Hospital Authority

This Authority monitors the lease entered into in 1997 with Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc., which permits FHSC to occupy the Authority's Davis Island property and transfers ownership and operation of Tampa General Hospital. Monitoring the hospital's overall condition, indigent and charity care reports and MBE contract participation, and reviewing citizen grievances who feel they were denied care due to the inability to pay are the primary obligations of the Authority Board.


The membership of this Authority shall be comprised of 15 members appointed as follows:

Hillsborough County Commissioners - 14 members
USF President - 1 member

Membership is to include:

  • 2 - Hillsborough County Commissioners
  • 1 - USF Representative


Members shall serve four year terms.

Special Requirements:

  • Annual financial disclosure required.
  • Members who are practitioners of the healing arts may not constitute more than three members of the Authority at any given time.


Chapter 96-449, Laws of Florida
Hospital Authority Bylaws


  1. Schedule and Agendas

    For all meetings:

    • Location: Children's Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa
    • Schedule: Meets quarterly, on the fourth Monday at 9 AM, unless otherwise noted
    • Meeting type - Hybrid with at least a quorum of the board attending in person, all others can choose to attend virtually or in-person - see Meeting Information and Location section for more information

    2023 Meeting Schedule

    • February 27, 2023
      • Special agenda items: TGH Audit Report, HCHA Audit Report, D & O Insurance Renewal
      • Meeting materials - 02/27/23 Agenda
      • Meeting Minutes - To be posted
    • May 22, 2023
      • Special agenda items: Next Year’s meeting dates, Next Year’s Budget w/ Resolution
      • Meeting materials - To be posted
      • Meeting Minutes - To be posted
    • August 28, 2023
      • Special agenda items: Election of New Board Officers, Renewal of Contracts
      • Meeting materials - 08/28/23 Agenda
      • Meeting Minutes - To be posted
    • October 30, 2023
      • Special agenda items: Landlord’s Inspection Report, End-of-Year Activity Reports
      • Meeting materials - 10/30/23 Agenda
      • Meeting Minutes - To be posted

    Download the schedule

  2. Meeting Information and Location

    Hybrid meeting information

    • Both the public and the board can choose to attend virtually or in-person, but at least a quorum of the board must meet in-person
      • Some board members may choose to attend virtually, but will not be counted towards the number needed to achieve quorum

    Meeting location

    Children's Board of Hillsborough County
    1002 E. Palm Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33605

  3. Public comment information

    You can choose to offer public comment virtually or in-person. You must sign up prior to the meeting to speak virtually, and can sign-up in advance or on-site the day of the meeting to offer comment in person.

    To sign up in advance:

    • Send an email to Lisa J. Montelione
      • Include your name, phone number, and whether you will be participating virtually or in-person, or wish to provide written comments only
    • You will be called on in the order that you have signed up

    If you sign up on-site, your name will be added to the list at that time.

  4. Last Year's Meeting Materials


Lisa J. Montelione
Administrative Services Coordinator
Government Relations & Strategic Services
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 24th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 274-6936


Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Commissioner Donna Cameron Cepeda    11/22/2022 -
Ms. Manoucheca Chantigny   10/05/2016-
Ms. Madeleine Courtney
Ms. Darby Craddock    01/19/2023 -
Ms. Lisa Decossas   05/19/2010-
Ms. Lesa Doyle   05/21/2008-
Mr. Robert Gonzalez   07/20/2016-
Mr. John Grant Jr.   06/02/2011-
Commissioner Ken Hagan
Dr. Jeffery Johnson
Mr. Gautam Krishna Koipallil    1/19/2023 -
Mr. James Martin
Mr. Jerome Ryans   08/03/2005-
Mr. Ronrico Smith
Dr. Jay Wolfson USF Representative 07/18/2012-