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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Secretary's Office
Deputy Secretary - Institutions

Vacant
Vacant
Deputy Secretary
(850) 488-7480

The Deputy Secretary's office handles the operations side of the Department and is made up of the Office of Institutions, the Office of Re-Entry, and the Office of Medical & Health Services.This position also assists the Secretary in supervising activities of the Department's executive staff and acts on behalf of the Secretary in his absence.

  • The Deputy Secretary assists the Secretary in the formulation and implementation of her priorities through legislation, the budgetary process, and leadership of departmental employees.

  • The Deputy Secretary serves as the liaison and primary advisor to the Secretary on internal and external policy matters.

  • The Deputy Secretary has a leadership role in setting the agenda for the agency and ensuring the agency continually meets its mission.

For additional information see the agency directory and contact information.

Organizational Chart for the Deputy Secretary Deputy Assistant Secretary of Re-Entry, Kim 'Chris' Southerland Assistant Secretary of Health Services Olugbenga Ogunsanwo, M.D. Assistant Secretary of Institutions Ricky Dixon Deputy Assistant Secretary of Security, Richard Comerford Region 1 - Director Samuel (Sam) Culpepper Region 2 - Director Eric Lane Region 3 - Director Randy Tifft Deputy Secretary | Vacant Director of Dental Services, Thomas Shields, D.D.S. Director of Pharmacy Services, Stephen Whitfield, RPH Director of Nursing Services, Collean D'Acquisto, R.N. Director of Health Services Administration, Tom Reimers Director of Mental Health Services, Dean Aufderheide, Ph.D.

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