Katie McDeavitt, MPH
Public Health Preparedness Section Chief
Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County
Katie Erin McDeavitt, MPH is the Public Health Preparedness Section Chief in the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County and the Okaloosa-Walton Medical Reserve Corps Director. Katie graduated from Northwest Florida State College with as an EMT and Firefighter I with an Associates in Emergency Management, Bachelors in Project Management for Public Service Management and her Masters of Public Health from Univeristy of West Florida. Prior to public health, Katie was a Fire/EMT. She began her Public Health career as a MRC volunteer. Katie currently serves as the Co-Chair for Regional Domestic Security Task Force Health and Medical Chair and for the Emerald Coast Healthcare Coalition. She is passionate and dedicated to preparedness both in the public health and the all hazards realm. Katie and a dedicated planning team bacame the first MRC in the state of Florida to create a disaster preparedness outreach program focusing on vulnerable populations to increase community resiliency.
Monday, July 16
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM