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Treasure Coast Community Health Governing Board

In keeping with requirements of section 330(k)(3)(H) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 254b), as amended, the structure of the Treasure Coast Community Health, Inc. Board of Directors reflects the size, expertise, and representation of the population served, as well as reflecting significant community needs. As such, the Board is in compliance with and reflecting all functions and responsibilities included in Section 330 site governance.

TCCH is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation receiving funds as a federal 330 grantee. TCCH has Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws and Federal Program Expectation Guidelines in place. As such, the Board of Directors has primary and fiduciary responsibility for the corporation and its programs.

The Board of Directors is comprised of seventeen members and includes four officers: a president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. Standing board committees include the Executive, Finance and Project Development Committees. The president and chief executive officer attend all Board meetings and the CEO serves as non-voting member of the Executive Committee. The Board has one employee, the CEO, who is responsible for implementation of policies, hiring of staff and day-to-day management of the center. The Board is comprised of consumers and professionals who represent the racial, ethnic, and gender mix of the communities served.

The Center’s bylaws and federal program regulation require that at least 51% of the Board be recipients of the Center’s services. The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board of Directors and is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the corporation.


Denise Tonner, MD Chairperson

Tisa Blidgen, Vice Chair

Bryan Delp, PhD, Treasurer

Charles Bremer, Secretary

Robert Rappel, DO, JD, Past Chairman

Jim Ackerman

Buddy Akers

Phyllis Boisvert

Trisha Cartwright

Polly Elaine Coe

Rachel Doolittle

Karl Steene

Kimberly Vecchio

Ernestine Williams

Message from the Chairman of the Board

This is an exciting time for Treasure Coast Community Health. Whether it’s providing children, families and seniors with access to high-quality health care in and around Indian River and neighboring counties, helping people and parents find resources like quality child care, keeping infectious diseases at bay, or exploring new frontiers by providing additional services at TCCH (for example, advanced mental health services, an in house retail pharmacy, and sophisticated dental services).

We at TCCH are working every day to give the citizens of Indian River County better access to health care, especially those citizens who are less fortunate or who are now caught up in a changing economic environment and must seek health care from a different, more affordable resource which TCCH now provides. In addition to medical, dental and behavioral services, TCCH provides the health care building blocks they need to live healthy, successful lives. To continue to achieve these goals, we always keep an eye on the future, preparing for the full implementation of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) with the establishment of a strong Medical Home for patients of every age.

Denise Tonner, M.D., Chairperson 

If you are having a medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to your closest emergency room for care.

Affordable Healthcare For Indian River County
Offices in Fellsmere & Vero Beach

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 I.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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