Tiffany Collins, Administrator
Tiffany Collins, as Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee, is responsible for the oversight and supervision of public health programs. Collins administers a $2.5 million budget and 30 employees in a county with over 40,000 residents (over 92,000 residents in season). Tiffany has a strong desire to advocate for public health by fostering teamwork and community engagement. She brings to the position over 14 years of experience with a strong background in business management and public health.
In June 2009, Tiffany joined the Florida Department of Health and served as the Administrative Services Director and Business Manager where she was responsible for managing and executing the annual operating budget, formulating departmental strategies, and working with health program offices. In this role, she was also responsible for supervising staff and acted as the delegated authority in the absence of the Health Officer.
Previously, Tiffany worked for the University of Central Florida as the Research Program Services Coordinator in the Dean’s Office of the College of Sciences. Collins earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in 2004. She continued her studies and earned her Master of Science in Accounting from the same university in 2006.
She currently serves as a board member for the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Leadership program and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of County Health Department Business Administrators.
Tiffany wants to continue to focus on the health of the population. Her priorities will focus on reducing infant mortality, increasing healthiest weight, decreasing cancer incidents, decreasing unintentional injury and addressing teen risky behaviors. She will also focus on the community’s readiness for emerging public health threats, regulatory efficiencies and development of effective agency processes including maintaining a financially sustainable infrastructure.
Tiffany, originally from Okeechobee, is looking forward to leading staff through the Florida Department of Health’s exciting and demanding public health priorities, serving her community and working with the County to continue to make Okeechobee a healthier place to live, work and visit.