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
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
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: email@example.com
Phone #: (904) 886-8697
Community Involvement, 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.
Director of Development, 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.
Events Committee, Workscapes
Lauren Stephens is an Account Executive for Workscapes.
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.
Co-Chair 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.
PR and Communications Chair, Bailey's Health and Fitness
Addie started with Bailey’s Health and Fitness in March of 2010 and came into the company with a strong background in both sales and fitness.
In addition to the JAX Chamber Health Council, she is also on the board for the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council and the Dreams Come True Horizon Board. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund and the Movember men’s health awareness initiative.
Co-Chair Breakfast Meetings, VITAS Healthcare
Membership Chair, Accounting Principals
Brooke began working with Accounting Principals in April of 2014 and has a background in sales, customer service, and nonprofit work.
Accounting Principals is a subsidiary of Adecco Group North America and specializes in the staffing of accounting & finance 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 Business Development Manager, she is responsible for maintaining and building upon a client base and the overall growth of the organization. She focuses heavily on strategically developing new customer relationships and her approach is consultative & educational in nature. She believes it is essential to work closely with her recruiting team & clients to ensure clients employment needs are filled effectively & efficiently.
She has been an active member of the JAX Chamber Health Council for a year and is now on the board of the JAX Chamber Health Council as Membership Chair. She is also the Trustee representative with the JAX Chamber for Adecco Group North America.
Account Manager, JAX Chamber
Account Manager, JAX Chamber
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.
Kelley is a native of Jacksonville. She attended Episcopal High School and then received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications, Rhetoric & Theory from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Kelley is passionate about the Jacksonville community. She has served on the Executive Board of the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital for the last 6 years and is an active member of the Health Council Board of Directors. In her free time, she enjoys deer hunting, working out, boating and spending time with her family and friends and her adorable bulldog Diamond.
Alan M. Fisher, Esq.
Co-Chair Breakfast Meetings, Alan M. Fisher, P.A.
Alan has been in his own practice for 27 years, representing health care providers regarding reimbursement and contract disputes.
Before opening his own practice in 1988, he was a partner in charge of litigation for a national law firm.
Alan has lived in Manhattan, Bronx, Miami, Jupiter and currently South Ponte Vedra Beach.
He came to this area for his wife Trina, the beach and the opportunities (in that order).
Alan attended Lehman College (CUNY), where he received a B.A. in Political Science; and the University of Miami Law School, where he earned his J.D.
Alan’s father is from Russia/Poland (dependent upon the political situation that day). He came to America and served in the Army during WWII. His mother came over from Poland, and supported the family as a seamstress. His wife is a native of Clay County with a Masters in Accounting, has been an assistant VP of Finance and has held various other positions at hospitals, but has never and will never, prepare a tax return.
Alan is involved in fund raising for the Ed Lucas Foundation, and is a member of Jax Bar Association, Health Council, HFMA and AAHAM.
He enjoys hiking, walking, skiing, traveling, reading and attending Jaguars games, and he looks forward to meeting new and interesting people.
Co-Chair Membership, Aflac
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.
JAX Chamber Representative, JAX Chamber
Director, Beaches Division and Chamber Councils, JAX Chamber
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.