November 20 Rick Scott transition team – October 26 – Budd Bell Honors


Rick Scott’s Health and Human Services Transition Team

Written by Kenneth Quinnell on 17 November 2010 — Leave a Comment

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

Chair: Alan Levine, Senior Vice President of Health Management Associates
Medicaid Reform:
-Albert Maury, President & CEO, Leon Medical Centers Health Plans
-Cynthia Sucher, Associate Vice President, Community Relations, University of Central Florida
-Sybil Richard, Vice President of Professional Services for Walmart USA
-Kevin Kearns, CEO of Health Choice Networks
-Bruce Greenstein, Sec. of Health & Hospitals in LA; Former Worldwide Director of Health Care for Microsoft
-Jim Frogue, Vice President and Director of State Policy, Center for Health Transformation
-Manny Kadre, CEO, GC Caribbean Importers, LLC
-Dr. William Dalton, President, CEO & Center Director, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
-Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, CATO Institute
-James Capretta, Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center

-Jason Rosenberg, Board of Medicine, MD, FACS, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
-Dr. Fernando Valverde, CEO, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Health Care Network
-Barbara MacArthur, Chief Nursing Officer,Tallahassee Memorial
-Robert “Bob” Ashburn, Ph.D, former Deputy Secretary of DBPR
-Dr. M. Narendra Kini, President and CEO, Miami Children’s Hospital
-Dr. Madelyn Butler, President, Florida Medical Association

Health Care Administration:
-Wayne Watters, Principal, Hunt-Watters, LLC
-Gwen MacKenzie, President and CEO, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System
-Steve Sonenreich, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Medical Center
-Michael Heekin, Founding Board Member & Former CFO, WebMD
-Joe Caruncho, CEO, Preferred Car Partners, Inc.
-Rep. Juan Zapata, Former Representative, Florida House of Representatives
-Jed Kirby
-Dr. Akshay Desai

Children & Families:
-Charles Bender, Chairman, Place of Hope
-Adam Goldstein, CEO, Royal Caribbean International
-Fran Allegra, CEO, Our Kids
-Berta Blecke, Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs
-C. Lon Smith, Christian Business Directory
-Cindy Kane, Harris Corp.

Elder Affairs:
-Margaret Lynn Duggar, Former Secretary, Aging & Adult Services
-Deborah Franklin, Director of Operations, Florida Living Options, Inc.
-Thomas Kelly, CEO, Village on the Isle
-Samira Beckwith, President & CEO, Hope Health Care Services

Persons with Disabilities:
-Tim Turner, Lead Delegate for the Family Cafe
-Dr. James Michael Andriole, D.O., President/CEO Disability Consultants USA Inc.
-Dennis Smith, Former Director of Medicaid for US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Veterans’ Affairs:
-Joe Martory, Co-founder/Director, Human American Veterans Association
-Albert Juliachs, US Army Veteran, Retired Miami-Dade Police Department

source: Brad Ashwell,Florida PIRG, 850-294-1008,


Confirmation this week that Budd Bell is one of 10 women whose name will be forwarded to the Governor for consideration for the 2011 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.

If you had a chance to meet her you will agree that she is most deserving of this honor.

To support her please contact Governor Crist.

Office of Governor Charlie Crist
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

You can also send an email to or call (850) 488-7146 to voice your support.

Also forwarding this message to your networks is appreciated.

Thank you for your assistance.
Budd is so deserving of being included in the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.  Please let’s make this her year.

Source: Fely Curva, Ph.D.(Coordinator, Budd Bell Clearinghouse on Human Services)

Posted 10/23/2010

Source: Independent Sector

FANO just returned from the Independent Sector Conference in Atlanta, which we were among 6 conference partners invited in the US.  Here is important information we are sharing.

Update on Legislative Items Currently Active.

Congress adjourns for midterm elections
Congress is set to return November 15 for what is expected to be a busy “lame duck” work period.

Government Funding and Expiring Tax Cuts

  • President Obama has signed a Continuing Resolution  for to keep the federal government operating through December 3. The stop-gap measure maintains FY 2010 funding levels but does not incorporate the additional $20 billion in spending the administration requested, including more money  for Pell Grants, the Postal Service, and implementation of health care and financial regulatory reform.
  • Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus reportedly has a package ready to address two crucial tax issues: the expiring 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and the estate tax. His proposal is expected to extend the cuts for all but the wealthiest Americans and provide a permanent fix of the estate tax at 2009 levels: $3.5 million exemption per person; 45 percent  rate about that level) Democrats have pledged to maintain the cuts for the middle class, while Republicans argue that the cuts should be extended for all taxpayers. LEARN MORE

New Form 1099 Reporting Requirements
Independent Sector has submitted comments to the IRS explaining the concerns nonprofits and foundations have about the expanded 1099 filing requirements. IS requested the IRS to exempt volunteer-run and small nonprofits from the provisions and to exclude several types of expenditures.  The 1099 requirements are slated to take effect in 2012. LEARN MORE

Cell Phone Record-Keeping Relief
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (H.R.5297) President Obama signed into law last month removes of employer-provided cell phones from the definition of “listed property” in the Internal Revenue Code, reducing record-keeping requirements. LEARN MORE

October 15 deadline for small nonprofits
The IRS has set an October 15 deadline for small nonprofits to file their Forms 990. Thousands of organizations are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they have not filed their Forms 990 in the last three years. LEARN MORE.

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