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Doctor, Wife Profit From Charity

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

In her continuing investigation of bad charities, Kris Hundley of the Tampa Bay Times reports on Healing Heroes Network, operated by a Palm Harbor physician and his wife (paywall alert).

Dr. Allan Spiegel, who specializes in hyperbaric oxygen therapy, founded Healing Heroes and serves as president; his wife Stacey, is administrator and earned $110,000 last year.

According to the charity’s 2012 filing with the IRS, professional solicitors kept $1.1 million of the total income for last year of $1.7 million.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.