Everglades AHEC - Tobacco Department
5725 Corporate Way, Suite 102
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone 561.688.9591
Toll Free 1.877.819.2357
Fax 561.688.9592
Email info@eahec.org






The Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network is an extensive, statewide system for health professional education and support founded upon 10 regional Area Health Education Centers. Each AHEC is supported by an AHEC program at one of the state's five medical schools. This organizational structure enables the AHECs to draw upon the resources of the academic health centers in addressing local health care issues. The Florida AHEC Network has, over this past decade, addressed the primary health care needs of Florida's most vulnerable populations through a series of innovative strategies designed to:

  • Extend academic health resources
  • Provide information and support for community providers
  • Influence health professions education
  • Influence the future health professional workforce

Click here to visit the Florida AHEC website


Florida State University AHEC Program

Program Offices
Andrée Aubrey, L.C.S.W.
AHEC Program Director
Florida State University College of Medicine
1115 West Call Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4300
850.645.6439 Fax 850.645.2859


Nova Southeastern University AHEC Program

Steven B. Zucker, D.M.D., M.Ed.
AHEC Program Director
Associate Dean for Community Affairs
Nova Southeastern University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328
Telephone 954.262.1588 Fax 954.262.3209

Central Florida AHEC
Serving the counties of Brevard, Hardee, Highlands, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter

Blake Warren, M.H.S.A., Director
328 South Central Avenue
Apopka, Florida 32703
Telephone 407.889.2292
Fax 407.889.4124

Everglades AHEC
Serving the counties of Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie

Joe Peters, Executive Director
5725 Corporate Way, Suite 102
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Telephone 561.640.3620
Fax 561.681.9284


University of Florida AHEC Program

Barbara Richardson, Ph.D., R.N.
Program Director
University of Florida AHEC Program
2750 NW 43rd Street, Suite 102
Gainesville, Florida 32606-7486
Telephone 352.273.8530 Fax 352.392.1022

Big Bend AHEC
Serving the counties of Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Washington, Wakulla

Glenda Stanley, M.S., Executive Director
325 John Knox Road
Building M, Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Telephone 850.224.1177
Fax 850.224.8441

Northeast Florida AHEC
Serving the counties of Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, Volusia

Clarissa Ortiz, Executive Director
1107 Myra Street, Suite 250
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Telephone 904.482.0189
Fax 904.482.0196

Suwanee River AHEC

Serving the counties of Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, Union

Marilyn Mesh, M.Ed., M.Ac., Executive Director
14646 N.W. 151st Blvd.
Alachua, Florida 32615
Telephone 386.462.1551
Fax 386.462.1601

West Florida AHEC
Serving the counties of Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton

Paige Collier, M.S., Director
1455 South Ferdon Blvd., Suite B-1
Crestview, Florida 32536
Telephone 850.682.2552
Fax 850.682.2521


University of Miami AHEC Program

Arthur M. Fournier, M.D.
AHEC Program Director
Associate Dean for Community Health Affairs
University of Miami School of Medicine
P.O. Box 016700 (R-700)
Miami, Florida 33101
Telephone 305.243.2847 Fax 305.243.2888

1801 NW 9th Avenue (for FedEx mailings)
Highland Professional Building, Suite 470
Miami, Florida 33136

Serving Monroe County

Michael Cunningham, Director
5800 Overseas Highway Suite 38
Marathon, Florida 33050
Telephone 305.743.7111
Fax 305.743.7709

Miami-Dade AHEC
Serving Miami-Dade County

Terri Shilthorn, MS, CTTS
Acting Director
1200 N.W. 78 Avenue
Suite 209
Miami, Florida 33126
Telephone 305.994.9268
Fax 305.592.3704


University of South Florida AHEC Program

Ann Maynard, MPH
AHEC Program Director
University of South Florida
College of Medicine (AHEC), MDC 76
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33612-4799
Telephone 813.974.3507 Fax 813.974.3605
SunCom 574.3507

Gulfcoast North AHEC
Serving the counties of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas

Christina Mathis, MBA
17819 State Route 52
Land O'Lakes, Florida 34638-6819
Telephone 813.929.1000
Fax 813.929.1009
SunCom 514.9775

Gulfcoast South AHEC
Serving the counties of Charlotte, Desoto, Manatee, Sarasota

Edna Apostol, M.P.H., Director
2201 Cantu Court, Suite 220
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Telephone 941.361.6602
Fax 941.361.6612
SunCom 516.1885



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