Board and Staff


Mark Pafford
Chief Executive Officer
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Lisa Grossman
Operations and Finance Director
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Beverly Blake
Development Director and Grants Manager
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Laura Brennaman
Policy and Research Director
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Scott Darius
Advocacy Director
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Aldiana Brezanin
Health Organizer
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Brian Kirk
KidsWell Florida Project Manager
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Louisa McQueeney
Covering Florida Navigators Project Manager
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Kyle Simon
External Affairs and Communications Director
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Board of Directors

Christine Fisher, Chair
Creative Political Foundations, Inc.


David Pizzi, Vice Chair
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida


Elsie Bradwell Crowell, PhD, Secretary
EBCrowell & Associates


Kim Streit, Treasurer
Florida Hospital Association


Linda Merrell, Historian
Health and Human Services Consultant


LuMarie Polivka West
Florida Health Care Association


Jeffrey Berman, MD, FCCP
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Santiago Leon
ACC Hall Insurance Brokers

Josephine Mercado

Hispanic Health Initiatives


Darden Ricedr
City of St. Petersburg City Council


Twyla Sketchley, PA
The Sketchley Law Firm


Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM
Aventura Family Health Center


Marci Yarbrough
Social Worker


Ray Myersrayray
Effex Agency


Julio Fuentes
Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce