Yvette Gonzalez Ferrell Joins AAEA

Yvette Gonzalez Ferrell has joined the African American Entrepreneurs Association as Community Development Director, according to a media release. 

Originally from The Bronx New York, Gonzalez Ferrell has lived in West Volusia for 33 years and currently resides in DeLand. Her experience of working on numerous boards and local community programs in Flagler and Volusia counties area is a great asset to both the AAEA members and the level of programs the AAEA will be able to offer locally.  Plus, developing community engagement within the local communities will help strengthen the ability of the AAEA to increase the viability of the organization’s mission, the release states.  

Founder and CEO, Leslie Giscombe is extremely excited to work alongside Yvette.

“I am honored and excited to be able to bring this level of inspired leadership to the local community with Yvette taking the Flagler/Volusia Community Development Director position,” said Leslie Giscombe, AAEA founder and CEO, in the release. “The AAEA is in a significant growth position as we finish up our fifth year, and having Yvette come on board is an excellent opportunity for the association.”  

Lunde Named President/CEO of AdventHealth Deland

AdventHealth has named Eric Lunde president and CEO of AdventHealth DeLand. He will report to Lorenzo Brown, president/CEO for AdventHealth Fish Memorial and the West Volusia market, according to a media release.

“Eric has an extensive background in health care leadership serving in a wide range of service lines and support areas,” said Audrey Gregory, president and CEO for the North Region of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, in the release. “This broad experience in hospital operations, coupled with his results-driven, people-focused approach, will serve our DeLand team as they continue to expand their reach in West Volusia County.” 

Before joining AdventHealth as chief operating officer at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, Lunde served at Kettering Health in Ohio for five years, more recently as president of Kettering Health Troy and Kettering Health Piqua, and previously as executive director of Kettering Health’s brain and spine service line.

Lunde earned a master’s degree in business administration from Walden University, a master’s degree in education from Lesley University and a bachelor’s degree in commercial art from Union College. He currently serves as a member of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce board of directors and of the Civic League of the Halifax Area. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

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