In January 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Richard Prudom as Secretary for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), the State Unit on Aging whose mission is to promote the well-being, safety, and independence of Florida’s seniors, their families, and caregivers.
Secretary Prudom has served the State of Florida in various leadership roles, including at the Department of Elder Affairs since 2011. At DOEA, Prudom has led several initiatives, including the Dementia Care and Cure Initiative (DCCI) and Livable Florida, the State’s efforts to make Florida a place where all residents can live well regardless of age or ability.
Prudom received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. In September 2014, Prudom took the oath to become an American citizen and now enjoys dual citizenship with the United Kingdom.