About our Health Officer
Amie Johns RN, MSN
Florida Department of Health in Union County
Amie Johns, RN, MPH, has been the administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Bradford and Union Counties since 2018. She has served the department in these counties for the past eighteen years, most recently in the role of Assistant County Health Department Director. Ms. Johns began her career in public health in 2000 as a school nurse for the Department of Health in Bradford County and in 2002 became the School Health Coordinator. In 2007, Ms. Johns became the Director of Nursing for both the Bradford and Union County Health Departments and has served in several leadership roles including serving as interim administrator in Suwannee, Lafayette, Bradford, and Union counties as well as the Chief Executive Officer of New River Health, a federally qualified health center, since 2013.
Ms. Johns graduated from the University of Florida-Gainesville with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998. She received a Master of Public Health with a focus on public health practice in 2018 from the University of South Florida. Ms. Johns serves on the board for the Florida Association of County Health Officers, Well Florida Health Planning Council, and Suwannee River Area Health Education Center. She is vice-chair of the North Central Florida Consortium and serves on the Infrastructure and Administration program council for DOH.
Ms. Johns would like to continue the excellent work that has been done in Bradford and Union Counties by focusing on healthy lifestyles and behaviors, public safety, maternal and child health. These goals are accomplished though staff that are empowered and trained to perform their job duties to the best of their ability with professionalism and dedication to improving the health of both Bradford and Union communities. Ms. Johns believes establishing partnerships and community commitments are key to improving the health status of residents and works closely in both counties with the Board of County Commissioners, local health advisory boards, and outside organizations vested in advancing health care issues in the community.
Ms. Johns is a lifelong resident of these local communities and currently resides with her three children.