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Bob Eadie Named Interim Director for Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

October 23, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2013

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

BOB EADIE NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR FOR DIVISION OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce Bob Eadie, J.D., as the new Interim Director for the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support. As Interim Director, Eadie will be responsible for overseeing the Bureaus of Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Oversight, Public Health Pharmacy, Public Health Laboratories and Radiation Control.

“I am pleased that Bob Eadie has agreed to serve the people of Florida in this new capacity with the Department of Health,” said Dr. John Armstrong, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health. “Bob brings keen leadership skills and a strong background in public health at both the state and county levels. I would like to express my appreciation to Victor Johnson for leading this area, both as Interim Director and later as Director, during the past two years.”

With much of his career in public health, Eadie served as Deputy Director and Counsel for the Metropolitan Government Public Health Department of Nashville and Davidson County in Tennessee and as Deputy Secretary of Administration for the Florida Department of Health. Currently he serves as Administrator at the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County. He holds a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University and was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

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