About Our Health Officer
Angela M. Smith, BS, MHA, Administrator
In October 2015, Angela Smith was appointed Health Officer of the Florida Department of Health in Lee County (FDOH Lee). She oversees a staff of over 280 employees operating at six locations with an annual budget of $17 million. Angela began her career as a public health professional in Chautauqua County, New York. From 2005 to 2011, Angela served as Program Coordinator for the Chautauqua County Health Department’s Cancer Services Program. From 2011 to 2012 she worked as the Director of Administrative Services for the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and was then promoted to Deputy Public Health Director in 2012 where she served until becoming the Administrator for FDOH Lee in 2015.
During her service in New York, Angela was a member of the Northern Appalachian Cancer Network and partnered with the University of Kentucky and the Penn State College of Medicine on various health disparity and health literacy projects. She served on the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Steering Committee and the New York State Cancer Consortium. She has a special interest in socioeconomic status as a health disparity and has worked diligently implementing evidence-based public health practices in the Amish, African American and Hispanic communities.
Angela currently serves on the Healthy Lee Executive Board and is a long-standing member of the National Association of County Health Officials. In 2019, Angela was selected as one of 40 health officials nationally to participate in the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2019 Behavioral Health Training Institute for Health Officials sponsored by the Center for Disease Control.
Angela holds a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University.