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Health Council of West Central Florida, Inc.

This Council works in collaboration with community-based organizations to identify, address, and resolve health care issues of local concern.  The Council collects and analyzes health care data, prepares special reports and publications, and educates the community about special health issues.

The membership of this Council shall be comprised of 12 members appointed as follows:

  • Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners - 5 members
  • Polk County - 3 members
  • Manatee County - 2 members
  • Hardee County - 1 member
  • Highlands County - 1 member

Composition is specified as follows for the members appointed by the BOCC:

  • 1 Consumer over the age of 60
  • 1 Consumer under the age of 60
  • 1 Purchaser
  • 2 Providers

Members shall serve two year terms.

Chapter 408.033(1), Florida Statutes

2nd Thursday, every other month, 3:30 PM
This Council meets in rotating counties of the
5-county planning district.


Member Position Dates of Service
 Mr. Ian Galloway Health Care Consumer <60  9/18/2013-
Ms. Caitlin Glover
Health Care Provider
Ms. Carole Mackey Health Care Provider  9/17/2008-
Mr. Russell Patterson  Health Care Consumer 60 + 11/06/2013-

Health Care Purchaser


Contact Information
Elizabeth Rugg
Executive Director

Suncoast Health Council, Inc.
Health Council of West Central Florida, Inc.
9600 Koger Blvd., Suite 221 St. Petersburg, FL 33702

727-217-7070 x23