The Children's Trust’s newly elected chair is Citrus Health Network’s COO, Maria Alonso.
The real news is not Ms. Alonzo’s election, but the fact the Trust Board elected someone to be Chairperson who represents an agency that is funded as one of the providers of the Trust's HealthConnect programs (and other programming). What more does the Trust Board have to do to result in a conflict of interest for the Children’s Trust?
I wonder, is it fair for other agencies to have to compete against Citrus Health for Children’s Trust funding? It must stink to be them. While we are thinking about competing for dollars...
How about the Citrus Health service activity numbers? Is Citrus Health meeting the contract goals for participation or are they doing contract revisions to shore up their new President’s numbers? The Trust auditors and contract managers will be stepping lightly around that agency’s offices.
Does this election show why the Children’s Trust dollars are going to pregnant women and public school clinics and not into after school programs and summer camps?
Now that funding is permanent, has the Trust done a bait and switch on taxpayers, shifting around their focus and funding?