Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Randy Katz, Selima Khan and Michael Graves to the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse.

Dr. Katz is a board-certified doctor of emergency medicine. He has practiced at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood since 2004 and has served as chair of emergency medicine since 2008. He is the medical director of emergency services for the City of Hollywood Fire Rescue, a position he has held since 2014. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida, his doctorate in osteopathic medicine at Nova Southeastern University and completed his emergency and internal medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Khan is the vice president of marketing and corporate communications with Memorial Health Care System, a position she has held since 2010. Previously, she served as director of corporate marketing for Broward Health from 1998 until 2009. She has been a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development since 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Florida International University.

Graves is the elected public defender for the Fifth Circuit, which encompasses Lake, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter and Marion counties.

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David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.


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