August 14, 2019

Bernadette Spong, CPA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer Orlando Health

Bernadette Spong joined Orlando Health in 2015 as chief financial officer, overseeing all facets of financial and population health services for Orlando Health.  She has revamped the organization’s financial reporting, providing more transparency into the numbers.

Prior to joining Orlando Health in 2015, Ms. Spong served as Senior Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer of network hospitals for the University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She held the same position for the 665-bed Rex Healthcare, one of UNC Health Care’s member systems.

Ms. Spong is a licensed CPA who holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and an MBA from Elon University in North Carolina.

Ms. Spong serves on the board of directors for Quest, Inc. and Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business.


  • September 11: Roseann Harrington, Chief of Staff | Orange County Government
  • October 9: pending
  • November 13: WEC Elections and Business 


  • Heatherann Antonacci | 2018 Women's Achievement Awards Education Honoree, former President, Herzing University
  • Cornita A. Riley | Retired, Chief  Orange County Corrections, 2016 Women's Achievement Awards Central Florida Woman of the Year
  • Kirsten B. Carter, MD | Internal Medicine Physician, Grace Medical Home
  • Secily Wilson, | WOW Legacy; Shanta Barton Stubbs, PhD, MA, LMHC | New Image Youth Center; Deanna Snyder, RN | Be Well Essentials
  • Karen Willis | Chief Executive Officer, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
  • Deborah Barra | Chief Assistant State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit Office of the State Attorney's Office
  • Kelly Lafferman | Chief Marketing Officer & Principal, Findsome & Winmore
  • Bernadette Spong | Chief Financial Officer, Orlando Health



  • Cyndia Morales Muñiz, EdD, Assistant Director of Multicultural Academic & Support Services | University of Central Florida
  • Kari Conley, Director, Community Relations | Orlando Health
  • Diane O'Dell, President of Community & Diversity Relations & Executive Director of the Foundation | Universal Orlando
  • Maryann Barry, CEO | Girl Scouts of Citrus
  • Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, Retired Army, Senior Vice President, Global Partnering, Leadership Development & Health Performance Strategies  | Florida Hospital
  • Michelle Brady Palmer, Manager, Community Engagement | SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando
  • Barbara Jenkins, EdD, Superintendent | Orange County Public Schools
  • Joie Cadle, Elected Board Member, Orange County Public Schools, 2017 WEC Woman of the Year