Board of Directors

Dr. Jack Azzaretto

Dr. Jack Azzaretto
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Azzaretto holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northeastern University, an MA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, an MPA in Public Administration, and a Doctor of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Dr. Azzaretto served our country as a Lieutenant in the US Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a professor of Professional and Community Leadership at the University of West Florida where he teaches courses related to public and nonprofit administration and has a particular fondness for the field of Administrative Ethics, having given numerous presentation on practical and professional ethics. A national leader, Azzaretto is a frequent speaker at national and international forums that focus on educational outreach, continuing education, workforce and economic development.

Alan Gieseman Alan Gieseman, JD, MBA, CPA, FACHE
Vice President

Mr. Gieseman is the Chief Executive Officer of White-Wilson Medical Center and is well recognized within the health care industry. He is active in the community and has served as Chairman of the Greater FWB Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Okaloosa /Walton County United Way, and Vice President of the Mental Health association of Okaloosa/Walton Counties. He currently serves as a Director of the University of West Florida Foundation and Vice President of the FWB Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Kenneth Haskin, M.D. Kenneth Haskin, M.D.

Dr. Haskin retired after 17 years in the White-Wilson Internal Medicine Department and a total of 30 years of service to the community. He is board certified with the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Haskin received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Haskin serves on the White-Wilson Medical Center Board of Directors.

Gene Barker, CPA Gene Barker, CPA
Gene Barker, CPA joined Warren Averett in 1979 and serves as Managing Member of the Fort Walton Beach office, a Member in the Firm's Tax Division and a leader within the Healthcare Industry Practice Group. Gene has 34 years of experience in accounting, tax and consulting services. He also has a long history of community involvement and currently serves on the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Board of Trustees and the Emerald Coast Military Affairs Council. He is Past Chairman of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Northwest Florida State College Foundation and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Walton Beach.

Dr. Janet Niemi Chubb

Dr. Janet Niemi Chubb
Outreach and Education Committee Chair
Dr. Chubb, an Assistant Professor at the University of West Florida teaches leadership and management to graduate nursing students. Dr. Chubb is a healthcare leader with 15 years experience as a CEO in the private and public sectors. She has 15 years experience as a health educator and consultant having academic appointments to the Medical College of Georgia, the University of North Georgia, and Spring Hill College. She has been active in numerous civic and community activities, serving on the Boards of the American Red Cross, Safe Homes, National Association of Psychiatric Treatment Centers for Children, Five Points Rotary International, Mobile Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Professional Advisory Committee of The Joint Commission, and Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Chubb holds a Doctor of Health Science, Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Science in Nursing, University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Idaho State University.

Dr. Andrea Loder
Dr. Andrea Loder is a board certified pediatrician who has been caring for children in community for almost 20 years. Dr. Loder received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University and currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at White-Wilson Medical Center.

Bruce Marshall


Bruce Marshall
Mr. Marshall retired as an Air Force Colonel after 24 years of service and following his tour as the Air Base Wing Commander at Eglin. He has continued his work in defense and currently serves as business development manager at MEI Technologies, Inc. Mr. Marshall is a Certified Acquisition Professional, has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration. He has been very active in the local community and in the Air Force Association where he was president of the Florida region and member of the national board of directors. He is the past chairman of the board of the Greater FWB Chamber, past president of the Mental Health Association and active in the FWB Chamber Military Affairs Committee. He is currently the president of the FWB Chamber Foundation and on the board of the William Augustus Bowles Museum and Historical Foundation.

Ray McGovern Ray McGovern
Mr. McGovern is a Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor and PIA Program Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch. In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 he was named in Barron's annual ranking of the Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in the United States. He has served on the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Advisory Board, the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center Board of Directors, the Northwest Florida State College Foundation Board of Directors and is involved with many charitable organizations throughout the community.

  Col. Michele Shelton

Diane Wianemuller Diane Winnemuller
Diane Winnemuller is the regional publisher for the Northwest Florida – West region of GateHouse Media, LLC which includes the following newspapers and websites; the Northwest Florida Daily News, The Destin Log, The Walton Sun, The Crestview News Bulletin, The Santa Rosa Press Gazette, and destination websites, and Diane possesses over 30 years of multi-media experience in newspaper, radio, television, direct mail and digital media. She relocated here from North Carolina where she was the publisher of the Asheboro Courier-Tribune for more than six years. She is married to husband Duane and she has two adult sons; one in Colorado and one in Arizona.