BSA '05 | Ocala, FL
TITLE: Director of Community Health
COMPANY: Florida Department of Health
Meaghan’s 15 years of experience in public health spans global and domestic initiatives ranging from grassroots efforts to state health campaigns to global efforts. She has coordinated presentations and campaigns for the UN and International Rescue committee, evaluated global health projects for the William J. Clinton Foundation, coordinated witnesses for the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and supervised community development projects in 18 countries for Children International.
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As director of community health for the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, Meaghan oversees community-based programs and outreach efforts, including those addressing dental care, health education, maternal and infant health, mobile health unit, opioid response, Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health, and school-based health.
Meaghan has a master’s degree in public health (2007) from New York University, where she concentrated in international community health, and a bachelor’s degree in food science and human nutrition (2005) from UF. She recently graduated in the inaugural cohort of the University of South Florida’s Public Health Executive Leadership Program, and she plans to pursue a doctorate in public health.
A proud Gator, Meaghan can usually be found cheering her beloved Gators alongside her puppy, Champ, named for the 2008 National BCS Football Championship team.