St. Petersburg, FL - St. Petersburg General Hospital recently appointed two new members to the Board of Trustees. Erica Riggins, Anchor for Bright House/Bay News9 and Herman Zaharowitz, M.D. joins seven other physicians and community leaders on the board.

Erica Riggins earned her degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas and returned to earn a degree in communications and television journalism. She was the weekend anchor and reporter in Sherman, TX and then News 8 in Austin, TX. She moved to Tampa as weekend morning anchor for Bay News 9 in 2005.

Dr. Herman Zaharowitz graduated from the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania. He completed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Nephrology.

Jim Shatz was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board. He has served on the Board of Trustees for St. Petersburg General Hospital since 2008. He also serves as President of the Kipps Colony Estates Homeowners Association and is on the Board of the PYCC Master Association in Gulfport. He is Vice President of ALPHA House of Pinellas and has served on the Board of Directors since 2010. Mr. Shatz is the retired President of Mortgage Investors Corporation and has been employed with MIC since December 1995. He has extensive operating experience managing and integrating people with technology and is Chief Technology Officer for The Edwards Group.

Dr. Elinor Miranda was elected to serve as Co-Chair and practices pediatrics in St. Petersburg, FL. She has served on the Board of Trustees for St. Petersburg General Hospital since 2011.

“We look forward to the experience that Ms. Riggins and Dr. Zaharowitz bring to our Board of Trustees,” said Robert B. Conroy, Jr. President and CEO of St. Petersburg General Hospital. “We welcome these two individuals to our Board and look forward to their contributions to achieve the best quality of care and patient experience here at St. Petersburg General Hospital.”

St. Petersburg General Hospital Board of Trustees 2014

Herman Zaharowitz, M.D.

Herman Zaharowitz, M.D.

Peter A. Marmerstein, Permanent Member
President and CEO, HCA West Florida

Jim Shatz, Chair
Mortgage Investors Corporation (Retired)

Elinor Miranda, M.D., Co-Chair
How We Grow Pediatrics

Robert B. Conroy, Jr., Secretary
President and CEO, St. Petersburg General Hospital

Herman Zaharowitz, M.D., Chief of Staff
Internal Medicine

Anil Raiker, M.D.
Pinellas Cancer Center

Erica Riggins

Erica Riggins

Wayne Garcia, M.D.
Internal Medicine

Jen Holloway
WTTA Channel 38

Erica Riggins
Bright House/Bay News 9

Maureen Stafford
Staffordshire Properties, Inc.