Christopher Pernicano (BSME ’89, ME Env. Eng. ’93, MBA ’93), an esteemed alumnus of the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, was recently appointed to the North Florida Hospital District (Broward Health) Board of Commissioners by Governor Ron DeSantis.
Pernicano currently serves as the chief technology officer at Tellus LLC, a leading provider of mobile care delivery, Electronic Visit Verification (eVV) and claims processing technology designed especially for the home health and long-term care markets.
His business experience includes more than 20 years of working in the finance technology (FinTech) space across all aspects of small and medium company operations. In 1996, Pernicano co-founded his first startup, and by 2000, he had co-founded his second, a SaaS-based technology company that would eventually become the second largest of its kind in the country. He began working at Tellus in October 2017. Through Pernicano’s experience in finance technology, he will lend strong skills and expertise to advising the Broward Health Board of Commissioners.
As one of the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the nation, Broward Health is comprised of more than 30 locations throughout Broward County, Florida, and offers a variety of healthcare services, including a Level I trauma center, an award-winning children’s hospital, comprehensive cancer care, transplant center, orthopedics, cardiovascular services, comprehensive stroke care, maternity and neonatal care, a network of community healthcare centers and more.
Broward Health is governed by the seven-member Board of Commissioners. The Board exercises budgetary authority, selects the senior executive management, participates in the fiscal management, provides taxing authority and determines the scope of services to be provided to the community. The President/CEO of Broward Health reports to the Board.