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Council Members

  • Dr. Sofia Castro
    Director of Office of Suicide Prevention
  • Dr. Gene Cash
    Florida Association of School Psychologists
  • Matt Dunagan
    Florida Sheriffs Association
  • No Designee
    Suicide Prevention Action Network USA
  • Jackie Rosen
    Florida Initiative of Suicide Prevention
  • Jane Bennett
    Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Tara Sullivan
    American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
  • Karen Brill, Designee
    Florida School Board Association
  • Dr. Dan Reidenberg
    National Council for Suicide Prevention
  • Larry Dixon
    State Chapter of AARP
  • Natira Screen
    Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
  • Sally Cunningham, Designee
    Florida Counsel for Community Mental Health
  • Dr. Carly Paro
    Florida Counseling Association
  • Cindy Foster
    NAMI Florida
  • Gretta Jones, Designee
    Secretary of Elder Affairs
  • Shay Chapman, Designee
    State Surgeon General (DOH)
  • Dr. David Wheeler, Designee
    Commissioner of Education
  • Dr. Timothy Buehner, Designee
    Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Dr. Tracy Shelby, Designee
    Secretary of Juvenile Justice
  • Dr. Dean Aufderheide, Designee
    Secretary of Corrections
  • Seth Montgomery, Designee
    Executive Director of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Alfred D. Carter, Designee
    Executive Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Secretary Chad Poppell/Assistant Secretary Rodney Moore
    Secretary of the Department of Children and Families
  • Derrick Elias, Designee
    Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Open Seat
    Governor’s Appointee
  • Open Seat (Donna M. Schulz, previous appointee continues to serve)
    Governor’s Appointee
  • Open Seat
    Governor’s Appointee
  • Open Seat
    Governor's Appointee

DCF SAMH Region-Permanent Guest, Non-Voting Members

  • NaKeisha Phillips
    Northwest Region
  • Paul Kellam
    Northeast Region
  • Jill Krohn
    Central Region
  • Kyle Teague
    SunCoast Region
  • Suzette Fleishmann
    Southeast Region
  • Karen Annunziato
    Southern Region

Managing Entity-Permanent Guest, Non-Voting Members

  • Sophia Whaley
    Big Bend Community Based Care
  • Elida Segrera
    Broward Behavioral Health Care
  • Larry Allen
    Central Florida Behavioral Health Network
  • Angela Gambino/ Nikaury Muñoz
    Central Florida Cares Health System
  • Bryan Mingle
    Lutheran Services Florida
  • No Designee
    Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network
  • Lina Castellanos
    South Florida Behavioral Health Network

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