Why join the Health Council?
The obvious reason is to be around other like-minded business people who are interested in doing business together. Health Council is all that plus these exciting benefits:
Meet our Board of Directors
President, Accounting Principals
Brooke began working with Accounting Principals in April of 2014 and is currently the Director of Operations Support. She started as a Business Development Manager and was promoted to Division Director of Accounting Principals and Ajilon in April 2017. She has a background in sales, operations, recruiting, and nonprofit work.
Accounting Principals and Ajilon are subsidiaries of Adecco Group North America. They are specialty staffing brands that specialize in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, administrative and non-clinical healthcare. As the Director of Operations Support, she is responsible for process improvement, questioning the status quo and acting as a change agent in order to execute on operational improvements.
She has lived in Jacksonville since 1992 and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Psychology & Master of Health Science from the University of Florida.
She has been an active member of the JAX Chamber Health Council and is now serving as an officer on the board as President. She is also the Trustee representative with the JAX Chamber for Adecco Group North America.
Jason Lafser, CPA, CFE
Treasurer, Core Tax Services
In his current position, Jason focuses his efforts on business management consulting as well as tax planning and preparation for commercial businesses and individuals.
In his role, he is able to get an “inside view” of his client’s operations, which enable him to recommend strategies that may help to reduce the likelihood of employee fraud and embezzlement.
Jason centers his focus on the healthcare and professional services industries, as well as real estate and retail operations. He also focuses on services for veterinarian practices.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Jacksonville Chapter, Past-President and Treasurer
- Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- M.S., Business Administration, University of North Florida
- B.S., Accounting, Murray State University
Events & Socials Chair, Ajilon
Elaine Corse is an executive recruiter with Ajilon working with companies in Northeast Florida to find the top talent and working with candidates to find the right opportunities for their career.
Ajilon is just one of the specialized branches of Adecco North America. Elaine works alongside an award-winning team focusing on the areas of Supply Chain, Logistics, Human Resources, Marketing, Office Support, Non-Clinical Healthcare, Accounting, and Finance.
Prior to joining the team with Ajilon Elaine worked in the luxury catering and events industry working with companies that include Club Corp, Levy Restaurants, Biltmore Estate, and Catering by Liz Grenamyer.
Elaine relocated from Florida to be part of the opening food and beverage team of FedexForum in Memphis, TN. She also ran operations for three wedding venues and the offsite catering division at the Historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
With Catering by Liz, Elaine was Director of Catering and General Manager directly under owner and renowned chef, Liz Grenamyer. During her time with Catering by Liz Grenamyer, Elaine planned many weddings, social, and corporate events. Notable events included the Nordstrom opening gala in 2014 for 2500 people,
A native of Jacksonville, Elaine earned her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration from Florida State University and the Dedman School of Hospitality.
Elaine joined the Jax Chamber Health Council because of her priority of health and wellness for herself, her family, and the community. She and her family strive to eat healthy, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. She loves running, yoga, and any other sport to stay active, especially water sports!
Nemours Children’s Health System
She provides critical leadership and support for researching, evaluating and incubating innovative clinical service delivery strategies including Telehealth. She led the launch of launched Nemours telemedicine service in 2015.
Nemours is an integrated children’s health system with two freestanding hospitals, 90 pediatric and specialty care locations in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and a leader in providing digital health services and support to its affiliated hospital partners, physician practices and for emergency transport.
Carey joined Nemours in 2011 as a Senior Strategic Financial Planning Consultant. Carey has more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including strategy, financial and operational consulting serving large not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare systems. Carey received her bachelors’ degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Immediate Past President, Florida LambdaRail
Liz Pierce is a Business Development Manager for Florida LambdaRail (FLR), a not-for-profit research and education network owned by 12 universities in Florida. FLR’s 100 Gig backbone services the needs of leaders in education, research, health care, the arts, government and more.
Previously, Ms. Pierce was the CIO at The St. Joe Company, a real estate developer and Florida’s second largest landowner. She also spent many years in sales and marketing with AT&T, Lucent and Avaya.
Liz is the 2018 President of the Health Council of the JAX Chamber, having served previously as the Vice President and Program Officer. She is a member of the CIO Council of the JAX Chamber where she was Chairperson for 6 years.
Liz graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.
Vice President, Harden & Associates
Josh Jolley is an Employee Benefits Account Director for Harden, one of the Southeast’s leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits firms.
Prior to joining Harden in 2014, Josh worked at Aerotek as a Technical Recruiter. In this role, he was responsible for the identification, placement and performance of contract employees, as well as maintaining client relationships within the engineering field.
Josh received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Florida. He currently holds a Florida Life, Health and Variable Annuities (2-15) license and has been designated a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As an active member of the community, Josh is involved with the Museum of Contemporary Art and served on the board of The Contemporaries for several years. He is also a board member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Health Council, which promotes health and wellness as a city priority.
Programs Chair, Health Inclusion
Charlotte is a leader in organizational effectiveness, diversity, and inclusion management, with over 15 years’ experience.
As Director of Talent and Organizational Development for Health Inclusion, she partners with non-profit and for-profit stakeholders across multiple industries to create solutions targeted at improving human capital performance and sustained business growth.
Her passion for healthcare diversity and cultural inclusion in the workplace and marketplace focuses on innovations that deliver high-quality, culturally-sensitive patient care to ensure better health outcomes for all.
Charlotte has achieved Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) status by the National Diversity Council and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
Charlotte earned a bachelor’s degree in human ecology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in human resources management from New York Institute of Technology.
She co-facilitated the Association for Talent Development Leadership Healthcare Summit and contributes to the Healthcare Community of Practice. Charlotte is also a member of; The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Florida/Jacksonville National Diversity Council, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Health Council, and Mayo Clinic Social Media Network.
Community Involvement, Florida Blue
Prior to her current role, Kristi led multiple start-up customer services ventures both domestically and overseas, including India, the Philippines, Canada and the UK. She was responsible for leading a team of approximately 1,500 people. Prior to that, Kristi worked as a Financial Analyst in Banking and Finance.
Kristi is very active in the community, serving on the board of directors for Dreams Come True, Episcopal Children’s Services, Jacksonville Chamber Health Council, The University of Florida’s Clinical and Translation Science Institute Community Advisory Board and Volunteers in Medicine.
Kristi is a Jacksonville native and returned home after living and working overseas in various countries. She holds a Masters in Business from the University of Florida.
Prior to joining AFLAC, she has 15 plus years of multi-faceted human resource management experience and specializes in benefits and payroll administration both in the public and private sector. Kinita also holds certification in Professional Human Resources Management (PHR), B.A. from Florida A & M University and a Master’s Degree from Florida State University in Public Administration.
Kinita is a member of JAX Chamber and serves as the President of the Professional Women’s Council (PWC). She is a board member of JAX Chamber Health Council, JAX Chamber Mandarin Council, BNI Profit Partners and Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Kinita enjoys cooking, working out, attending church, spending time with family and volunteering.
Secretary, Gabriel House of Care
Claire is the Development Officer for Gabriel House of Care. She works with individuals, corporations and foundations to help secure financial support for Gabriel House and its Community of Healing.
Prior to moving to Atlantic Beach in 2015 she had a successful Business Development career in the transportation industry with a specialty in Air Courier Logistics. She has worked for both Public and Private Global Industries based out of the New York City Metro area Including the Hertz Corporation, Continental Airlines, and Quick International Courier.
She has two grown children living in New York City. She loves living at the beach and just spending quality time with her husband. She enjoys volunteering around the Atlantic Beach area, including for Tony’s Turkey Trot.
Membership, Executive Director Community Health, Brooks Rehabilitation
Jessica, a native of Jacksonville, received her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine, as well as a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from University of North Florida. After college Jessica worked in professional sports for nearly 10 years.
In addition to serving on the board of directors for the Health Council, Jessica is also an active member of the UNF Alumni Association Board of Directors (Swoop!) and is a member of the North Jacksonville Rotary.
Jessica, her husband, Mike, her step-son, Colby and their two English Bulldogs, Rondo and Barkley live in Mandarin. She loves coaching middle school athletes in the sport of swimming at The Bolles School. She adores sharing adventures with her two nephews and one niece, relishes in any Jags win, and is fond of cooking, traveling and being on the water.
Account Manager, JAX Chamber
JAX Chamber Representative, JAX Chamber
Director, Beaches Division and Chamber Councils, JAX Chamber
Join our Community
We would be delighted for you to join the Health Council. If you’re looking for a place to leverage the knowledge of others in and around Jacksonville’s growing Health & Wellness Community – the JAX Chamber Health Council is for you.