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.
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Lise’ Everly, Community Leader
Vicky Basra, Provider
Leslie Jean-Bart, Attorney / Business Leader
Sheriff Mike Williams, Law Enforcement
Peggy Schiffers, Community Leader
Judge Joseph Will, Local Government
Melissa Witmeier, Family Member / Suicide Prevention Expert / Provider
Jenn Petion, CBC/Child Welfare Provider
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 Florida Institute of Technology and completed her Internship and Post-Doctoral Residency at Harvard Medical School, where she specialized in geriatric neuropsychology. She serves as President of Florida Council on Aging, President of Florida Association of Managing Entities, and serves on the Executive Board of Smart Justice of Florida. Dr. Cauffield is appointed to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs State Plan Advisory Group.
Dr. Cauffield is a Leadership Florida alumna. Dr. Cauffield has written book chapters on senior behavioral health issues in addition to numerous articles. She has appeared on CNN Nightly News, ABC Prime Time, AP Press, and several national and international media. Her clinical expertise includes substance abuse, trauma recovery, grief and loss issues, integrated health, and brain disease/disorders.
She currently is CEO of LSF Health Systems, the Managing Entity comprised of 60 Behavioral Health Care organizations that span a 23-county region.
The network serves over 350,000 clients annually with a budget of $155 million in North Central and Northeast Florida. Dr. Cauffield 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. One of seven managing entities, LSF Health Systems, in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, serves Florida’s uninsured and under-insured across a 23-county catchment area in Northeast and North Central Florida. LSF Health Systems employs a community-based approach, contracting with approximately sixty behavioral health providers for the provision of mental health and substance use services. Managing a budget in excess of $150M, Anne has direct oversight of the Finance and Data divisions for the 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.
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