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Risk Management

Our Goal:

The Goal of the Lake County Schools Risk Management Department is to provide great customer service to everyone we serve - whether it is meeting with the public, business partners, or our over 6,000 employees. Our service should be exemplary.

Our Mission:

To protect the assets of the Lake County School Board, both human and financial.  This is accomplished through a process of risk identification, risk assessment, and implementation of appropriate control measures.  Additional objectives of the process include avoiding, minimizing, or transferring risk through safety and loss control processes, wellness initiatives, and various insurance products.  

Supervisor of Risk Management

Lauren DeRidder, AIC, ARM

Claims Management

Claims Management Specialist
Charlene Gore, ACA
Worker's Compensation, General Auto & Liability Claims

Fiscal Assistant

Diane Lingerfelt 
Facility Use, Fund Raising, Student Accident Reports

Insurance Benefits

Senior Benefits Specialist
Marisol Santiago
Florida Blue, FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts), Health & Wellness Centers
Benefits Specialist
Amy Cannon
Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance & AFLAC
Benefits Specialist
 K im Surratt
Florida Blue, Life & Disability Insurance

Health & Safety

Health & Safety Officer
Joey Graham
Cell: 352-504-6815
Annual Comprehensive Facility Inspections (ACFI), Certified Asbestos Inspector
Health & Safety Officer
Antonio Peace
Cell: 352-267-6075
Annual Comprehensive Facility Inspections (ACFI), Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
Loss Control Officer
Cell: 352-267-2350
Accident Investigations, Workplace Safety, Hazardous Waste Management, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Certified Asbestos Inspector