Health Equity Connections & Accountable Care

Our Board of Directors

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Gary J Stein, MPH

President - Board of Directors

To be elected

Vice President - Board of Directors


Nereia Cormier

Treasurer - Board of Directors

Currently Director of Community Relations for the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser’s office, she is also the Secretary of the City of Tampa’s Equal Business Opportunity Advisory Council and Chair of the Membership Committee for the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee.  Prior to accepting the position as Director of Community Relations, she taught American Government at HB Plant High School.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Social Science Education. 


Robert J. Elliott, Ph.D.

Robert G. Elliott II, Ph.D. is the President of Performance Excellence Consulting, LLC., a firm that specialized in Management and Strategy consulting with an emphasis in Baldrige Performance Excellence, Strategic Planning, Process Improvement, and Analytics.  Over the past 15 years he has worked as a consultant for public and private sector firms in State government, Healthcare provision, Managed Care, Education, and Financial services.  He has a Bachelors degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. from Florida State University in Cognitive Psychology. 

To be elected

Secretary - Board of Directors

Tentative Advisory and Board members

(t)tentative   (c) confirmed(awaiting bio and picture)

(t)Dennis Penzell, founder of SunCoast Health Clinics (which served the priority population in southern Hillsborough County and Associate professor at Nova Southeastern Medical School
(t)Sid Morgan,Regional Director,Humana Health Care
(t)Dr. Ana Viamonte-Ross, former Surgeon General of Florida
(t)Dr. Patrick Cannon,
(c)Karen Pesce, Exec. Director of More Health, Inc. and Chairman of the Hillsborough School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)





Coleman Hill, Ph.D.​

Dr. Hill has been involved in virtually every aspect of child welfare and family preservation for nearly 20 years,including case management for abused, neglected and/or abandoned children and their families,  high profile foster teens with extreme mental health issues and histories of sexual/substance abuse and delinquency, and sexually abused small children, direct supervision/mentoring of management and staff, and liaison with community providers and partners.  He is now semi-retired, working as a Family Support Worker for the Devereux Foundation.  He remains active in his church and holds various positions within the scope of community needs and development.

     He obtained his B.A. from University of Tampa, an M.A. in administration from the University of the Virgin Islands where he worked for 25 years, and a PhD in Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois. Additional graduate work was completed at UC (Berkeley), Northeastern University and the University of South Florida.
     He has served on numerous boards including United Cerebral Palsy, the Stand Up Foundation for the Disabled, and the Red Cross.  He has been recognized locally and nationally for his efforts, remains active in the community and continues to work with local civic and charitable organizations.

Terry R. Watson

Founder and Issues Director of Patients for Reform, http://patientsforreform.comwhose goal is to promote the idea that every American should have the opportunity to access quality health care. He has spent several years conducting corporate training throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has specialized in leadership, conflict resolution, developmental coaching, and presentation skills. He made regular television and radio appearances, and has spoken to hundreds of audiences ranging in size from as small as 10 to as large as 18,000 people. He has taught psychology and business courses at three different colleges. Terry and his wife Mary Anne are avid international travelers, and have hosted international students in their home for over 25 years.

Jeff Knott

President of Tintagel Holdings, Former Vice president of Johnson & Johnson, Rooms to Go, co-founder of Healthy Together of Tampa  Bay (Health Advocacy Coalition) and author of the book, "Navigating the Health Care Maze"