Sherrick T. Wassel (Rick), Vice Chair

Corporate Executive Director – Strategy, Innovation, Planning

Rick has been with AdventHealth for 26 years and is part of the corporate strategy team of a $13B healthcare system.  Corporate and Central Florida Division executive responsibilities include innovation strategy, corporate development, new ventures, operations, partnerships & international alliances, new business development and public-private partnering. Also includes strategy development and launch of new strategic alliances and corporate ventures including sourcing and qualifying new early-stage technologies for enterprise and consumer adoption.

Florida Technology Seed Capital Fund (Gubernatorial Appointment) - Board Vice Chair
Republic - Venture Partner Alumni

National Association of Corporate Directors - Board Leadership Fellow

10 years of board experience as an independent board member to private companies and venture organizations. Chair and Vice Chair roles include Audit, Nominating and Governance, and Compensation Committees.  Specific interests in transformational and system problems being solved in AI, frontier, defense, blockchain, fintech, deep tech, cybersecurity, digital health, biotech & life sciences.