About LSF Health Systems


LSF Health Systems (LSFHS) is a not-for-profit Managing Entity contracted with the Florida Department of Children and Families to ensure access to evidence-based behavioral health care services for people facing poverty who are uninsured or underinsured. LSF Health Systems serves a 23-county region in North 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. 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.


Our Vision

We envision communities where every child, adult, and family has access to the behavioral health care services they need to live well and be well.


Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and sustain an integrated system of behavioral health care through a network of services built on integrity, innovation, and collaboration.


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

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





Fiscal Year 21-22 Impact Report 

Prior Year Report

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

Judge Denise R. Ferrero, Circuit Judge – Eighth Judicial Circuit





Shawna Novak, St. Johns County Government

Peggy Schiffers, Community Leader

Dr. Ahmed Waqas, American TelePhysicians

Sheriff T.K. Waters,  Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO)


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.

[mpc_textblock content_width=”100″]  Shelley Katz is currently Chief Operating Officer of LSF Health Systems overseeing Network Management, Provider Relations, Compliance and Housing.  Ms. Katz brings over 35 years of experience in serving vulnerable populations in both the Child Welfare and Behavioral Health arenas.  Prior to joining LSF Health Systems, Ms. Katz spent 26 years at Children’s Home Society of Florida in a variety of roles, starting as a case manager and ending as Chief Operating Officer.  Ms. Katz has served on several boards of directors including the United States Selective Service Board, the Florida Coalition for Children Board, and is currently serving on the American Children’s Campaign Board of Directors.  Ms. Katz is a graduate of Leadership Gainesville and Leadership Florida and has earned a Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rollins College.       [/mpc_textblock]

Board Meetings

Board Meetings

February 7, 2023
May 9, 2023
August 1, 2023
November 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.

LSF Health Systems is a managing entity contracted with the Department of Children and Families.