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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., March 2, 2017 — Florida Hospital New Smyrna has appointed five new community leaders to the Foundation’s board of directors: Buddy Davenport, Bob Demers, Thomas DeSimone, Alexander Penalta and Richard Rosedale.
All are New Smyrna Beach residents and are actively involved in the community.
Davenport is the owner of Buddy Davenport Insurance Agency and is involved in the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, as well as Kiwanis Club Foundation of Southeast Volusia County, Board of Realtors, and more.
Demers is a private business owner and former engineer. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Southeast Volusia County and serves as vice chair for the board at Burns Science and Technology Charter School in Oak Hill.
DeSimone is an architect and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Penalta is an attorney with Penalta & Associates law firm. Additionally, he is a professor and United States Coast Guard Master/Captain. He has serves as chair of the Aviation and National Security Committee of the Volusia County Bar Association and is a member of the FBI InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S. In addition, he serves as chair of the City of Edgewater Police Pension Board.
Rosedale is a real estate developer and owner of Rosedale Properties. He is involved with supporting the Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic in Cashiers, North Carolina.
“We are very excited to have these new members join the Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation Board,” said Pat Driver, Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation chairman. “They are long-time residents and have been instrumental in positive growth for our community.”
About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital New Smyrna is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 112-beds, Florida Hospital New Smyrna is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.
Florida Hospital New Smyrna has appointed five new community leaders to the Foundation’s board of directors. From left to right: Charlie Meyers, Tom DeSimone, Renee Andrus, Buddy Davenport, Bob Demers, Sue McClelland, Richard Rosedale, Jean Tauber, Pat Driver, Cheryl Faber, Dori Peterson, Craig Bair, Charlotte Smith, Jaimie Calkins, Diane Williams, Doug Hodson, Lillie Sheller, Stan Harrison, Sandy Huggard, Alex Penalta.