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Jessica Hammonds, Press Secretary
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NAMES NEW DEPUTY INCIDENT COMMANDER
~Baker County Administrator to assist in Duval County~
TALLAHASSEE – State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong today announced the appointment of Kerry Dunlavey, RN, MSHA, MPH, as the new Deputy Incident Commander at the Duval County Health Department. With this assignment, she will have the authority to assist with the operation and management of the Florida Department of Health Incident Command for the tuberculosis cluster investigation under the direction of Incident Commander Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen. Ms. Dunlavey will begin her post effective immediately.
“I am confident that Ms. Dunlavey’s nursing background and past experience working in the tuberculosis program at the Duval County Health Department will serve the community well,” said Dr. Armstrong. “I want to thank Ms. Dunlavey for her commitment in taking on this additional role as we work to eliminate tuberculosis in our state.”
Ms. Kerry Dunlavey is currently the Baker County Health Department Administrator. During her administration, Ms. Dunlavey has been responsible for obtaining numerous grants promoting child abuse prevention, healthy start for pregnant mothers, dental services, injury prevention, tobacco prevention, chronic disease prevention, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Ms. Dunlavey has been a visionary introducing health education, prevention and promotion as essential components in conjunction with cutting edge medical services in meeting rural health needs in the community.
Ms. Dunlavey holds a degree in Nursing, a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, and Master’s degrees in Health Administration and Public Health from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
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