The Board

The Board of Nursing Home Administrators is composed of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate: Three members of the board must be licensed nursing home administrators. Two members of the board must be health care practitioners. The remaining two members of the board must be laypersons who are not, and have never been, nursing home administrators or members of any health care profession or occupation. At least one member of the board must be 60 years of age or older.

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit

Members of the Board

Scott Lipman
Boca Raton, FL
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Jon Hennemyre
Parkland, FL
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Philip DeBiasi
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Christine Hankerson
MSN, MS/P, Ph.D., RN
Tampa, FL
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Kimberly Biegasiewicz
Clermont, FL
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After the expiration of their term, board members can continue to serve until they have been replaced, reappointed, or resign.

Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the board. The board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Members of the board can serve two four-year terms. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointment Office website or email their office at

Board Staff

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Legal Counsel

Rachelle Munson
Senior Assistant Attorney General