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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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The Florida Board of Nursing Home Adminstrators plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia, and the community. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Three members are licensed nursing home administrators, two members are health care practitioners, and two members are laypersons. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced.

Nursing Home Administrators

Chantelle Fernandez, MBA, NHA
Term: 11-1-2013 thru 10-31-2016

Henry Gerrity, NHA
Term: 11-1-2013 thru 10-31-2016

Scott Lipman, MHSA, NHA Vice-Chair
Term: 11-1-2013 thru 10-31-2014


Healthcare Practitioners

Patricia Feeney, RN, BSN, HCRM
Term: 11-1-2013 thru 10-31-2015

Christine Hankerson, MSN, MS/P, Ph.D., RN
Term: 11-1-2013 thru 10-31-2014


Consumer Members

Michael Helmer, BA
Term: 11-1-2013 thru 10-31-2017

Tom Schroeppel, BA
Term: 11-1-2013 thru 10-31-2017

Since this Board serves as a "quasi-judicial" entity on licensure issues, contact with the members may cause the members to be recused from administrative proceedings. Staff will direct inquiries, when appropriate to the full Board for review. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced. Members are selected by the Governors Office. All correspondence and inquiries should be directed to the:

Board of Nursing Home Administrators
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C07
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3257


Organizational Structure of the Board
The Department of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the Board. The Board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Unless filling a vacancy, members of the Board generally serve two four-year terms. Despite the expiration of a term, Board members can continue to serve until they have been either replaced or reappointed or serve the maximum of ten years as governed by s. 457.103, F.S. To learn more about becoming a member of the Board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.


Board Staff
Adrienne Rodgers, Executive Director, responsible for Legislative and Budget matters
Sharon Guilford, Program Operations Administrator, responsible for Board policy
Michele Jackson, Regulatory Supervisor/Consultant, responsible for the daily supervision and operation of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators
Sherra Mears, Regulatory Specialist II, agendas, meeting set-up, general office questions
Edith Rogers, responsible for Nursing Home Administrator's examination, endorsement, preceptor, administrator in training, renewal, reactivations, duplicate licenses, and general law and rules questions
Keri Meany, Regulatory Specialist II, responsible for continuing education provider and course approval, renewal and reactivations
Martha Gold, Regulatory Specialist I, receptionist and incoming mail