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Joanne Dempster is the chief financial officer at HealthAxis, where she is responsible for finance, human resources, legal and compliance departments of the company.

Prior to joining HealthAxis, she served as the chief financial officer at OttLite Technologies, a lighting technology company, and Progressus Therapy, a school-based therapy and early intervention company for school districts and communities in the United States.

Ms. Dempster has more than 20 years of experience in financial management and operated as the director of finance/controller and vice president of finance in the cellular tower industry. She also functioned as an operating vice president of finance at the Home Shopping Network and director of accounting at TechData, a technology company in the Tampa Bay area.

Previously, Ms. Dempster spent seven years in finance at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. She started her career at Ernst & Whinney, LLP, where she was part of the audit staff that focused on a variety of manufacturing, retail and distribution companies. Ms. Dempster earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Central Florida and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Ms. Dempster currently serves as the board chair of Financial Executives International’s Tampa Bay Chapter.

In 2019, she was recognized as a CFO of the year honoree from the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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