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, Suite 1200
Gainesville, FL 32609

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

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

Program Director: Daniel Rubin, MD

Preceptorship Program Director: Diane Howell, MD


Lauren Cox, Program Assistant

Debbie Hawkins, MA, Associate Director

Alice Maffei, MS, CHES, CTTS, Education and Training Specialist II

Georgia Nichols, BS, TTS, Health Educator

Vicki Piazza, BBA, Assistant Director, Education and Training Programs

Tessa Santelli, Health Education Data Entry Assistant 

James Watts, Fiscal Accountant II