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Representing more than 550 nursing centers across the Sunshine State and more than 1,100 members, the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is keeping Alex Terentev, the director of Operations for Gulf Coast Health Care, as its president for 2019-2020.

The FHCA announced on Wednesday that Terentev was reelected and announced the rest of its officers as it continues its “mission of advancing the quality of services, image, professional development and financial stability of its members.”

Emmett Reed, the executive director of the FHCA, weighed in on his group’s leadership on Wednesday.

“We are extremely pleased to have such dedicated members chosen to lead the Association,” said Reed. “Each of these individuals is passionate about long term care and extremely committed to the membership, the profession and the residents cared for in our member centers. We look forward to their vision and leadership as providers continue their focus on leading the way in high-quality care.”

The FHCA’s officers for the next year include:

President: Alex Terentev, Director of Operations at Gulf Coast Health Care (Pensacola) out of Lake Mary.

Immediate Past President: John Simmons, Administrator at Fouraker Hills Rehab & Nursing Center in Jacksonville.

Senior Vice President: Marco Carrasco, Administrator at West Gables Health Care Center in Miami.

Secretary: Kathy Gallin, VP of Legislative Affairs at Signature HealthCARE out of Lake City.

Treasurer: Anita Faulmann, Regional VP of Operations at Consulate Health Care out of Tierra Verde.

Member at Large: Mel Beal, CEO of Facility Support Company in West Palm Beach.

Not-for-Profit Vice President: Jeffrey Freimark, President & CEO of Miami Jewish Health.

Independent Owner Vice President: Mike McQuilkin, Administrator/Owner of Oak Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Largo.

Multifacility Vice President: Vernon Zeger, Dir. of Regional Operations at Advent Health in Maitland.

Assisted Living Facility Vice President: Steven Rule, Executive Director at Park Summit at Coral Springs.

Associate Member Vice President: Yale Metz, National Accounts Manager at Healthcare Services Group out of Roswell, Ga.

Region I Vice President: Isis Fernandez, Administrator at Hialeah Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation in Miami.

Region II Vice President: Julie Morris, Executive Director at Consulate Health Care at West Altamonte.

Region III Vice President: Derek Webster, Executive Director at Spring Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Brooksville.

Region IV Vice President: Jeffrey Markulik, Administrator at Edgewood Nursing Center in Jacksonville.



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