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Arrivals and Departures, Aug. 29, 2014

Pasley to lead Children's Medical Services

The Florida Department of Health announced Cassandra G. Pasley, BSN, JD, as the new Director of Children's Medical Services. Cassandra will oversee the Bureaus of Child Protection/Special Technology, CMS Network Operations, CMS Network Administration and Early Steps. She brings to the position over 23 years of experience in public health with a strong background in health care regulation, administration and the practice of health law.


Legislative Shuffle 

Legislative analyst for the Senate Majority Office, Allison Liby-Schoonover is out. 

Senator John Legg's legislative assistant Spencer Pylant has left.

Senator Aaron Bean has a new legislative assistant - Joseph Endicott.

Phillip Miller is replacing Skip Martin as staff director for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development.


Gov. Scott names Judicial Nominating Commission appointments

Gov. Rick Scott released his appointments to Judicial Nominating Commissions for the 2nd District Court of Appeals and the 15th Circuit Court Aug. 29, 2014. The 2nd District Court of appeals will gain attorneys Laird A. Lile, Kristie Hatcher-Bolin, and Robert Biasotti for terms ending July 1, 2018.

The 15th Circuit Court appointments include attorneys Jeffrey Kuntz, F. Malcolm Cunningham, and William Shepherd


Bass to Duval County Court

Lester Bass was appointed to the Duval County Court. He has been a general magistrate and hearing officer in the Fourth Judicial Circuit since 2003 and also served as an assistant public defender in Hillsborough County and an assistant state attorney. Bass fills a vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Russell Healey to the circuit court bench.


Wassel to Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research

Gov. Rick Scott appointed Rick Wassel to the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research board of directors. Wassel is the executive director of the Florida Hospital and Florida Division of Adventist Health System, general manager of the Florida Hospital Health Village and International Development, and the managing director of IQ Orlando. He succeeds Rhys Williams for a term ending Nov. 3, 2014.


Three to Brevard County Housing Authority

Gov. Rick Scott appointed three to the Brevard County Housing Authority. Martin Hindsley is a retired director of retail marketing for the NCR Corporation and has a term ending March 3, 2018. Brian Nemeroff, a certified public accountant with Berman Hopkins Wright and LaHam CPAs, appointed for a term ending March 3, 2017. Bryan O’Malley, a former teacher with Brevard Public Schools, has a seat until March 3, 2015.


Ballard Partners has a new partner

Mat Forrest was named the newest partner at Ballard. He joined the firm in 2007 after nearly a decade in the public sector in West Palm Beach.


Four to Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Director of Clinical Operations for the Department of Otolaryngology in the Division of Audiology at the University Miami, Sergio Guerreiro, is succeeding Maria Pizarro-Zeigler for a term ending Oct. 31, 2014. Frederick Rahe, owner of West-Med Hearing & Balance Center is succeeding Dr. Barbara Gaunt-Jaehne for a term ending Oct. 31, 2017. Kristen Rutland, a speech language pathologist for Pinellas County Schools, will replace Dr. Barry Pendry for a term ending Oct. 31, 2014. And Dr. Peter Johnson is reappointed for a term ending Oct. 31, 2016.


Former Chief of Medicaid Program Integrity for Florida goes to Austin

Rick Zenuch will serve as Director of Investigations and Analysis at 21CT- a Austin, Texas-based data analytics company. Zenuch is a veteran of health care fraud enforcement and regulation who was the Chief of Medicaid Program Integrity for the Agency for Health Care Administration.


Amerigroup promotes Peterson

Judi Peterson has been promoted to chief operating officer for Amerigroup Florida. Peterson was previously vice president of Amerigroup’s national center and enrollment operations. She begins her new position Sep. 2.


Governor's nominations for Veterans Inc. board of directors announced

Gov. Scott announced three appointments to the Veterans Inc. board of directors. Army veteran Courtney D. Heidelberg, retired Navy captain Joseph O'Conor, and Veteran’s Worforce Initiative chair James Sampey will all serve on the board until July 14, 2016.


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