Board Members

Barbara S. Effman, M.P.H.
Chair

Self Employed; President of the West Broward Democratic Club; Board member of the American Cancer Society/Executive Committee.

Cyril Blavo, D.O., M.P.H. & TM, FACOP
Treasurer

Director of Public Health, Nova Southeastern University; President, International Health Initiatives, Inc.; member of: American Osteopathic Association; American Public Health Association; American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians; Broward County Pediatric Society.

John A. Benz, MBA
Secretary

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, Memorial Healthcare System; fellow and member of The Health Care Forum; Diplomat, American College of Healthcare Executives; Leadership Broward; Healthy Kids Corporation; South Broward Administrative Reporting, Inc.; Memorial PHO.

Albert C. Jones, MA
Board Member

National Association of Public Hospitals; American Hospital Association; Florida Hospital Association; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Cary Zinkin, D.P.M.
Board Member

Podiatrist; American Podiatric Medical Association; Broward County Podiatric Medical Association; Florida Podiatric Medical Association; American Podiatric Medical Writers Association.

Lee Chaykin, FACHE
Board Member

Has held leadership positions with Hospital Corporation of America over the past 20 years; Worked with the North Broward Hospital District in the Department of Strategic Planning prior to HCA; Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation.

Leilani Kicklighter, MBA, ARM, RN
Board Member

Principle Consultant; Registered Nurse; Insurance Advisory Committee, City of Tamarac; Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Manager; Licensed Health Care Risk Manager; President of Woodlands Section One Home Owners Association.

Mark Dissette, MBA
Board Member

Senior Vice President, Holy Cross Hospital; Administrator, Holy Cross HealthPlex.

Samuel F. Morrison, BA, MLS
Board Member

Board of Trustees, Nova Southeastern University; Affiliation with the Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society, Broward County Homeless Initiative, and Networking Advisory Board; Former Director of the Broward County Library and the Children's Services Council of Broward County.

Pamela Africk, BA, MLS
Board Member

Board of Trustees, Nova Southeastern University; Affiliation with the Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society, Broward County Homeless Initiative, and Networking Advisory Board; Former Director of the Broward County Library and the Children's Services Council of Broward County.