Brian Bender brings a long career in healthcare leadership to his role as Director of Operations. Prior to joining the North Florida Women’s Care team, Brian served as Regional Director of Operations for Riverchase Dermatology in Southwest Florida. He was responsible for the operations of 14 practices in the Naples and Fort Myers area. Before Riverchase Dermatology, he worked for Heartland Dental as Regional Director of Operations. He oversaw operations for practices in the panhandle of Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, and in Houston, Texas.
Brian spent his early years and young adulthood in many parts of the South. He was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, and grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health and wellness from Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and later a master’s degree in public health from Florida State University.
When asked about joining North Florida Women’s Care, Brian describes it as “a fantastic opportunity personally and professionally. It is giving my wife and I the opportunity to return to Tallahassee and raise our family within a community that we value, while also allowing me to join an esteemed organization within the Tallahassee healthcare community and continue to help build on its great success.”
Outside of the office, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Brooke (a graduate of FSU’s nursing program), and his two children, Preston and Linley. His hobbies include playing golf and attending FSU sporting events.