Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation Adds Members to Board of Directors

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., October 1, 2018 – Florida Hospital New Smyrna has named two new members to serve on the board of directors for its foundation: Marvel Richards and Debra Simms.

Marvel Richards is a former finance director and campaign manager in Washington, D.C. She and her husband of 46 years have owned a home in New Smyrna Beach for 32 years and recently moved to the area full-time. Richards looks forward to applying her experience in event planning and project management to fundraising, particularly related to cancer.

Debra Simms is a board-certified elder law attorney, specializing in wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced directives, probate, guardianship and Medicaid. She has practiced law for 30 years and earned a master’s degree in social work. Simms is an active member of the New Smyrna Beach community and looks forward to serving as an ambassador for Florida Hospital New Smyrna.

Richards and Simms join the team of current Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation board members, including: Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation development officer Renee Andrus, Jamie Calkins, Buddy Davenport, Robert Demers, Thomas DeSimone, Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation board of directors chairman Pat Driver, Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation board of directors vice chairwoman Cheryl Faber, Cynthia Flanagan, Kathy Griffith, Stan Harrison, Sandra Huggard, Walter Johnson, Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation board of directors honorary emeritus Pat Loos, Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation board of directors secretary Sue McClelland, Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation board of directors honorary emeritus Charlie Meyer, Dori Peterson, Randy Prichard, Peggy Rivers, Dick Rosedale, Charlotte Smith, Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation board of directors treasurer Jean Tauber, Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation Director Marlene Thomas, Kaye Walker, and Diane Williams.

About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, Florida Hospital New Smyrna will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.

Located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna has 112-beds and is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.