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Navigating Key Legislative Issues Facing Healthcare Leaders

July 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Numerous public policy and legislative issues around healthcare delivery and public health affect healthcare organizations and demand the involvement of their leaders to respond and adjust organizational policies and procedures. These issues often relate to improving population health, access, and coverage through Medicaid and other programs, improving value, addressing consumer issues and workforce shortages, and more. Learning these issues and being involved in policy and organizational responses is important for healthcare leaders, regardless of how directly they may be involved.

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Agenda

4:30-5:30 – Speaker Introduction / Presentation

5:30-6:00 – Q&A

ACHE Virtual Interactive Education Credits: 1.5

Earn ACHE Virtual Interactive Education credits through these innovative, interactive courses from your home or office. Virtual education is offered on a variety of timely healthcare leadership topics and consists of pre-course surveys and assessments, discussion board conversations and scheduled virtual live sessions.

To receive full credit for the course, you are required to participate in all pre-scheduled virtual live sessions. Participants will have access to all course materials/recordings 180 days after the program concludes.

David Mica (Moderator)

David Mica, Jr., J.D., Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Florida Hospital Association David Mica Jr. is the Executive Vice President of Public Affairs with the Florida Hospital Association. David oversees the association’s government relations, grassroots initiatives, and public affairs advocacy at the state and federal level. Previously, David was with the Florida Department of Children and Families, where he served as Chief of Staff overseeing the transformational work the agency had undertaken over 2018 – 2020. David led Volunteer Florida as CEO during Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. He also served as interim Secretary and Chief of Staff at the Florida Lottery when the agency achieved record sales and navigated complex litigation and legislative issues. David’s experience also includes Legislative Affairs Director for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and significant roles within the Executive Office of the Governor during both the Charlie Crist and Rick Scott administrations. David received his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and continued his academic studies at Florida State University College of Law; he is currently a member of the Florida Bar.

Keri Eisenbeis

Keri Eisenbeis is the Chief of Staff at BayCare Health System, a leading not-forprofit organization comprised of 16 hospitals and hundreds of other locations throughout Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Eisenbeis leads government relations, community benefit, research, grants, and communications. Since joining BayCare in 2009, she has helped elevate BayCare’s role in the community through advocacy of important health policy priorities, as well as launching targeted community health improvement efforts. Prior to her current position, Eisenbeis was the director of government relations, ambulatory care and advocacy at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. In this position, she helped implement legislative agendas for the hospital and served as the primary advocate for children’s health care issues in Tallahassee and Washington, DC. Before joining BayCare, Eisenbeis served as the deputy director for Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL) working on health policy, federal appropriations and grants. Eisenbeis has also worked as a senior adviser for the United States Agency for International Development, a special assistant for the Office of Management and Budget and a researcher for the Brookings Institution. She also served as a consultant for multiple international development projects. Eisenbeis completed a bachelor’s degree in international relations at Emory University and a master of law at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law. She also completed a post-graduate international relations program at University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she was a Robert T. Jones Scholar. She sits on several local boards, including Metropolitan Ministries, the Athena Society, and the Family Healthcare Foundation.

Michael A. Nachef

Michael joined Lee Health in July of 2016 and has been a member of the Southwest Florida community for more than two decades. Michael is most proud of being husband to Felicia and father to Chloe, Charlotte, Reagan, and Lincoln!

Michael is the Vice President of Government Relations for Lee Health. He is a health system leader and experienced advocate who works closely with elected officials and their staff on the local, state, and federal levels of government. This work is focused on policy and funding issues that impact healthcare delivery and cost for Southwest Florida residents.

Michael has over six years of experience working in Florida State government. As a Legislative Assistant with the Florida Senate, he helped to craft legislation and move it through the legislative process. Prior to his work in the Florida Senate, he worked with the office of the University President at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Michael is Chair of the Big Brothers Big Sister of the Suncoast Corporate Board of Directors. He is the immediate past Chair of the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Board of Directors and served on the FGCU Foundation Board. He is a graduate of College Leadership Florida and an active member of the Leadership Florida organization. He was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Florida Greenways and Trails Council and served from 2019 to 2022. Michael also serves on the Sanibel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as Secretary and Treasurer.

Michael was recognized as one of the News Service of Florida’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in the Sunshine State in 2024. He won the inaugural Naples and Lee Herald Young Professional of the Year Award in 2016 and was named as one of the 40 under 40 by the Naples Herald in 2017.

Jonathan Chapman

Jonathan Chapman currently serves as President and CEO of the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC). Having joined FACHC in late 2022, he leads a dynamic team as it supports Florida’s community health centers as they navigate the health care, political, and financial environments. Addressing primary care, dental, behavioral health, and numerous other medical and supporting services these centers serve over 1.8 patients through 800+ service locations across the state.

Previously, Mr. Chapman was Chief Project Officer with Capital Link, a community health center training and technical assistance partner. There he led the organization’s project consultants in capital development and operational analyses with community health centers. He also has experience as the CEO of the Louisiana Primary Care Association, program manager in the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (Medicaid), and pharmacy management in both retail and hospital settings.

In addition to having earned both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University, he has completed multiple health care executive programs and a certification in Predictive Analytics from UC-Irvine