What People say

 
Beth Brunner, MBA, CAE,  Executive Director, Florida College of Emergency Physicians; Chief Executive Officer, Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation

Beth Brunner, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, Florida College of Emergency Physicians; Chief Executive Officer, Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation

Dr. Zappa is recognized as a long-time national and state leader in emergency medicine and EMS. He served as President of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians and its sister 501(c)3 organization, the Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation, overseeing advocacy and education efforts affecting thousands of emergency health care providers in Florida. He works as an influential team member, respecting and rewarding each individual’s contribution to improve patient care, but it is his combined clinical expertise, administrative experience and communication style that sets Dr. Zappa apart from other leaders. I feel honored to still work with Dr. Zappa, for over 20 years and counting. — Beth Brunner, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, Florida College of Emergency Physicians; Chief Executive Officer, Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation

 
Larry Lancaster , Cumberland County Board of Commissioners & Cape Fear Valley Board of Trustees

Larry Lancaster, Cumberland County Board of Commissioners & Cape Fear Valley Board of Trustees

“Dr. Michael Zappa has a positive personality and contagious optimism to match his accomplishments in helping turnaround the busiest emergency department in the state. Dr. Zappa is a leader in the field of emergency medicine and has done wonders for Cape Fear Valley Health.” — Larry Lancaster, Cumberland County Board of Commissioners & Cape Fear Valley Board of Trustees

 
 
 
Michael Nagowski, CEO, Cape Fear Valley Health

Michael Nagowski, CEO, Cape Fear Valley Health

“Dr. Zappa brings a truly unique skillset to his leadership roles, as an experienced physician he completely understands the clinical impacts of his decision making, more importantly, he brings an inclusive leadership style that engenders followership. He routinely delivers on an out of the box approach to strategic planning; time and time again he has seen things that no one else has seen, better yet – he was able to execute on those visions with demonstrated results.” — Michael Nagowski, CEO, Cape Fear Valley Health

 
 
 
Warren G. McDonald , PhD, Professor and Chair, Health Administration Department, School of Health Sciences, Methodist University

Warren G. McDonald, PhD, Professor and Chair, Health Administration Department, School of Health Sciences, Methodist University

“I have had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Dr. Michael Zappa now for a number of years. I have seen his work first hand as a trustee of a large health system, and as a tenured full professor of health administration who knows health care organizations inside and out. I have seen his hand in places where my students intern and work, and as a family member of a patient. I can truly say Dr. Zappa is outstanding in every regard. Administratively he turned around on of the busiest EDs in America, taking the wait times for average acuity patients from very high numbers to under the national benchmark in a short period of time. He is a true health care leader who knows how to motivate those around him to want to do their very best for the organizations they serve. True leaders do not come up with all the great ideas, although Mike Zappa has plenty. They plant seeds and provide an environment where others can flourish and grow, making organizations and those within them better.” — Warren G. McDonald, PhD, Professor and Chair, Health Administration Department, School of Health Sciences, Methodist University