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About our Health Officer


  •  904-259-6291

    Mailing Address

    Baker County Health Department 

    480 West Lowder Street 

    Macclenny Florida 32063 

Meghan K Crowley

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 nearly 20 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 and takes pride in current role serving Baker County. Ms. Crowley has been recognized for excellence by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the Florida Public Health Association, and the Northeast Florida Planning Council. During her time with the Department, she has also been able to bring recognition for her programs, including two NACCHO Promising Practice awards and the Northeast Florida Regional Council Award for Excellence in Quality of Life.

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, government agencies, and community partners in public health outreach efforts. She has participated in many public health leadership groups, such as the NACCHO Performance Improvement workgroup and the New Local Health Officer Training Advisory Committee workgroup, Florida House Bill 213 Legislative Implementation Workgroup, the state Public Health Preparedness Program Council, the State Health Improvement Plan Immunization and Influenza Priority Area Workgroup, the state 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, the Northeast Florida Health Planning Council, the Northeast Florida Healthy Start board of directors, and the Baker County Local Transportation Disadvantaged Board.

Ms. Crowley received her Bachelor of Science degree 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 40 Under 40 Most Outstanding Young Alumni for her contributions in public health. Currently, she is working on her Doctor of Public Health degree 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 seeking innovative approaches to address public health challenges and utilizing community-based participatory approaches for local empowerment in achieving effective solutions.