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About LSF Health Systems

LSF Health Systems (LSFHS) is one of seven Managing Entities who work in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families to ensure access to evidence-based behavioral health care services for people facing poverty who do not have health insurance.


LSF Health Systems serves a 23-county region in Northeast and North Central Florida, which includes Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lake, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Union and Volusia counties.


State-funded behavioral health services help people and families who don’t have insurance gain access to much-needed mental health and addiction programs. Through this system-wide approach, people at risk for or diagnosed with mental health and/or substance use disorders are able to find the help they need. Services provided through contracted behavioral health care providers include prevention, intervention, treatment and care coordination to support optimal recovery.


Click below to learn more about how, together with our partners,

we help people live healthier, happier, and hope-filled tomorrows.

Click below to view LSF’s 990s and Audited Financial Statements

Our Team

Board of Directors

Dawn Gilman | Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Changing Homelessness

Vicky Basra, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

Lisé Everly, Community Leader

Sheriff Pat Ivey,  Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO)

Shawna Novak, St. Johns County Government

Peggy Schiffers, Community Leader

Dr. Ahmed Waqas, American TelePhysicians

Executive Team

Dr. Christine Cauffield has served as President and CEO of organizations providing integrated health services for children through seniors, including a corporation that provides in-patient, acute psychiatric care to seniors in crisis.  She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology and completed her Internship and Post-Doctoral Residency at Harvard Medical School, where she specialized in geriatric neuropsychology.  She currently serves as the President of the Florida Council on Aging, President of the Florida Association of Managing Entities, and is a member of the Executive Board of the Smart Justice Alliance of Florida. Dr. Cauffield also serves on the Florida Department of Elder Affairs State Plan Advisory Group. She is a Leadership Florida alumna and represents the United States for EuComs, an organization compromised of 36 European countries that are dedicated to advancing community based behavioral healthcare in Europe.

Dr. Cauffield’s proven track record of management success has resulted in several company turn-arounds.  Additionally, her vision and strategic planning allow organizational growth and expansion, with innovative clinical programs.  She has developed national Best-Practice models that include in-home care, out-patient, inpatient and acute care hospital-based units.  Dr. Cauffield has successfully integrated healthcare services that encompass both urban and rural community settings.  She is a passionate healthcare advocate and is adept at working with local, state and national governmental officials to champion policy and funding initiatives.  Dr. Cauffield incorporates philanthropic fund-raising and effectively engages the communities she serves.  She has successfully worked with local, state and national policy makers on critical healthcare initiatives.



Anne Madsen is the CFO for LSF Health Systems.  Managing a budget of $180M, Anne has direct oversight of the Finance and Data divisions for LSF Health Systems. With a career in healthcare spanning three decades, Ms. Madsen has served in numerous leadership positions both in Florida and Idaho, including hospital CFO, CFO for academic-based outpatient health centers, State Market Director with oversight for the NEMT contract for Medicaid recipients, and Managed Care Director for home health and hospice agencies across nine states. Ms. Madsen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University and her MBA and Certificate in Healthcare Administration from The University of Miami. A passionate advocate, she has served her communities through volunteerism and held board positions for several non-profit organizations.

Board Meetings

Board Meetings

May 10, 2022
August 2, 2022
November 1, 2022
February 7, 2023

all meetings 11:30am – 1:30pm via zoom



Sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, appropriate auxiliary aids and services are provided at no cost to deaf and hard-of-hearing clients and companions. Persons needing special accommodations to participate in any meeting/hearing should contact Fatou Mbaye at (904) 900-1075 for assistance.