About our Health Officer
Baker County Health Department
480 West Lowder Street
Macclenny Florida 32063
Meaghan K. Crowley, MPH
Florida Department of Health in Baker County
Meaghan K. Crowley, MPH, was appointed as the Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Baker County in 2021. Ms. Crowley brings more than 15 years of diverse experience in management and administration of delivering essential public health services at the global, national, state, and local levels. She has served with the Department since 2013, most recently as the Director of Community Health in Marion County overseeing Dental, Health Education, Healthy Start, Mobile Health Unit, Overdose Data to Action, PACE-EH, School Health, and community outreach programs. During this time, her programs were recognized for excellence by both the Florida Public Health Association as well as the National Association of County and City Health Officials, including a NACCHO Promising Practice award for implementing teledentistry as part of mobile school sealant outreach programs, significantly increasing access to oral health services to children in underserved areas of the county.
Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Crowley worked in global health for several agencies ranging from multilateral governmental agencies, to large multinational NGO’s, to grassroots community-based initiatives. During this time her passion and commitment for community empowerment, capacity building, strategic development, community outreach and public health program planning exceptionally prepared her for success upon joining the Department.
Ms. Crowley brings extensive experience in successfully working with local county commissioners, local governments, and community partners in public health outreach efforts. She has participated in many public health leadership groups, such as the Florida House Bill 213 Legislative Implementation Workgroup, the Department’s State Health Improvement Plan Immunization and Influenza Priority Area Workgroup, the Marion County Heroin/Opioid Taskforce, the Department’s Community Health Promotion Program Council School Health sub-committee, the Florida Public Health Association Health Equity Workgroup, the National Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network, and chaired the Safe Kids Marion County Coalition.
Ms. Crowley received her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Science from University of Florida, and her Master of Public Health in International Community Health from New York University. Additionally, she was honored by the University of Florida in 2020 as one of its Most Outstanding Young Alumni for her contributions in public health. Currently, she is working on her Doctor of Public Health from the University of South Florida, with a concentration in Advance Practice Leadership in Public Health. She was also selected by the Department in 2019 to serve in the inaugural cohort of the Public Health Executive Leadership Program from the University of South Florida College of Public Health.
She is a results-oriented achiever with a passion for community change and impact using evidence-based approaches for data-driven solutions. In all aspects of public health and public service, Ms. Crowley is committed to serve as a transformational leader to seek innovative approaches to address public health challenges and utilizing community-based participatory approaches for local empowerment in achieving effective solutions.