Personnel note: Tiffany Vause leaves Agency for Health Care Administration

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It's not clear who is now handling the agency's communications department.

Agency for Health Care Administration Deputy Chief of Staff Tiffany Vause resigned her post last week for a position at Florida Ready to Work a job readiness program under the auspices of the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Taryn Fenske, Communications Director for Gov. Ron DeSantis, said Vause’s last day at the agency was Dec. 14.

Vause is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at WIN Learning which provides web-based career-driven education and training resources designed to help people get jobs. Vause will work with the Florida Departments of Economic Opportunity and Education in her new capacity and Fenske called it a great opportunity.

While not reflected in her job title at AHCA, Vause took a leading role in handling the agency’s communications efforts.

Vause’s departure comes weeks after Deputy Communications Director Kristin McCaffrey left the agency. McCaffrey took a position as marketing manager at Tri-Eagle sales.

It’s not clear who is now handling the Agency for Health Care Administration’s communications department. Florida Politics’ called the media line late last week after email requests for public information went unanswered. Florida Politics left a message requesting the agency to call. It went unanswered.

Vause joined the agency Dec. 14, 2020, at the time leaving her post as Director of Communications and External Affairs at the DEO. It was Vause’s second stint at the agency, having worked in the communications department also as the press secretary from 2009-2010.

“We’re grateful for Tiffany’s hard work and service both at DEO as Communications Director and ACHA as Deputy Chief of Staff,” Fenske told Florida Politics in an email Tuesday night. “She is a valued member of the team, and with her heart for public service, (I) know she will continue to serve Floridians well in her new role.”

Christine Jordan Sexton

Tallahassee-based health care reporter who focuses on health care policy and the politics behind it. Medicaid, health insurance, workers’ compensation, and business and professional regulation are just a few of the things that keep me busy.


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