Health First Endowed Chair In Community Health Management


Faculty Chair


$1,844,284 (2021)

Year Established



Offer a professorship that will be involved in teaching, research, and innovative community health care delivery design. (GF000107)


Professorship is academically assigned to the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. 


Founded in 1995, Health First was founded and became Central Florida's only fully integrated delivery network (IDN). As of this history, Health First operated four hospitals: Health First's Cape Canaveral Hospital (opened in 1962), Holmes Regional Medical Center (opened as Brevard Hospital in 1937 and serving as Brevard County's only Trauma Center), Palm Bay Hospital (opened in 1992) and Viera Hospital (opened in 2011) and is home to Brevard County's only Level II Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First also offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including Health First Aging Services, three Health First Pro-Health & Fitness Centers, Home Care and Hospice of Health First.

Past Chairs

2003-2006 Dr. Julie Siciliano 

2008-2011 Dr. Kristi Sands Van Sickle 

2017-Present Dr. Vida Tyc