By: Sharon Aron Baron
Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of three people to the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse — including a Coral Springs resident.
On Friday, Selima Khan, vice president of marketing and corporate communications with Memorial Health Care System was appointed by Gov. DeSantis.
Previously, Khan served as director of corporate marketing for Broward Health from 1998 until 2009. She has been a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development since 2015 and earned her bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Florida International University.
Dr. Randy Katz of Davie and Michael Graves of Ocala were also appointed.
In April 2019, Gov. DeSantis issued an executive order creating the Task Force and named Attorney General Ashely Moody chair. The Task Force is charged with developing a statewide strategy to identify best practices to combat the opioid epidemic through education, law enforcement efforts, treatment, prevention, and recovery. The Task Force will then present its findings to Governor Ron DeSantis, Senate President Bill Galvano, and House Speaker Jose Oliva.