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President Message - Q4-2019
Premier Partnership-Q4-2019
Membership Committee- Q4-2019
Communication Committee-Q4-2019
Programs Committee-Q4-2019
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion-Q4-2019
Local Learning Opportunities-Q4-2019
Advancing Your Career: Advice For Women Executives -Q4-2019
Networking Opportunities-Q4-2019
ACHE Roundtable: Leadership for the 2020s-Q4-2019
Population Health: A Business Model -Q4-2019
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A Patient Experience Command Center-Q4-2019
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2019 ACHECF Officers

The Central Florida Chapter officers of ACHE are here to help you. Please use the information below to send an email or speak to a chapter officer.


Chapter President
Victor J. Rosenbaum, MHA, FACHE
Director of Business Development
Ambulatory Services
Orlando Health

Chapter President-Elect
Daniel Honerbrink, FACHE
Corporate Director
Orlando Health Imaging Center

Chapter Treasurer
Daniel Honerbrink, FACHE
Corporate Director
Orlando Health Imaging Center

Chapter Secretary
Scott Sturgess, MBA, MT (ASCP)
Manager, Application services
Lab & Ancillary Services
Orlando Health

Immediate Past President
Donny Abraham, RN, FACHE
Vice President, Emergency Services
HCA, Orlando Market

Regent - Eastern Florida
Ashley Vertuno, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Westside Regional Medical Center


Membership Chairperson
Dawn Gates, RN
Director of the Outpatient Heart, Lung,
and Vascular Institute

Membership Chairperson-Elect
Jorge Amaro, MBA
President & CEO.

Programs Chairperson
Neil Mangus, FACHE

Programs Chairperson-Elect
Gordon B. Wesley, DBA, RT(R), FACHE
Executive Director | Cardiovascular Institute

Communications Chairperson
Brittany Herring, PharmD, MBA, CPh 

Communications Chairperson-Elect

Partnership Chairperson-Elect


Lake County Local Programs Chairperson
Clayton Davis
System Director, Therapy Services
Central Florida Health

East Florida LPC Chairperson
Nancy Marx
NancyMarx & Associates

East Florida LPC Chairperson-Elect

Volusia County Local Programs Chair
Antoun N. Matar
Finance Manager
Halifax Health-Medical Group

Volusia County Local Programs -Co-Chair
Enzo Pistritto
Flagler Health

Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson
Esteban Varela MD
Vice Chief of Medical Staff, HCA
Professor of Surgery, UCF, FS                                                                    

Senior Executive Advisor
Aurora Realin
Manager, Diversity, and Inclusion
Florida Hospital

Higher Education Chair
P. Shannon Elswick, FACHE
Lecturer and Executive in Residence
Health Management and Informatics
UCF College of Health and Public Affairs

Student Representatives
Katie Budrawich
Master of Health Administration Candidate
University of Central Florida

Zubin Sethi
Master of Health Administration Candidate
University of Central Florida


Chapter Coordinator
Beth Rodriguez


President Message - Q4-2019


Fellow Central Florida Healthcare Leaders,

We have concluded another successful year for the American College of Healthcare Executives Central Florida (ACHECF) Chapter. 

With the start of a new year, I’d like to thank you all for the opportunity to serve as your chapter president in 2019.  I’d also like to thank the multi-talented volunteers who stepped up to leadership roles on the chapter Board and with their time and energy made the successes of this past year a reality.  Our chapter has continued its tradition of sustained performance – here are a few accomplishments from 2019:

·     Exceeded our goal for total networking/ educational programming hours per chapter member with 25 programs in our region.

·    Grew our membership by 8.4% in 2019, adding 55 members.

In Q4 2019 our Programs Committee, led by Neil Mangus, FACHE, delivered exceptional educational events locally. Topics included:  The Certificate of Need Repeal in Florida, The Healthcare Executive’s Role with the Opioid Crisis, and the 2nd Annual Women in Healthcare Leadership Symposium. The latter even was our highest attended event of all-time with over 334 healthcare leaders!

On Oct 23rd, we had our Annual FHA / ACHE business meeting and dinner in conjunction with the Florida Hospital Association annual meeting. Our Regent, Ashley Vertuno presented awards to several of our Chapter’s leaders for Recognition of their service.  Those recognized were Neil Mangus, FACHE from AdventHealth for the Early Careerist award and Dan Honerbrink, FACHE from Orlando Health for the Senior Careerist award. Congratulations to these deserving leaders!

Gala:  In 2020 we start our year off “rockin” on Jan 18 at our 5th Annual Gala and Awards Dinner at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort at 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819. Our theme this year is “The Vision of Tomorrow.”  Join us for an evening of networking, recognition and inspiration! Tickets are on sale now at

Call for Award Nominations: There are 5 awards presented at the Gala: Distinguished FACHE Service Award, Gift of Life Champion, Diversity and Inclusion, President’s Award and Innovation Award. Three of these awards are handled though a nominations process from our members.  Submit your colleague or organization here:

I am excited to announce the Board of Directors, Officers and Committee Chairs for your ACHE of Central Florida Chapter for 2020. They are as follows:

President- Daniel Honerbrink, FACHE, FHFMA - Orlando Health
President-Elect:  Neil Mangus, FACHE – AdventHealth
Secretary:  Scott Sturgess - Orlando Health
Treasurer:  Dawn Gates, FACHE - AdventHealth
Past President:  Victor Rosenbaum, FACHE – Orlando Health
Regent:  Ashley Vertuno, FACHE - HCA


Programs Chair:  Gordon Wesley, FACHE - AdventHealth
Partnerships Chair:  VACANT

Partnerships Chair-Elect:  VACANT             
Membership Chair:  Jorge Amaro – A3i
Membership Chair-Elect:  VACANT
Communications Chair:  Brittany Herring, PharmD – St. Cloud Regional Medical Center
Communications Chair-Elect:  VACANT
Diversity & Inclusion Chair:  Dr. Esteban Varela – HCA
Diversity & Inclusion Chair-Elect:  VACANT
Higher Education Chair:  Shannon Elswick, FACHE, University of Central Florida
Senior Executive Advisor:  Nate Torres – Johnson & Johnson, Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Treasurer-Elect:  VACANT

Local Programs Chair Lake- Clayton Davis, Central Florida Health
Local Programs Chair-Elect Lake:  John Bowers – Central Florida Health
Local Programs Chair Volusia:  Enzo Pistritto – Flagler Hospital
Local Programs Chair-Elect Volusia:  VACANT
Local Programs Chair E Florida:  Nancy Marx, Nancy Marx & Associates
Local Programs Chair-Elect E Florida:  VACANT

Student Representatives:  Katie Budrawich and Zubin Sethi - University of Central Florida

Please join me in welcoming these newly elected officials to their roles.  The 2020 ACHECF Board's term begins January 1, 2020, but a formal induction of officers will take place at the Gala event on January 18, 2020.

If you are interested in getting involved, join us at our upcoming Annual Business and Planning Meeting on January 10 at AdventHealth, Orlando.   


ACHECF continues to do great things for our chapter members, and I’m confident we will continue to excel under the 2020 Board’s direction.  I will continue to support Dan in my role as Immediate Past President and look forward to networking and meeting new people (current and future members) at our 2020 events.

I would also like to thank all the Healthcare Host Sites that allowed us to hold our Board meetings and educational events. These include:

AdventHealth East Orlando

Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital   
AdventHealth Orlando

Indian River Medical Center           
AdventHealth Corporate Headquarters
Orlando Health Heart Institute                                                      
University of Central Florida

AdventHealth Altamonte Springs

AdventHealth Deland

Jacksonville Veteran Administration

Orlando Regional Medical Center

Orlando Health South Lake Hospital
Thank you to all who engaged with ACHECF this year.  If you were not able to attend as many events as you would have like to in 2019, please make it a priority to become more active and connect with other central Florida healthcare leader colleagues in 2020.  All the best!

Victor J. Rosenbaum, FACHE, MHA
President, ACHE of Central Florida
Assistant Vice President, Ambulatory Services
Orlando Health



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