Dr. Summer Knight is an innovation catalyst expert successfully founding, rapidly scaling and profitably selling companies in health, IT, education, international security, and real estate. She is an experienced Fortune 100 national medical Executive and Innovation Expert.
Knight also leads the DSKCos brand suite including Firecracker Innovation, a company focused on catalyzing innovation in companies and the people who are part of them, YoUnique serving individuals who wish to make a positive impact in the World, and The Doctor Entrepreneur. Dr. Knight was the 2011 Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit organization representing women who have led successful high-growth businesses and who have collectively raised $5 billion in equity financing, and originator of their CXXO.co project, an expert panel of CEO’s and powerful entrepreneurs who facilitate the rapid growth of scalable businesses. She is an advisory Board member of Belle Capital and a founding board member of StartUp America PA.
Dr. Knight served as the former Chief Medical Officer of the State of Florida and influenced Medicaid policy, health care facility regulations and stakeholder interactions. From this experience, she founded IntegriCor, LLC, transforming the Medicaid marketplace by rewarding providers for improving health care quality and increasing stakeholder communication while eliminating fraud. This marketplace shift became the leading platform for long-term care integration in several states and managed care markets creating 30:1 ROI.
She founded the State Government Physician Leadership Council and was appointed by the Governor to several Health and Wellness Committees and Boards.
An author and frequent public speaker, Dr. Knight has been an invited presenter at national meetings, keynoting in Washington, DC, and several associations and corporate events. She runs a public blog on Innovation and HEROism.
Dr. Summer Knight has been a guest on NBC’s “Inspirational People”, key address press conference on major networks. She is also a frequent guest on radio shows and quoted in several newspapers and periodicals.
Dr. Knight received her M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her MBA from Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. She has gained valuable medical experience as a family physician, urgent care and Emergency Room physician, and as a firefighter/ paramedic.
Dr. Summer Knight is passionate catalyzing people and organizations to positively impact the world. She developed the YoUnique Prescription™ as a way to tap into the power of remapping the brain and building a Strategic Life Plan which she leverages as part of the Innovation Quotient™, the Innovation Leader, and The Doctor Entrepreneur™.
She loves to have fun, inspire people to succeed, and facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.
Dr. Knight is also very active in philanthropic and community affairs serving as a college Trustee, a member of a community Leadership organization, founding member of the Oasis Center for Women and Girls, board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Advisory Committee of Tallahassee Community College’s Fostering Achievement Fellowship Program.
She also has served on the boards of the Florida Dialogue on Cancer Access Committee, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Capital Health Plan, and both the Quality Practice Management Committee and the Governmental Affairs Committee with the Florida Academy of Family Physicians.
She has served as Secretary and Sub-Committee Chair for the Gilchrist Elementary School Advisory Committee and received the Outstanding School Volunteer Award from the school’s PTA during the 2008 school year. She has also volunteered with organizations such as Cornerstone Learning Center, Refuge House and the Governor’s Mentoring Initiative.