Carole Philipson

Carole has lived in Lakeland since 1996. She served for 15 years as a Vice President at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. During that time she  had executive responsibility for master planning and overseeing construction and opening of the laundry building, the Cancer Center and its first expansion and the B wing and the parking garage.

She also oversaw many other clinical departments and support functions at the hospital as well as the behavioral health inpatient units and outpatient behavioral health clinic.

She also was responsible for renovation of the M wing,the behavioral health unit, pharmacy,the laboratory as well as many others areas.

She oversaw the master planning and negotiating with the city to obtain the adjoining land South of the hospital for construction of the East Tower( now the Carol Barnett wing).

For the past 5 years Carole has been a Vice President in a similar capacity with Adventist Health System at Florida Hospital Carrollwood. There she was also responsible for Human Resources, their Occupational Health Clinic and their Wound  Care Centers.

Carole is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland and Leadership Polk. She has served on the Midtown CRA board as well as Central Florida Healthcare board. She also served on the Board of All Saints Academy in Winter Haven.

She was a Campus Board member of USF Lakeland and USF Poly and was involved in the master planning, site selection and construction management of the campus now known as Florida Polytechnic. She served on the last Polk County Efficiency Commission.

Carole currently serves on the Boards of the USF Foundation, Goodwill Suncoast and the Lakeland Police Pension Fund . She is also on the board of the newly formed USF alumnae Polk county chapter and the regional advisory council of GiveWell.

She is a certified public Pension trustee and a Lifetime Fellow in the American College of Healthcare  Executives. She is also approved as a FINRA arbitrator.

Other information- born in Miami. Graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Tulane and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the Tulane School of Public Health.

She is married to Lyle. They have 4 grown sons.