Halifax Health Associates Advocates - Ambassadors - Leaders

Halifax Health is proud to announce the 2023-2024 Chairman of the Halifax Health Associates, Vinod Sagrani.

Vinod Sagrani, Halifax Health Associates Chair, Joni Hunt, Halifax Health Vice President of Government Affairs and Jeff Feasel, Halifax Health President & CEO

About Us

The Halifax Health Associates are an energetic group of community leaders chosen to engage with our community’s healthcare leader and share that knowledge with community members.  Our Associates meet bi-monthly to gain insight on Halifax Health’s new physicians, services, technology, and talent.  They serve as advisors and ambassadors.  They are a resource to the community and to Halifax Health.   The Halifax Health Associates are credited by the Halifax Health Board of Commissioners and Halifax Health staff as being key elements in the success and growth of our healthcare system.    

Halifax Health Associates was first formed in 1982 by the Halifax Health Board of Commissioners. 

Today, Halifax Health is rated one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™.  Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.

None of this growth would have been possible for our community-owned health system without support from our residents and partners such as Brooks Rehabilitation, UF Health, YMCA, the colleges and universities in our area, our Board of Commissioners, our Team Members, and our Halifax Health Associates who are committed to providing exceptional service, every encounter, every day to everyone. 

For additional information on the Halifax Health Associates, please contact Joni Hunt, Vice President of Government Affairs at Joni.Hunt@Halifax.org

Meet Our Associates

Joie AlexanderMeghan Hughes
Gwen Azama-EdwardsTim Huth
Julie BarrowRufus Johnson
Bridget BergensMatt Jones
David BishopTad Jones
Dr. Michael BlaisLarry Kelly
Frank BrunoKevin Kilian
Dr. Audrey ButlerDustin Leek
Joe CameronCarl Lentz
Colin ChesleyDr. Amy Locklear
Owen ChittendenSamira Mirzai-Smith
Bob ColemanDon Needham
Debbie ConnorsKeith Norden
Richard CooperMichael Olivari
Debbie CottonSusan Persis
Kathy CrottyLaura Reece
Arne EllgardJulie Ryan
Amy EngelVinny Sagrani
Kelly FergsuonRose Schuhmacher
Justine FlorezChris  Seilkop
Joe ForteJohn Shelley
Pat FranklinHoward Tipton
Dave FreerJohn Upchurch
Judy HaydtJessica Velazquez
Julio HolnessTom Weber
Todd HuffsticklerBillie Wheeler