JU's Public Policy Inst. Hosts Healthcare Policy Conf.November 7, 2013 0 comments Print Article
Jacksonville University's Public Policy Institute is hosting a Healthcare Policy Conference on Wednesday November 13, 2013.
Dawn Emerick, CEO, Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
Dawn Emerick, M.D. relocated to Jacksonville in 1991 from the DC / Maryland metropolitan area after graduating from Frostburg State University in Cumberland, Maryland. In 1992, she began her career as a chronic disease health educator with the Duval County Health Department. She crafted her leadership, evaluation, and health communication skills at various non-profit organizations in Northeast Florida. Prior to accepting the CEO position at the Health Planning Council, she served as the Senior Public Affairs Consultant for First Coast Service Options, Florida’s Medicare Administrator and subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida.
She is a two-time alumni of University of North Florida where she received her Masters in Public Administration and Health Administration in 1995 and her Doctor of Education Leadership and Social Marketing in 2008. That same year, Dr. Emerick accepted the CEO position with the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
Dr. Emerick was voted as one of Jacksonville’s Up and Coming Leaders by the Jacksonville Business Journal and was recently voted as one of the Top 40 Influencers in Healthcare in Northeast Florida by 904 Magazine for two consecutive years. She is a three-time Florida Public Relations Association Image Award winner and was the vision behind the Peabody Award Winning documentary “Behind Closed Doors” with WJXT Chan 4 and Hubbard House. She has presented at several national and statewide conferences and has served as a peer reviewer for health related journals. In 2010, Dr. Emerick completed Leadership Jacksonville and was recently named by the Surgeon General of the Florida Department of Health to the Stateside Steering Council charged with developing Florida’s Health Improvement Plan. Dr. Emerick is an active member of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation, Regional Community Institute, the National Association for Community Health Initiatives, and Jax2025.
Steven T. Halverson, CEO, The Haskell Company
Steve Halverson is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Haskell Company, one of the nation’s largest integrated design-build organizations, with operations throughout the United States and Latin America and headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. During his ten-year tenure as CEO, Haskell expanded its operations internationally throughout Latin America and more recently into Asia; and its stock value increased 498%.
Mr. Halverson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University, his Juris Doctorate degree from American University in Washington, D.C. and has completed executive business courses at Dartmouth University and Wharton. He is co-author of two books, as well as numerous articles in professional publications.
Mr. Halverson is active in professional and civic organizations. He is past Chairman of the Design Build Institute of America and the National Center for Construction Education and Research and is a director of the Construction Industry Roundtable. He is also a corporate director of CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX), PSS World Medical, Inc. (MASDAQ: PSSI) and ACIG Insurance Company, a private A-VIII rated insurance carrier. In terms of civic activities, Mr. Haskell serves as Chairman of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Florida Council of 100, and is a trustee for St. John’s University. He is a life trustee of the Council for Educational Change in Miami, past chairman of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, past Vice-Chairman of Regis University and the University of North Florida and was 2002 campaign chair for the United Way of Northeast Florida.
Richard A. Mullaney, Director, JU Public Policy Institute
Rick Mullaney grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and attended the University of Florida on a George Smathers Debate Scholarship, receiving a BA in Political Science and graduating Phi Beta Kappa and first in the College of Arts and Sciences. He earned his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1980, serving as Executive Editor of the Law Review. After working as a business lawyer for the Carlton, Fields, then the state’s largest law firm, Mr. Mullaney was a prosecutor and was named Prosecutor of the Year for the state of Florida in 1991. While a prosecutor, he taught business law in the MBA program at the University of North Florida.
He subsequently worked for nearly 20 years on diverse public policy issues, including economic development, municipal finance, healthcare, education, and infrastructure development as legal counsel and public policy advisor to the City of Jacksonville and former mayors Ed Austin, John Delaney and John Peyton. During this time, he served as Head of the City’s Tort Litigation Department, Chief of Staff to former Mayor John Delaney, and General Counsel to Jacksonville’s $5 billion a year consolidated government.
Mr. Mullaney currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Gateway Community Service. He is past Chairman of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Foundation, serving on the board since 2004, and has served on the Board of Directors for the St. Vincent’s Healthcare since 2005. He is a member of Leadership Jacksonville (1988) and Leadership Florida (2001) and ran for Mayor of Jacksonville in 2011.
Mr. Mullaney became the Founding Director of the JU Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University in 2012.
Tim Cost, President Jacksonville University
Tim Cost became the 12th President of Jacksonville University on February 1, 2013. Prior to his election, he was Executive Vice President for food and beverage world leader, PepsiCo, with revenues of $60 billion and 300,000 employees. He has 32 years of senior executive experience at many of the world's top companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kodak, ARAMARK, Wyeth/Pfizer and Pharmacia. He has also been Chairman of Global Health Care for Washington-based consulting firm, APCO Worldwide. His background and experience center on mergers and acquisitions, strategy, marketing, public policy, investor relations, crisis/issues management, government relations, communications, and capital markets. A 1981Magna Cum Laude Jacksonville University graduate who also holds an MBA from the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, he was given the Jacksonville University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006 and was also selected a Distinguished Dolphin to help celebrate Jacksonville University's 75th Anniversary.
He has served on the JU Board of Trustees since 2009 and as chairman of committees on enrollment and retention, and development. As a JU athlete and four-year letterman on its baseball team, he is one ofthe top 10 winningest pitchers in JU Baseball history, and as a freshman, pitched the only 9-inning no-hitter in Jacksonville University history. Cost and his wife of 30 years, Stephanie, are the parents of two children, Melanie, 26, and Drew, 24.