Research Centers & Staff

Florida Center for Nursing Staff

Florida Center for Nursing Staff from left to right: Alyssa Mullins, Andrea Uitti, Mary Lou Brunell, Anntoni Leonard

Center for Nursing

The Florida Center for Nursing is a state workforce center established in Florida statute (F.S. 464.0195) to recommend solutions to address Florida's nursing shortage.


Mary Lou Brunell RN, MSN
Executive Director

Andrea Uitti DNP, RN
Associate Director of Programs & Services

Alyssa Mullins Ph.D
Assistant Director of Research

Anntoni Ray Leonard BA
Office Manager

Center for Healthcare Providers

The Center for Healthcare Providers focuses on medical and osteopathic doctors, dentists, physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and doctors of optometry and chiropractic. 

Center for Allied Health Professions

The Center for Allied Health Professions focuses on healthcare professions such as social work, physical therapy, and occupational therapy that provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and direct patient care and support services.