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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Our Administrator

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Stephanie Vick, M.S., B.S.N., R.N.  

As Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Collier County, Stephanie Vick oversees three health department locations, over 170 employees and a budget of $11.2 million. DOH-Collier is the second healthiest county in the state and Ms. Vick is heavily involved in support of wellness initiatives in the health department as well as in the community as demonstrated by her willingness to collaborate with local community partners on the Blue Zones Project.

Ms. Vick received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., and her Master of Science in Health Services Administration from NOVA/Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. She has held many positions within DOH-Collier including Clinic Coordinator, Family and Personal Health Director, Executive CHN Nursing Director, and, most recently, Interim Administrator. She is a multi-year Davis Productivity Award recipient for her work in community outreach in Collier County. Ms. Vick furthers her community outreach by educating future nurses and health care leaders by serving as an adjunct professor at Hodges University in Naples, Florida. She is a supporter of quality improvement in the work place and is a trained Public Health Accreditation Board Examiner (PHAB).

Ms. Vick is an experienced leader in both the public health sector and the Hospital setting where her most recent role was as Director of Women and Infant Nursing at the Ohio State University Medical center in Columbus, Ohio. There, she managed a budget of over $11 million as well as a construction budget of more than $7 million for a new Labor, Delivery and Recovery Department. In this role she managed more than 260 full time employees.

Ms. Vick has led Community Interest Groups such as serving as chair of the Local March of Dimes and Board Member of the Healthy Start Coalition. She also has served for professional organizations and most recently twice as President for the Florida Association of Public Health Nurses. Ms. Vick is currently a member of the Statewide Workforce Development Group, Statewide Performance Management Council, State Laboratory Advisory Board, the Early Learning Coalition, and FAACHO. Furthermore, she serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Child Abuse Death Review Committee and is a site examiner for PHAB.

She is the proud mother of two daughters, Kristin and Brooke. She is also the caregiver to her mother and enjoys sewing, painting, and being creative. Her appointment as Administrator has fulfilled a long term career goal and Ms. Vick and her staff are prepared to lead DOH-Collier into the future.