Rep. Gayle Harrell


Chair of International Outreach

Gayle Harrell was elected again to the Florida House of Representatives in 2016 representing District 81, after serving a total of fourteen years from 2000-2008 and 2010-2016. Representative Harrell is an active advocate for women and children, working to end domestic violence and human trafficking, improving access to healthcare, and fighting prescription drug abuse. She has over 28 years of experience in healthcare. She has worked as a Healthcare Administrator, managing the Ob-Gyn. practice of Dr. James E. Harrell and was the founder of the Breast Imaging Center, a mammography center specializing in preventive care for women. Her experience in healthcare made her a leader in setting healthcare policy for the State of Florida. Rep. Harrell is a nationally recognized leader in Health Information Technology and was appointed by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to the national Health Information Technology Policy Committee, was one of four legislators nationally to serve on the National Governor’s Association State Alliance for e-Health, and has won numerous awards for her legislative service. She currently serves as Chair of the Children, Families, and Seniors Subcommittee; and is a member of the Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee, Health Care Appropriations Committee, and the PreK-12 Quality Committee.