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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.

 
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