The Board


The Florida Board of Respiratory Care plays a leading role in health care regulation through interaction with prospective applicants, licensees, education providers and the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Each respiratory care professional must have been actively engaged in the delivery of respiratory care services in this state for at least 4 consecutive years prior to appointment. The board shall include a registered respiratory therapist, a certified respiratory therapist; a respiratory care professional from the areas of respiratory care education, respiratory care management supervision and homecare/subacute. Two members must be consumer members, who are residents of this state and have never been licensed as health care practitioners.

Members of the Board

Craig Broeker
RRT
Sanford, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud
Ph.D
Tallahassee, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2009
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Ruben Colon
CRT Chair
Deltona, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Ronald Eric Mitchell
CRT
Land O Lakes, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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Joseph Frey
MBA-HCM, B.S. RRT Vice-Chair
Longwood, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2015
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Roberto Garcia
RRT
Miami, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Vacant Consumer

Term Ends:

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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health, 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. Despite the expiration of their term, board members can continue to serve until they have been replaced. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Staff

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Allen Hall
Executive Director
Responsibilities: Administrative officer for the Board of Respiratory Care, oversees the administrative functions of the board office including licensure, board meeting preparation and legislation tracking.
Traci Zeh
Program Operations Administrator
Responsibilities: answers all specific questions regarding laws and rules, and is available when other staff members are out of the office, is the supervisor over RT staff.
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Jocelyn Hart
Regulatory Specialist I
Responsibilities: Processes initial applications for CRT/RRT licensure by endorsement, answers general application questions and assists with general concerns regarding licensure.
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Barbara Baker
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Processes all Continuing Education Provider applications, Exemption from Disqualification applications, license reactivation renewals, Board contact person for continuing education requirements and handles public feedback responses. Also responsible for handling Board meeting agendas and minutes for the respiratory care profession, answer general application questions and handle general concerns regarding licensure.
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Legal Counsel

Lawrence Harris
Assistant Attorney General
(850) 414-3300
Lawrence.Harris@myfloridalegal.com