Moffitt announces three key promotions

February 14, 2007

Tampa, FL  – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute announces promotions of three executives.

Nicolas Porter has been appointed the Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Corporate Relations. With a major emphasis on customer service, staff relations, external relations and communications, Porter will oversee Human Resources, Patient and Institutional Advocacy, Corporate Compliance, Government Relations and Public Relations & Marketing. Porter will also serve as the primary liaison with the cancer center’s multiple boards and oversee fundraising initiatives to meet ever-increasing needs.

Porter has been with Moffitt for more than 18 years. Prior to joining the cancer center he was with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Porter holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore and a master’s degree from Loyola College in Baltimore. He serves on the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the Executive Committee of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers, the Finance Committee of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, and other community boards.

Finance and operations will be led by Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Jack Kolosky. This corporate-wide function will now have two Senior VPs responsible for specific operational areas; finance and hospital/clinic operations. The SVP/Hospital Operations/COO, to be assumed by Braulio Vicente Jr., will have the sole responsibility of focusing on the hospital and clinic needs – be it staffing, equipment purchases, facilities maintenance or construction. The SVP/Chief Financial Officer will be recruited over the next several months.

Prior to joining Moffitt in 1999, Kolosky served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and as the Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has more than 30 years of health care and research leadership experience in multiple hospital environments, clinic settings, and academic, tertiary health care delivery systems. Kolosky received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Illinois University and an MBA from Drake University. Kolosky is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and is active in a number of other professional organizations. Kolosky also serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Partnership and the Nevada Cancer Institute.

Vicente has been with Moffitt for 15 years. He has more than 20 years of health care experience in non-profit, for-profit, consulting and academic settings. Vicente graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s in accounting. He is a Certified Strategic Planner by the American Management Association, and holds a Fellow status within the HFMA. He will receive his MBA from the University of South Florida in May.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida on the University of South Florida campus, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute ( is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.