Gov. DeSantis appoints three to opioid abuse task force

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed three residents to the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse.

Officials said Dr. Randy Katz, Selima Khan, and Michael Graves have accepted the appointments.

Katz, of Davie, is a board-certified doctor of emergency medicine, has practiced at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood since 2004, and has served as chair of emergency medicine since 2008. He is also the medical director of emergency services for the City of Hollywood Fire Rescue, a position he has held since 2014.

Meanwhile, Khan, of Coral Springs, is the vice president of marketing and corporate communications with Memorial Health Care System, a position she has held since 2010. She previously served as director of corporate marketing for Broward Health from 1998 until 2009.

Graves, of Ocala, is the elected public defender for the Fifth Circuit. He is involved in numerous community events, such as the Lake, Sumter and Marion County Public Safety Councils, Lake County Teen Court, and the Sons of Amvets, where he serves as a Judge Advocate.