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Florida Department of Health Appoints Patricia Boswell as Health Officer in Volusia County

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

March 07, 2016

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March 7, 2016



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Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health has appointed Patricia Boswell as the new health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. Boswell previously served as assistant county health department director for the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.

“Patricia Boswell has been with the department for 15 years and I am pleased that she will be continuing her career with us as the health officer in Volusia County,” said Deputy Secretary for County Health Systems Kim Barnhill. “I am confident that Patricia’s wealth of experience and commitment to public health will serve the people of Volusia County well.”

Prior to serving as assistant county health department director, Boswell also served as the director of clinical services and community health promotion in Pinellas County for 10 years. With the department since 2001, she has also served as the program manager for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Pinellas County and as the director of the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention in Pinellas County.

Before joining the department, Boswell was the executive director for Sullivan County Victim Services in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. She was also the assistant director of capital planning for Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania and a legislative analyst for the Suffolk County Office of Legislative Budget in Suffolk County, New York.

Boswell holds a Master of Science in Urban and Policy Sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida. She is also a graduate of the National Public Health Leadership Institute and a graduate of the Public Health Leadership Institute of Florida.

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