Dr. Emily Ptaszek,
President and Chief executive Officer -
effective Aug. 19, 2019
Background: Dr. Ptaszek obtained both her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland. She later obtained board certification in Clinical Psychology in 2012.
Experience/Role: Dr. Ptaszek is a highly accomplished, board certified clinical psychologist who brings more than 10 years of clinical experience to her executive leadership role. In 2013, the opportunity to lead the integration of behavioral health service in primary care drew Dr. Ptaszek to Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida. As the Chief Psychologist, she was charged with developing the organization’s integrated behavioral healthcare program. Dr. Ptaszek’s sound leadership skills, mission-driven attitude and expertise for improving operational excellence led her to be named Vice President of Operations in 2014. She was promoted to COO in 2016 and in August 2019, she was named President and CEO.
Affiliations: She currently serves on the board for the Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Managers for Vivida Health.
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.
DR. CORIN DECHIRICO,
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Background: Dr. Corin DeChirico is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and earned her medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA. She brings over 20 years of business experience in clinical and service line development to her role.
Prior to joining our team, Dr. DeChirico served as the Chief Quality Officer and the Associate Chief Medical Officer and Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs in charge of Quality, Credentialing, Clinical Performance and Education for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Under her leadership, Dr. DeChirico effectively led the development and implementation of programs and the reengineering of processes to achieve improvement in clinical quality, collegial and patient experience
Affiliations: Dr. DeChirico is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and is an active member of the American Association for Physician Leadership (AKA: American College of Physician Executives). She is also Certified as a Physician Executive (CPE).
chief financial officer
Role: Tami Raznoff oversees all financial operations for the organization including finance, billing, reporting, coding, credentialing and facilities. As the CFO, works closely with the CEO, board of directors, organizational leaders and employees to develop financial goals to protect the organization’s assets and investments.
Background: Tami is a proven leader who has worked in Healthcare Network’s finance department for 20 years. Starting out in accounts payable, in order to hone her skills and grow her department knowledge, Tami took on various roles with increasing responsibility including accounts receivable, payroll, purchasing, grants management, general accounting manager, and controller. Most recently, Tami demonstrated exceptional leadership skills serving as senior director of finance, where she successfully lead the alignment of our coding, credentialing and billing departments
Vice President of Grants
Role: Sandra Steele is responsible for securing grants that will have a significant impact on Healthcare Network’s financial status. These grants will help fund annual operations, programs, special projects and capital purchases for the organization.
Background: Sandra, a CPA, has been with Healthcare Network for nearly thirteen years, as the chief financial officer. During her tenure, she protected the organization’s assets and investments, which ensured our progressive financial growth and helped strengthen our work culture. For instance, under Sandra’s leadership, Healthcare Network received Federal and State funding in excess of $90 million.
Dr. Lou Traina,
Vice President Philanthropy
Role: As a key leadership team member, Dr. Lou Traina manages the foundation’s fundraising and development strategies. He is responsible for establishing funding through the solicitation of major gifts, endowment funds, gift planning programs, capital campaigns and special events
Background: Prior to joining Healthcare Network, Lou was the Vice President Emeritus of Institutional Advancement at Florida Southwestern State College. He served in public and private higher education holding senior positions including campus top executive, foundation executive director, and institutional advancement vice president. He led several capital campaigns and was the primary solicitor for the naming of the Suncoast Credit Union Arena, Hodges University, Johnson School of Business, Nichols School of Professional Studies, Fischer School of Technology, Gaynor President’s Chair, and the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning.
Julie Blauman, PHR, Director Human Resources
Background: Prior to joining Healthcare Network, she was a part of the human resources team for the Naples Grande Beach Resort (formerly The Registry and Waldorf Astoria) for thirteen years. As the director, Julie supervised and provided consultation to management and ownership on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, labor relations, budget, and training and development. Julie maintains multiple professional certifications (SHRM-CP and PHR). While there, she was named a brand ambassador by the Waldorf Astoria and led brand and culture training across the United States and the Caribbean. Additionally, Julie served as an international recruiter, traveling throughout Europe and the Caribbean, to secure seasonal staffing for hotels and resorts throughout central and south Florida, including properties in the Keys.
Role: Julie is responsible for leading, developing and executing the human resources strategy in support of the organization’s overall business plan and strategic direction. This includes cultivating a positive company culture by recruiting, developing, recognizing and retaining the best talent.
John C. Fletcher iii "Trey",
Role: John C. Fletcher, “Trey”, began working for Healthcare Network in 2013 and today serves as general counsel for the organization. Trey works on both general legal matters and matters that deal with the particulars of being a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Affiliations: Trey is a member of the Florida Bar and serves on the board of the Collier Resource Center, Inc.
Background: Trey attended Auburn University where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, then continued on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.