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More transition help for Crist

The Charlie Crist transition effort continues and today Crist announced the leaders of four citizen review panels. The panels "will spearhead an agency by agency fact-finding mission aimed at identifying opportunities and challenges within each operation."

Robert Bernstein will lead the Government Affairs and Management group which will review the Department of Management Services, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of State and the Lottery department. Bernstein is a member of the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners and was one of those who supported the hiring of former Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Alan Levine to run the district. Bernstein has been credited for leading the charge to oust out the previous chief executive of the district.

Tiffany Carr will head up the Criminal Justice and Public Safety group, which will review the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Emergency Management and Department of Military Affairs. Carr serves as the executive director of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Dr. A.K. Desai will head the Health Care group that will review the Department of Health and the Agency for Health Care Administration. Roman Martinez will head the review of the Office of Financial Regulation. Martinez serves on the board of directors for CIGNA Corporation and Alliant Techsystems Inc.