Commissioner Jeanette Nuñez
Appointed by Speaker
MISCELLANEOUS, Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education And Prevention Program
Last Action: 11/7/2017 Filed
LEGISLATURE, Sessions of the legislature
Last Action: 11/10/2017 Filed
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Rights of accused and of victims
Last Action: 10/16/2017 Referred to Declaration of Rights
|Occupation:||Small business owner; Florida State Representative|
|City:||Miami (Miami-Dade County)|
Commissioner Jeanette M. Nuñez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She was elected in 2010 to the Florida House of Representatives and was subsequently re-elected in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
She began her healthcare career working at Jackson Health System in 2004 as the State Director for Government Relations and handled all aspects of the organization’s state affairs. In 2006, she was promoted to Vice President of Government Relations and was responsible for overseeing the advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal level. In addition to her duties, she served on numerous boards and healthcare organizations, including the National Association of Public Hospitals Fellowship Program. In 2010, Commissioner Nuñez joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as their Vice President of Community Affairs for both Kendall Regional Medical Center and Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. She oversaw their community outreach for three and half years and was responsible for a number of marketing and business development initiatives.
In late 2013, Commissioner Nuñez began her own company, OnPoint Strategies. She has been working with Jackson Health System, providing them with strategic advice on service line and business development. She has also been tasked to work with the Managed Care Department and Population Health.
Commissioner Nuñez has served in the past as an adjunct professor at Florida International University. Over the years, she has demonstrated her ongoing commitment to the South Florida community through her active involvement in various local organizations and professional groups. She has been involved with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami, WHEN, and Women in Government. From 2007 – 2015, Commissioner Nuñez served on the Board of Kristi House, an organization dedicated to children who are victims of sexual abuse. In 2007, she was named Hispanic Woman of Distinction.
Additionally, Commissioner Nuñez is a member of the Statewide Council of Human Trafficking. The 15-member Council, chaired by State Attorney General Pam Bondi, was created to support victims of human trafficking by enhancing the available care options for these victims. Most recently, Commissioner Nuñez was appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card.
In November 2016, Commissioner Nuñez was named Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House of Representatives. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee and serves on the Rules and Policy Committee. She previously chaired Health Quality Subcommittee, Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, and Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee.
Commissioner Nuñez is a proud graduate of Florida International University (FIU) and a lifetime member of the FIU Alumni Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science, her Masters of Public Administration from FIU, and a Six Sigma Certificate from the University of Miami. She is also a graduate from Leadership Miami. Commissioner Nuñez attends Christ Fellowship West Kendall Campus. Commissioner Nuñez is married to her husband of 21 years, Adrian Nuñez, and together they are the proud parents of three children – Megan age 18; Justin, age 16; and Jason, age 11.