Florida Governor Announces Two Appointments

Florida Governor Announces Two Appointments

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Simone Marstiller as Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration and Shevaun Harris as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Simone Marstiller as Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and Shevaun Harris as Secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).  Marstiller has served as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) since 2019 and Harris, who most recently served as the Acting Secretary for AHCA, fills the vacancy created by the resignation of DCF Secretary Chad Poppell.

“Florida is fortunate to have some of the most talented leaders in the nation and I’m proud to announce Simone Marstiller as Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration and Shevaun Harris as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.  “Simone has top-notch credentials, is a former judge and knows how to build and motivate a team to achieve results.  Shevaun has steadily risen through the ranks and secured historic wins for the people of Florida, paired with her background in social work and health care, I have no doubt she will build upon our foundation to serve Florida’s most vulnerable.”

Governor DeSantis continued, “The First Lady and I thank Chad Poppell for his years of dedication and service to the state of Florida. 

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