Eric K. Mann appointment announcement

Brooks Rehabilitation Appoints Eric K. Mann as new Chairman of the Board

Clinical Expertise

Jan 11, 2023

Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 11, 2023 – Brooks Rehabilitation today announced the appointment of Eric K. Mann as their new Chairman of the Board, effective Jan 1. Mann succeeds Bruce Johnson, who recently stepped down as Chairman. Johnson has served on a Brooks Rehabilitation board since 1989, serving as Chairman since June 2015, and will continue as a prominent board member.

“It’s an honor and privilege to be selected as chair of one the best rehabilitation hospitals in the country. I look forward to providing leadership to the dedicated board and the amazing leadership team as we work together to ensure Brooks continues to lead the way in innovation and world-class rehabilitation solutions. I am proud to be part of the team,” said Mann.

Mann has served as President and CEO of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast since 2011 and has been with the YMCA movement for more than 40 years leading and serving in YMCAs across the country including Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New Haven, and Asheville.

Mann has served on the Brooks Rehabilitation Board since June 2015. In addition, he was elected by the membership of the Jacksonville Civic Council (JCC) to become its sixth chairman of the board. He is also an active board member for Baptist Medical Center, Fifth Third Bank, Patriot Transportation, Inc., Timuquana Country Club, and Mars Hill University. He is a Jax Chamber Trustee and a member of THE Players Council. Mann also serves as Chair of the South African YMCA Coalition.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation with a minor in Psychology from Mars Hill University in North Carolina where he also serves as a Trustee for the Mars Hill University Board.

“Our Board of Directors have been instrumental in our success. I would like to thank Bruce Johnson for his leadership, advice and continuing dedicated service to Brooks. We are now fortunate to have Eric Mann assume the Chair and I look forward to working with him as we continue our mission to empower people to achieve their highest level of recovery and participation in life through excellence in rehabilitation,” said Doug Baer, President & CEO of Brooks Rehabilitation.

About Brooks Rehabilitation

For more than 50 years, the nonprofit Brooks Rehabilitation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., has been a comprehensive system of care for physical rehabilitation. Named by Newsweek as the number one Physical Rehabilitation Center in Fla., Brooks operates two inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, including the nation’s largest with 170 beds; one of the region’s largest home healthcare agencies; more than 40 outpatient therapy clinics; the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group; two skilled nursing facilities; assisted living; memory care; and a Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation in partnership with Halifax Health (Daytona Beach). Brooks operates the Clinical Research Center, which specializes in advanced research to further the science of rehabilitation. Brooks also provides many low- or no-cost community programs and services to improve the quality of life for people living with physical disabilities. For more information, visit

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