Why join the Health Council?
The obvious reason is to be around other like-minded business people who are interested in doing business together. Health Council is all that plus these exciting benefits:
Community involvement opportunities. Participate with fellow Members to improve our community.
Joining the Council offers cost savings on all Health Council Events. Membership is $35 annually.
You’ll have opportunities to participate in trade shows and to display your company material.
Put your business front and center. As a Spotlight Speaker you get the stage to showcase your business.
Meet our Board of Directors
Liz Pierce is the president and CEO of MomentStrong a patent pending mobile application that delivers “Strength When You Need It.”
Most recently, Liz was the CIO at The St. Joe Company, a real estate developer and Florida’s second largest landowner. Prior to that, she spent many years in sales and marketing with AT&T, Lucent and Avaya. With experience on both sides of the table, Liz knows how to help companies find and implement impactful solutions.
Liz is the 2017 Vice President of the Health Council of the JAX Chamber, having served the two previous years as Program Officer. She is a member of the CIO Council of the JAX Chamber where she served as Chairperson for 6 years. Liz is currently a member of the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council. Over the years she has served as a Chamber Trustee and member of the executive committee of the Toyota Gator Bowl.
Liz graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.
Treasurer, Ameris Bank
Senior Treasury Solutions Officer at Ameris Bank
Company name, description & tag line:
Ameris Bank. www.amerisbank.com
Together, lets’ do business
Length of time in this job: 3-1/2 years
Previous positions or jobs you have held: Been in banking all my professional life (since December of 1982). Have held various roles, including branch manager, consumer lending officer, regional manager, commercial lending officer, and Treasury services officer.
Hometown and other cities where you have lived: Born in Grove City, PA; Erie, PA; Jacksonville, FL; Deerfield Beach, FL and back to Jacksonville.
If not born here, what brought you to Jacksonville? Dad worked for Xerox and was transferred to Jacksonville when I was 10.
Schools or professional institutes attended & what you studied: Ft. Caroline Jr. High (yes, middle schools used to be called Jr. Highs!), Terry Parker High School (c/o 1978 – Go Braves!), Florida State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Slippery Rock State College, Slippery Rock, PA.
Family members and an interesting fact or two about them: Hubby – Steve, and children – Spencer, Taylor, CJ, and Katie. Everything about them is interesting, in my humble opinion!
What are your community involvement activities? Besides Chamber, I work with Ameris Bank in its annual Helping Fight Hunger event. I’m also very active in my church, Mandarin United Methodist Church. I sing in the Chancel Choir, I am the Stewardship Chairperson, and serve on the Finance Committee.
Hobbies: My favorite hobby is the beach, but you can’t do that all the time, so I fill in with antiquing (I collect vintage Fenton glassware) and working out.
Anything else we would want to know about you? Well, when I was in college at Slippery Rock, I had an internship with a TV station in Pittsburgh, PA – KDKA. It was there that I met and dated Dennis Miller. That’s my interesting little fun fact.
Contact information: email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone #: (904) 886-8697
Membership, VITAS Healthcare
PR & Communications, Gabriel House of Care
Claire is the Development Officer for Gabriel House of Care. She works with individuals, corporations and foundations to help secure financial support for Gabriel House and its Community of Healing.
Prior to moving to Atlantic Beach in 2015 she had a successful Business Development career in the transportation industry with a specialty in Air Courier Logistics. She has worked for both Public and Private Global Industries based out of the New York City Metro area Including the Hertz Corporation, Continental Airlines, and Quick International Courier.
She has two grown children living in New York City. She loves living at the beach and just spending quality time with her husband. She enjoys volunteering around the Atlantic Beach area, including for Tony’s Turkey Trot.
Account Manager, JAX Chamber
Account Manager, JAX Chamber
Vice President, Accounting Principals
Brooke began working with Accounting Principals in April of 2014 as a Business Development Manager. She was promoted to Division Director of Accounting Principals and Ajilon in April 2017. She has a background in sales, customer service, and nonprofit work.
Accounting Principals & Ajilon are both subsidiaries of Adecco Group North America and specialize in the staffing of accounting, finance, human resource, marketing, administrative and non-clinical healthcare professionals.
She has lived in Jacksonville since 1992 and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Psychology & Master of Health Science from the University of Florida.
As a Division Director, she is responsible for the overall growth of her recruiting and sales team and the organization. She focuses on maintaining and building upon a client base while developing new customer relationships; her approach is consultative & educational. Her primary goal is to ensure clients employment needs are filled effectively & efficiently.
She has been an active member of the JAX Chamber Health Council and is now serving as an officer on the board as Vice President. She is also the Trustee representative with the JAX Chamber for Adecco Group North America
Programs, Harden & Associates
Josh Jolley is an Employee Benefits Account Director for Harden, one of the Southeast’s leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits firms.
Prior to joining Harden in 2014, Josh worked at Aerotek as a Technical Recruiter. In this role, he was responsible for the identification, placement and performance of contract employees, as well as maintaining client relationships within the engineering field.
Josh received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Florida. He currently holds a Florida Life, Health and Variable Annuities (2-15) license and has been designated a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As an active member of the community, Josh is involved with the Museum of Contemporary Art and served on the board of The Contemporaries for several years. He is also a board member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Health Council, which promotes health and wellness as a city priority.
Kinita L. King is an independent Aflac agent, specializing in company and individual benefit consultations and administration.
Prior to joining AFLAC, she has 15 plus years of multi-faceted human resource management experience and specializes in benefits and payroll administration both in the public and private sector. Kinita also holds certification in Professional Human Resources Management (PHR), B.A. from Florida A & M University and a Master’s Degree from Florida State University in Public Administration.
Kinita is a member of JAX Chamber and serves as the President of the Professional Women’s Council (PWC). She is a board member of JAX Chamber Health Council, JAX Chamber Mandarin Council, BNI Profit Partners and Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Kinita enjoys cooking, working out, attending church, spending time with family and volunteering.
Immediate Past President, Hylant
As a Health Strategist, Vicki provides wellness leadership to Hylant clients and assists with the development and execution of thoughtful health and wellness strategies.
Vicki is actively involved in the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and is the 2017 Health Council President. She is a Jacksonville Chamber Trustee Member and also serves on the 2017 Board of Governors. She was the past chair of the Health Council Membership Committee and the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters Membership Committee. She is a member of the World Golf Toastmasters Club, First Coast Worksite Wellness Council, and WELCOA.
Education and Accreditations
Vicki attended Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree.
She holds a 440 Customer Representative License and is also a licensed Health and Life Agent.
Vicki has achieved Faculty Status designation through WELCOA
JAX Chamber Representative, JAX Chamber
Director, Beaches Division and Chamber Councils, JAX Chamber
Secretary, First Tennessee Bank
Randi Guthard is a Vice President and Private Client Relationship Manager with First Tennessee Bank.
She specializes in the complex and unique financial needs of medical practices and physicians. Prior to her current role, Randi has held various leadership positions spanning a 20-year career in the financial services industry including branch sales manager, area business development manager, and wealth management financial advisor.
Randi is actively involved in the Jax Chamber serving on the board of directors for the Health Council and as a member of the Professional Women’s Council. Besides Chamber activities, she also serves as a volunteer at the Gabriel House at Mayo Clinic and sings in the Chancel Choir at Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine.
Randi is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and holds the Series 7 and 65 Licenses, and the Florida Life/Health/Variable Annuity License.
Randi and her husband, Kevin live in Ponte Vedra Beach with their Australian Shepherd, Chelsea. They enjoy golf, tennis, traveling and anything to do with boating and the beach.
Membership, UF Health Jacksonville
Jessica became the Director of Development for UF Health Jacksonville and UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville in 2015.
Jessica, a native of Jacksonville, received her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine, as well as a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from University of North Florida. After college Jessica worked in professional sports for nearly 10 years.
In addition to serving on the board of directors for the Health Council, Jessica is also an active member of the UNF Alumni Association Board of Directors (Swoop!) and is a member of the North Jacksonville Rotary.
Jessica, her husband, Mike, her step-son, Colby and their two English Bulldogs, Rondo and Barkley live in Mandarin. She loves coaching middle school athletes in the sport of swimming at The Bolles School. She adores sharing adventures with her two nephews and one niece, relishes in any Jags win, and is fond of cooking, traveling and being on the water.
Community Involvement, Florida Blue
Kristi Aiello is Florida Blue’s Business Development Lead for the North Florida Region.
Prior to her current role, Kristi led multiple start-up customer services ventures both domestically and overseas, including India, the Philippines, Canada and the UK. She was responsible for leading a team of approximately 1,500 people. Prior to that, Kristi worked as a Financial Analyst in Banking and Finance.
Kristi is very active in the community, serving on the board of directors for Dreams Come True, Episcopal Children’s Services, Jacksonville Chamber Health Council, The University of Florida’s Clinical and Translation Science Institute Community Advisory Board and Volunteers in Medicine.
Kristi is a Jacksonville native and returned home after living and working overseas in various countries. She holds a Masters in Business from the University of Florida.
Past President, New York Life
Joanne Reinhart has been a financial professional with New York Life for seven years.
Joanne served as the 2016 President of the JAX Chamber’s Health Council; is a member of the Professional Women’s Council; serves on the planning committee for the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual fundraising luncheon, and is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Joanne works with her clients to help them protect their assets and realize their ideal retirement.
Joanne moved to Jacksonville from New York twelve years ago. She has been married to Larry for 5 years, and has two stepchildren, Tonya and Mychal.
Join our Community
We would be delighted for you to join the Health Council. If you’re looking for a place to leverage the knowledge of others in and around Jacksonville’s growing Health & Wellness Community – the JAX Chamber Health Council is for you.