Continuing Education Sessions
Session 38 | Mega Session: AHCA Update
Time: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Type/Topic: Mega Session
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Florida’s new Agency Secretary, Simone Martstiller and Kimberly Smoak for this Mega Session. In years past this session was standing room only so get there early for a good seat. Hear about the state of affairs, current regulations and legislation impacting Florida’s long term care profession and overall vision and direction for the Agency.
Assistant Deputy Secretary/State Survey Agency Director | Agency for Helath Care Administration
About the Presenter
Kim Smoak has been with the Agency for Health Care Administration since August 1995. She is the Assistant Deputy Secretary/State Survey Agency Director in the Division of Health Quality Assurance. She is responsible for ensuring both federal and state survey work is completed timely, monitors quality improvement/quality assurance activity, training of survey staff and other division staff. She oversees the eight field offices, the complaint administration unit and the survey and certification branch within the division. Kim is also the State Survey Agency Director for the State of Florida. Kim holds a Master’s of Science in Health with the program emphasis in Aging Studies. She is also a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP). In 2009 and 2017, she received Survey & Certification Achievement Awards, presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for her work in Survey and Certification.
Secretary | Agency for Health Care Administration
About the Presenter
Simone Marstiller was appointed Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration by Governor Ron DeSantis in February 2021 after serving two years as secretary of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Previously, she was Of Counsel with Gunster, Yoakley, Stewart, P.A., in the firm’s Tallahassee and Tampa offices, where her practice areas include appellate consulting and litigation, government affairs, procurement, and ethics and elections.
Prior to joining Gunster, Simone served for six years as a judge on the First District Court of Appeal. She was appointed to that office in 2010 by Governor Charlie Crist.
Simone’s legal career prior to her judicial appointment was exclusively in state government and covered a breadth of substantive areas.