Westminster CEO Roger Stevens Named to Florida Gov.-Elect DeSantis' Transition Committee on Health
December 11, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Roger Stevens, Chief Executive Officer of Westminster Communities of Florida, was named to Florida Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis' Transition Committee on Health. The committee will be chaired by Lieutenant Governor-elect Jeanette Nuñez and co-chaired by Alan Levine, former Secretary of Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration.
Mr. Stevens, who is also the chairman of LeadingAge Florida, has extensive experience representing aging services providers. Mr. Stevens is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, a Certified Public Accountant and a former manager at an international CPA firm with experience in feasibility studies, new facility development, financing, start-up and operation.
The committee is comprised of a diverse group of health care experts from a variety of different medical fields, as well as health care providers, addiction counselors and mental health professionals, in addition to current and former leaders of Florida’s health care system.
These individuals will advise the Transition Team as they develop their plan to implement Governor-elect DeSantis’ vision of empowering patients and expanding provider reach, fighting addiction and mental health problems and protecting Florida’s most vulnerable populations while lowering costs and respecting taxpayers’ money.
Westminster Communities of Florida congratulates Mr. Stevens on this great honor and recognition of his achievements as CEO of the organization, and in representing LeadingAge Florida.
Other members of the Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness include:
Dr. MICHAEL ALESSANDRI; Executive Director for Autism and Related Diseases MARIA ALONSO; COO, Citrus Health Network BRYAN ANDERSON; VP of Government Affairs, HCA Healthcare Dr. JOSE 'PEPE' ARMAS; Founder, Chairman & CEO, MCCI Medical Group GABRIELLE BARGERSTOCK; Florida Executive Director, Nurse-Family Partnership ANN BARNHART; CEO, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center JASON BARRETT; CEO, Flagler Hospital Dr. SAMIRA BECKWITH; President & CEO, Hope Healthcare ABIGAIL BEEBE; Chair, Executive Council of The Florida Bar Family Law Section CHARLES BENDER; Founding CEO & Board Member, Place of Hope THAD BESHEARS; Co-Owner & COO, Simpson Nurseries Dr. ANDY BOROM; Orthopedic Surgeon, Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic TARREN BRAGDON; President & CEO, Foundation for Government Accountability The Honorable JASON BRODEUR; former Chairman, Florida House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee AUDREY BROWN; President & CEO, Florida Association of Health Plans NANCY BRYAN; President & CEO, BioFlorida RICKY CAPLIN; CEO, HCI Group Dr. CHRISTOPHER CARD; Chief of Community-Based Care, Eckerd Connects GLEN CASEL; CEO, Community Based Care of Central Florida GLEN FEINGOLD; Executive Vice President & COO, MCNA Dental AURELIO FERNANDEZ; President & CEO, Memorial Healthcare System Dr. EDWARD FIDALGO; OB/GYN, South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital The Honorable RENÉ GARCÍA; Executive Vice President, New Century Partnership Dr. VIKRAM GOPAL; Physician, Borland Groover JIM HILL; President, Florida Juvenile Justice Association NELSON HINCAPIE; President & CEO, Voices for Children Foundation ROY H HINMAN II, M.D., Colonel, US Army (Ret.) SCOTT HOWELL; Vice President of Internal & External Affairs, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence ROSLIND HUDSON; Divisional Vice President, Behavioral Health Division, Universal Health Services CHRIS JACOBS; Founder & CEO, Juniper Research Group EDWARD JIMENEZ; CEO, University of Florida Health Shands Dr. STEVEN JOHNSON; President & CEO, Health First KURT KELLY; CEO, Florida Coalition for Children Dr. DAVID KENIGSBERG; President, Broward County Medical Association Dr. NARENDRA KINI; CEO, Nicklaus Children's Health System NICOLE de LARA PUENTE; CEO, Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation Dr. KEN LAWSON; Owner & Optometrist, Bayshore Eye Care BEN LEON; CEO, Leon Medical Centers REBECCA MATTHEWS; CEO, Florida Healthy Kids DAVID R. MAYMON; Founder, Advocate Home Care GRACI McGILLICUDDY; Chair, Board of Directors, All Star Children's Foundation CARLOS MIGOYA; President & CEO, Jackson Health System JOSEPH MITCHELL; CEO, Summit Care and Member, American Health Care Association Board of Governors JOE MULLANY; Regional President & CEO, Bayfront Health DEB OBERMAN; Vice President Public Affairs, Humana Dr. EDUARDO OTERO; Regional Vice President, South Region, Florida Market, MEDNAX Pediatrix Medical Group Dr. JASON PIROZZOLO; Director of Sports Medicine and Trauma, Orlando Hand Surgery Associates Dr. JIM RUBENSTEIN; Co-Founder & Radiation Oncologist, 21st Century Oncology SUZANNE SEWELL; President & CEO, Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Dr. DAVID SHAPIRO; Board Member, Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers ANDREW SMITH; Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Surterra Wellness TIM STAPLETON; CEO, Florida Medical Association ROGER STEVENS; CEO, Westminster Communities of Florida MARY LYNN EDWARDS ULREY; CEO, DACCO Behavioral Health MIKE WATKINS; CEO, Big Bend Community Based Care Dr. ZACH ZACHARIAH; President, Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute
Westminster Oaks resident and master juggler Don Rapp profiled in Tallahassee Democrat
December 6, 2018
Don Rapp, a master juggler and a Westminster Oaks resident, was profiled in today's Tallahassee Democrat. He he tells his story, including his two appearances on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," in 1975. Tonight, at the Westminster Oaks Maguire Center for Lifelong Learning, Don will host a screening of these long-lost episodes. Learn more about Don and his incredible skills on the Democrat's website.
At Westminster Towers, Newly Renovated Dining Room Opens in Assisted Living
November 29, 2018
ORLANDO — Westminster Towers is proud to be enhancing our community, with a newly renovated new dining room in Assisted Living opening this week. It's all part of our Mission-inspired commitment to provide active lifestyles, great residential experiences and quality care to all of our residents.
On Wednesday, we held a grand opening and ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the assisted living dining room. Now, the dining room has beautiful new furnishings, a new hot serving area and more! With a benediction from Chaplain Brenda and entertainment, we celebrated making dining even more fun and delicious.
Thanks for those who shared in our festivities. We hope you enjoy a selection of photos from this wonderful event.