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Office of the Secretary

Secretary Corley

Secretary Charles T. Corley
Governor Scott appointed Charles T. Corley as Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs on August 25, 2011. A native Floridian and graduate of Florida State University, Corley has previously served as Interim Secretary, as well as the Department’s Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff. As Secretary of DOEA, Corley manages the Department’s activities and serves as an advocate for the issues and programs that affect Florida’s 4.45 million seniors.

Corley’s career in the health and human services field spans more than 30 years. He has served in the public and private sectors as both a direct service provider and administrator. Prior to his work directing the Department of Elder Affairs, he served the agency as a division director and bureau chief. From 1985-2000, he served at the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and its predecessor agency. Previously in the private sector, Corley held various leadership roles in hospital administration across the state and also served as a consultant for health care facilities.

The Office of the Secretary is the focal point for management and overall coordination of the Department’s activities. The Secretary, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate, serves as the Department’s chief administrative officer and charts the agency’s overall direction. The Secretary represents the Governor on matters relating to Florida’s elder population and serves as an advocate regarding issues and programs that affect the Department and the elders it serves.

The Office of the Secretary includes the Offices of the General Counsel and Inspector General, the Research and Policy Coordinator, and the Divisions of Financial Administration and Internal & External Affairs.

Secretary Charles T. Corley may be reached by phone at (850) 414-2000 or by e-mail at corleyct@elderaffairs.org.

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