John C. “Trey” Fletcher III says his biggest challenge as general counsel of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida has been learning how to best serve the organization without the benefit of working under another in-house attorney.

That hasn’t stopped him from helping the organization maximize resources through successful partnerships, which allows the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida to provide its highest quality of care.

In a particular instance, the Auburn University graduate helped the organization prepare for Hurricane Irma challenges and championed the organization’s efforts throughout the storm.

The challenge seems to have paid off for Fletcher, who encourages others to push past the unknown.

“Never say no to an opportunity because of uncertainty,” he says. “You’ll never know what you’re capable of unless you try.”

Fletcher, a Florida native, is a founding board member of the Collier Resource Center, which assists families and adults navigate health and human services organizations in Collier County. His level-headed business approach is essential to the people he serves.

“Professionally, I strive to approach all that I do in a well-reasoned and objective manner,” he says. “Many of the decisions made by healthcare organization leadership teams—especially not-for-profits who serve the underserved—impact the lives of patients and employees directly and immediately.”

Fletcher enjoys working out and doing yoga with his wife, Brittany, a fellow University of Miami Law alum, where Fletcher obtained his Juris Doctor. They live in North Naples with their five dogs and horses. When he is not rooting for the Auburn Tigers, he enjoys fishing or hunting.