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CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Pinellas County Commissioner Dave Eggers to Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Board of Directors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the appointment of Pinellas County Commissioner Dave Eggers to the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Board of Directors. Commissioner Eggers fills the appointment recommended by the Florida Association of Counties.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “It’s an honor to appoint Commissioner Eggers to the Florida Healthy Kids board. My mission is to ensure that every child has access to health coverage so that we can keep our kids safe and healthy. I look forward to working with Commissioner Eggers to achieve this goal and thank him for stepping up to serve Florida families.”
Commissioner Dave Eggers said, “I’m thrilled to join the Florida Healthy Kids board and thank CFO Jimmy Patronis for his trust and his commitment to helping Florida kids stay healthy. I know there is a great deal of work to be done to make sure every child has coverage, but I know with great leadership we can achieve it. In this new role, I will be focused on serving our state and Florida’s children.”
Representative Chris Sprowls said, “I’ve known Commissioner Eggers for years and I know he will be an asset to the Florida Healthy Kids Board. I appreciate CFO Jimmy Patronis’ commitment to this important issue that impacts families across our state and we will continue to work together in our shared goal of helping kids get health care."
Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos, chair of Florida Healthy Kids Board, said, “Having Commissioner Eggers join the board will absolutely add value and help further our mission to ensure that no child in Florida goes without health coverage. CFO Jimmy Patronis made an excellent choice and I look forward to working with him on important health care issues facing our state.”
About the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation
The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation is a nonprofit, public-private partnership created by the Florida Legislature to expand access to affordable, child-centered health insurance. The Corporation administers Florida Healthy Kids (, a comprehensive health and dental insurance program for Florida children from age 5 through the end of age 18. The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors and is chaired by Florida’s Chief Financial Officer or his designee.
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