Radha Bachman – Current Chair (2022 – 2023)

Radha Bachman is a partner to her healthcare provider clients – representing the full spectrum of health care entities from individual physicians to private equity backed medical and dental groups to national senior living provider owners and operators.

Growing up in a family of physicians, she is uniquely aware of the intersection between clinical, business and legal objectives in health care. Radha is one of only 128 attorneys in Florida to be board certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar. She has been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer in the practice of health care law and in 2018, participated in the highly selective Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellowship Program.  Radha is a frequently sought-after speaker on topics involving substantive legal issues facing the healthcare industry as well as diversity and mentorship in the legal profession.

Radha is a trusted advisor to her clients, providing counsel regarding system operations, joint venture and transaction structuring, provider contracting, federal and private payor matters, HIPAA, licensing matters, and tax-exempt issues. She also represents physicians and dentists and their related organizations in structuring and executing transactions as both buyer and seller, provider-to-provider mergers and acquisitions, corporate document preparation, and general contract review. Radha is uniquely experienced in state and federal licensure, enrollment and permit filings and regularly represents clients with the preparation of necessary applications through final approval.

Radha’s expertise extends to state and federal health care regulatory matters helping clients develop legally compliant relationships, taking into account the myriad governmental and payor requirements.  Most recently, Radha has carved out a new niche representing several innovative health care industry start-ups located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  These engagements focus primarily on full-scale healthcare regulatory reviews including, development and adoption of corporate compliance plans, HIPAA matters and analysis of the impact of healthcare regulations on business practices.

After receiving her law degree, Radha spent six months as an education fellow at a matriculation school in rural India. As a fellow, she developed and directed an intensive spoken English workshop for elementary school teachers and implemented long-term methods for advancing computer literacy among village students. Radha is conversant in Gujarati, the state language of Gujarat, India.

Adam Maingot – Immediate Past Chair (2021 – 2022)

Adam R. Maingot is in-house counsel for Publix, a Fortune 100 company with more than 1,200 pharmacy locations. Adam primarily focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters. Most of his days are spent helping Publix accomplish its business objectives while minimizing regulatory enforcement and litigation risk. With a background in finance, healthcare operations, and project management, Adam advises his client over the matter lifecycle. Adam outlines the legal risks and benefits of different business proposals, drafts and negotiates contracts, advises on corporate policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable law, and defends Publix against threatened enforcement action or litigation. Adam has specific expertise in the practice of pharmacy, wholesale drug distribution, controlled substances, commercial transactions, privacy law, administrative law, healthcare reimbursement, and fraud and abuse.

JoAnn Guerrero – (2020 – 2021)

Ms. Guerrero is a shareholder with Chaires, Brooderson & Guerrero, where she concentrates her practice on health care regulatory, operational and corporate matters, advising clients in many facets of their business, including privacy and data security, telemedicine, corporate governance, licensure and discipline, quality improvement and healthcare risk management. Ms. Guerrero also has a Certificate in Healthcare Risk Management from the University of Florida Ms. Guerrero is recognized for her leadership and commitment to the health law community in Florida, as is evidenced by her nomination and election by her peers to serve as the Chair of the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar for 2020-2021. She previously served as Secretary, Treasurer and Chair-Elect of the Health Law Section and in 2015-2017, served as a Member of the Health Law Executive Council, which is the governing body of the Health Law Section of The Florida Bar. She previously served as twice-elected Secretary of the 2009 Board of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida.

J. Everett Wilson – (2019 – 2020)

J. Everett Wilson focuses his practice on assisting clients meet the challenges of a complex and highly regulated industry.  A true “regulatory” attorney with a business background, Everett represents health care providers and other health care and health care insurance entities on issues related to Medicare and Medicaid, operations, managed care, and the regulatory and business issues specific to health care M&A. Of particular note, is his extensive experience in the Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care arena, with a particular emphasis on full-risk arrangements and the regulatory and business issues related to the same.

Gregory Chaires – (2018 – 2019)

Gregory A. Chaires has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Health Law since 2001 and licensed to practice law in Florida since 1992. He has extensive experience representing health care providers, medical group practices, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Mr. Chaires routinely represents physicians and other health care providers in professional license investigations and disciplinary actions before the various medical quality assurance boards such as the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Chiropractic and Nursing. He also routinely advises on issues involving the federal Stark Self-Referral and Anti-Kickback statutes, the Florida Patient Self-Referral Act, the Florida Anti-kickback Statute, as well as the False Claims Act and fee splitting prohibitions. Mr. Chaires provides representation concerning compliance programs, physician employment agreements, and other transactional matters in health care.

Chairs – (1988 – 2018)
Fiscal Year Name
2017-2018 Nicholas Romanello
2016-2017 Steven Grigas
2015-2016 Charmaine Chiu
2014-2015 William Dillon
2013-2014 Monica Rodriguez
2012-2013 Bernabe Antonio Icaza
2011-2012 Cynthia Anne Mikos
2010-2011 Lester J. Perling
2009-2010 Troy A. Kishbaugh
2008-2009 Jeanne Elaine Helton
2007-2008 Laurie J. Levin
2006-2007 Harold Edward Kaplan
2005-2006 Allen Richard Grossman
2004-2005 James M. Barclay
2003-2004 Christine Cannell Whitney
2002-2003 John D. Buchanan Jr.
2001-2002 Augustine Smythe Weekley, Jr.
2000-2001 Bruce Douglas Lamb
1999-2000 Stephen Harold Siegel
1998-1999 Michael John Bittman
1997-1998 Michael Joseph Glazer
1996-1997 Karen O. Emmanuel
1995-1996 Lewis Warren Fishman
1994-1995 Joline Anne Miceli-Mullen
1993-1994 Robert C. McCurdy
1992-1993 Kirk Stuart Davis
1991-1992 Richard Andrew Rock
1990-1991 William Trickel, Jr.
1989-1990 Christopher Davies Rolle
1988-1989 Stanley W. Rosenkranz