Florida Children and Youth Cabinet Members

The members of the Children and Youth Cabinet consist of a chairman, the secretaries of the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Agency for Health Care Administration, as well as the directors of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and the Office of Early Learning. Other members include the State Surgeon General, the Commissioner of Education, the director of the Guardian ad Litem Office, and the director of the Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection. Additionally, the Governor appoints five members from around the state who are representatives of children and youth advocacy organizations, but who are not service providers. Rounding out the Cabinet are the five ex-officio members named in statute, or their designees.

First Lady Casey DeSantis
Office of The Governor


Alan Abramowitz
Executive Director
Judge Jessica G. Costello Commissioner
Richard Corcoran
Jason Barrett Senator Lauren Book Carlos de la Cruz
Commissioner Rene Garcia Zackary Gibson, Director Shan Goff, Director
Shevaun L. Harris, DCF
Sandra Himmel
Forough Hosseini
Executive Vice President
Belinda Keiser
Vice Chancellor,
Keiser University
Simone Marstiller, AHCA
Barbara Palmer, Director
Surgeon General
Scott Rivkees
Interim Secretary
Josefina Tamayo, DJJ
Patricia Williams

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