Governing Legislation: Chapter 408.033, Florida Statutes
Purpose: Authorized by Florida Statute in 1982 to plan for the health care needs of the residents of seven counties (Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota). The responsibility for planning efficient, cost-effective health systems is shared with the Fla. Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration and a statewide network of 11 local health councils.
Requirements: Three Sarasota representatives.
  • Appointees shall be representatives of health care providers or purchasers and non-governmental health care consumers, with majority being purchasers and consumers.

  • Advisory board has authority to make recommendations for appointments.

Term: Two years.
Meetings: Monthly.
County Staff Contact: Claire Alexander -;
  Ed Houck, HPC Exec. Director -


Current Members – 1 Vacancy

Vana Prewitt
Category: Consumer
Term Expires: 8/31/2020

Robert Zack
Category: Provider
Term Expires: 8/31/2020

Term Expires: 8/31/2020