June 6, 2023 – Healthcare Network, a nonprofit organization working to ensure primary care is accessible to everyone in the community, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kristin Mascotti, Maria Munguia and Dr. Raymond W. Phillips to its Board of Directors. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Healthcare Network must meet a stringent set of requirements, including operating under a patient-majority board, meaning at least 51% of the governing board or their immediate family must be patients of Healthcare Network.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mascotti, Maria and Dr. Phillips to the Board of Directors,” said President and CEO of Healthcare Network Jamie Ulmer. “Their expertise, leadership and guidance will help position the organization as an integral leader in improving community health for all residents of Collier County. I am excited to see the unique perspectives this group of community leaders will bring as we work to break barriers to care for underserved patients.”
Dr. Kristin Mascotti is the system chief medical officer at NCH Healthcare System where she oversees system executive, pediatrics, women’s service line, oncology service line, graduate medical education and simulation center. She has previously served as chief quality officer for Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s.
Certified as a physician executive from the American Association for Physician Leadership, Dr. Mascotti completed her master’s degree in healthcare quality and safety management from Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health. Board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, she graduated summa cum laude in biology from University of Wisconsin, received her medical degree at University of Minnesota Medical School, was chief resident at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and completed a fellowship in transfusion medicine at University of Minnesota. She is member of the Chief Executive Officer Symposium, Institutes for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Maria Munguia is a lifelong resident of Immokalee, Florida. After her graduation in 2016 from Immokalee High School, she got her bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She has since returned to her hometown and now serves as the community relations coordinator for Lipman Family Farms, North America’s largest open field tomato grower and distributor. Maria’s experience in many of the development programs offered growing up in Immokalee, like RCMA’s day care program, the Immokalee Foundation and the Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program in which she received a college scholarship, have all shaped her desire to give the same opportunities to the generation coming up behind her. She sits on the board of directors at the Guadalupe Center and is also a 2022 graduate of Associate Leadership Collier, a program specifically designed for emerging leaders and professionals in Collier County.
Dr. Raymond W. Phillips was born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and traveled throughout the United States and abroad as the son of a career Army officer. He attended Princeton University on an Army ROTC scholarship and graduated with honors in 1977. He earned his medical degree in 1981 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Phillips completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was chosen to remain for an additional year as chief resident. In 1985, he was assigned to the US Army Hospital at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, where he served as chief of internal medicine for two years prior to beginning his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. and completed his training in 1989. Dr. Phillips remained at Walter Reed as assistant chief of the gastroenterology service. He received an academic appointment at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences as assistant professor of medicine. Dr. Phillips came to practice in Naples in 1991.
Dr. Phillips has been a member of the staff of both Naples Community Hospital and the North Collier Hospital since 1991. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is certified in the subspecialty of Gastroenterology. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Phillips retired from practice in December 2021 to devote his full attention on clinical research in gastroenterology.
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About Healthcare Network
For more than 45 years, Healthcare Network has distinguished itself by providing primary health care to men, women and children of all ages, helping the disenfranchised, underinsured, and uninsured of our communities, as well as those with insurance and resources who recognize the quality and comprehensiveness of care available. The organization has grown from two small trailers in Immokalee to a network of providers located throughout Collier County. Primary healthcare services include family care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, senior care, dental care and pharmacy as well as integrated and traditional behavioral health for both adults and children. Additionally, the organization’s community health workers bring health and social services directly to underserved families. For more information, visit www.HealthcareSWFL.org, or to schedule an appointment, please call 239-658-3000.