Board of Directors & Executive Team
Junta de Directores y Equipo Ejecutivo
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Scott Hankinson, Chairman | CFO, Ocala Regional Medical Center
Phil Wright, Vice Chairman | CBDO, Advent Health Ocala
Georgia Hattan-Bennett, Secretary | Owner, Good Apple Equine Consignment Shop
Joe White, RN, Treasurer | Administrator, Brooks AmeriCare Home Healthcare Service
Barbara Schwaite | Retired, Marine Contractor
David Minnici | Administrator, ResHab Network
Drexel C. Collins | Retired, Public Service Electric & Gas
Lola Gonzalez | Owner, Accurate Background Check
H. Randolph Klein | Attorney, Klein & Klein, LLC
Susan Tedrick | Retired, Attorney/Compliance Consultant
Thomas C. Buss, II | Insurance Agent, Barrett, Liner & Buss, LLC
Timothy McCourt | General Counsel, Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Julie Connolley | Internship Facilitator Career & Technical Education Marion County Public Schools
Jamie Ulmer, MA
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ulmer was born and raised in Orangeburg, SC. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and was commissioned to a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army as a Medical Service Corps Officer from South Carolina State University in 1993. He earned his Master’s Degree in Hospital Services Management and Human Resources Development from Webster University in 2000.
Mr. Ulmer served in the United States Army for over 24 years with multiple deployments and assignments. His career included Medical Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division to a Healthcare Administrator for Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Mr. Ulmer retired as the Executive Officer of the Four Star Army Headquarters Forces Command Operations Readiness Division. Highlights of his military career include, three Combat Tours, Army Command and General Staff College graduate, achieving the Expert Field Medical Badge, and being awarded The Bronze Star Medal for his actions in the Iraq War.
Upon retirement in 2012 from Fort Bragg, NC Mr. Ulmer worked for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as the state Emergency Medical Services for Children Public Health Administrator. In this role he was directly responsible for managing and executing a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services federal grant designed to focus upon the special needs of pediatric patients in emergency situations, ultimately reducing the mortality and morbidity of pediatric patient outcomes throughout the state of South Carolina. Mr. Ulmer also served as the United States Army, Fort Jackson, SC installation Public Health Administrator. He spearheaded the planning, organizing, and execution of the Community Health Promotion Council responsible for developing and implementing strategies to prevent high-risk incidents across the installation. Prior to coming onboard here at Heart of Florida Health Center Mr. Ulmer was recruited by the CEO of Rural Health Services, Inc. (Federally Qualified Health Center), Aiken, SC to serve as the Chief Operating Officer. He assumed oversight responsibility for all services, activities, and operations of the organization.
Mr. Ulmer is married to Bethany of Camden, SC. They have three daughters Ahzia, Sasha, and Carrington.
Tabatha Downey, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Tabatha Downey received an MD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed residency at the Cook County Loyola Provident Family Medicine Residency Program. She is American Board of Family Medicine certified.
Prior to medical school she was a Registered Nurse, primarily practicing in inner city Emergency Rooms, where she developed an understanding of the importance of primary care and preventative medicine. She witnessed first- hand the challenges faced by many patients who did not have health insurance or access to a primary care doctor.
Dr. Downey is committed to eliminating disparities in health care. Her practice is focused on providing high quality care to those with socioeconomic barriers to care.
She is fluent in Spanish and loves to travel and read in her free time.
Dana Schultz, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
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Maria Torres, CT, MHSA
Chief Operating Officer
Maria has extensive experience with FQHC facilities and disaster response. Maria served as Associate Director for Costa Salud Community Health Centers in Rincón, Puerto Rico for seven years prior to joining HFHC. During that time, she successfully served as project director for all new grants including the Facility Investment Program (2009) and Capital Improvement Program (2009), which required knowledge of project planning, oversight, operations, fiscal controls and healthcare facility operations. Maria was also instrumental in Costa Salud’s response following Hurricane Maria and the subsequent 6-month loss of power. Maria is a proven leader with a clinical background carrying a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, a Post Bachelor Certificate in Cytotechnology and a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration. She is also bilingual speaking English and Spanish. She enjoys being with her family, cooking, and her fur baby Teebo.