Brad Prechtl, MBA – Chairman
As Chief Executive Officer of Florida Cancer Specialists, Brad Prechtl is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s mission to provide world-class cancer care in community-based settings close to home. A highly respected senior healthcare leader, Brad guides the continued growth of FCS – while maintaining the highest standards in clinical care. Brad joined FCS in 2009, bringing more than 20 years of physician practice management experience. He spent seven years as CFO and CEO of several PhyCor multi-specialty physician practices, as well as seven years at US Oncology. During his tenure at US Oncology, Brad served as the Executive Director of Practice Operations for Texas Oncology. In addition, Brad was the President of Crozer Keystone Health Network, a multi-specialty physician group practice, and COO for Physician Oncology Services, a prostate cancer treatment network in Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and passing the CPA exam, Brad spent three years as an auditor and consultant at Big 8 firms Arthur Andersen and Coopers and Lybrand, and earned his master of business administration (MBA) from the University of Pittsburgh while working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Brad is committed to his community and serves as a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Chairman of the Board for the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, which provides non-medical financial assistance to qualified cancer patients in Florida. Additionally, Brad was recently named the Florida Chair of American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer, a program of the American Cancer Society. Brad and his wife, Terri, are the parents of four children and his interests include the Pittsburgh Steelers, golf and travel.
Michael Diaz, MD - Vice Chair
Dr. Diaz joined Florida Cancer Specialists in 2011 and serves on the Board of Directors. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors and Vice-President for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Diaz also serves on the Board of Directors for Community Oncology Alliance serving on the Payment Reform Task Force working to champion Medical Oncology Health Care Reform. He is an active Medical Missionary and has participated in numerous medical missions to Kingston, Jamaica.
J. Thomas Uhler – Treasurer
An independent Financial Planner with more than 30 years of experience, J. Thomas Uhler serves as Treasurer of Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation in assisting qualified cancer patients in Florida. He is a Founding Principal of Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners, specializing in comprehensive estate, financial, retirement and investment planning for successful families. He is a 30-year veteran of the financial services profession and a member of the Financial Planning Association. A resident of Sanibel Island since 1977, Mr. Uhler and his wife Linda chaired the 2004 American Heart Association Lee County Heart Ball and Co-Chaired the 2005 Heart Ball. He is active in a wide range of humanitarian, cultural and environmental organizations, serving as past President of the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva Islands and past Chair of the Good Neighbor Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva. Mr. Uhler has also has been actively involved with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Association, serving as Board President and chairing the Development Committee. He and Linda, have also Chaired BRAVO!Ballet, a fundraiser for Gulfshore Ballet in Fort Myers. Mr. Uhler also volunteers for the United Way of Lee County as a Board Member, an allocation team leader and chair of the Endowment Investment Committee. In addition, he assists non-profit organizations in their planned giving efforts and has helped a number of Lee County groups to identify, educate and establish long-term relationships with donors. Tom earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at Susquehanna University in his native Pennsylvania
Shelly H. Glenn – Board Member
Shelly Glenn leads Florida Cancer Specialists’ marketing, community outreach, physician recruitment, FCS Foundation and referral base management initiatives. Shelly joined FCS in 2012 bringing more than 20 years of healthcare industry and business-to-consumer experience with her. She is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of sales, marketing, operations, communications, training and customer service. Prior to joining FCS, Shelly was Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Vantage Oncology, a radiation oncology organization based in Atlanta, GA. While at Vantage, she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase patient volume as well as the profile of the company. Shelly was formerly the Chief Administrative Officer for Park ‘N Fly and previously held positions with increasing sales and marketing responsibilities at The Care Group, Roche Professional Service Centers and Sandoz Nutrition. Shelly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Lehigh University, as well as a Global Leadership designation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Dedicated to increasing cancer awareness and education, Shelly currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter Board of Trustees, and as both Legislative Committee Member and Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). Shelly also serves on the Board of Directors of the FLASCO Foundation. She was 2013 Co-Chair of American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Sarasota/Manatee and was named the 2014 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. In 2015, she was appointed Chair of the Suncoast Chapter Leadership Team of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year initiatives. In addition, she actively participates on the Advisory Committee of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Institute, Women of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (founding member) and Kettering Executive Network. On the personal side, Shelly enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, biking and walking.
Joe Part – Board Member
Joe Part, Alltrust’s founder and managing partner, is originally from the New York, a graduate of Florida State, a periodic guest lecturer at the USF School of Health, and a long-time resident of Tarpon Springs. Joe’s father, Dr. Louis Part, was the chief medical officer on the Guadalcanal in WW2 and practiced primary care medicine in Harlem for 40 years. With an extensive background in financial services and property and casualty insurance, Joe founded Alltrust in 1994 with an ‘off the wall’ idea that to provide unparalleled value, a company should focus entirely on employee benefits. The company is now the largest privately held employee benefits consulting firm in Florida and has five offices. As Managing Partner, Joe is engaged in escalated issues and utilizes his exemplary relationships to provide the best benefit solutions for Alltrust’s clients. In addition to many other accolades, under Joe’s leadership, Alltrust has been recognized in INC 500/5000, Business Insurance Magazine, Tampa Bay Business Journal and Florida Trend Magazine. Within the community Joe is involved with the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), Florida Association of Health Underwriters (FAHU), and the Tampa Bay Health Underwriters (TBHU). He is a member of the Tampa Bay CEO Council and was co-creator of the Gulf Coast CEO Forum with Matt Walsh. Joe is a founding board member of APCC (Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration) at Moffitt and is a corporate sponsor and active fundraiser for the Boy Scouts, Southeastern Guidedogs, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Metropolitan Ministries, and many other nonprofit organizations. In his spare time, Joe enjoys spending it with his son Brandon and beautiful wife, Karen Brayboy. Karen is the chairwoman of Alltrust, is a former 3-term city council woman in Tarpon Springs, and was recently appointed by the Governor to serve on the State of Florida Small Business Council. She is also the former foundation chair of Helen Ellis Hospital, former insurance chair of the Florida League of Cities, and a member of many charitable boards. Joe and Karen have three grandchildren and two “fur babies,” Biscuit and Spanky.
Cory J. Person, Esq. – Board Member
Cory J. Person, Esq. is a Senior Associate with the Tampa based law firm, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP, practicing in the firm’s complex liability and labor & employment practice groups. Cory has extensive experience defending businesses, religious and charitable organizations and individuals
in matters arising from claims of premises liability, negligent security, product liability, construction defect, automobile negligence, and claims brought against employers pursuant to Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act. For the past two years, Cory has served as Secretary and Board Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, respectively, as well as a Board member of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National of the National Bar Association and George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA). Prior to this year, Cory served as the 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 President of GEBA and has been a member of GEBA’s Board of Director’s since 2007. Cory is a member of the Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, and currently serves as chair of the Committee’s Judicial Nominating Commission Outreach sub-committee. In addition, Cory serves as the Diversity Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Labor & Employment Committee. Cory graduated from Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Political Science and received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. During law school, Cory served as president of the UNC Broun National Trial Team and UNC Trial Law Academy, and was Managing Editor of the UNC First Amendment Law Review. Prior to law school, Cory served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Among the awards Cory received for his service are the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Advisory Board Members
Ms. Azorin is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida from where she holds an M.B.A with honors as well as a Bachelor‘s of Arts degree with highest honors. While at UF, she was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame in 1975 (the first Hispanic woman ever), selected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, and was the first Hispanic Woman selected to membership in Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary, and is among the earliest women selected to the previously all male organization founded in 1923. Ms Azorin served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for MOSI, Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry, for three years. She was the first Hispanic person to hold that position in the 50 year history of MOSI as well as the first UF graduate to serve as Chair of the Board. She also served as First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors, and has been a member of the MOSI Board of Directors since 1997. She created and is the founding “Chair” of MOSI’s National Hispanic Scientist of the Year Award event in 2000. This event helped MOSI receive the “National Medal of Honor in 2009”, the highest honor bestowed by the US government on museums in the country. Maruchi chaired the City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council for an unprecedented eight years. Maruchi was the first Hispanic woman to serve on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and Executive Council in 1992. She served three additional three-year terms on the Board. Ms Azorin served for three years on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 13th Judicial Circuit in the late ‘90’s, interviewing and selecting judicial candidates for appointment by the Governor of Florida. She also served on the selection board for a Federal Magistrate in 2010 She served on the Board of Directors of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc for six years as well as the Tampa Police Chief’s advisory board. Maruchi is a charter board member of the UF Student Affairs Alumni Advisory Board, begun in 1994. She currently co-chairs this board. Maruchi Azorin is founder and owner of Villa Rosa Distinctive Linens, one of Tampa’s most successful specialty stores, established in 1984. She holds two National Trademarks and One International Design Patent for products she has created. She has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service ever since arriving in this country believing that giving back through community service will help improve all of our lives.
Jared has worked in the financial industry for more than 20 years. His team works with a select group of families and corporations, utilizing a multigenerational concierge service model. This planning based relationship centric model allows them to deliver an integrated wealth management plan and extraordinary client service. As a Survivor and former patient of the Florida Cancer Specialist & Research Institute, Jared is deeply committed to giving back to his community and is also active in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as the Catholic Community Foundation.