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Heather Stearns of Tallahassee, Florida, Has Recently Been Appointed President of LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida, Inc.


LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida has proudly served Floridians concerning their dental benefits for the past 10 years, and currently serves approximately 1 million Medicaid members as one of three dental plans directly administering the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Dental Program. LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida’s operational center is in Tampa and administrative office in Tallahassee. LIBERTY of Florida employs approximately 250 individuals throughout the State.

Heather Stearns joined LIBERTY in February 2018, as Vice President of Government Relations. 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. Heather serves on the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission as one of nine commissioners, who interview and nominate applicants for appointment by the Governor to the Florida Supreme Court. She lives in Tallahassee with her husband and their daughters.

“I am pleased and proud that Heather has agreed to serve and accept the appointment as President of our Florida company and programs,” said Dr. Amir Neshat, Founder and CEO of the LIBERTY Dental Plan companies. “I know based on her prior service that she brings unique perspective and valuable experience to this role, which includes the administration of our Medicaid Dental Program throughout the State of Florida.”

You may contact Heather at: hstearns@libertydentalplan.com


LIBERTY Dental Plan was founded and is led by a dentist and provides full dental administrative services to over 4.5 million members in public and commercial programs in 50 states including approximately 3 million Medicaid members in Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York.

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