A veteran of more than 30 years in Florida government, Anthony P. Carvalho is known today as one of the few true experts on the state’s government budgeting process. As Florida’s healthcare and budgeting “guru,” Mr. Carvalho is one of the state’s most sought after consultants by individuals and organizations in need of expert guidance on healthcare systems, tax issues and budgeting strategies. Mr. Carvalho currently serves as President of The Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida (SNHAF), an organization of Florida’s six statutory teaching hospitals, five public hospitals, one regional perinatal intensive care center, and two specialty licensed children’s hospitals. Under Carvalho’s direction, Alliance advocacy efforts focus primarily on government sponsored programs for the uninsured and state health policy impacting access to private health insurance.
Mr. Carvalho’s professional endeavors reflect his expertise, influence and diversity. In 1998, following the election of Jeb Bush as Governor of the State of Florida, Carvalho took a temporary leave of absence from the Florida Hospital Association to serve as Governor Bush’s first State Budget and Planning Director. Additionally, Mr. Carvalho co-founded Capitol Hill Group (CHG), a Tallahassee-based governmental relations management firm specializing in the management of substantive law and state budget issues in the legislative and executive branches.
Mr. Carvalho’s professional experience includes his service as Senior Vice-President of the Florida Hospital Association for twenty-eight years, where he developed and directed the state governmental affairs program for 230 hospitals in the State of Florida. In 2007, Mr. Carvalho served as chair of the Florida Disproportionate Share Task Force at the request of the Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Mr. Carvalho’s tenure as a public servant includes twelve years with the Florida Legislative Appropriations Committees in both the House and Senate, where he served as Staff Director of the House Appropriations Committee for three different administrations.
Mr. Carvalho is a 1974 cum laude graduate of The University of South Florida with a B.A. degree in finance and economics. Mr. Carvalho graduated The Florida State University with a Masters of business administration in 1976. He is a native of Fall River, Massachusetts, married to Sherry Strickland with whom he has two lovely children Dean Antone and Anna Elizabeth.