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Administrative Staff

CHFM Administrative Staff

Denny Agana, MPH Denny Fe Agana, MPH
Research Coordinator
H. James Free, M.D. Center for Primary Care Education & Innovation
1104 Newell Dr. #147
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 294-4976 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: dfgagana@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Responsible for all duties related to the Free Center’s activities – administration, organization or primary care related events, coordination of primary care education research, and collaboration in research and data analysis. Reports to R. Hatch, M.D.


Bernie Amaro, CPC-A
Academic Assistant
Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism
1600 SW Archer Road Ste N1-02
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5153 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: bamaro@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Responsible for supporting the Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism, including course coordination, design, scheduling, and statistics. Assists with the UF Health Shands Hospital Ethics Committee, the Ethics Consult Service, and PCP Live. Shares other CHFM administrative office duties as required. Reports to the Vice-Chairman, Jon Coffey.


Maria Bolanos, CPC Maria Bolanos, CPC
Academic Assistant II
Medical Student Education
1600 SW Archer Road Ste G1-018
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5151 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: bolanos@ufl.edu
 Superior Accomplishment Award

Primary Duties

Reports to Robert Hatch, M.D. for all duties related to the management of the Family Medicine/Ambulatory Care Clerkship for MD3 students. Assists staff in coordinating the Clinical Practice Preceptorship for 1st and 2nd year M.D. students.


Amanda Brown Amanda Brown
Clinic Manager
UF Health Family Medicine – Jonesville
13611 NW 1 Lane Ste 200
Newberry, FL 32669
(352) 265-8670 Fax: (352) 265-8671
e-mail:lassea@shands.ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Provides general direction, coordination, and supervision of the clinic. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the clinic. Also supports and monitors financial aspects of the clinic.


Tawana Brown Teresa Tawana Brown
Clinic Manager
UF Health Family Medicine – Eastside
410 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL 32641-5685
(352) 265-7015 Fax: (352) 265-7021
e-mail: browtt@shands.ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Provides general direction, coordination, and supervision of the clinic. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the clinic. Also supports and monitors financial aspects of the clinic.


Gredel Buzbee Gredel Buzbee
Clinic Manager
UF Health Family Medicine – Old Town
25827 SE Hwy 19
Old Town, FL 32680
(352) 542-1806 Fax: (352) 542-1843
e-mail: buzbeg@shands.ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Provides general direction, coordination, and supervision of the clinic. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the clinic. Also supports and monitors financial aspects of the clinic.


Jon Coffey
Chief Financial/Operations Officer (Vice-Chair)
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Ste N1-02B
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5140 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: coffejd@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Oversees all department administrative functions, ensuring they are in accordance with university, state, and federal regulations. Responsible for clinic operations, strategic budget planning, grants and marketing. Reports to the Chairman, Dr. Peter Carek.


Sheila Diuguid
HR Office Manager
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Rm G1-003A
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 294-5143 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: diuguid@ufl.edu
 Superior Accomplishment Award

Primary Duties

Include managing all personnel and payroll issues for the department. This includes: Faculty, Residents, TEAMS Exempt & Non-Exempt, OPS, Student Assistant, and Work Study employees. Manages all faculty assignment, faculty activity reporting, Instructor Workload reporting, Affirmative Action, Scholarship applications, extra duties, etc. Processes all faculty and staff hires, and manages all terminations. Reports to Sherri Swilley.


Tina Engstrom Tina Engstrom
Education Coordinator
UF Health Family Medicine – Main
1707 North Main Street Rm 2136
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-9544 Fax: (352) ) 265-9584
e-mail: kenai2@ufl.edu
 Superior Accomplishment Award

Primary Duties

Responsible for meeting Residency Program goals, deadlines, and requirements for accreditation of program. Responsible for implementation and overall coordination of the program curriculum, as well as all resident and faculty clinical and educational assignments.


Stephanie Goll Stephanie Goll
Office Assistant
UF Health Family Medicine – Main
1707 North Main Street Rm 2127
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-9568 Fax: (352) ) 265-9583
e-mail: goll@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Duties include various clerical assignments and projects as needed. Reports to Najwa Liscombe.


Macy Gordon
Administrative Support Assistant I
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Ste N1-02
Gainesville FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5103 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: macyrgordon@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Office Assistant for Administration.


Lavina Gramig
Administrative Support Assistant III
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Ste N1-07
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5159 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: gramig@ufl.edu
 Superior Accomplishment AwardSuperior Accomplishment AwardSuperior Accomplishment Award

Primary Duties

Assists Chairman with daily functions and serves as a backup assistant for the Vice-Chair and Assistant Director. Schedules meetings for the Chairman, including Faculty Meetings, Clinical Operations, Steering Committee, the monthly Research & Quality Improvement meetings, and Annual Evaluations.  Arranges phone and video-conference lines when needed and assists faculty with Tenure and Promotion process. Reports to the Chairman,  Dr. Peter Carek.


Misty Gray Misty Gray
Administrative Support Assistant II
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Ste N1-07
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5138 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: mistygray@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Assists the Director and serves as production manager for department publications, including the Annual Report, staff handbook, marketing and promotional materials, and department websites. Also acts as the liaison for Shands marketing and coordinates the Vice-Chair and Assistant Director’s calendars and arranges phone and video-conference lines when needed. Reports to Sherri Swilley.


Amanda Griffin-Zonin, RN Amanda Griffin-Zonin, RN
Nurse Lead
UF Health Family Medicine – Main
1707 North Main Street Rm 2127
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-9566 Fax: (352) ) 265-9583
e-mail: GRIFA@shands.ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Serves as the nursing lead for Family Medicine. Develops and implements Department specific policies, protocols, and critical pathways. Evaluates clinical staff (RN, LPN, MA, and CCA) core competencies. Provides clinical nursing assessment, support, counseling, and direct patient care in an ambulatory setting. Works in collaboration with other health care providers and ancillary services. Maintains mandatory regulatory institutional policy and procedures under the direction of the Chair. Reports to the Chairman, Dr. Peter Carek.


Mindy Halbrook Mindy Halbrook
Clinic Manager
UF Health Family Medicine – Main
1707 North Main Street Rm 1170
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-9516 Fax: (352) ) 265-9575
e-mail: halbrm@shands.ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Provides general direction, coordination, and supervision of the clinic. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the clinic. Also supports and monitors financial aspects of the clinic.


Dana Ives
Senior Fiscal Assistant
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Ste N1-07B
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5452 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: ives@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Provides departmental support for processing travel & expense reimbursements, accounts payables, and supply orders. Reports to Kelsey Prange.


Emil Kanji Emil Kanji
Administrative Specialist II
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Ste N1-02
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5141 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: ekanji@ufl.edu
 Superior Accomplishment AwardSuperior Accomplishment Award

Primary Duties

Oversees the fiscal and finance operations of the department while providing direct support to the Director. Responsible for the development and administration of the annual operations budget and RVU targets. Reports to Jon Coffey.


Najwa Liscombe, CMA CPC Najwa Liscombe, CMA CPC
Coding and Reimbursement Analyst III
Administrative Office
UF Health Family Medicine – Main
1707 North Main Street Rm 2127
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-9566 Fax: (352) ) 265-9583
e-mail: lisconn@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Responsible for coding and compliance for the department, including educational review of medical records to ensure that documentation supports coding. Conducts one-on-one training with residents and faculty. Reviews reimbursement for codes throughout the department. Reports to Sherri Swilley.


Kimberly Lynch, MSHI
Epic Coordinator
Administrative Office
UF Health Family Medicine – Main
1707 North Main Street Rm 2127
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-9565 Fax: (352) ) 265-9583
e-mail: klynch@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Department Epic trainer and support. Epic liaison between Department and Information Systems. Works on Department wide Epic projects to increase provider efficiency. Conducts quality projects across all Community Health and Family Medicine Clinics and Hospital Services. Is a member of the quality improvement team.  Reports to the Vice-Chair, Jon Coffey.


Kimberly Williams-Mann Kimberly Williams-Mann
Clinic Manager
UF Health Family Medicine – Haile Plantation
2846 SW 87th Way Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 265-0945 Fax: (352) ) 594-8511
e-mail: willkj@shands.ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Provides general direction, coordination, and supervision of the clinic. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the clinic. Also supports and monitors financial aspects of the clinic.


Ashley Pankey Ashley Pankey
Clinic Manager
UF Health Family Medicine – Hampton Oaks
200 SW 62nd Blvd Suite D
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 594-0606 Fax: (352) 265-9576
e-mail: panka@shands.ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Provides general direction, coordination, and supervision of the clinic. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the clinic. Also supports and monitors financial aspects of the clinic.


Kelsey Prange
Accountant
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Ste N1-07B
Gainesville FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5149 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: klprange@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, property management, key control, overseeing travel requests and reimbursements, and maintaining fiscal records. Reports to Emil Kanji.


 Kia Rahmanian, MPH Kia Rahmanian, MPH
Research Coordinator
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Ste G1-001B
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-8025 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: rahmanian@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Coordinates scholarly activity with emphasis on grant preparation, submission, budgeting and following established budgets timely. Monitoring the distribution of funds as it relates to awarded grants. Manages grant award information and monitor grant process. Works to design and implement research and evaluation studies and conduct statistical data analyses and participate in interpretation of results with research faculty.


Lacey Rhea Lacey Rhea
Senior Grants Specialist
Dept of Medicine / CHFM
Box 103594
Gainesville, FL 32610-3594
(352) 265-8376
e-mail: lacey.n.givens@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Develops and implements contract/grant administrative procedures, interprets regulations and guidelines to insure requirements are met, coordinates auditing investigations and responses with granting agency auditors, analyzes the review, application, and/or administration of potential/grant programs, assists principal investigator in the development and submission of proposals, and prepares and negotiates contracts. Reports to Emil Kanji.


Emilee Rice Emilee Rice
Office Assistant for Payroll
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Rm G1-003B
Gainesville FL 32610-3001
(352) 294-8513 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: ricee@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Office Assistant for Payroll Personnel area. Primary contact for Leave and Payroll processing. Processes new hire and termination paperwork, as well as additional pay. Assists in Effort Certification, FAR, and IWL. Reports to Sheila Diuguid.


Camile Serrana Camile Serrana
Coding and Reimbursement Analyst I
UF Health Family Medicine – Main
1707 North Main Street Rm 2127
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-9567 Fax: (352) ) 265-9583
e-mail: cami07@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Optimizes billing performance in compliance with University of Florida and College of Medicine guidelines. Reports to Najwa Liscombe.


Sherri Swilley, CPC
Assistant Director
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Rm G1-003B
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5144 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: sherrim@ufl.edu
Superior Accomplishment AwardSuperior Accomplishment AwardSuperior Accomplishment Award

Primary Duties

Manages staff responsible for coding/compliance, information security, patient safety, and human resources. Reports to the Vice-Chair, Jon Coffey.


Alexandra (Ali) Truluck
OPS HR Assistant
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Rm G1-003A
Gainesville FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5139 Fax: (352) 294-8513
e-mail: a.truluck@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Work is focused on maintaining the departments personnel records, and assisting with leave audits. Ali also helps with scheduling interviews, preparing orientation materials, and other administrative HR tasks . Reports to Sheila Diuguid.


Art Watson, MS Art Watson, MS
Information Security Manager
Administrative Office
1600 SW Archer Road Ste G1-026
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 273-5158 Fax: (352) 273-5213
e-mail: watson@ufl.edu

Primary Duties

Manages the department’s IT security plan, and serves as Primary Directory Coordinator in support of Identity Management. Also manages user accounts, provides workstation support, oversees workstation purchases, and acts as the department’s Webmaster. Reports to Sherri Swilley.


Kim Zinkel Kim Zinkel
Residency/Fellowship Program Assistant
UF Health Family Medicine – Main
1707 North Main Street Rm 2105
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-9584 Fax: (352) ) 265-9583
e-mail: zinkel@ufl.edu
 Superior Accomplishment Award

Primary Duties

Provides support to Residency Program Director. Maintains several web-based residency tracking programs such as Web Ads, RTMS System, and AAMC GME Track System. Maintains ERAS program for resident recruiting.