Palm Healthcare Foundation trustees recently announced they have chosen Andrea Bradley as the foundation’s new president and CEO.
Bradley, 51, an attorney and healthcare leader in South Florida, comes to Palm Beach County from Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, where she was vice president of development and marketing.
“Andrea brings an extraordinary range and depth of skills in nonprofit executive management,” said John S. Lacy, foundation chairman. “She excels in strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, collaborative programming and grant-making, and her enthusiasm and visionary approach have energized our board and staff.”
As a member of the senior management team at Holy Cross Hospital, Bradley was responsible for raising $10 to $12 million a year and creating collaborative healthcare programs such as a $15 million comprehensive women’s center and the hospital’s Institute for Nursing Excellence. She previously served as president and CEO of Women in Distress of Broward County and was market manager/charities for the Sun-Sentinel Children’s Fund, a grant-making organization.
In her new role, Bradley will work with Palm Healthcare’s board and staff to develop a blueprint for the foundation’s future. She will seek to bring critical healthcare issues to the attention of the board and community and bring community partners together to address them.
“My passion is to create systemic change that will benefit our generation and the next,” Bradley said. “I’m eager to work with the board, staff, community partners and volunteers on a plan to strengthen healthcare in Palm Beach County and create lasting solutions to help those in need.”
As a triathlete and former Masters swimmer, Bradley is also passionate about the importance of good health for physical and mental well-being. “So much of our lives centers on our own health and that of our loved ones,” she said. “I will be dedicated to helping the people of Palm Beach County achieve greater health and live greater lives.”
Bradley succeeds interim president and CEO John Peters, who will continue as the foundation’s CFO. Bradley began her new duties Nov. 12, when she also joined the foundation’s board of directors. Bradley’s first official public appearance was Nov. 14 when she participated in the World Diabetes Day Walk to Good Health at Tropical Ridge Fitness Park in Lake Worth. The park’s new Fitness Zone, supported in part by Palm Healthcare Foundation, Quantum Foundation, the Lake Worth CRA and other essential community funders, was dedicated that day.
Above: Andrea Bradley