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Citrus County Health Department

Wesley Asbell

Health Officer’s Message

Wesley Asbell
Interim Administrator
Florida Department of Health in Citrus County

Wesley Asbell is a native Floridian having grown up in Levy County.  He attended the University of Florida and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree  in Food and Resource Economics.

Wesley started his career with the Florida Department of Health in the fall of 1988 as an Environmental Health Specialist with the Levy County Health Department.  After leaving the Department for a short time in 1993 to work in the insurance industry he returned to the Department in 1994 as the Environmental Health Director in Gilchrist and Dixie Counties.  He has served in this role since and in 2013 he added Levy County to his duties.  He has served as the Environmental Health Director for the Tri-County Health Departments since that time.

Wesley has served as a senior leader and decision maker since 1994 and has experience in many areas of public health.   He has worked and managed in many program areas of the Health Department including Environmental Health, Community Health Promotion, Accreditation and Administration.  He served as the Interim Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Dixie and Gilchrist County from December of 2012 until June of 2013.

Wesley assumes the role of Interim Administrator for the Citrus County Health Department with 35 years of experience in Public Health.