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Deputy Secretary for County Health Systems

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​Paul Myers

Paul Myers, serves as the Deputy Secretary for County Health Systems, providing leadership and guidance to the 67 County Health Departments (CHDs) throughout the state. Paul briefly served as Interim Deputy Secretary of Health for County Health Systems in 2014 and 2015.

Paul brings a wealth of experience to this role. He currently serves as the Health Officer of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County.  He started at DOH-Alachua in 1988 as an Environmental Health Inspector, was promoted to an Environmental Supervisor in 1994, and then became the Environmental Health and Epidemiology Director in 2000.  In 2008, he became the Assistant Administrator for DOH-Alachua until he became its Administrator in 2012.   Paul also served as Interim Administrator for DOH-Gadsden in 2011. 

Paul has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master's of Science degree in Environmental Engineering, both from the University of Florida.