In her role, she oversees the lead organization in the fight against hunger in Florida with a statewide network of 12-member food banks and over 2,500 partner agencies that feed every community every day. Safley works to raise awareness of hunger, acquire food and financial donations, as well as work with state policymakers to garner additional support to find solutions to end hunger.
Previously the Director for the Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness under Commissioner Adam Putnam, Safley integrated Child Nutrition Programs from the Florida Department of Education into The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Previous public service included leadership as the Chief of Staff to the Florida Senate President and Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of Education. Safley holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University College of Law.
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In January 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Richard Prudom as Secretary for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA). Secretary Prudom has more than 30 years in executive leadership with the State of Florida where he has worked to develop, implement, and lead public policies and programs that improve the lives of Florida families. Since 2011, he has served at DOEA as Deputy Secretary, Chief of Staff, and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Prudom also leads the Department’s efforts to make Florida an Age-Friendly State in close partnership with AARP and their Network of Age-Friendly Communities.
Additional keynote and plenary speakers for the 2021 Senior Summit will be announced soon.
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