Leadership Profiles

Andrew Fink, MDFink
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Fink was recently a practicing internist at Morton Plant North Bay, where he also served as the part-time Director of Physician Services. In addition to his leadership role, he was the Vice President of Morton Plant Mease Primary Care. He also has experience in two other health systems where he was a recognized leader. Dr. Fink was a practicing physician for 17 years, and is a board member of both BayCare Medical Group and BayCare Physician Partners. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for BayCare Medical Group.




Barbara Sharpless
Director of Physician Services

Barbara Sharpless is a graduate of the University of Florida with dual Master's degrees in Business Administration and Health Administration.  She started her healthcare career with Andersen Consulting and worked on numerous innovative healthcare redesign and systems projects.  Barbara then moved to St. Joseph's Hospital to assist with the start-up of the medical group and management service organization known as HealthPoint.

In 2005, Barbara left healthcare to work with a Tampa law firm as the Firm Administrator.  She returned to the healthcare industry when she joined HCA Physician Services.  While at HCA, Barbara was a regional manager overseeing employed physician practices on the west coast of Florida from Hernando to Charlotte Counties.  For her last year with HCA, she was the Practice Administrator of a large employed physician group in Bradenton, Healthcare America.  In 2011, Barbara decided to return to the not-for-profit world and came back to HealthPoint as the Group Administrator, before continuing her role as Director of Physician Services when HealthPoint merged with the other BayCare-emloyed groups to form BayCare Medical Group, with over 400 providers.

In her current role, Barbara is focusing on Physician Recruitment, contracting and on-boarding; and centralized services such as Credentialing, Purchasing, Property Management, Practice Development, and Process Improvement/Training.

Robert Pesce, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Robert Pesce is Board Certified in Pediatrics.  He received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.  Dr. Pesce served both his internship and residency at Tampa General Hospital through the University of South Florida (USF).  He is a Full Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the USF College of Medicine. 

Dr. Pesce is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Pediatric Society, Hillsborough County Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association.