Verséa is a diversified global healthcare company engaged in scientific discovery, development and commercialization of innovative products and services intended to diagnose, manage, and treat debilitating diseases. Verséa is committed to transforming scientific discoveries into applicable healthcare & wellness solutions that are critical to improving patients’ lives. Research & education remain as the foundation of Verséa’s seven core divisions: Verséa Diagnostics, Verséa Ophthalmics, Verséa Biologics, Verséa Discovery, Verséa Health, Verséa Wellness and Verséa AgroTech.

Sean Fetcho

Sean Fetcho is the co-founder and CEO of Verséa Holdings, Inc., a global healthcare company committed to transforming scientific discoveries into applicable health and wellness solutions.

Sean’s shared passion for the evolving healthcare industry and for building early-stage companies prompted him to drive explosive growth for Verséa over the past few years.

Prior to Verséa, Sean’s roster of early stage and start-up companies includes multiple industries spanning from Agrotech, online consumer magazines and finance.

Sean successfully created, launched, and oversaw 8 highly successful print and digital publication that targeted oncology, pain management and cardiology professionals, all of which remain in circulation today. He was then recruited into a Continuing Medical Education (CME) company where Sean developed and executed on new revenue streams that helped structure the business for an exit. Within 3 years, Aventine (PAINWeek) sold to a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange.

Sean Fetcho
Co-Founder and CEO

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

The University of South Florida has transformed a community medical school, established by the Florida Legislature in 1965, into a major academic medical center known statewide and nationally for its innovative curriculum with an emphasis on improving health through interprofessional education, research and clinical activities.

The USF College of Medicine, which enrolled its charter class in 1971, was named the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in 2011, signifying its leading role in changing how medical schools teach physicians of the future. Fully accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, the college awards doctorates in Medicine (MD), and through its School of Biomedical Sciences, PhD and MS degrees in Medical Sciences. USF’s new SELECT MD program, in partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network, focuses on emotional intelligence and leadership development. The School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, established in 1998, offers Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and transitional DPT degrees. Additionally, the college’s Athletic Training Education Program offers both BS and MS degrees. Specially designed programs are available, including combined MD/MBA, MD/MPH, DPT/MPH programs and an Honors Research program. To meet the growing demand for a workforce skilled in science and technology, the college proves a wide range of master’s degrees and graduate certificates in emerging fields, such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, and metabolic and nutritional medicine.

Dr. Charles J. Lockwood

Dr. Charles J. Lockwood is Senior Vice President for USF Health, Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Public Health at the University of South Florida. He serves as an Executive Vice President at Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Lockwood’s research has been funded by over two decades of federal and foundation support, publishing over 300 peer-reviewed publications. He has been named to national and regional “Best Doctors” lists annually since 1995, and has received multiple research awards including the SRI’s Distinguished Scientist Award, the NICHD Frontiers in Reproduction Beacon Award and the SMFM Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a recipient of the U.S. FDA Advisory Committee Service Award and ACOG’s Public Service Award for his “enduring commitment to women’s health.” He has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Charles J. Lockwood
Senior Vice President, USF Health, and Dean, Morsani College of Medicine

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital, a 1010-bed not-for-profit academic medical center, delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Advancing medicine through innovation, Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, an 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation center. For more information, go to



John Couris

John D. Couris is a nationally recognized leader in the health care industry. Over the course of his career, John has achieved tremendous success through innovation, technological integration and strategic collaborations while ensuring world-class performance.


Prior to joining Tampa General Hospital, Couris served as president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center, the region’s leading medical center. Under his leadership, Jupiter Medical Center expanded its services and forged innovative partnerships with some of the leading organizations in the nation—from IBM Watson, Mount Sinai, New York to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s) and NuVista Living—with the primary goal of providing world-class care to its patients at every stage of their health care journey. In the process, Jupiter Medical Center received numerous accolades for hospital quality, safety and patient satisfaction, placing the organization in the top 10% within the state of Florida and the top 20% in the nation.


During his tenure, Jupiter Medical Center completed a $50 million expansion plan, installed $30 million in medical technology and established the hospitals’ new pediatric wing as well as the oncology campus. Finally, he led the organization in their efforts of raising $300 million to meet the region’s growing demand for critical health services, such as advanced cardiac care, expanded pediatric services and comprehensive stroke care. Funds raised through the campaign will also support the construction of new high-tech treatment and research facilities, including a Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center.


Couris is active in numerous community and philanthropic activities and serves on the board of the American Hospital Association (Southeastern Region), Loggerhead Marinelife Center and The Honda Classic. In addition, he is the immediate past chairman of both the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, MyClinic (a free clinic for the uninsured) and the Board of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. He is also active in many national professional health associations. Couris is the recipient of multiple awards, including being named one of the top 10 “Ultimate CEOs” in Palm Beach County as well as a “Power Leader in Health Care” for 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the South Florida Business Journal. In 2016, he was awarded with the “Health Care Innovator Hero” by the Palm Beach County Medical Society. In 2014, he was awarded the “Healthcare Professional of the Year” by the Chamber of the Palm Beaches and was named the “Healthcare Business Leader of the Year” by the Palm Beach Medical Society. Couris is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization.


In addition to Couris’ tenure at Jupiter Medical Center, he also served as Chief Operating Officer/Administrator for Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, part of the BayCare Health System in Tampa Bay. He began his career at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Couris is a graduate of Boston University and holds a Master of Science in Management from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He resides in Tampa, Florida, with his wife, Dianne, and their two children, Benjamin and Isabelle.

John Couris
President and CEO




BayCare is the leading, community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area with 22,900 employees and a comprehensive network of 11 nonprofit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care. BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need, with 284 access points conveniently located throughout Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough and Polk counties.

Glenn Waters

Glenn Waters is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for BayCare Health System, a leading, nonprofit health care system with 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout Tampa Bay and central Florida. BayCare’s inpatient and outpatient services include: acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, fitness and urgent care centers. As EVP/COO, Waters is responsible for the operations, strategic planning and clinical integration of BayCare’s hospitals, ambulatory care, behavioral health services, and the administrative management of the BayCare Medical Group. Before joining BayCare in 2008, Waters was the COO at Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, North Carolina. Waters received his master’s of hospital administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University and his bachelor’s in economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Glenn Waters
Executive Vice President and COO