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Gail Matillo

President & CEO

As the Association’s and Institute’s President/CEO, Gail is responsible for directing the association, institute and identifying policy objectives that support the mission, vision and growth of both organizations. Previously, she spent more than two years as the State Housing Director with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and more than 18 years with the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, now LeadingAge Florida, as the Director of Housing and Professional Development. Gail has a master’s degree in public administration, and a bachelor’s degree in business and health care administration.

Gail is a lobbyist and has been an ALF Core Trainer for more than 10 years. She served on Governor DeSantis’ Safe and Reopening of LTC communities and the Governor's Vaccine Task Force. She is the Chair of the Argentum State Executives board and is a board member of Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition and the Pioneer Network.  Gail loves the outdoors and enjoys camping, motorcycling, cooking and antique shopping.

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