The Health Council helps our members connect, grow and prosper within Jacksonville’s business community by providing unique programs and activities focused on today’s important trends in health and well being.
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
Josh Jolley, CEBS
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.
Jason Lafser, CPA, CFE
Tax Managing Director
BDO USA, LLP
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
Chief Executive Officer
Like many entrepreneurs, Jim Satterwhite put his heart, soul and bank account into
founding Venture Pointe with his partners in 2012.
Unlike some small business owners, however, Jim also brought decades of executive experience and business acumen
to the task of growing the Jacksonville-based IT startup into the award-winning enterprise, it is today.
Jim’s leadership skills were homed in both the technology and banking sectors, where he worked for large corporations including First American Title, Infusion Technologies, JPMorgan Chase and Cenlar. And his executive, operations, and relationship-building expertise, combined with his knowledge of both the institutional and service provider
perspectives made him a perfect fit for Venture Pointe. He had firsthand knowledge of the service issues the company was created to address, a longtime desire to address them, and the executive capacity to build a profitable and sustainable business.
Having created mentoring and community-based relationship initiatives, Jim also had a basis to build from regarding employment development and community involvement.
Jim and his colleagues are also involved in industry think tanks, projects for social and ethical advancement and advisory positions. They’ve provided tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment and technical support to nonprofit organizations created technology internships for local college students and facilitated high school science and technology education programs. And they’ve extended services to small businesses in the community, including their own clients. Their commitment to service and excellence has been recognized with honors including the Better Business Bureau Torch Award and a number of national and international industry awards.
When he’s not working, Jim enjoys the Florida lifestyle with his wife of almost 28 years, Sally, who works within the Duval County Public School System. He has a special affinity for golf, which not only involves sunshine and exercise but also
provides an opportunity to be completely in charge of his own success. “When you play golf,” he says, “your success completely depends upon you. You can’t blame anyone else if you hit a bad shot!”
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.
Immediate Past President
Director, Operations Support
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.
Communications & PR
Parker + Lynch
Taylor Rodd is currently an Executive Recruiter with Parker and Lynch, working with companies in Northeast Florida to find top talent within accounting and finance.
Taylor moved to Jacksonville in 2010 from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She earned her Bachelor’s in communications with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of North Florida. After leaving her role as Marketing Director for a local Digital Agency and CEO, she’s continued consulting in the Marketing and PR space while transitioning into the world of staffing. For several years Taylor represented the Jacksonville Jaguars as an NFL Cheerleader and city ambassador.
She enjoys singing, playing the piano, and spending time with her husband, their cat, and two dogs.
Joshua Stewart has worked for Florida Blue for 9 years. Currently, he is the Center Director for 2 of the Jacksonville Florida Blue Centers.
In his role, Josh is responsible for leading a team comprised of sales, service, and care that is focused on helping people and communities achieve better health. The team continuously markets the products and services offered by Florida Blue in the retail centers under Josh’s guidance to ensure members and non-members alike have the best possible health outcomes through closing care gaps and addressing social determinants of health.
Josh, a father of two and native of Jacksonville, graduated from Ed White High School. After September 11th he felt a calling to serve in the United States Marine Corps and completed two tours in Iraq. After the Marines, Josh graduated from the University of Hawaii with a double major in Anthropology and History. Josh is currently working to attain his MBA from Florida State University.
Josh has helped raise funds for the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and is currently the committee lead for the Achieve the Dream scholarship with the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Jessica Cummings, MBA, ATC
Executive Director Community Health
Jessica Cummings serves as the Executive Director of Community Health at Brooks Rehabilitation where she works with the low or no cost community programs to provide continuous rehabilitative services for all individuals with a differing ability.
Prior to joining Brooks, Jessica was the Senior Director of Development for UF Health Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville. During her tenure with UF Health she realized her love of working with vulnerable populations and non-profit organizations. She currently serves as the UNF Alumni Association Board of Directors Vice President, Membership Co-Chair for the JAX Chamber Health Council, Executive Cabinet Member for the Go Red For Women Campaign benefiting the American Heart Association, Co-chair of the Run For Heroes 5k to Benefit UF Health TraumaOne, and is a proud member of “The Most Inquisitive and Best Class” of Leadership Jacksonville 2018.
Jessica holds dual degrees from the University of North Florida – a Master’s of Business Administration in International Business and a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. She is passionate about ensuring water safety for all and continues to coach middle school swimmers at The Bolles School. As a fun fact, Jessica worked in professional sports for 10 years. She had the pleasure of working with professional golf tournaments, creating tracking technology for marathons, and masterminding the scoring system for the CrossFit Games. She loves spending time with her husband, bonus son, and their two English Bulldogs – Rondo and Barkley.
Director of Corporate Sales
Bailey’s Health and Fitness
Bailey’s Health & Fitness is one of the leading health and wellness facilities in the greater Jacksonville area.
In his role, Daniel is responsible for connecting with businesses and sharing the opportunity of health. Northeast Florida’s leading companies understand the value of corporate wellness to the workplace and their bottom line. Human capital is a wise investment when considering the cost of health care is rising at a constant rate. Introducing a Corporate Wellness/Fitness Program to a company will essentially:
- Reduce absenteeism
- Improve morale and company loyalty
- Increase employee productivity and energy level
- Reduce health care costs• Boost retention and recruitment
Providing employees with a wellness program ultimately will help lower health care costs and improve their lifestyles.
Daniel is very active in the community serving on the Horizon Board for Dreams Come True, JAX Chamber Health Council, and also served as an ambassador to the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink.
Daniel is a Jacksonville native who holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business with the University of Florida.
Senior Manager, Talent Development at ChenMed
Charlotte is a leader in organizational effectiveness, diversity, and inclusion management, with over 15 years’ experience.
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.
Ashley Szczukowski is Marand Builders’ business development manager for Northeast Florida. She has spent the past 18 years identifying and establishing relationships in Jacksonville, while creating and executing strategic plans for marketing, philanthropy and community leadership.
Ashley is most in her element when she is serving those who are less fortunate. With more than eight years of experience in the nonprofit arena and 20+ years in corporate, Ashley is a seasoned business development and sales professional with a focus on strategic relationship building and client relationship management.
Ashley is a master at building trust, influencing others and managing conflicts. She is highly energetic, creative and an effective leader. Her passion to motivate others toward their full potential is evident, both personally and professionally. In her spare time, she serves as vice-chair for Gateway Community Services’ Board of Directors, she also serves as the senior co-president of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Theatre Boosters, on the Scholarship Selection Committee for the Scheidel Foundation, as an At-Large Board Member for the Jax Chamber Health Council and in an advisory role for Rethreaded.
Ashley graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Florida, majoring in communications with a concentration in public relations and minoring in community leadership. Her favorite college memories were created serving as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a National Leadership and Honors Organization. Ashley is a mother, community servant, coffee drinker and lover of God. She enjoys traveling, photography, spending time with family & friends.
Nemours Children’s Health System
Kacie is a Philanthropy Officer with the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, the philanthropic arm of Nemours Children’s Health System. In her role, she manages special events, corporate partnerships and oversees a volunteer based women’s committee.
Kacie is passionate about the non-profit sector and is fortunate to work for an organization that is dedicated to life-changing medical care and research, helping kids grow up healthy and advocating for kids nationally.
She is a Jacksonville, Florida native and grew up in St. Johns county. She attended the University of North Florida for both her undergrad and graduate degrees in Health Administration. In her free-time she enjoys spending time with her family, beach cruising and practicing yoga.
JAX Chamber Representative
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.