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Heather Stearns

Vice President, Government Relations

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Heather Stearns joined LIBERTY in February 2018 as Vice President of Government Relations. Heather manages LIBERTY’s Medicaid contract with the State of Florida. She coordinates company and provider activities to meet state and federal contractual requirements; serves as the liaison with the MMA Plans to coordinate services between dental and medical delivery systems; manages provider performance and compliance with provider agreements and AHCA standards; and manages joint operations meetings.

Prior to joining LIBERTY, Heather worked in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration, most recently as the Chief of Staff for the Florida Department of Children and Families. Previously, Heather worked for the Executive Office of the Governor. There, she served as Special Counsel to the Chief Inspector General, Deputy General Counsel to the Governor, and General Counsel to the Division of Emergency Management. Prior to her time in state government, Heather practiced law in the private sector. Heather earned her Bachelor’s Degree in political science and international affairs from the University of Miami and her Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law. She lives in Tallahassee with her husband and their daughters.