About Us

The University of Florida Area Health Education Program, UF AHEC Program, is administered through the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. Established in 1990 to coordinate the development and administration of an AHEC organizational infrastructure throughout a 37-county service area, the Program Office today continues to actively facilitate the linking of academic health resources with the needs found in north Florida’s underserved communities. The large number of community-based activities required in fulfilling these objectives are conducted by the AHEC Centers.

Program Office

Physical Address:
2046 NE Waldo Road, SuiteĀ 1200
Gainesville, FL 32609

Campus Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 100008
Gainesville, FLĀ  32610-0008

Tel. (352) 273-8530
Fax (352) 294-8260

Program Director: Daniel Rubin, MD

Preceptorship Program Director: Diane Howell, MD


Debbie Hawkins, MA, Associate Director

Alice Maffei, MS, CHES, TTS, Health Educator

Georgia Nichols, BS, TTS, Program Assistant

Vicki Piazza, BBA, Education and Training Specialist II

Jessica Galloway Upegui, BPH, Intern

Art Watson, MS, IT Professional II

James Watts, Fiscal Accountant II