About the Southwest Florida Healthcare Coalition

Executive Council Members

The mission of the Southwest Florida Healthcare Coalition is to develop healthcare emergency preparedness response and recovery capabilities through collaboration, training, and planning

The Executive Council is responsible for developing and approving an annual budget and work plan. The members of the Executive Council will also approve via vote the use and allocation of all Coalition funds.

The representatives for each chapter area will share information with the membership. The representatives will also share information from the membership with the Executive Council.

The representatives will determine funding allocations, priorities, and special projects for the Coalition. The Executive Council will provide input into the contractual deliverables and activities of the Coalition. The Executive Council will also be responsible for guidance and feedback to the direct service staff of the Coalition.


LastOrganizationOrganization TypeRepresenting
AlenaScanduraPlymouth Harbor on Sarasota BayLong Term CareSarasota County

FDOH in Sarasota County

Public HealthSarasota County

DeSoto Memorial Hospital


Charlotte County

BarbaraBacigalupoAvow HospiceHospiceCollier County
BobSheehanHope Hospice HealthcareHospiceLee County
BrendaBarnesFDOH in Hendry and Glades CountiesPublic HealthHendry County


Catholic Charities


Long-term Recovery

Lee County
DanSieberSan Carlos Park FireEMSLee County
DanSummersCollier County Emergency ManagementEmergency ManagementCollier County
DougHigginsLee County EMSEMSLee County
GlamarierCarterAmerican Red CrossNon-ProfitSarasota County
IoannisGountasFDOH in Hendry and Glades CountiesPublic HealthGlades County



Vice Chair

HospitalCollier County
JenniferIavaroneSolaris Healthcare North NaplesLong Term CareCollier County
JeremyHogloRaulerson HospitalHospitalOkeechobee County



Highlands County


Highlands County
PennyAdamoDesoto Memorial HospitalHospitalDeSoto County
SeanAlleySarasota Memorial HospitalHospitalSarasota County
TeresaJimenezLee County Port AuthorityTransportationLee County
TonyCampsCollier County EMSEMS

Collier County

Become a Member

Benefits of joining the coalition:

  • Partner with community stakeholders throughout the region on community plans and exercises to prepare and meet your agency’s regulatory requirements.
  • Receive effective and timely updates and information from trusted public and private sources.
  • Collaborate and network to develop relationships to leverage resources, share best practices, and meet organizational goals.
  • Access to funding to support health and medical preparedness initiatives.

Members have the opportunity to participate in quarterly member meetings. These meetings provide the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts, learn about various initiatives the coalition is working towards, and learn about upcoming trainings and tabletops.

Members can also participate in one of our

Current Task Forces