Dr. Louis J. Traina joined the HCN governing board in late April 2014. Dr. Feldman is board certified in pediatrics and perinatal-neonatal medicine and practiced as a neonatologist in Las Vegas, NV for 29 years. His professional career includes a long list of hospital, teaching and administrative appointments at the local, state and national levels. Dr. Feldman has authored and co-authored 18 scientific publications and holds the position of professor and chair of pediatrics, emeritus at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He currently serves as a physician member of the Collier County Medical Reserve Corps and a volunteer pediatric instructor in the primary care center at the Isabel Read Medical Center in Immokalee.

Starkey has been an executive and principal in the real estate, hospitality, senior living and financial services industries for three decades. He is currently CEO of RE Partners International and was previously CEO of WCI Communities. Starkey is an active supporter of institutions and charities focused on children and education, including among others, the Naples Children and Education Foundation, Florida Gulf Coast University, and The Shelter for Abused Women and Children.

As Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Edison State College, Dr. Lou Traina oversees the Edison State College Foundation and college-wide development as well as the public relations, marketing and communications division of the college. Dr. Traina has served the not-for-profit community since 1974 and is an accomplished fundraiser, top executive, and community leader. He currently serves on the board of directors for Leadership Foundation, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Forum Club of Southwest Florida.

“It is truly an honor to have these tremendously talented individuals on our board,” said Mike Ellis, CEO. “Their significant contributions to healthcare, the betterment of their community and overall philanthropy speak volumes of their commitment to our mission of providing quality healthcare accessible to everyone in our community.”

Established by community leaders in 1977, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is a private not-for-profit organization providing primary medical and dental care for more than 36,000 people in Southwest Florida (25,000 are children) at 13 medical and dental service locations in Collier County, including the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.

For more information on the Healthcare Network, contact Kaydee Tuff at (239) 658-3116 or ktuff@healthcareswfl.org.