Lincoln S. Mendez, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 561.955.4200 |
Lincoln S. Mendez is the CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Mr. Mendez
has been in this position since July 2019.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Mendez served as CEO of South Miami Hospital
for over nine years. Before that, Mr. Mendez held the position of CEO
at Doctors Hospital for a total of 14 years. During this period, he was
the CEO of HealthSouth Doctors’ Hospital, Inc. for the eight years
prior to Baptist Health South Florida’s acquisition of Doctors Hospital
in October 2003. Prior to his employment with HealthSouth Doctors’
Hospital, Inc., Mr. Mendez was the Chief Operating Officer at Kendall
Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida, from 1993 to 1995.
Mr. Mendez holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from
Florida International University and both a Bachelor of Arts in Biology
and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Southern Adventist
University, Collegedale, Tennessee.
Mr. Mendez is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives
and is licensed as a laboratory supervisor and medical technologist from
the Florida Department of Professional Regulations. Mr. Mendez currently
serves as Past Chairman of the Board of the South Florida Hospital and
Healthcare Association. He is currently serving as an alternate for the
American Hospital Association Regional Policy board. Mr. Mendez is currently
a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, the South Miami Chamber of Commerce,
the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Florida International University
Council of 100. Mr. Mendez has also served as Adjunct Faculty for the
Florida International University graduate program in Health Administration.
MINDY SHIKIAR, MBA, MSN, Chief Operations Officer
Phone: 561.955.5133 |
Mindy Shikiar serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Boca Raton Regional
Hospital. She has been with the organization since 2003 and has held various
leadership positions including Vice President for Oncology, Ambulatory
Services and Business Development.
Prior to joining the Hospital, Mindy served as CEO and COO of Kindred/Vencor
Hospital, a long-term acute care facility for critically ill/medically
complex patients in Fort Lauderdale. In addition to overall hospital operations,
highlights of her Kindred tenure include expanding clinical services with
a bariatric surgical program and outpatient plastic surgery, the development/implementation
of a sleep laboratory, a hospital-based ethics committee and the redesign
of utilization management and discharge planning processes.
Her 28-year healthcare career is comprised of numerous nursing industry
positions including that of Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Director of Quality and Case Management and Adjunct Professor at Barry
University in Miami.
Mindy is a licensed Healthcare Risk Manager, and a former diplomate of
the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians,
Inc. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston University
and her MBA and MSN from the University of Miami.
Brian Altschuler, Vice President of Ancillary Operations
Phone: 561.955.4177 |
Brian Altschuler serves as the Vice President of Ancillary Operations.
In his role, Mr. Altschuler is responsible for overseeing the Hospital’s
safety and security functions, facility operations, food and environmental
services and acts as a liaison to the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League.
In addition to his core role in the Human Resources Department, he is
also responsible for the Center for Lifelong Learning’s focus on
organizational advancement and leadership excellence.
Prior to joining Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Mr. Altschuler played an
integral role in leadership and staff development at both Palms West Hospital
and Bethesda Healthcare System. He also spent 10 years with Marriott International
in various operational and support positions and at Walt Disney World Resorts.
Mr. Altschuler received his Master of Science in Management with a focus
on Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He holds certifications
in Situational Leadership and Development Dimensions International. Mr.
Altschuler has also achieved certification as a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Practitioner, a Certified Level III Corporate Trainer through Marriott
International and a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
During his career, Mr. Altschuler has earned numerous awards and honors,
including the 2004 Palm Healthcare Foundation’s Commitment to Community
Award and the 2008 Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County’s
Human Resources Professional of the Year. In 2013, under his leadership
and innovation, Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Human Resources Services
Division was named one of the Best Human Resources in Palm Beach County.
MELISSA DURBIN, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
A seasoned professional with nearly thirty years in nursing practice and
leadership, Melissa Durbin serves as Vice President and Chief Nursing
Officer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital which she assumed in 2013. In
this capacity, she is responsible for all nursing and other patient-care
functions and services within the organization. Ms. Durbin manages the
assessment, planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of nursing
practices on a facility level. She is accountable for ensuring high quality,
safe and appropriate nursing care, competency of clinical staff and effective
resource management. She also serves as President of the Nursing Consortium
of South Florida.
Ms. Durbin joined Boca Regional in 2006 as Executive Director for the
Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute and the Hospital’s Critical Care
and Emergency Services. Prior to that post, she was Director of Trauma
and Critical Care Services at Delray Medical Center.
Ms. Durbin received her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing
with an emphasis in Nursing Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.
AMY M. COLE, RN, MBA, President, BocaCare, Inc., and Vice President, Physician Networks
Phone: 561.955.3593 |
Amy M. Cole has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership,
management and administration. Prior to arriving at Boca Raton Regional
Hospital, Ms. Cole served as Director of Operations for Physician Practices
at the non-profit Summa Health System in Northeast Ohio, where she was
responsible for the strategic planning and development of both primary
care and specialty groups across a seven-hospital system, growing the
hospital-integrated, multispecialty group from eight physicians to over
Her healthcare experience also includes Administrator for the Department
of Neurology at the not-for-profit University Hospitals of Cleveland.
In this academic-practice setting, Ms. Cole oversaw the department’s
administrative, financial and strategic functions as it related to University
Hospitals Health System, Inc., Case Western Reserve University School
of Medicine, and University Hospital Faculty Services.
During her time at OhioHealth, she oversaw its Family Medicine residency
program, turning around operations from a highly subsidized group to a
profitable entity within the first year of her tenure, enabling the program
to more than double in size and expand to a brand-new health center.
A registered nurse in two states, Ms. Cole has served in hospital leadership
roles at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Meridia Hillcrest Hospital
in Cleveland; as well as Broadfield Manor, a 154-bed geriatric, quadriplegic,
extended recovery and MRDD facility in Madison, Ohio.
Ms. Cole earned her Bachelor of Science in Management and Master of Business
Administration in Management degrees, both with honors, from California
Coast University in Santa Ana. She is certified in both Lean Six Sigma
and as a Six Sigma Green Belt, and is a member of the Medical Group Management
Association and American Medical Group Association.
MARK LARKIN, CFRE, President, Foundation
Phone: 561.955.5204 |
Mark Larkin serves as the President of Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s
Foundation. In his role, Mr. Larkin is responsible for leading the organization’s
fundraising efforts, including major gift and donor cultivation, capital
campaigns, special events and other philanthropic initiatives.
Mr. Larkin joined Boca Regional after serving for 18 years at CentraCare
Health in St. Cloud, Minnesota. There, he spent 12 years as Vice President
for Philanthropy and was responsible for growing CentraCare’s Foundation
and enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency across the organization’s
enterprise, establishing major gift protocols, expanding their donor base,
growing the Foundation’s assets materially and completing two significant
and successful capital campaigns.
Prior to his position with CentraCare, Mr. Larkin was Vice President of
Resource Development for United Way of the St. Paul Area.
Mr. Larkin is a graduate of the University of Iowa, a Certified Fund Raising
Executive and a Board Member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.
Gwenesia Collins, PharmD, CPh, Assistant Vice President of Clinical Ancillary Services
Phone: 561-955-5718 I GCollins@BRRH.com
Gwenesia S. Collins, PharmD, serves as Assistant Vice President of Clinical
Ancillary Services Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Respiratory at Boca Raton
Regional Hospital. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor for
many Colleges of Pharmacy. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from
Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services.
She began her professional leadership experience at CVS Pharmacy, serving
as the Regional Pharmacy Supervisor. After two years, she transitioned
to a clinical pharmacist position at Henry Ford Fairlane Home Infusion
Services. She continued to diversify her work experience by accepting
a position with St. John’s Main Hospital as a Clinical Pharmacist.
In 2007, Dr. Collins accepted a clinical pharmacist position at POH Regional
Medical Center where she quickly became the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator.
In 2009, she became their Director of Pharmacy. Before joining BRRH, she
served as a partner of Tri-Unity Infusion Services, LLC a Michigan based
business for 12 years.
One of Dr. Collins’ distinguished honors was in August 2007 when
she was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve on the Michigan
Board of Pharmacy for a four-year term. In 2011, she served as Chairman
of the Board. In April 2009, Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy
and Pharmaceutical Sciences honored Dr. Collins for her induction into
the Gallery of Distinction. In 2010, Home Healthcare Services named her
as their Cambridge Who’s Who - Professional of the Year.
In 2012, Florida A&M University recognized her as one of their 125
Distinguished Alumni. Her leadership training includes being a graduate
of the American Society of Health System Pharmacist (ASHP) Leadership
Academy, Leadership Detroit Class of Thirty-one, the Pacific Institute
Executive Strategic Leadership Program, and Leadership Boca Class of 2017.
In March 2019, Dr. Collins became certified by the John Maxwell team as
a speaker, trainer and leadership coach. She has been an avid volunteer
at her church St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church where she teaches
New Members Orientation and provides leadership development classes for
the leaders and members.
Dr. Collins has served on several community boards throughout her career.
Beginning in 2005, she served as a board member for Hidden Jewels International
Ministries, Total Health Care Quality Assurance Board, and Katie’s
Wings Foundation. Currently, Dr. Collins serves as Vice President of the
Faulk Center for Counseling Board of Directors. Dr. Collins serves on
the Florida A&M College of Pharmacy Advisory Committee and the National
Alumni Government Relations Committee. She is a member of several professional
pharmacy organizations. Her pride and joy is being a wife to Dr. Corey
Collins and their two children Luke and Leah Collins.
Pua Cooper MSN, RN, FHIMSS, CHCIO, Assistant vice president and chief informatics officer
Phone: 561-955-5426 I PCooper@BRRH.com
Pua Cooper serves as the Assistant Vice President & Chief Clinical
Informatics Officer for Boca Raton Regional Hospital where she is responsible
for the oversight of the Clinical Informatics, Quality and Infection Prevention
departments. She joined the organization in September 2004 first serving
as the Director of Critical Care and Dialysis.
Mrs. Cooper is a seasoned nurse with over 30 years of leadership &
clinical experience. She holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing
(MSN) with a specialty in Nursing Informatics from Walden University.
She is recognized as a Certified Healthcare IT Executive (CHCIO) through
the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives-better known as CHIME.
Mrs. Cooper is an active member of the Health Information Management System
Society (HIMSS). In 2017, she was recognized as a HIMSS Fellow and currently
serves on the South Florida HIMSS Board of Directors as the chapter’s
past president. At the national level, she is a member of the HIMSS Chapters
Task Force assisting with chapter relations to enhance the relationship
between HIMSS and its 57 chapters.
Most recently, she was recognized as the HIMSS 2020 Chapter Leader of the
Year recognizing an individual who demonstrates significant leadership,
extraordinary contributions to HIMSS Chapters, the society, and a commitment
to driving thought leadership within the industry. In 2014, her team was
recognized as one of eight national finalists in McKesson’s Distinguished
Achievement Award for the innovative use of technology to advance care.
She has been a speaker on how to leverage technology to improve organizational
performance and clinical practice at various local and national conferences
including HIMSS, South Florida Organization of Nursing Executives (SFONE),
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HMFA), and the Nursing Consortium
of South Florida.
Shelly Gonzales, MSN, RN, CENP, CCRN , Assistant Vice President of Nursing
Phone: 561-955-5437 I SGonzalez@BRRH.com
Shelly Gonzales is the Assistant Vice President of Nursing at Boca Raton
Regional Hospital, where she is responsible for operations of the inpatient
nursing units, Perinatal Services, Nursing Administration and Education
and Professional Development. She has been with the organization since 2013.
Prior to joining the hospital, Shelly worked for 20 years at Delray Medical
Center, where her career was comprised of numerous nursing positions including
that of charge nurse of Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Director of Trauma
Services and Director of Education and Professional Development.
Shelly is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and
the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives, where she serves on the
Strategic Planning Committee. She is also a member of the local chapter,
South Florida Organization of Nurse Executives, where she serves as Secretary.
Shelly is currently a member of the American Association on Critical Care
Nurses and serves as a board member of the local chapter for Palm Beach County.
Shelly has obtained her Certification in Executive Nursing Practice as
well as her Certification in Critical Care Nursing. She received her Bachelor
of Science in Nursing from Florida State University and her Master of
Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University.
Kevin Hammonds, Assistant Vice President /Chief Financial Officer of Baptist
Health Physician Group
Phone: 561-955-3760 I KHammonds@BRRH.com
Kevin R Hammonds is the Assistant Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
of Baptist Health Physician Group (BHPG) and has been in his position
since March 2019.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Hammonds served as VP - Physician Enterprise
for the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, GA for 3 years. Before
that, Mr. Hammonds held positions with Ascension Health in Jacksonville,
FL as VP - Finance and System Director - Finance. His healthcare career
began with Mayo Clinic Jacksonville in 2000 where he implemented their
original decision support system and established the first cost accounting
model for their health system.
Mr. Hammonds holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Wright State University
and is near completion of his Masters in Healthcare Administration at
the University of Central Florida.
Kevin is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
and has served as the Finance Chair for Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer. He serves as the Treasurer for a youth non-profit organization
and coaches a travel softball team.
Maureen Mann, MS, MBA, FACHE, Assistant Vice President of Lynn Cancer Institute
and Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute
Phone: 561-955-3772 I MMann@BRRH.com
Maureen G. Mann, MS, MBA, FACHE is the Assistant Vice President of the
Lynn Cancer Institute and Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute at
Boca Raton Regional Hospital, where she is responsible for the strategic
and daily operations of one of the largest cancer centers in Florida and
a comprehensive women’s center that provides more than 100,000 patient
visits and services annually. Prior to joining Boca Raton Regional Hospital,
Mrs. Mann served in many oncology related roles in the national, state
and local community. Prior to joining BRRH she was the Executive Director
of the Bienes Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital for fifteen years.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, she has been a very active
volunteer throughout her 35 year healthcare administration career. She
has been an American Cancer Society volunteer for more than 20 years,
including membership on the Florida Division Board of Directors, the Broward
County Board of Directors, and Executive Committee. Maureen is a Past
Chair of the Florida Division Board of Directors and she serves on the
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) National Board
of Directors where she was the Secretary for 2016-2017, Treasurer for
2018-2019 and she is currently the Vice Chair of the Board. She is also
the past Treasurer of the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Board of
Trustees. In 2017 she received the prestigious St. George National Award
from the American Cancer Society and in 2018 she received the top national
volunteer award from the America Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
- the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy.
Maureen also served on the national editorial board of the Association
of Community Cancer Centers and she is a past appointee of the Florida
State Cancer Plan Council. She served on the Board of Directors of Gilda's
Club of South Florida for 10 years and is a member of Leadership Miami
- Class of 1995, Leadership Boca - Class of 2018 and the Junior League
of Ft. Lauderdale. Maureen received a B.A. from Harvard University and
M.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology. Since
graduation she has served on the local Harvard Club Schools and Scholarships
Committee annually conducting off campus alumni interviews for the college.
In 2012, Maureen completed her first half marathon in a fundraiser for
the American Cancer Society. She also enjoys swimming and traveling the
world with her husband.
Bert Mosley, Assistant Vice President of Baptist health Physician Group
Phone: 561-955-7733 I Email: BertM@baptisthealth.com
Bert Mosley is Assistant Vice President of Baptist Health Physician Group.
BHPG is the newly-formed entity composed of all Baptist Health South Florida
employed providers in North Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
Prior to joining Baptist Health South Florida, Bert served as Administrator
for several large physician groups owned by Community Health Systems.
During his eleven years with CHS, Bert operated multispecialty physician
groups in Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Illinois. Bert's experience includes
many years on the hospital side as well, having served in C-suite roles
for Tenet and HCA.
Bert is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and the American
College of Healthcare Executives. He received his Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration from Regis University, and hold certifications
in Physician Practice Management and Physician Recruitment and Retention.
Jennifer Pacheco, MSN, RN, Assistant Vice President of Critical Care Services
Phone: 561-955-4375 I Email: JPacheco@BRRH.com
Jennifer Pacheco is the Assistant Vice President of Critical care Services.
She has been in this position since February 2020.
Prior to her AVP role, Jennifer served as the Director of Critical Care
at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, where she oversaw MICU, SICU, CVICU,
CV step-down unit and Interventional Radiology. She has been at BRRH since
2009. Prior to joining Boca Raton Regional, she was the Director of CVICU
and CV Stepdown at the Bethesda Heart Institute from 2007 to 2009.
Jennifer completed her Master’s degree in Nursing Leadership from
Walden University in 2015. She graduated from Massachusetts Bay College
of Nursing in 1998. After graduating, she accepted a job at Massachusetts
General Hospital where she worked in the Cardiac Surgical ICU as a post-open
heart and transplant nurse until she relocated to Florida in 2006.
Jennifer is a current member of the AACN and SFONE.