Former Rep. Mike Weinstein lands CEO job with Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville

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Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville, a volunteer-based clinic that provides medical services to the working uninsured of greater Jacksonville, has named Mike Weinstein its first chief executive officer effective April 16.

A newly created position, the CEO will lead the organization toward increased awareness and private donations so that it may serve even more patients. Last year, Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville provided over 6,500 primary and secondary clinical appointments to working low-income individuals who could not afford health insurance and did not qualify for federal or state programs.  

“Mike’s extensive background in the public and private sectors complements our work throughout the greater Jacksonville health care community. We look forward to his guidance and leadership toward increasing the number of North Florida residents we are able to serve,” said Dottie Dorion and Dr. Jim Burt, co-founders and members of the Board of Directors for Volunteers in Medicine. 

Mike Weinstein was most recently an assistant state attorney and former executive director for the State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville and served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2008-2012. Previously, he was president of Take Stock in Children, a nonprofit organization serving more than 15,000 low-income children in Florida. He also served as president and CEO of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee, as executive director of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, and as chief financial officer for the city of Jacksonville for Mayors Ed Austin and John Delaney. 

“I am honored to be selected to serve as the chief executive officer for Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville. The services they provide to thousands of working Jacksonville-area residents are impressive and the organization serves as a model for communities everywhere. The clinic delivers much-needed health care to those who are in need and are working hard to sustain themselves and their families,” said Weinstein.

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