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Speedling Appointed Health Officer for Jackson County

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

May 10, 2018

Communications Office

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health has announced Sandon S. Speedling as the health officer in Jackson County. Since May 2016, Speedling has served as the interim health officer in Jackson County. Previously, he worked as the assistant health officer for the Department of Health in Bay County for over 7 years.

“The department is very pleased to remove the interim tag from Mr. Speedling’s title,” said Deputy Secretary for County Health Systems Paul Myers. “We are confident that his wealth of experience in health administration and leadership experience will continue to serve the people of Jackson County well.”

Before joining the Department, Speedling was Vice President of Business Development for Healthmark Regional Hospital in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. From 2005 to 2007, he was the Regional Physician Recruiter for Pinnacle Health Group in Atlanta and from 2003 to 2005 Speedling was the Director of Marketing and Physician Recruitment for North Okaloosa Medical Center. Speedling began his career in public health as the Human Resources Director for the Mississippi Department of Health in 1999. 

Speedling earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in health services administration from Mississippi College. He is a certified public manager through The Florida Center for Public Management at Florida State University and has completed post graduate studies in the School of Public Administration and Policy at FSU.


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