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    Rishi Patel
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Dr. Rishi Patel is a visionary leader in the healthcare industry, leveraging his extensive experience to drive success as CEO. With over 22 years of expertise in healthcare services management, Dr. Patel has established himself as a prominent figure in the field. Equipped with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University, a Master's Degree in Business Adminis... read more
    Mary Lifland
    Executive Vice President
    Financial Services
    Chief Financial Officer

    Prior to joining CAN Community Health, Lifland was an associate with Cavanaugh & Co. Certified Public Accountants for over 10 years specializing in audits of Nonprofit Organizations and Common Interest Realty Associations. She acquired her CPA license in 2014 and joined CAN soon after as Directo... read more

    Steven K. Barnett, MD
    Senior Vice President, Medical Services
    Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Barnett provided primary care including management of HIV/AIDS in an under-served county of South Carolina for over 20 years prior to Joining CAN Community Health in 2017 where he now provides HIV specialty care along with full-scope primary care to all of his patients. He received... read more

    Marlon Pittman
    Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

    Marlon’s experience and expertise in the medical and pharmaceutical industries has been clearly demonstrated throughout his past 36 years of work. Included in his many accomplishments are working in Pharma for over 34 years building & leading successful Teams in Sales, Marketing, Patient Advocacy, Operations and Trainin... read more

    Hemali Joshi
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Data Officer

    Hemali is a healthcare professional that holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (from Toledo University) and a Bachelor’s of Science in Geographical Information Systems (from The Ohio State University) studying population health. She brings to CAN approximately 10 years of experience working with large hosp... read more

    Brett McNeal
    Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

    Brett McNeal is a native Minnesotan who received his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Minnesota. His professional experience has concentrated on fraud and abuse issues in the healthcare industry, including, without limitation, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the False ... read more

    Hansil Kalaria
    Senior Vice President, Chief Pharmacy Officer

    Hansil is a Registered Pharmacist, licensed in seven states and has over 25 years of experience in leadership and management. His strengths and skills are people management, process engineering and optimizing efficiency. He is a Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt and has utilized those principles in streamlini... read more

    M. Maximillion Wilson
    Senior Vice President Governmental Affairs
    A native of Florida, Dr. M. Maximillion Wilson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Florida in 1990. He was awarded a graduate assistantship in sociology at Western Illinois University, were he received his Master of Arts degree in 1992. He returned to UF in 1994 to begin work on his Ph.D. in Sociology (2000). While at UF he held te... read more
    John T. Acevedo
    Vice President Government and Civic Affairs
    With over 20 years’ experience in HIV prevention work, John brings both a personal passion and professional expertise to CAN. Fueled by witnessing family members overtaken by HIV,... read more
    Shannon DiPalmo
    Vice President Community Engagement
    Shannon DiPalmo originates from the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts and beholds her Masters in Social Enterprise Administration (MSW) with specializations in international studies and global health from Columbia University. She has always been passionate about the difference that community-based grassroots partnerships and project management can make in communities. Shannon... read more
    Katy Wendel
    Vice President, Nursing Services

    Katy Wendel is a seasoned healthcare executive with a passion for improving patient outcomes in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and STIs. With a master’s in health administration from the University of Central Florida and over 15 years of clinical, leadership, and project management experience, Katy brings a wealth of knowledge and e... read more

    Seth Shipman
    Vice President of Finance

    Settimio (Seth) Shipman joined the CAN team in 2018 as a staff accountant. In 2020, he became the organization's Controller, and in 2023, he was appointed VP of Finance. Seth manages CAN's accounting, finance, and payroll departments—experience with financial reporting, audits, budgets, and forecasting. Seth is a native of Manatee County, Flori... read more

    Clark Woodruff
    Vice President of Information Technology

    Clark Woodruff joined the CAN Community Health leadership team in 2021, filling the key role of Vice President of Information Technology.  He brings in over 25 years of IT experience in Healthcare, Insurance and Manufacturing. He is a native of Connecticut and recently relocated to Florida. In his r... read more

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