Dean's Advisory Board

Read Blumberg

Read Blumberg
National Sales Manager, CAE Healthcare
Joined Spring 2017

Read Blumberg serves as the National Sales Manager at CAE Healthcare, overseeing half of the United States sales force. Together with his team, he works to implement the mission of CAE Healthcare, improving healthcare education and patient safety.

Sue Coppola

Sue E. Coppola, BS, RN, CHC
Senior Vice President of Care, Sunrise Senior Living
Joined Fall 2016

Sue Coppola has a range of experience working in the healthcare industry for nearly 25 years. She has held key leadership positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sun Healthcare Group, Emeritus Senior Living and Landmark Health Solutions. She is active in Washington, D.C. advocating for healthcare and reimbursement policies. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Care for Sunrise Senior Living, a position focused on all care-related programs and policies impacting Sunrise’s communities.

Ken Dion

Ken Dion, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN
UCF Nursing Alumnus, ’91, Healthcare Executive
Joined Fall 2016

Ken Dion is a nurse entrepreneur, inventor, scholar and 35-year veteran of the healthcare industry. He is very active with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and is currently serving as Treasurer. He is a founding principle at TurnPath, LLC, a healthcare technology innovation incubator. He also founded Decision Critical in 1999, which was recently acquired by HealthStream.

Kevin Dougherty

Kevin J. Dougherty
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, CFE Federal Credit Union
Joined Spring 2017

Kevin Dougherty has served as the COO at CFE Credit Union since 2005. In his role, he has been managing growth at the credit union as it grew to more than $1.6 billion in assets and as it has expanded from 10 to 22 branches. He has completed several professional development courses at The Wharton School of Business, Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.

Kim Estes

Kim Estes, MSN, BSN, RN
Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Brookdale Senior Living
Joined Spring 2017

Kim Estes, Brookdale’s senior vice president of clinical services since 2014, successfully maintains the highest ethical standards while developing and implementing corporate processes and policies for Brookdale communities. Her experience across the post-acute care continuum includes Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living, Hospice, Home Health, Independent Living and Personalized Living. She also serves as a member of the Argentum Clinical Quality Executive Roundtable. She has a master’s degree in Nursing Executive Specialty Track from Chamberlain College of Nursing, and is proficient in building and leading clinical programs to meet regulatory compliance and accreditation standards while exceeding clinical quality goals.

David Hanke

David Hanke, MBA, BSN
UCF Nursing Alumnus, ’81, Healthcare Executive
Joined Fall 2016

David Hanke served as the Vice President of Global Accounts for ThermoFisher Scientific for more than seven years before retiring in 2014. He has had a successful career in the healthcare industry working for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, GE Healthcare and McKesson. In addition to his degree from UCF, he has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Molly McCarthy

Molly K. McCarthy MBA, RN
Chief Nursing Strategist, Microsoft
Joined Spring 2017

Molly McCarthy is the Chief Nursing Strategist in the U.S. Health and Life Science Sector for Microsoft. Her primary focus is business development and strategy for Virtual Health at Microsoft. With more than twenty years experience in the healthcare industry, she is passionate about uniting technology and clinicians to ensure improved patient safety and outcomes. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University, and began her career as a nurse in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Units. Upon receiving her Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, she combined her clinical and business backgrounds within the medical device and clinical informatics industry. She started in a product and market development role at Natus Medical, Inc. in Silicon Valley. She furthered her career in business development roles for the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, where she was responsible for piloting a benchmark database that extracted data from hospital Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in order to provide business intelligence to hospital leadership. Prior to Microsoft, she worked with Philips Healthcare’s Patient Care and Clinical Informatics Divisions, where she orchestrated large enterprise system sales and integrations of patient monitoring networks and EHRs. She is an active member of HIMSS and sits on the HIMSS’ CNO/CNIO Nurse Executive Leadership Task Force.

Barbara Meeks

Barbara Meeks, MSN, MBA, RN, CENP
Healthcare Executive Consultant
Joined Fall 2016

Barbara Meeks is a healthcare and hospital operations consultant for Stanley Beaman & Sears. She has previously served as the Operational Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive of Florida Operations for Nemours Children’s Hospital and Nemours Foundation.

Martie Moore

Martie Moore, MAOM, RN, CPHQ
Chief Nursing Officer, Medline Industries
Joined Fall 2016

Martie Moore is Chief Nursing Officer of Medline Industries, Inc. To date, she holds the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification. She serves as a Corporate Advisory Council Member for the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the American Nurses Association and is a Dean’s Advisory Board Member for the University of Central Florida College of Nursing. Prior to joining Medline, she was the Chief Nursing Officer at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, a hospital within Providence Health & Services and a designated Magnet facility. In her leadership role as CNO, she led the facility through its third and fourth Magnet designation. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at multiple universities, most recently at George Fox University in the Healthcare Administration program. In her early years, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a master's degree in Organizational Management. Based upon her knowledge and expertise, she publishes and presents nationally and internationally on transforming healthcare.

Anne Peach

Anne Peach, MSN, RN
Vice President and Partner, Future Vision Group, LLC
Joined Fall 2016

Anne Peach is the Vice President and Partner of Future Vision Group. She previously served as the Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive at Orlando Health for more than 20 years.

Joyce Ryan

Joyce Ryan, DNP, RN, FNP
Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Sage Products LLC, now part of Stryker
Joined Fall 2016

Joyce Ryan is the Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Sage Products, LLC, now part of Stryker Medical. She has 20 years of experience as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner blended with 12 years of current industry experience.

Jeff Woodside

Jeff Woodside, RPh
Account Management Senior Director, Senior Living, Omnicare
Joined Fall 2016

Jeff Woodside has been with Omnicare, a CVS Health company, for more than 15 years. He is responsible for leading a team of directors and account managers who represent Omnicare to senior living customers around the country. His team is the primary relationship-holder with their assisted living, independent living and alternate care setting customers. He has worked in healthcare for more than 30 years, starting as a pharmacy intern while in pharmacy school.

Laura Young Lawrence

Laura Young Lawrence
Senior Vice President, TED MEEKMA Consult
Joined Spring 2017

Laura Lawrence has spent her 25+ year career at the forefront of the commercial sports training and education industry. She was Director of Marketing at IMG Academy for nearly two decades and now provides sports marketing and operational consultation to a select number of U.S. and international clients.

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