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Rebecca Matthews is Vice President of Automated Health Systems(AHS) – a national comprehensive health management services company offering technical and substantive program development and administration services specifically related to enrollment, outreach and education in partnership with state administered healthcare programs. Matthews represents AHS before policy makers, government and regulatory bodies, trade organizations, corporate entities and other key stakeholders at the national, state and local levels. She is also a subject matter expert for strategic business initiatives, procurement development, negotiation and implementation.
Prior to joining Automated Health Systems, Matthews was Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, a $430 million, nonprofit, public-private partnership created by the Florida Legislature to expand access to comprehensive and affordable health insurance for all Florida children. She also spearheaded marketing, customer services, eligibility, enrollment and other core administrative services for Florida Kid Care, the umbrella brand for the four government-sponsored health insurance programs in Florida.
Matthews served seven years in executive leadership and ultimately as Chief of Staff for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR), a Cabinet agency charged with regulating Florida’s complex insurance marketplace. Early in her career, she was Government Affairs Director at the Florida Lottery and the Department of Management Services. Before her work in state government, she was a communications professional with the Florida Bankers Association, Florida Medical Association and statewide campaigns.
During 2018-2019, Matthews was appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Gubernatorial Wellness Policy Transition Advisory Committee. She has served on the Florida State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Care and Education housed within the Florida Department of Education. Matthews volunteers her time with children/teens as a reading tutor, college and career readiness coach and teaching STEM and entrepreneurship. Matthews also currently serves as a volunteer director for the National Work Readiness Council, a national nonprofit workforce development, training and advocacy organization.
Matthews holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and a minor in Political Science from Florida State University. She resides in Tallahassee with her husband and two teenagers.