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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   9/08/2011-
  9/30/2015
Dr. John Curran  University of South Florida College of Medicine   6/20/1990-
  6/30/2018*
Mr. Kaan Engin
Participant in the Hillsborough County
Indigent Health Care Plan
  2/19/2014 -
  6/30/2016
Ms. Edi Erb  At-Large Representative   1/22/2003-
  6/30/2017*
Mr. Anthony Escobio Network Provider Hospital Representative 12/17/2008 -
12/31/2016 
 Mr. Vincent Ferlita
Historian  
Mr. Steve Freedman At-Large Representative 4/01/2007 -
6/30/2018
Mr. Michael Newett
Health Insurance Industry Representative
7/01/2014 -
6/30/2018
 Ms. Shonda Obi
Participant in the HC Indigent Health Care Plan
7/01/2014 -
6/30/2018
Dr. Donna Petersen University of South Florida College of Public Health  2/07/2007 -
 6/30/2017*         
Mr. Jeremy Reimer  At-Large Representative 11/06/2013 -
  6/30/2016
Dr. Maria Russ Hillsborough County School Board Representative 12/17/2008 -
12/31/2016* 
Mr. Patrick Ryan Health Care Business or Professional Representative  6/03/2010 -
 6/30/2017 
Mr. Richard Salkowe
Community Health Care Provider who is not a Physician
7/01/2014 -
6/30/2018
Mr. Michael Steinberg Non-Healthcare Business Community Representative  7/18/2012 -
 6/30/2016
Ms. Roaya Tyson Mental Health Care Provider  10/05/2011 -
 9/30/2015 
Dr. Elizabeth Warner  Hillsborough County Medical Association  6/03/2010 -
 6/30/2016*
Dr. Jason Wilson At-Large Representative  9/08/2011 -
 9/30/2015

*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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