Oct. 10 Newsmaker Reception Spotlights Healthcare Network

The Press Club of Southwest Florida and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America invite you to a newsmaker reception featuring Jamie Ulmer, President and CEO, Healthcare Network.

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Seasons 52, 8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples

TICKETS: Members and guests are welcome. Hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket will be provided. Cost is $10 per person with proceeds benefiting the press club’s Terrence J. Miller Journalism Scholarship Fund. We encourage everyone to purchase tickets on Eventbrite. However, if you need to pay at the door, be sure to let us know you’re attending by sending an email to RSVP@pressclubswfl.org.

Jamie Ulmer

Come to meet and welcome Jamie to Southwest Florida and hear his thoughts on what is being done to improve health equity and quality of life for local residents.

Jamie is the new president and chief executive officer of Healthcare Network, a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) working to ensure primary healthcare is accessible to everyone in the community, regardless of job, income or insurance status. He was appointed to the role in July 2022 after a comprehensive nationwide search process.

He brings a wealth of healthcare leadership experience to the role, including more than 24 years of service in the military where he began his medical career. In 2013, Jamie honorably retired from active duty as Executive/Operations Officer in Fort Bragg, NC.

Upon his retirement from the military, Jamie worked for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as the state’s public health administrator for emergency medical services for children; served as public health administrator for the United States Army, Fort Jackson, SC; and was recruited to be chief operating officer of Rural Health Services, an FQHC in Aiken, SC.

Prior to joining Healthcare Network, he was CEO for Heart of Florida, where he increased the organization’s operating budget from $7.9 million to more than $30 million in four years.

In addition to his work at Healthcare Network, Jamie is an active member of the National Association of Community Health Centers and Florida Association of Community Health Centers, serving on several committees.

Jamie earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from South Carolina State University and a master’s degree in human resources development and health services management from Webster University in St. Louis.