About Jeanette Nuñez
Jeanette M. Nuñez, born and raised in Miami, Florida, has dedicated her entire career to public service. At present, she is Vice President of External Affairs at Kendall Regional Medical Center and Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. Among her many responsibilities, she is responsible for facilitating and improving access and developing initiatives for the surrounding communities. Before joining Kendall and Aventura, she was Vice President of Government Affairs at Jackson Health System.
Jeanette's Record & Experience
Prior to working in the hospital industry, she worked in Tallahassee as a Chief of Staff to a state senator. In this position, Jeanette was responsible for developing all legislative proposals, including drafting, researching, presenting before committees and ensuring final passage. She served as the liaison for constituents that needed assistance from state governmental agencies, helping resolve numerous issues for residents of the community.
In addition, Jeanette has demonstrated her ongoing commitment to the South Florida community through her active participation and involvement. Currently, she serves on the Board of Kristi House, an organization dedicated to child victims of sexual abuse. She has been extensively involved with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of Leadership Miami, where she and her peers created a scholarship for homeless children.
In 2007, Jeanette was named a "Hispanic Woman of Distinction of South Florida," for her volunteerism and dedication to the community. In 2008, she was asked to serve on the FloridaHospital Association Uninsured Taskforce and participated in the National Association of Public Hospitals Fellowship Program, where she was recognized as a "National Success Story" for her commitment and advocacy efforts.
A proud alumna of Florida International University (FIU), Jeanette earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science, as well as her Master of Public Administration from South Florida's largest public university. Drawing on her vast knowledge and experience in the healthcare arena, she has served as an Adjunct Professor at FIU's College of Public Health's Graduate Program, as well as an advisor to the FIU College of Business, Health Care MBA Program.
Jeanette is married to her husband of 16 years, Adrian Nunez, and together they are the proud parents of three children – Megan, age 13; Justin, age 11; and Jason, age 6. Jeanette and her family reside in southwest Miami-Dade County and attend Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Jeanette was elected to the House in November 2010. As a freshman State Representative for District 112, she had the honor of being selected as a Deputy Whip for the Republican Caucus and served in a leadership role, ensuring passage of the Republican agenda. She serves on the following committees: Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee; Health Care Quality Subcommittee; Higher Education Appropriations Committee; Economic Affairs Committee; House Redistricting Subcommittee.
During her tenure, she has sponsored and passed many bills, including House Bill 471, which provides information to pregnant women on the benefits of umbilical cord blood donation and banking. She also successfully passed a resolution, which proposes an amendment to the State Constitution that would prohibit increases in ad valorem tax assessment for our low-income seniors. Furthermore, she co-sponsored another bill that would propose an amendment to eliminate all property taxes for certain low-income seniors. Both bills were a priority for her and her constituents.
Additionally, Jeanette sponsored several bills and fought to protect our community's children. House Bill 99, regarding Sexual Exploitation, unanimously passed both the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate. This bill will help child victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking receive the help they need by being placed in a treatment facility.
She was also a sponsor of House Bill 377, which allows for the timely construction of 2 critical Everglades Restoration Projects, critical to Florida's future generations. Moreover, she was able to pass Senate Bill 1620 that contained captive insurance language from one of her sponsored bills that was also approved unanimously. This will improve the current regulatory environment for the formation of captive insurers and will put us in line with other states that have seen many increased revenues, new job growth and a surge in tourism.
With your support, Representative Nuñez plans to continue serving our community and state by fighting for issues that improve our economy, people's quality of life and reflect her strong core belief in family values.