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Lisa McCafferty Named Administrator in Citrus County

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

June 07, 2013

June 07, 2013

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111


TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has named Lisa McCafferty, R.S., MPH as the Administrator of the Department of Health in Citrus County. McCafferty most recently served as Public Health Officer and Director for Ionia County Public Health Department in Ionia, Michigan, where she collaborated with stakeholders to meet the public’s health needs. In this role, she worked to improve department activities including Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, Environmental Health (including Animal Control and Care), and Community and Personal Health initiatives. She was also responsible for administering and enforcing local, state, and federal regulations, formulating and implementing department programs and policies, and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of department activities.

“Ms. McCafferty has an extensive health background spanning both the private and public sector,” said Dr. John Armstrong, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health. “Her focus on grassroots prevention will advance public health for the people of Citrus County.”

McCafferty began her career as an Environmental Sanitarian working at the county level in both Pennsylvania and Michigan. She later became coordinator of five water monitoring projects in Michigan. She served as Director of Regional Services and Corporate Training at NSF International, where she developed and launched an international consensus initiative integrating quality management systems precepts with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control principles (HACCP) and food hygiene practices. McCafferty has also served as the Agency Administrator and Deputy Director for Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft District Health Department/Bayshore Home Nursing. In this role she monitored the administrative and financial affairs of the department’s non-medical activities, represented the department internally and externally in the community and identified areas for policy improvement.

McCafferty attained a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences and Zoology from Michigan State University and took courses in Public Administration at Western Michigan University. She received a Masters of Public Health and a Certificate of Epidemiology from the University of Michigan.

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