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CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Narendra Dereddy to the NICA Board of Directors


For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Narendra Dereddy to the NICA Board of Directors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the appointment of Dr. Narendra Dereddy to the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA) Board of Directors, serving as a representative of hospitals. This past legislative session, CFO Patronis submitted many reforms to the Legislature regarding the efficiency with which NICA fulfills its obligations to provide medical care to children with the NICA program. As a result, the Legislature passed SB 1786, which became law July 1, 2021, 766.315(1), Florida Statutes. Additionally, the new law made changes to the board of directors, increasing the board from five to seven members with qualifying attributes.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “With every appointment to the NICA Board of Directors, my focus is ensuring that the kids and families in the NICA program are priority number one. Today, I am pleased to appoint Dr. Narendra Dereddy, and I know his years in the medical community, and extensive neonatology experience, will be a tremendous addition to helping these children. I sincerely appreciate Dr. Dereddy’s willingness to serve the state of Florida and the families who participate in the NICA program.”

Narendra Dereddy, MBBS, MD, FAAP  

Dereddy currently serves as the Medical Director for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Medical Director for Care Transformation and the Medical Director of Neonatology at AdventHealth. He attended medical school at Banaras Hindu University in India and completed his residency and fellowship at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College. Additionally, he is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His appointment is effective immediately and expires August 31, 2024.

About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).