Jennifer Bencie, MD, MSA


As Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County since 2009, Dr. Bencie oversees a staff of 140, and a $10 million budget. Prior to her years of service with the Florida Department of Health, Dr. Bencie was an assistant director at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Bencie received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, her medical degree from UAG, Mexico and her master’s degree in health administration from Central Michigan University at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Dr. Bencie believes the use of the arts in healthcare can assist the patient in the healing process.

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