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Department Congratulates Deputy Secretary Marty Stubblefield

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

January 06, 2016

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Jan. 6, 2016



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Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health congratulates Deputy Secretary for Administrative Services J. Martin Stubblefield today on his announcement that he has accepted the position of Director of Financial Institutions at the Office of Financial Regulation, effective Jan. 22, 2016. Mr. Stubblefield has served as Deputy Secretary for three years, during which he streamlined budget and revenue management, strengthened information technology applications, and enhanced human resources. Michele Tallent, Director of the Department’s Office of Budget and Revenue Management, has been appointed as Interim Deputy Secretary for Administrative Services.

“I want to thank Marty Stubblefield for his exceptional service for the health of Florida’s children, adults, and families over the past three years,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John H. Armstrong. “His insights from his career in banking have driven sound fiscal stewardship and resource management. I am pleased that Michele Tallent, well-recognized for her expertise in budgeting and financial accountability, has accepted the appointment as Interim Deputy Secretary.”

Tallent has served as the Budget Chief for Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget, Budget Director for the Agency for Health Care Administration, and Chief of Finance and Accounting for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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