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


Mark Michels, M.D. ’85

Palm Beach Gardens, FL Ophthalmology

Past President

James B. Duke, M.D. ’85

Ocala, FL Orthopaedic Surgery


Shireen M. Sims, M.D. ’01

Gainesville, FL Obstetrics & Gynecology


Brian Taschner, M.D. ’98

Fort Myers, FL Cardiology

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

Patricia M. Calhoun, M.D. ’89

Jacksonville, FL Family Practice

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

Rhodes M. Kriete, M.D. ’88

Indialantic, FL Nephrology

Sarah Vinson, M.D. ’07

Atlanta, GA 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

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

W. Patrick Duff, M.D.

Gainesville, FL Obstetrics & Gynecology

Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

Joseph Fantone, M.D.

Gainesville, FL Pathology

Alumni Admissions Interview Committee Members

Angeli Akey, M.D. ’93 

Gainesville, FL Internal Medicine

Wendie Moore, M.D. ’92

Ocala, FL Radiology

Student Board Members

Medical College Council President

Zohair Zaidi

Nominate a member for the Alumni Board

Alumni Board Nomination Form

Alumni Board Nomination Form

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