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Membership

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Members 

The Florida PHHSBG Advisory Committee is composed of the general public, county health department officials, representatives of community-based organizations, and State health office officials. Members often exhibit expertise, experience, and involvement in health promotion and chronic disease prevention.  Members serve four-year terms or until their successors are appointed by the State Health Officer and Surgeon General.

2018 PHHSBG Advisory Committee Members

  • Arturo Lopez, B.A., Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations, Executive Director
  • Lisa Portelli, BS, MPA, Winter Park Health Foundation, Program Director
  • Michael Gervasi, DO, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., Chief Executive Officer
  • Ann Ashley-Gilbert, MD, Altamonte Women’s Center, P.A., Medical Doctor
  • Tami Miller, RDH, BS, Florida Dental Hygiene Association, Executive Director
  • Fatima (Tina) Zayas, MS, Florida Department of Health in Indian River, Health Educator Consultant
  • Janiece Davis, MPH, Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, Health Educator Consultant/Tobacco Prevention Specialist
  • Karen Weller, RN, BSN, MBA-HSM, Florida Department of Health in Dade County, Assistant Community Health Nursing Director
  • Emily Mitchem, Refuge House

Affiliated DOH Staff

  • Kelli Wells, MD, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Deputy, Office of the Deputy Secretary for Health
  • Shamarial Roberson, Dr.PH, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Interim Director, Division of Community Health Promotion
  • Shay Chapman, RN, BSN, MBA, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Bureau Chief, Bureau of Family Health Services
  • Thomas Troelstrup, MPH, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG) Coordinator, Environmental Approaches, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Sade Collins, MPH, CHES, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Section Administrator, Environmental Approaches, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Jamie Forrest, MS, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Program Administrator, Epidemiology and Evaluation, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Valerie Lee, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Budget Coordinator, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Daphne Holden, PhD, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Bureau Chief, Bureau of Community Health Assessment
  • Sean Isaac, MPH, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Fluoridation Coordinator, Public Health Dental Program, Bureau of Family Health Services
  • Michele Franklin, MHS, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Section Administrator, Violence and Injury Prevention Program, Bureau of Family Health Services
  • Jennifer Johnson, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Director, Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management
  • Elvira Hanson, FCCM, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Violence and Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, Bureau of Family Health Services
  • Brian Weinstein, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Program Administrator, Violence and Injury Prevention Program, Bureau of Family Health Services
  • Abigail Holicky, MPH, Florida Department of Health (State Health Office), Program Administrator, Public Health Dental Program, Bureau of Family Health Service

Committee Appointments 

The Florida PHHSBG Advisory Committee is a federally mandated, multi-disciplinary group whose members are appointed by the State Health Officer and Surgeon General, pursuant to Public Law 102-531 of the Public Health Service Act. Applications for membership may be completed at this link: https://apps.floridahealth.gov/bcquestionnaire/.