Board

Brad Prechtl, MBA – Chairman

brad-photoAs 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. Michael Diaz joined Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) in 2011 and, in addition to serving on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, he currently serves on the FCS Executive Board and as Director of Patient Advocacy for the practice. Dr. Diaz also serves on the Board of Directors as the Immediate Past President for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). He provides leadership on the Board of Directors for Community Oncology Alliance (COA) as Vice-President, serving on the Payment Reform Task Force working to champion Medical Oncology Health Care Reform and as a Co-Medical Director for the COA Patient Advocacy Network. He is active with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on multiple Work Groups and as a member of ASCO’s Clinical Practice Committee. Dr. Diaz donates many hours as an active Medical Missionary and has participated in numerous medical missions to Kingston, Jamaica.


J. Thomas Uhler – Treasurer



J. Thomas Uhler is a founding principal of Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners, an independent firm specializing in comprehensive estate, financial, retirement and investment planning for successful families, and a forty-year veteran of the financial services profession. Uhler is a survivor of both cancer and heart disease. Tom and his wife Linda chaired the 2004 American Heart Association Lee County Heart Ball and co-chaired the 2005 Heart Ball. Uhler was chosen as Hero of the Year 2013 by the Fort Myers News-Press and was nominated in 2014 as a national finalist for the Community Leadership Awards by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. He has served the United Way of Lee County as board chair, 2011-2012 campaign chair and 2016-17 campaign co-chair.

Uhler serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation and serves as board chair of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. He is an Eagle Scout and a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Uhler is proud to have been chosen as a Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Lee County Business Hall of Fame Laureate in 2010. A resident of Sanibel Island since 1977, Uhler is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva Islands. He was chosen as the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2011. Uhler is a graduate of Susquehanna University in his native Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.


Shelly H. Glenn – Board Member

shellyShelly 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.


coryjpersonCory J. Person, Esq. – Board Member

Cory J. Person, Esq. is a Partner with Butler, 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 Membership co-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.


Jeffrey PhippsJeffrey Phipps Sr., AWMA– Board Member

Jeffrey Phipps, Sr., senior member of the Phipps Group, earned his Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation from The College for Financial Planning and has been working in the financial services industry since 1970 and at Merrill Lynch since 2008. Mr. Phipps also serves on the boards of the Lake Worth Drainage District, Mounts Botanical Garden and as the Director of the Palm Beach County Historical Society.


John Shwiner John Shwiner– Board Member

John Shwiner is a Vietnam veteran who worked for Gulf Oil/Chevron for over 40 years. He served as President of Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County’s “Student Crime Stoppers” program and was twice-awarded “Civilian of the Year” recognition. John is the Lead Volunteer at the FCS Clinic in Wellington and his other volunteer positions include: Vice-Chair of The Western Business Alliance, Chair of the Ambassador Committee, Volunteer Teacher for Junior Achievement, Group Lead for PBSO’s Community Advisory Group and Team Captain for the Wellington Neighborhood Watch program.


Advisory Board Members

Maruchi Azorin

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 Brancazio HeadshotJared Brancazio

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.