• Board of Directors

  • 2021

    Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce Leadership Team 

  • President

    Peter Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer
    Northside Hospital

    Peter has served as Chief Operating Officer, Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute, since 2016. Prior to that he was the Associate COO within HCA’s COO Development Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, Nashville TN and CJW Medical Center, Richmond, VA, from 2013 to 2016. Previously, he served as Associate Administrator of Business Development and Division Practice Management of VCU Health System/MCV Associated Physicians in Richmond, VA from 2011 to 2013; as Administrative Intern and Resident of CJW Medical Center, Richmond, VA from 2008 to 2010.

    Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Peter has been an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations, since 2006.

    Clinically Peter has served as Cardiovascular Research Coordinator, Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT from 2005 to 2007; and as a Pharmacy Technician of Superior Care Pharmacy (Omnicare), Salt Lake City, UT from 2002 to 2005.

    Peter serves on the boards of the Pinellas Park Gateway Chamber of Commerce as Vice Chairman/Board of Trustees and an Executive Board member of the Vincent House, partner of Clubhouse International.

    Peter received a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from University of Phoenix.

  • Dr. Eric Carver
  • President Elect

    Dr. Eric Carver, Acting Provost

    St. Petersburg College

    Dr. Eric Carver serves as Acting Provost at St. Petersburg College and supports the Health Education and Fire Training Centers in Pinellas Park, the Veterinary Technology Center in Largo, and the Allstate Center in St. Petersburg. Combined, these learning centers provide employment opportunities for over 700 full-time and part-time employees all while serving approximately 8,000 students in health and public safety professions. Dr. Carver serves on the Pinellas Park Chamber Board as President Elect, the Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, and as a Trustee at Northside Hospital. Lastly, Dr. Carver is a U.S. Air Force Reserve officer with over 27 years of service.

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  • Vice President

    Jim Fikkert

    Great Bay Signs 

  • Joanne Daughin
  • Treasurer

    Joanne Daughin

    Joanne Daughin State Farm

  • Secretary

    Alisha Kelley
    Trichom Health Center

  • 2021 Board of Directors

    Executive Board

     

    President: Peter Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, Northside Hospital 

    President Elect: Dr. Eric Carver, Acting Provost, St. Petersburg College

    Vice President: Jim Fikkert, Great Bay Signs

    Treasurer: Joanne Dauphin, Joanne Dauphin State Farm

    Secretary: Alisha Kelley, Trichom Health Center

    At Large: Tim Caddell, City of Pinellas Park-Retired 

    *Terry England, England Brothers Construction

    *Housh Ghovaee, Northside Engineering

    *Dr. Daniel StraussDean of National University of Health Sciences

    *Nancy Hodges, Optek (retired)

    *Michael Whitaker, Wellcare Health Plans (retired)

     

    *Past President

  • Full Board

     

    President Elect: Dr. Eric Carver, Acting Provost, St. Petersburg College

    Vice President: Jim Fikkert, Great Bay Signs

    Treasurer: Joanne Dauphin, Joanne Dauphin State Farm

    Secretary: Alisha Kelley, Trichom Health Center

    At Large: Tim Caddell, City of Pinellas Park-Retired 

    *Terry England, England Brothers Construction

    *Housh Ghovaee, Northside Engineering

    *Dr. Daniel StraussDean of National University of Health Sciences

    *Nancy Hodges, Optek (retired)

    *Michael Whitaker, Wellcare Health Plans (retired)

    Neil Brickfield, Pinellas Athletic League, P.A.L.

    Jim BubenheimJB Effects

    Valarie LeeFlorida Department of Health

    Becky Moultrie, Assisting Hands Home Care

    Crystal Patton-Leonard, Classical Christian School for the Arts

    Mike Sutton, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco

    Chris Yates, Tampa Bay Times

    Ben Ziskal, City of Pinellas Park

     

    Emeritus:

    *Paul Ziegler

    *Past President

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