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Media Relations Coordinator/UF Health
Rossana Passaniti, CMP, serves as the primary media contact for all news outlets, and identifies sources, arranges interviews, obtains patient consent and provides patient condition reports to the media as allowed by law. She is also a member of the UF Health emergency response team.
She has more than 20 years of media and public relations experience, and became a Certified Meeting Professional in 2009. Previously, she served as the communications coordinator at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and as a corporate communications specialist at Gainesville Regional Utilities.
She is a past president and board member of the Central Florida Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals. She’s received an FPRA Image Award and a Golden Gator award for her public relations efforts on behalf of the university, and earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication with honors from the University of Florida.