WellFlorida Announces New Board Member

December 11, 2023




WellFlorida Council, the state designated local health council for 16 counties in North Central Florida, welcomes new board member Jennifer Martinez, Executive Director of Marion Senior Services. WellFlorida’s board is composed of healthcare providers, purchasers and consumers who are appointed by county commissioners in the county where they reside. Martinez was recently appointed to serve on WellFlorida’s board by Marion County Board of County Commissioners.  

“I am honored and privileged to join WellFlorida’s Board of Directors and look forward to leveraging my experience to provide guidance for residents to age in place with dignity for as long and as safely as possible,” said Martinez. 

Martinez has a passion for serving and caring for disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Her love of service to the elderly has greatly impacted the aging network in Marion County. She comes with an extensive background of experience in the health care and elder care industry. Martinez has been Executive Director over Marion Senior Services for eight years and spent five years at Hospice of Marion County prior. Her impact in the community has been significant. Notably, and most recently, she spearheaded the Ocala/Marion County AARP Age-Friendly designation and implemented the Marion County Co-Responder Program. 

“Ms. Martinez’s expertise and insights into senior care issues will contribute to WellFlorida’s knowledge base, especially for the community health assessments and improvement plans we conduct for counties throughout the region,” said Jeff Feller, CEO of WellFlorida.

WellFlorida’s mission is to forge partnerships in planning, research and service that build healthier communities. In addition to being the region’s health council, the private, nonprofit organization manages over a dozen local, state and federally funded programs that support WellFlorida’s causes—maternal and infant health, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and improving access to healthcare, especially in rural communities. 

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