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Health Care Advisory Board

This Board improves accessibility and efficiency of care for medically poor residents of Hillsborough County through recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for fund allocation, coordination, planning, and monitoring of health care delivery systems.

MEMBERSHIP:
The membership of this Board shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 17 members. Composition is specified as follows:

  • 1 USF College of Medicine representative
  • 1 USF College of Public Health representative
  • 1 Hillsborough County Medical Association representative
  • 1 Health care business or professional representative
  • 1 Mental health care provider
  • 1 Community health care provider who is not a physician
  • 1 Hillsborough County School Board representative
  • 1 Health insurance industry representative
  • 1 Person who represents the non-healthcare business community
  • 1 Network provider hospital representative
  • 1 Consumer non-profit organization representative
  • 4 At-large representatives
  • 2 Persons who at the time of appointment or any subsequent reappointment, are participants in the Hillsborough County Indigent Health Care Plan

TERMS:
Members shall serve four year terms.

AUTHORITY:
BOCC Resolution 99-176, 00-059, and 00-140.

MEETINGS:
Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 3:00 p.m.
26th Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602

MEMBERS:
Member Position Dates of Service
Mr. Patrick Cannon Consumer Non-Profit Organization Representative 09/08/2011-
09/30/2019*
Dr. John Curran University of South Florida College of Medicine 06/20/1990-
06/30/2018*
Mr. Kaan Engin
Participant in the Hillsborough County
Indigent Health Care Plan
02/19/2014-
06/30/2016
Ms. Edi Erb At-Large Representative 01/22/2003-
06/30/2017*
Mr. Anthony Escobio Network Provider Hospital Representative 12/17/2008-
12/31/2016*
Mr. Vincent Ferlita
Historian
Mr. Steve Freedman At-Large Representative 04/01/2007-
06/30/2018*
Mr. Michael Newett
Health Insurance Industry Representative
07/01/2014-
06/30/2018
Ms. Shonda Obi
Participant in the HC Indigent Health Care Plan
07/01/2014-
06/30/2018
Dr. Donna Petersen University of South Florida College of Public Health 02/07/2007-
06/30/2017*
Mr. Jeremy Reimer At-Large Representative 11/06/2013-
06/30/2016
Dr. Maria Russ Hillsborough County School Board Representative 12/17/2008-
12/31/2016*
Mr. Patrick Ryan Health Care Business or Professional Representative 06/03/2010-
06/30/2017*
Mr. Richard Salkowe
Community Health Care Provider who is not a Physician
07/01/2014-
06/30/2018
Mr. Michael Steinberg Non-Healthcare Business Community Representative 07/18/2012-
06/30/2016
Ms. Roaya Tyson Mental Health Care Provider 10/05/2011-
00/30/2019*
Dr. Elizabeth Warner Hillsborough County Medical Association 06/03/2010-
06/30/2016*
Dr. Jason Wilson At-Large Representative 09/08/2011-
09/30/2020*

*Reappointed

Contact Information
Gene Earley
Director

Health Care Services
16th Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

813-301-7356
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