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
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!”
Jason Lafser, CPA, CFE
Secretary & Immediate-Past President
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
Communications & PR
President and Founder
Jenn Kjellman has run national marketing departments for two successful companies and now owns her own business, JSK Marketing. While her career is incredibly important to her, Jenn’s passion for serving her community and her family remain at the root of all she does.
Originally from Atlanta, Jenn took a leap of faith and moved to Jacksonville five years ago to take on a Corporate Sponsorship position that turned into a National Marketing Director promotion within less than four months. While in her role with Dream Finders Homes, Jenn was responsible for running marketing for the company’s Northeast Florida division through one of their largest periods of growth, while also managing all marketing efforts for their other six divisions, a PGA Tour partnership with the Players and an NFL sponsorship with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jenn’s creativity, determination and unique marketing perspective played a large part in Dream Finders Homes’ growth from 477 closings to over 1,200 closings in just four years. It is Jenn’s attention to detail and relationships that not only made her well known as an asset to the building industry quickly, but also put Dream Finders’ name out there as one to be involved in the community of Jacksonville. Within her first year with Dream Finders, Jenn joined the Northeast Florida Builders Association’s Sales and Marketing Committee, leading her to then Chair the Laurels (their largest event) for the next two years. She also helped start the Young Professionals Group within the builder’s association and served as the co-chair for three of her four years in the building industry.
Jenn has been recognized numerous times in her career as a leader and one to watch in the city of Jacksonville. Most recently Jenn was recognized as a JAX MVP by the Jacksonville Jaguars and was one of 17 young professionals in the city of Jacksonville to serve in the Jacksonville Chambers’ Hightower Emerging Leaders Fellowship program for the 2018 year. Jenn continues to be recognized as a significant difference maker for the Jacksonville community and Jacksonville’s future.
In 2019, Jenn launched her own marketing consulting firm, JSK Marketing. Her passion for helping companies succeed is what motivates her on long days. She truly makes herself an extension of her client’s team and serves them each as if she were their personal CMO. It may be from her time at Chick-fil-A, Inc. but Jenn loves serving people and understands the importance of creating lifelong fans for a brand, which has been key to her seeing instant success with her new company.
Jenn is known to take things on headfirst, always with a smile, and maybe just a little sarcasm. She has brought an entirely new look to marketing for the community and her clients. She pushes the envelope on marketing standards and innovation in the marketplace. When she is not working Jenn loves to explore the world, watch football, and hang out with her husband, friends and family. She also serves on multiple boards in the community, including Nemours Children Hospital’s Women’s committee and BEAM’s Beach Ball committee.
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.
Business Development Manager
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.
Business Development Director