Board of Directors


Members of FCHC’s Board of Directors either reside or work in our service areas. As required by the Bureau of Primary Health Care, 51% of our members are consumers of services provided at the health centers. Therefore, our Board has first-hand knowledge and experience in regard to the level of care provided.  Many of the Board Members are involved with and are members of community service organizations and serve on local and state boards and advisory committees: one is an elected County Commissioner; others are business people and key leaders in their communities and throughout the State of Florida. The Board Members meet monthly and operate under a committee and structure, e.g. finance, personnel, quality improvement, executive, etc. and is active in the business affairs of the organization.

Board Members regularly attend training conferences through the Florida and National Associations of Community Health Centers. In addition, annual training sessions are held in the form of a retreat each June where specific Board identified training is conducted.  It is during this retreat that the Board meets all Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) expectations and is in compliance with the laws and regulations set forth.  This is inclusive of hiring and evaluating the Chief Executive Officer, adopting policies and procedures, approving the annual budget and schedule of hours in which the organization operates. 


Janet Taylor
Status: Chair

Representing Hendry County


Victor Hart
Status: Vice-Chair
Representing St. Lucie County


Cortney Crews
Status: Secretary

Representing Okeechobee County


Brian Rucks
Status: Treasurer

Representing Martin County


Karen Cotton
Status: Immediate Past Chair

Representing Okeechobee County


Sandra Chamblee
Status: Director

Representing Western Palm Beach County


Mary Nelson
Status: Director

Representing the City of Indiantown (Western Martin County)


Dr. Rev. Kenneth Mills Sr.
Status: Director

Representing St. Lucie County


Ernesto Urbina
Status: Director

Representing Okeechobee County


Diane Walker
Status: Director

Representing the City of Pahokee (Western Palm Beach County)


Aletris Farnam
Status: Director

Representing Glades County