Department of Elder Affairs Secretary An Important Appointment to Governor’s Cabinet
In recent days, Governor Ron DeSantis has announced a number of appointments to serve on his administration. A pivotal appointment to his cabinet is the new Secretary for the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) – Richard Prudom. DOEA is the State Unit on Aging, whose mission is to help Florida’s 5.5 million elders remain healthy, safe, and independent.
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 the Department of Elder Affairs as Deputy Secretary, Chief of Staff, and Chief Financial Officer.
With his appointment comes an opportunity to share information about the work being done at the state and local levels to support our aging population in Florida.