Board of Directors
Elizabeth P. Kagan, Esquire, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Secretary
Mrs. Kagan serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Secretary of the Company. In addition to being a Registered Nurse, Mrs. Kagan has been an attorney for 31 years, practicing in the areas of personal injury, worker’s compensation, representation of professional athletes, real estate and health care law. She has been involved in numerous medical malpractice cases and, with her medical background, is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of these types of cases.
Mrs. Kagan is a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager, the spouse of an orthopedic surgeon and has been active in organized medicine. She is a Past President of the Florida Medical Association Alliance and a Past President of the American Medical Association Alliance. In addition to her law practice, she has started and managed many successful business ventures across many industries. Mrs. Kagan holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.
Charles H. Knox, CPA , Director
Mr. Knox, a certified public accountant, serves as a Director and the Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Knox has been the Managing Partner of McHale, Caruso Scullion & Knox, a CPA Firm, since 2007. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Knox served as Chief Financial Officer for a large private medical practice. Mr. Knox began his career as a CPA with the international accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Knox has also served, since June 1987, on the Board of Directors of Bozzuto’s, Inc., a wholesale grocery company headquartered in Connecticut. Mr. Knox is also the Past President and a Board Member of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Knox holds Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Stetson University.
William R. Russell, Director
Mr. Russell has more than 40 years experience in the insurance industry, having held positions in all levels of management with both private and publicly-traded companies, including Daniels-Head and Associates, Co-ordinated Management Systems and CEO of FPIC Insurance Group, Inc, a publically traded company. His areas of specialization include company management, professional liability insurance, individual and group insurance, reinsurance and third-party administration.
At FD Insurance, Mr. Russell has been the Chief Executive Officer since its inception in 2005. He has led the company through two acquistions and will use his proven skills in developing and maintaining strong relationships with organized medicine, reinsurers and insurance agents. Mr. Russell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Wayne Isaacson, MD, Director
Dr. Isaacson serves as a Director of the Company. Dr. Isaacson has practiced pain management medicine in Fort Myers for over ten years. He received his medical degree in 1990 from Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Isaacson is a former Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Oregon Health Sciences University, where he was appointed Director of the Pain Management Fellowship Program. Dr. Isaacson has also served as a consultant to the Oregon Board of Medicine.
Dr. Isaacson is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Acute, Chronic, and Cancer Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology; and currently has hospital staff privileges at Southwest Regional Hospital in Fort Myers as well as North Collier Hospital and Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Florida. Dr. Isaacson also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY at Binghamton.
Jose R. Foradada III, MD, Director
Dr. Foradada serves as a Director of the Company. Dr. Foradada has practiced pediatric neurology and neurology in Tampa, Florida, for over 18 years. He received his medical degrees from Central Eastern University in the Dominican Republic. He did his formal training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Foradada currently is in private practice in Tampa, Florida, and has an Assistant Professor position at the University of South Florida Medical School.
He is board certified in American Society of Neurorehabilitation as well as the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He has been a Medical Director of Pediatric Medical and Surgical Subspecialties, IPA, as well as medical director of Citrus Healthcare (2009-2011). He currently is an attending staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Tampa, as well as St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa, and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. Dr. Foradada is also President of the 4710 Medical Arts Building Association of Tampa, Florida.