TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Governor Ron DeSantis announced Monday that Shevaun Harris will return as Secretary of Florida’s Department of Children and Families for a second term. Harris joined the Department of Children and Families as the Secretary in February 2021 after a nearly two-decade career at the Agency for Health Care Administration.
“Shevaun Harris has done an excellent job serving Florida’s families as the Secretary of
@MyFLFamilies,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter. “She has fostered innovation and ensured accountability. I look forward to continuing working with her this upcoming term.”
Secretary Harris has made holistic care for families a priority by working to integrate multiple systems and services. In September 2021, she supported First Lady Casey DeSantis in launching Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, a personalized program to help families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency through community partnerships.
Harris was the driving force behind the development of Florida’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation program. In addition, she has led several complex projects and served as the lead negotiator for multi-billion-dollar contracts under the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program.
“Thank you @GovRonDeSantis,” Harris wrote on Twitter. “I am honored to continue to serve in your administration. With your bold leadership, we have done amazing things for children and families in our great State. Looking forward to the great things that are yet to come!”