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Here are 16 of the 23 members known to be on the BayCare Health System Inc. board:

+ Payton Adams, who retired as president of GTE's south area in 1983, was chairman of Bayfront Medical Center's board when it joined BayCare.

+ Bruce Bokor is a business and estate planning lawyer with Johnson, Blakely, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel and Burns in Clearwater. He also sits on the Morton Plant Mease board and has been active with Shorecrest Preparatory School and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas.

+ Alan C. Bomstein, chairman of Creative Contractors Inc., was named Mr. Clearwater in 1991 and has been on Pinellas County's charter review commission, its board of adjustment, the University of South Florida's advisory group and the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. He is treasurer of BayCare.

+ George M. Cantonis, BayCare's chairman, is an executive with Acme Sponge & Chamois Co. Inc. in Tarpon Springs, believed to be the largest sponge company in the world. Cantonis, 51, and his wife, Maria, are also major supporters of the Florida Orchestra.

+ Dr. Larry Davis, the pathologist who is in charge of Bayfront's laboratory, has been with the St. Petersburg hospital for 30 years.

+ James R. Harper, senior vice president of Acordia Inc., an insurance company, grew up in Clearwater and has been active in many civic organizations, including the foundation that runs Ruth Eckerd Hall.

+ Dr. Robert R. Koch is an internist who is chief of staff at St. Anthony's Hospital and serves on the Bayfront-St. Anthony's board.

+ Michelle Ligon-Smith is a corporate attorney specializing in health care matters. She previously worked for MetLife in Tampa, but she declined to name her current employer, saying it was irrelevant to her board work. She lives in St. Petersburg and also serves on the Bayfront-St. Anthony's board, as well as the city's Planning Commission and the foundation for Goodwill Industries Suncoast.

+ W.D. "Dubb" McGinnes Jr. is a native of Plant City, where he still lives and also serves on the board of South Florida Baptist Hospital. He is an executive with McGinnes Lumber Co.

+ Sister Kathleen Maire, one of two Franciscan nuns on the board, runs a low-income housing development project in Brooklyn and was once jailed for pouring blood on a nuclear submarine in Groton, Conn.

+ Frank V. Murphy is president of BayCare. He had been president and chief executive of Morton Plant Health System since 1992.

+ George Rahdert is a St. Petersburg real estate developer and lawyer who represents the Times on First Amendment issues. He is BayCare's vice chairman.

+ Clyde Roberts, retired regional manager for Florida Steel Corp., lives in Plant City and also serves on the board of South Florida Baptist Hospital.

+ Sister Gladys Sharkey is a Franciscan nun who was previously involved in fundraising for St. Anthony's. She is head of BayCare's finance committee.

+ Howard Watts, former president of the group that ran St. Joseph's and St. Anthony's, is executive vice president of Catholic Health East's southeast division.

+ John Welch is president of Wallace, Welch and Willingham Inc., an insurance agency in St. Petersburg. He had been chairman of Bayfront's holding company when BayCare was formed; he also serves on the Bayfront-St. Anthony's board.