Dec. 1 Annual Meeting, Newsmaker Event, and Silent Auction

Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, for our press club luncheon at Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. Registration starts at 11:30, and opening remarks begin at noon.

ANNUAL MEETING: The luncheon will begin with the club’s annual meeting, during which members will vote for a slate of nominees for the board of governors.

Jamie Ulmer

NEWSMAKER EVENT: Featured speaker will be Jamie Ulmer, newly named president and CEO 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. Jamie will share thoughts on what is being done to improve health equity and quality of life for local residents.

Jamie 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. During his years of service, he saw multiple deployments and job assignments with progressive leadership responsibilities. In 2013, Jamie honorably retired from active duty as Executive/Operations Office 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 U.S. 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.

Jamie is an active member of the National Association of Community Health Centers and Florida Association of Community Health Centers, serving on several committees. He 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.

SILENT AUCTION: Bid on items ranging from restaurant gift cards, theater tickets, VIP tours of newsrooms/broadcast studios, and more! All monies raised will benefit the press club’s scholarship program. To donate an auction item, send an email to us at

RSVP TODAY: Cost is $45 for members, $55 for guests, and $10 for students. Reserve and pay for your ticket on Eventbrite by clicking here. Note that the Eventbrite portal lists PayPal as the first method of payment, but if you continue to the next page, you can pay via credit card. If you are a member and don’t use electronic payment portals like Eventbrite, send an email to to reserve your seat, and we will let you pay at the door.

We look forward to seeing you at the Hilton Naples on Dec. 1.