Kara Collins-Gomez, Government Operations

Kara Collins-Gomez

Senior Staff Director
Government Operations

Phone: 850/717-0503
Email: collins-gomez.kara@oppaga.fl.gov

MA, Clinical Psychology, Saint Michael's College
BA, Clinical Psychology, Smith College
Certified Public Manager, Florida State University
Legislative Staff Management Institute, University of Minnesota


Kara Collins-Gomez serves as senior staff director for the Government Operations policy area. Since 1998, she has conducted and led program evaluations and policy analyses in a variety of areas, including children and family services, business and professional regulation, insurance regulation, and special district governance and administration.

This policy area evaluates state programs, consults with the Legislature, and maintains Government Program Summaries on programs administered by the entities below.

The Government Operations policy area conducts reviews involving the following state agencies.

  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • Department of Citrus
  • Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Department of Financial Services
  • Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • Department of Management Services
  • Department of Military Affairs
  • Public Service Commission
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of State
  • State Board of Administration
  • Department of Transportation
  • Water Management Districts