Giovanni Florez joined the Medicare Rights Center in 2015. As Director of Enrollment & Community Engagement, Giovanni leads Medicare Rights’ low-income enrollment operations, working to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries gain access to cost-saving benefit programs. Giovanni also coordinates the New York State Medicare Savings Coalition (NYSMSC), an alliance that brings government agencies and advocates together in dialogue and provides a forum to review the latest information on implementing health care programs for Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes. Giovanni also coordinates Medicare Rights’ membership with the Community Health Advocates (CHA), a New York State network composed of community-based organizations that works to promote access to quality and affordable health insurance for all New Yorkers.
Giovanni has a B.A. from Montclair State University and an M.P.A. from John Jay College. Prior to joining the Medicare Rights Center, Giovanni worked in the office of the New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). On his off time, Giovanni enjoys jogging, watching and playing futbol (aka soccer), and eating.