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Michael Diaz, MD – Board Chair

Michael Diaz, MD – Board ChairDr. Michael Diaz joined Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) in 2011 and currently serves on the FCS Executive Board and as Director of Patient Advocacy for the practice. Dr. Diaz also serves as Chair of the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Board of Directors, which provides non-medical financial assistance to qualified cancer patients in Florida. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors and as the Immediate Past President for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) as well as the FLASCO Director of Patient Advocacy. Dr. Diaz provides leadership on the Board of Directors for Community Oncology Alliance (COA) as President, serving on the Government Affairs and Policy Committee working to champion Medical Oncology Health Care Reform and on the Biosimilars Committee. Dr. Diaz has participated in numerous medical missions to Kingston, Jamaica.

Shelly H. Glenn – Secretary

Shelly H. Glenn – SecretaryAs Chief Marketing & Sales Officer for Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS), Shelly Glenn leads their communications, marketing, community outreach, physician recruitment, meeting planning and referral base management initiatives. Prior to joining FCS in 2012, Shelly was Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Vantage Oncology. Formerly the Chief Administrative Officer for Park ‘N Fly, Shelly previously held positions with increasing responsibilities at The Care Group, Roche Professional Service Centers and Sandoz Nutrition. 

 

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Lehigh University, as well as a Global Leadership designation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Dedicated to increasing cancer awareness and education, Shelly currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter Board of Trustees (Former Chair), American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer and Marketing Committee (Chair) for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). Shelly also was 2013 Co-Chair of American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Sarasota/Manatee and was named the 2014 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. 

 

In addition, she actively participates on the Advisory Committee of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Institute, Women of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (founding member) and was 2018 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Businesswoman of the Year Finalist. On the personal side, Shelly enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.

J. Thomas Uhler – Treasurer

J. Thomas Uhler – TreasurerJ. Thomas Uhler is a founding principal of Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners, an independent firm specializing in comprehensive estate, financial, retirement and investment planning for successful families, and a forty-year veteran of the financial services profession. Uhler is a survivor of both cancer and heart disease. Tom and his wife Linda chaired the 2004 American Heart Association Lee County Heart Ball and co-chaired the 2005 Heart Ball. Uhler was chosen as Hero of the Year 2013 by the Fort Myers News-Press and was nominated in 2014 as a national finalist for the Community Leadership Awards by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. 

 

He has served the United Way of Lee County as board chair, 2011-2012 campaign chair, and 2016-17 campaign co-chair. Uhler serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation and serves as board chair of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. He is an Eagle Scout and a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Uhler is proud to have been chosen as a Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Lee County Business Hall of Fame Laureate in 2010. A resident of Sanibel Island since 1977, Uhler is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva Islands. He was chosen as the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2011. Uhler is a graduate of Susquehanna University in his native Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.

Dr. Cherylle Hayes – Board Member

Dr. Cherylle Hayes – Board Member​A Board-certified radiation oncologist with over 20 years’ experience, Dr. Cherylle Hayes is the medical director at North Florida Regional Medical Center, where she was instrumental in the development of a cancer program. She established the first Cyberknife radiosurgery program in North Central Florida and built a physician team with a wide range of oncologic expertise. She has also served as assistant professor at the University of Florida. Dr. Hayes holds undergraduate degrees in nuclear medicine technology and health physics. She went on to earn her medical degree at Medical College of Georgia, where she completed her residency in radiation oncology. She has specialized interest in breast and gynecologic cancer treatment, cancer survivorship and quality-of-life issues. As a member of the radiation oncology executive committee at Sarah Cannon Research Institute, she worked with physicians around the country to develop clinical pathways for the delivery of radiation oncology. Dr. Hayes has served on the boards of many community organizations in Central Florida, including the American Cancer Society, the Advisory Board of Gainesville Health and Fitness and the University of Florida Performing Arts. She is active in numerous local and national professional societies.

Maen Hussein, MD – Board Member

Maen Hussein, MD – Board MemberDr. Hussein currently serves on the Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Executive Board as the Physician Director of Finance. He also is on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). As a cancer researcher, Dr. Hussein has participated in numerous clinical trials and was named the Principal Investigator on a recent lung cancer trial conducted through Florida Cancer Specialists and Sarah Cannon, one of the leading community-based clinical trial organizations in the US. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Leesburg Regional Medical Center Outstanding Achievement Award, Leesburg Regional Medical Center Foundation Hope in Healing Humanitarian Award in 2014 and was named Physician of the Quarter Award at Florida Hospital Waterman. In his spare time, Dr. Hussein enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

Tom Kidd – Board Member

Tom Kidd – Board Member​Tom Kidd is the founder and CEO of the Joan L. Kidd, MD Fight for Life Continuum, an initiative he established in 2016 to enhance the quality of life for terminal cancer patients. His efforts have been inspired by his late wife, Joan L. Kidd, MD, a respected internal medicine and family medicine physician. Tom was her caregiver and health care advocate throughout her nearly three- year journey with ovarian cancer, which he calls his “greatest and most profound achievement.” In 2020 he launched the Joan L. Kidd, MD Fight for Life Concert Series, which raises funds to benefit cancer patients, and, in partnership with the FCS Foundation, established the Joan L. Kidd, MD Memorial Fund. All proceeds from the sales of his e-book, “All the Way,” a memoir reflecting on the couple’s life together and their cancer journey, will be donated to the FCS Foundation to seed the Fund on an ongoing basis and provide grants to cancer patients in need. Tom has also committed to match the first $10,000 of book sales. Tom is also a past member of the Board of Directors of National Association of Healthcare Advocates and a member of the National Care Planning Council.

Tim & Crystal O’Donohue – Board Members

odonohueTim and Crystal are the owners of Castle Gate Farm, LLC, the Ocala region’s premiere equine center featuring a thoroughbred and equestrian show jumping facility.  The couple were the gracious hosts for the FCS Foundation’s second annual Farm to Table event held in January 2020, which raised over $200,000 to support adult cancer patients in need of financial assistance.  Crystal actively participated on the planning committee and is very involved in the local community. The New England natives made their first move for sunshine and warmer days to South Florida in 2012. They have two children, Brady and Brianna, who are active equestrians. Tim is also president of New Age Software Services Corp., based in Hampstead, NH, which provides a range of information technology and software engineering services. After receiving his undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Tim worked as an account manager supporting financial services clients in New England. Crystal serves as a partner for New Age Software Services Corp., with a focus on providing executive support. She was previously employed with His & Her Hair Looks in Burlington, Mass.  She is a former board member of the Parkland Horseman’s Association.

Cory J. Person, Esq. – Board Member

Cory J. Person, Esq. – Board MemberCory J. Person, Esq. is a Shareholder with Hill Ward Henderson, practicing in the firm’s Complex Liability and Labor & Employment practice groups. Cory has extensive experience defending businesses, religious and charitable organizations and individuals in matters arising from claims of premises liability, negligent security, product liability, construction defect, automobile negligence, and claims brought against employers pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act. 

 

For the past six years, Cory has served as a Board Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA), and is presently the HCBA 2020-2021 President-Elect. Cory is a past president (two terms) of the George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA) and recipient of GEBA’s President’s Award (2012) and Delano S. Stewart Diversity Award (2020). Cory’s service to the Florida Bar includes 6 years on the Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee and current service on the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. 

 

In addition, Cory is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the invitation-only International Association of Defense Counsel. Cory graduated from Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Political Science and received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. During law school, Cory served as president of the UNC Broun National Trial Team and UNC Trial Law Academy and was Managing Editor of the UNC First Amendment Law Review. Prior to law school, Cory served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army JAG Corps, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Among the awards Cory received for his service are the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

John Shwiner – Board Member

John Shwiner– Board MemberJohn retired from Chevron, as a Retail Business Consultant, after 43 years of employment. He served as President of Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County for 20 years. John is a member of the American Legion Post in Wellington as Public Relations Officer and Adjutant. In 2015, he became a Patient Support Volunteer at the FCS Wellington facility, then Volunteer Group Lead, and in 2018, became a Member of the FCS Foundation Board of Directors. John is also a volunteer for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Community Advisory Group – as Group Lead, teaches High School Seniors “Personal Finance” for Junior Achievement, and is Team Captain for his local Neighborhood Watch Group. John is a Marine Vietnam veteran and received a B.S. and M.A. in Business.

Raul E. Storey, MD – Board Member

Raul Storey MD – Board MemberBoard-certified Medical Oncologist Dr. Raul E. Storey provides cancer care to patients at the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) clinical locations in Vero Beach/Sebastian.  He is beloved by his patients for his tireless dedication to enhancing the quality of life for those with cancer. Since joining FCS, he has actively supported the Foundation’s mission to assist adult cancer patients across Florida in need of financial support for essential, non-medical expenses. Due to the generosity of the FCS physicians in covering all overhead expenses for the Foundation, 100% of donations received go directly toward patient grants. Dr. Storey received his medical degree from Universidad De Carabobo (UC) in Valencia, Venezuela and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University in El Paso, TX.  During his residency and fellowship training in Oncology/Hematology at the University of Louisville, James G. Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, KY, he gained experience with the MD Anderson Cancer Center Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Department.  At the start of his career, he served as the research project coordinator for an oncology group in Houston, TX. He has been published in many prestigious publications including the Journal of Oncology and Medical Oncology and presented at conferences in the United States and internationally. Dr. Storey-Rojas is a sports enthusiast and enjoys running, paddle surfing and polo, as well as traveling and playing guitar.

David A. Webster – Board Member

A criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, Attorney David A. Webster is the founder of The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., serving the communities of Seminole, Orange and Volusia counties.  He has supported the FCS Foundation by participating as a Sole Man at the Wine Women & Shoes fundraising event in Lake Mary for three years and was crowned “King of Sole” for raising the most money that year.

 

David is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Toledo College of Law, where he received the Dean’s Award for the Outstanding Graduate of the Class of 1991.  Prior to entering private practice, where he began to focus exclusively on criminal defense, Webster served as an assistant state attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit in Seminole County.  He has extensive courtroom experience and has lectured at the Seminole State College Police Academy, instructing law enforcement professionals on trial preparation and testimony.

 

He currently serves on the 18th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel and is a former member of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the bar associations of Orange County and Seminole County, and the grievance committee of the Florida Bar Association.  His numerous professional recognitions include the Seminole County Bar Association Whigham-Gray Award for Professionalism in 2019.

Rhonda Webster – Board Member

Rhonda Webster – Board Member​Rhonda, a resident of Longwood, Florida, devotes much of her free time to volunteer activities to assist individuals with cancer, including as a committee member for the FCS Foundation’s annual Wine, Women & Shoes Lake Mary event. She is an executive board member for the Central Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and was recognized as the Society’s 2018  Woman of the Year. She also serves as a member of AdventHealth’s Champions for Children, which raises funds for patient support services. An experienced business professional specializing in sales and operations, Rhonda is the business development manager for Beja Body Contouring in Orlando.  Previously, she was employed as a senior physician liaison with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, with responsibility for establishing physician relationships throughout Central Florida. She is a graduate of Brevard Community College in Melbourne, FL.

Brad Prechtl, MBA – Chairman Emeritus

Brad Prechtl, MBA – Chairman EmeritusAs the Chief Executive Officer of American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), Brad Prechtl is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and expansion strategy. A highly respected senior healthcare leader, Brad guides the continued growth of AON – while maintaining the highest standards in clinical care. From 2009 to 2020, Brad was the CEO of Florida Cancer Specialists. With more than 30 years of physician practice management experience, Brad spent seven years as CFO and CEO of several PhyCor multi-specialty physician practices, as well as seven years at US Oncology.

 

During his tenure at US Oncology, Brad served as the Executive Director of Practice Operations for Texas Oncology. In addition, Brad was the President of Crozer Keystone Health Network, a multi-specialty physician group practice, and COO for Physician Oncology Services, a prostate cancer treatment network in Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and passing the CPA exam, Brad spent three years as an auditor and consultant at Big 8 firms Arthur Andersen and Coopers and Lybrand, and earned his master of business administration (MBA) from the University of Pittsburgh while working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

 

Brad is committed to his community and has served as a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, as well as Chairman of the Board for the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation from 2010 to 2018, which provides non-medical financial assistance to qualified cancer patients in Florida. Additionally, Brad served as the 2016 and 2017 Florida Chair of American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer, a program of the American Cancer Society. Brad and his wife, Terri, are the parents of four children and his interests include the Pittsburgh Steelers, golf and travel.