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Healthcare Education Commission

Promotes legislative awareness, professional development, and recognition of best practices in all areas relating to healthcare education.




  1. What We Do
  2. Executive Board
  3. Bylaws
  4. Newsletter
  5. Announcements
  6. Awards and Recognition


What We Do

The mission of the Healthcare Education Commission is to support the goals and objectives of the Association of Florida Colleges Association of Florida Colleges and to promote legislative awareness, professional development and recognition of best practice in Healthcare Education.




Executive Board


Chair:  Monica Franklin, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Phone: 904-766-6766

Chair Elect:

Secretary: Carolyn Lytle, Tallahassee Community College
Phone: 850-558-4521

Legislative Liaison:

Region I Representative: Christa Ruber, Pensacola State College

Region V Representative: Valerie Browne, Miami Dade College


Information about upcoming conferences, exemplary practice, and special contests will be posted here. Check back throughout the year for updates.






Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Healthcare Education Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:

HEC Current Bylaws alt

Newsletter - Spring 2014

Our first newsletter is available. Read about our 2014 Exemplary Practice Award winner for Health Occupations.

Spring Newsletter

Awards and Recognition

2014 Exemplary Practice Award Winner

Congratulations to Dr. David Sullivan, Professor of EMS- Health Occupations from Pasco Hernando State College


"Student-Centered Engagement: Building Patients and Student's Higher Order Thinking"

Building Student Engagement Activities evolved as an educational tool to:
1. Increase student engagement in the classroom,
2. Encourage students to read the text book before class,
3. Use it as a resource to encourage collaboration and           engagement of student groups,
4. Create patients and health conditions from scratch.

Read more about Dr. Sullivan's student centered approach in our Newsletter. Click on newsletter link above.

Dr. Sullivan's contact information (sullivd@phsc.edu)