“As a Naples native, I’ve grown personally as the community has matured,” Cevallos says. She had her first child two months after she turned 18 and was determined to prove she could still be successful despite the demands of single motherhood.

She started college soon after giving birth to her son while working full time and raising him. She graduated four years later from Nova Southeastern University and worked a series of jobs before accepting an entry-level position at Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) in 2008.

Cevallos wasn’t done learning. She obtained her MBA from Healthcare Administration from Western Governors University while climbing the ranks at FCS and eventually becoming chief revenue cycle officer, managing a team of 550.

“My career has progressed rapidly largely due to my desire to never stop learning,” Cevallos says. She’s learned many lessons of the years, she adds. Among the most critical? “Businesses are driven by the people. The network of those around you is one of the key components in establishing a successful career while having fulfilling life.”

Cevallos seeks out community functions that promote business leadership and economic growth by sitting on the Chamber of Southwest Florida Board of Directors and Workforce Task Committee. She loves biking, playing tennis, and traveling with her kids.