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Department of Health Announces New Deputy Secretary

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

~ Longtime financial executive and strategic leader to join DOH ~

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health (DOH) announced today the selection of J. Martin Stubblefield as its new Deputy Secretary for Administrative Services, effective March 8. As Deputy Secretary, Stubblefield will oversee the Divisions of Administration, Disability Determinations and Medical Quality Assurance. The Office of Information Technology will also be under his leadership.

“Mr. Stubblefield brings extensive finance, management, and strategic planning experience to our Department,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary for Health Dr. John Armstrong. “We are pleased to have him join our team.”

With over 25 years of managerial experience, Stubblefield will oversee many of the Department’s key divisions and support functions. In addition to the Department’s Bureaus of Budget and Revenue Management, Finance and Accounting, Personnel and Human Resources, and General Services, Stubblefield will oversee the state’s regulation of health care practitioners and the determination of Floridians’ medical eligibility for disability benefits.

Most recently, Stubblefield served as Market President for Ameris Bank in Tallahassee where he managed business development activities. Previously he served as State Market President and Division Manager for Hancock Bank in Tallahassee, City Executive for BB&T in Pensacola, and State Business Banking Sales Manager and Senior Vice President for AmSouth Bank in Jackson, MS.

Stubblefield received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Sales Management from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He is a current member of the Governor’s Workgroup on Community Services Delivery Model and a past treasurer of the Greater Northwest Economic Development Council for Florida. His community involvement includes serving as chairman of the Heart Walk for the American Heart Association and president of Class XV of Leadership Tallahassee, where he also sat on the Board of Governors.

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