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State Surgeon General Appoints 13 to Physician Workforce Advisory Council

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

December 02, 2015

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Dec. 2, 2015

STATE SURGEON GENERAL APPOINTS 13 TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

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Tallahassee, Fla.—Today, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong announced 13 appointments to the Physician Workforce Advisory Council. All appointments are four year terms lasting through Nov. 25, 2019.

Kevin Sherin, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FAAFP, Florida Department of Health Director and Health Officer in Orange County, is appointed as a designee from the Department of Health who is a licensed physician.

Dennis Saver, MD, family physician at the Primary Care of the Treasure Coast and part-time faculty at FSU College of Medicine and UF College of Medicine, is appointed as the individual recommended by the Florida Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Alma Littles, MD, senior associate dean for medical education and academic affairs and professor of family medicine and rural health at the FSU College of Medicine, is reappointed as the individual recommended by the Florida Alliance for Health Professions Diversity.

Thelsa Berne-Anderson, MS, executive director of the office of undergraduate premedical advising and outreach and precollege programs at the FSU College of Medicine, is appointed as the individual who is affiliated with the STRIDE program and recommended by the area health education center network.

James O’Leary, MD, FACS, executive associate dean for clinical affairs and associate vice president for medical affairs at Florida International University College of Medicine, is appointed as the individual recommended by the Council of Florida Medical School Deans and representing a college of allopathic medicine.

James T. Howell, MD, MPH, assistant dean of public relations and chair of the department of rural and underserved medicine and professor of public health at Nova Southeastern University, is reappointed as the individual recommended by the Council of Florida Medical School Deans and representing a college of osteopathic medicine.

Michael Gervasi, DO, chief executive officer of the Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., is appointed as the individual recommended by the Florida Association of Community Health Centers representing a federally qualified health center located in a rural area.

Paul Seltzer, DO, private practice physician in West Palm Beach, is reappointed as the individual recommended by the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) and representing a non-primary care specialty.

Linda Delo, DO, Delo Medical Associates, is appointed as the individual recommended by the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and representing a primary care specialty.

Gary Goforth, MD, program director for the FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Memorial Health System, is appointed as the individual who is a program director of an accredited graduate medical education program and representing a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Mark Gabay, DO, osteopathic program director, associate allopathic program director, and associate professor of pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine, is reappointed as the individual who is a program director of an accredited graduate medical education programs, representing a program that is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.

Edward Jimenez, MBA, chief executive officer of University of Florida Health Shands, is appointed as the individual representing a statutory teaching hospital as defined in s. 408.07 and recommended by the Safety Net Hospital Alliance.

Michael Curtis, MBA, Curtis Media, is appointed as a layperson member. 

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