About The Health Council

The Health Council of East Central Florida, Inc. (HCECF) is a private non-profit healthcare planning agency providing research, education and program support to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.  The Health Council serves District VII which encompasses the four-county region of Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole.




Provide research, program development and evaluation services that enable community-based health organizations to improve population health.




Healthcare services are researched and evaluated for effectiveness and efficiency based on outcome.


Stakeholders are well-educated on the options for healthcare services.


Successful programs are continually enhanced to meet the healthcare needs of the community.




The Health Council gathers and reports hospital and nursing home utilization, conducts community and behavioral health needs assessments, and facilitates strategic planning. See Health Planning.


With funding from partner organizations, the Health Council administers a seven-county cancer control collaborative, operates a health network that serves the uninsured and underinsured in Seminole County, and provides chronic care home coach visits using paramedics. See Health Services.


Organizations receiving grant funding that requires third party evaluation of funding and program outcomes use the Health Council team of evaluators to monitor and report performance. See Program Performance.


Local health councils have been approved time and again over the years as what is termed single source service providers.  The Health Council of East Central Florida develops flexible project proposals for government agencies and businesses seeking to avoid what can be a lengthy and costly Request for Proposal process.  Contact Ken Peach at 866.991.3652, extension 702 or email kpeach@hcecf.org to receive Single Source Service Provider documentation or to request a single source project proposal.





Created in 1982 by the Florida Legislature under Florida Statute Section 408.033, The Health Council of East Central Florida became one of eleven Local Health Councils to serve as a network of non-profit agencies that conduct regional health planning and implementation activities.  Originally charged with overseeing the Certificate of Need (CON) process for local healthcare facilities, the activities undertaken by the Health Councils are designed to improve access to healthcare, reduce disparities in health status, assist state and local governments in the development of sound and rational healthcare policies and advocate on behalf of the underserved.


Currently there are 10 Councils providing services to 11 Districts across Florida.  You can learn more about them at: www.flhealthplanning.org


The 11 Health Council Districts.pdf
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Team Directory

Dept. Name Title   Telephone Email
Planning Ken Peach Executive Director   866.991.3652, x. 702 kpeach@hcecf.org
Planning Therry Feroldi Senior Health Planner   866.991.3652, x. 701


Admin. Linda Hutcheson Program Coordinator   866.991.3652, x. 700 lhutcheson@hcecf..org
Admin. Iris Corchado Office Support     icorchado@hcecf.org
Services Tonia Blanford HealthLink   866.991.3652, x. 703 tblanford@hcecf.org
Care-A-Medix Marcus Prevot Chief Community Paramedic   866.991.3652, x. 704 CMedicFLA@gmail.com
W. Orange Healthcare District HUBB Erika M. Feazell Consumer Information Specialist  


Care-A-Medix James Witherspoon Home Paramedic   321.250.3077 WitherspoonJ@careamedix.org
Care-A-Medix Madison Leonard Home Paramedic     leonardm@careamedix.org
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