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Swimming, Cycling, Jogging, Tennis, Nutrition, Music; New Horizons Church, New Port Richey, Hudson, Florida:Member in the Praise worship band and play drums, guitar and sing.



Work experience

Sep 2012Present


University of Southern Florida

Involved in: research and education with the Center for Toxicology and Risk Assessment; contributing as author of text; participating in Occupational Medicine residency training.

Nov 1999Jul 2012

Medical Director, Bureau Chief

Florida Department of Health (FDOH)

Responsibilities include mobilizing community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.  Assess aggregated data from internal business processes and community perspectives to formulate public policies for the health of the community, populations and visitors at risk.  To assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care; to inform, educate and empower people about health issues.  To enforce laws and regulations that will protect health and ensure safety.  Develop, collect and monitor data to continually improve public health in preventing epidemics, spread of diseases, protecting against environmental hazards and responding to disasters. To marshal community resources, optimize the use of all resources and accurately and timely report all financial information. To increase the support for the internal business processes needed by the communities, department and partners. Measure and improve the organization’s success in increasing grants dollars, volunteerism activity and support from partners.  Optimizing the use of existing resources by maintaining the cash balance within the Department of Health standards, reducing unit costs, controlling expenditures and increasing the organization’s overall return on investment. To accurately report on Core Contracts, Vendor Contracts, Financial Reports and ensure that internal controls are adequate for any cash collected.  To establish relationships with other agencies and community partners and customers. Responsible for all supervisory duties; hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning and directing work, approving leave and taking disciplinary action.  Supervision of 15 Direct Reports and approximately 200 DOH employees; responsible for 11 million dollar budget. 


Sep 2004Jun 2006

Master of Health Administration

University of Florida
Sep 2004Jun 2006

Certified Public Manager

Florida State University
Sep 1989Jun 1991

Master of Science Environmental Health

University of Cincinnati
Sep 1979Jun 1983

Doctor of Medicine

Wright State University School of Medicine
Sep 1971Jun 1977

Bachelor of Science Medical Technology

Wright State University