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Advisory Committee

The role of the Healthy Families Florida Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Healthy Families Florida staff and the Board of Directors of the Ounce of Prevention Fund related to program policy and implementation, advocacy, training, evaluation and funding. The Advisory Committee generally meets at least two times a year either through face-to-face meetings in Tallahassee or via conference call. The Chair may also convene other meetings as needed.

Jennifer Olshen, Ted Granger, Alan Abramowitz and Douglas Sessions

Statewide Partnerships

Mr. Alan Abramowitz Chair

The ARC of Florida

Year Appointed: 2009


Mr. Matt Dunagan 

Florida Sheriffs Association

Year Appointed: 2017


Mr. Ken Kniepmann 

Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

Year Appointed: 2021


Mr. Chris Lolley 

Prevent Child Abuse Florida

Year Appointed: 2016


Ms. Wanda Minick 

Florida Head Start Association

Year Appointed: 2022


Ms. Summer Pfeiffer 

Children's Home Society of Florida

Year Appointed: 2014


Ms. Cathy Timuta 

Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Inc.

Year Appointed: 2018


Mr. James Wylie 

Florida District Kiwanis

Year Appointed: 2014


State Agencies

Mr. Eugene Morris 

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Year Appointed: 2015


Ms. Anna Simmons 

Florida Department of Health

Year Appointed: 2022


Ms. Alice Sims 

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Year Appointed: 2015


Ms. Jessica Tharpe 

Florida Department of Children and Families

Year Appointed: 2022


The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida Board of Directors

Mr. Guy Spearman, III

Spearman Management

Year Appointed: 1998


The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida Board Appointees

Ms. Mary Maxwell 

Child Advocate

Year Appointed: 1998


Healthy Families Florida Sites

Ms. Pam Banks 

Healthy Families Gadsden/Leon

Year Appointed: 2011


Ms. Robyn Jernigan 

Healthy Families Putnam

Year Appointed: 2022


Ms. Leidy Ramirez 

Healthy Families Miami-Dade

Year Appointed: 2022