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Mike Napier Appointed Interim Administrator for Marion County

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

November 03, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2014

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

MIKE NAPIER APPOINTED INTERIM ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN MARION COUNTY

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health has announced Mike Napier as the new Interim Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. Napier will start in his interim role on Monday, November 3, 2014, while a national search is conducted for a new Health Officer for Marion County.

“Mike brings with him an excellent and diverse background in all aspects of public health and has demonstrated his ability as a skilled leader,” said Interim Deputy Secretary for Statewide Services Paul Myers. “The Department is confident Mike will be an asset to the Florida Department of Health in Marion County as we recruit a new health department leader.”

Mike has been with the Department for over 20 years and accepted the position of Administrator of the Pasco County Health Department in December 2012. From 2004 through 2012, Mike served as the Administrator of the Department of Health in Seminole County. Under his leadership, the community saw the opening of a new eight exam room STD/HIV clinic and expansion of maternity services for the uninsured in Seminole County, developed in partnership with several community businesses, agencies and organizations that came together to identify and address local public health issues.

Mike has previously held the position of president for the Florida Association of County Health Officers, Florida Public Health Association and the Florida Association of County Health Department Business Administrators. He holds an associate degree in biology from the State University of New York at Cobleskill, a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from Barry University, and a Master of Science degree in health sciences from the University of Central Florida.

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