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About our Health Officer
Florida Department of Health in Walton County
- (850) 892-8015
362 State Hwy 83, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
Education: Holly Holt received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Auburn University in 1984 and earned a Master of Science in Management with emphasis in Healthcare Administration from Troy State University in 2002.
Experience: Ms. Holt has served as Administrator, FDOH- Walton since 2012. She currently serves as co-chair of the Administrative/Infrastructure Program Council, and is a member of the Health Management System Steering Committee. Her community involvement includes CEO of the Walton Community Health Center, member of the Walton County Prevention Coalition, and representing FDOH-Walton’s membership in the Walton area Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Her prior experience with FDOH includes Administrator of the FDOH in Holmes/Washington counties from 2003 – 2012, after serving as the Nursing Director at FDOH-Holmes from 1999-2003. Prior to her employment with FDOH, she was the Family Home Health Administrator for the company she started. Her vast experience also spanned positions as Nursing Case Manager at Pediatric Primary Care, surgical floor nurse, nursing assistant/LPN instructor, and Case Reviewer.
As Administrator, Ms. Holt’s professional philosophy is to empower and train employees to perform their job duties to the best of their ability, and to represent the Health Department in the community in a positive and professional manner. She also strives to articulate the vision and mission of the FDOH and FDOH-Walton to employees and community members. Her goals for the institution are to lead the way to a healthier Walton County, to create a climate that encourages and promotes employee excellence, and to address the public health needs of the community stakeholders through strategic planning.
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