March 1, 2022 – Lee Health is pleased to announce the newly elected members of its Board of Directors for 2022.
Donna Clarke was elected Board Chair for 2022. She previously served as Board Vice Chair and Board Treasurer. She is a former Florida State Representative and served as an adjunct professor at the State College of Florida. Clarke holds a master’s degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and previously owned and operated an environmental consulting firm. She is Past President of the Fort Myers Kiwanis Club and served as Vice Chair of the STARS Advisory Board. She also volunteered as a math tutor at the Pace Center for Girls of Lee County.
Therese Everly was re-elected vice-president. She is the executive director of the Lee County Homeless Coalition. Everly has over 35 years of experience in the healthcare and real estate industries. She is a licensed respiratory therapist with a degree in health care administration with clinical and management experience. She is also a licensed real estate agent with experience in sales and property management. Everly currently serves on the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and is a member of the Florida 20and Court Circuit Elder Abuse Death Review Team.
Diane Champion was re-elected secretary. She is an eleven-year board liaison with volunteers at Lee Health. She has been a business owner/manager for 40 years and has been a resident of Lehigh Acres for over 40 years. She served as Chair of the Children’s Activities Committee for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event and is an elected member of the Lehigh Acres Community Board as well as a volunteer at Southwest Florida International Airport.
Chris Hansen was elected Treasurer. He is the CEO of Child Care of Southwest Florida and a lifelong resident of Lee County. Hansen retired as Lee County Deputy Director of Public Safety and Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after nearly 30 years in public service and health care. He is a former board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Lee, Charlotte and Hendry counties.
“We appreciate the officers’ commitment to serving our community, and we are grateful to have such an accomplished group of board members working to reinforce our commitment to providing the highest quality care,” said Dr. Larry Antonucci, President and CEO of Lee Health. officer.
In addition to the officers, other board members include: Stephen R. Brown, MD; David Collins, Kathy Bridge-Liles; Nancy McGovern, RN, MSM; and Stephanie Meyer, BSN, RN.
The primary purpose of the Board of Directors is to define the mission and vision of Lee Health. The Board of Directors consists of 10 officials, from five districts, who are elected by residents of Lee County. The Council holds regular public meetings to set goals and objectives and to hear recommendations from administrative and medical staff in the health system.
About Lee Health
Since the first hospital opened in 1916, Lee Health has been a leader in healthcare in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A not-for-profit integrated healthcare service organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every person served, focused on healthy living and the maintenance of good health. Staffed with caring, health-inspiring people, services are conveniently located throughout the community at four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care practices and specialist physicians and other services across the continuum of care. Formerly known as Lee Memorial Health System, the organization began its second century of service with a new name in 2016. To learn more, visit www.LeeHealth.org.