Sandy Robinson, president of Northern Trust’s Fort Myers office, has been elected chairman of the board of directors for Hope HealthCare Services.

Robinson, a graduate of Princeton University, has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry, previously serving as vice president and team leader in the commercial real estate division for Fifth Third Bank in Naples.

Additional officers include Vice-Chair Bo Turbeville, vice president of Accent Business Products; Secretary Richard C. Ackert, former president and CEO of SouthTrust Bank, Southwest Florida; Treasurer Charles Idelson, principal founder of Investors’ Security Trust Company; and past Chair Rev. Tim Halverson, pastor and head of staff at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral.

The officers join current board members Tom Giles, founder, president and CEO of Avalon Engineering; Larry Hart, Lee County tax collector; Steve Personette, former manager of public affairs for Embarq; Fred Pezeshkan, chairman of Manhattan Construction Florida; Ron Smalley, former managing partner for Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt; and Linda Uhler, 35-year resident of Sanibel Island, former elementary school teacher and district deputy for Congressman Porter Goss.

Board members serve three-year terms and contribute their expertise, time, talent and resources to advancing Hope’s mission of providing exceptional care and support to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey.