Medical Alumni Board of Directors

The Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors works to advance the causes of medical education while fostering a spirit of cordiality and good fellowship among College of Medicine alumni. Board members include representatives from the College of Medicine and Housestaff alumni, School of Physician Assistant Studies alumni, faculty and current students. The Board meets twice a year and members are elected to a four-year term, beginning in the Spring.

For more information, please contact Heather Holcomb, Senior Director of Medical Alumni Affairs. Interested in serving on the Alumni Board or want to nominate someone? Please fill out our nomination form.

Executive Committee


Shireen Madani Sims, M.D. ’01

Gainesville, FL Obstetrics & Gynecology

Past President

Mark Michels, M.D. ’85

Palm Beach Gardens, FL Ophthalmology


Brian Taschner, M.D. ’98

Fort Myers, FL Cardiology


Patricia M. Calhoun, M.D. ’89

Jacksonville, FL Family Practice

Board Members at Large

Robert Black, M.D. ’95

Clearwater, FL Cardiology

Gary Gomez, M.D. ’02

Fort Lauderdale, FL Anesthesiology

Jude Masannat, Ph.D. ’17

Tampa, FL Oncology

Holly Neville, M.D. ’96

Miami, FL Pediatric Surgery

Sonja Rasmussen, M.D. ’90

Gainesville, FL Pediatrics

Robert Cooper, M.D. ’84

Indialantic, FL Surgery

Herbert Knauf III, M.D. ’92

Clearwater, FL Ophthalmology

Kathy Connery, PA ’77

Gainesville, FL Hematology

Sarah Vinson, M.D. ’07

Atlanta, GA Psychiatry

Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, Ph.D. ’11, M.D. ’13

Cary, NC Forensic Psychiatry

Honorary Board Members

Mark A. Adkins, M.D. ’82

Kinston, NC Radiology

Sunil N. Joshi, M.D. ’98

Jacksonville, FL Allergy & Immunology

Wendie Moore, M.D. ’92

Ocala, FL Radiology

David A. Libert, M.D. ’82

Maitland, FL Family Practice

Gina M. Sevigny, M.D. ’94

Ormond Beach, FL Dermatology

James B. Duke, M.D. ’85

Ocala, FL Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Board Members

Dean, College of Medicine

Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

Gainesville, FL Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Shelley Wells Collins, M.D.

Gainesville, FL Pediatrics

Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

Joseph Fantone, M.D.

Gainesville, FL Pathology

Student Board Members

Medical College Council Co-Presidents

Andrew Blake and Trey Dalton

Nominate a member for the Alumni Board

Alumni Board Nomination Form

Alumni Board Nomination Form

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