Lee Memorial Health System and Lee County Trauma Services District Board of Directors

2017 BOARD OFFICERS

CHAIRMAN:  Sanford Cohen, MD - District 3

VICE-CHAIRMAN:  Donna Clarke - District 2

TREASURER:  David Collins - District 3

SECRETARY:  Therese Everly - District 1

2017 Board of Directors

Back Row: Stephen R. Brown, MD; Jessica Carter Peer; Stephanie L. Meyer, BSN, RN; Chris Hansen

Front Row: Donna Clarke; Sanford N. Cohen, MD; Nancy McGovern, RN, MSM; David F. Collins; Therese Everly, BS, RRT; Diane Champion

The citizens of Lee County own and operate Lee Memorial Health System through a publicly elected Board of Directors. The Board's primary function is to carry out the mission of Lee Memorial Health System.


Among the Board's duties are:

  • Adopt an annual budget and provide for an annual financial audit
  • Setting goals and objectives for the System through the strategic planning process
  • Hiring a System President for implementing these goals and objectives
  • Monitoring the work of the administration to ensure the goals and objectives are being achieved

The Board holds regularly scheduled monthly meetings and convenes committee meetings to hear goals, objectives and recommendations from the System's administrative and medical staffs.

Lee Memorial Health System, d/b/a Lee Health (Lee Health), one of Florida's largest public health care systems, is led by a publicly elected Board of Directors. The Primary goal of these elected officials is to carry out the mission and vision of the Lee Health.

The Health System was founded in 1912. The first hospital opened in 1916 and the existing site was built in 1943. The hospital became a special unit of government in 1963 and continues to work under the Enabling Legislation, modified through years by the Florida Legislature.

The System Board consists of ten publicly elected officials. Two officials are elected from each of our five districts. Members are elected on four year staggered terms by the citizens of Lee County.

The System Board holds regularly scheduled meetings to hear goals, objectives and recommendations from the Administrative and Medical staffs.

The duties of the System Board include setting goals and objectives for the System, hiring a System President for implementing these goals, and monitoring the work of the administration to ensure the goals and objectives are being achieved.

The System Board today oversees four acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, a children's hospital, a skilled nursing facility, a multi-specialty Physician group and various subsidiaries and sub-agencies.

Lee Health is the largest public not-for-profit health care system in Florida with no taxing power and no direct tax support while maintaining low charges and financially viability through prudent purchasing, efficient delivery of care, philanthropic support and effective fiscal management.