- The Florida Association of Community Health Centers announced the hire of Jonathan Chapman as its new President and CEO
- Chapman will succeed the outgoing Andrew Botman, who announced his retirement this year
- Chapman holds several decades of health administration experience, working across a spectrum of roles and holding various responsibilities
- The new leader will assume his role at the beginning of December
The Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) announce the hiring of Jonathan Chapman as its new President and CEO this week, naming a successor to the retiring Andrew Botman.
With Chapman set to take over responsibilities starting Dec. 1, the organization told The Capitolist through a statement that he will uphold its “mission of safeguarding the stability of Florida’s Community Health Centers and ensuring equitable access to primary care for all Floridians.”
Chapman has two decades of experience in easing hardships preventing individuals from access to primary care, according to FACHC. Most recently, Chapman served as Chief Project Officer with Capital Link where he held oversight of capital development and financing strategies for health centers nationally, identifying emerging technologies affecting healthcare providers and expanding the organization’s internal capacity and offerings to clients.
Before Capital Link, Chapman worked to expand access to primary care for those living in Louisiana as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Primary Care Association.
“As the healthcare industry continues to evolve and expand in scope, scale, and complexity, I trust my experiences and efforts will enable all of us to consider additional opportunities and resources for both our health center membership and FACHC,” stated Chapman. “And I understand and appreciate the importance of continuing those efforts in further strengthening our collaborations with local, state, and federal partners.”
Chapman earned his Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Predictive Analytics certification from UC-Irvine. He is also the recipient of the Community Health Center Executive Management Fellow from the University of Kansas Medical Center and a graduate of the Health Care Executive Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
“We are very happy to welcome Jonathan E. Chapman to his new position as President and CEO of the Florida Association of Community Health Centers,” said FACHC Executive Committee Chairman Bradley Herremans. “Jonathan brings a wealth of experience to his new position. His passion for the Community Health Center mission and what it takes to promote those services and to assure that centers are positioned for success have driven his professional experiences for many years. Jonathan plans to put that experience to work to help position Florida’s Community Health Centers for success now and well into the future.”
Across more than thirty years, the Florida Association of Community Health Centers has positioned itself as a leading state advocate for community-based health care programs.
Focusing on Florida’s Federally Qualified Community Health Centers, the Association plays a vital role in lobbying federal, state, and local policymakers on issues relating to health care and the role of the health centers.