Leadership Pasco hosted its first online Leadership Series on Tuesday, March 9 via Zoom and it is available for on-demand viewing with purchase.
The COVID-19 pandemic tested public health leaders during the past year and Napier took center stage, leading Pasco County’s efforts. His presentation will examine various aspects of the pandemic response from getting the first positive case to organizing mass vaccination clinics in the County. Napier also will highlight how communication and local relationships play a key role in managing the fears and expectations of the public.
Napier has served as a lead County Public Health Official for more than half of his 30 years in Public Health, first in Seminole County and now for the last nine years here in Pasco County. Throughout his career, Napier’s focus has been on collaborative partnerships to maximize the impact public health practice can bring to individuals and communities.
Napier has demonstrated leadership beyond county boundaries, serving as the President of the Florida Association of County Health Officers (FACHO), Florida Public Health Association (FPHA), and Florida Association of County Health Department Business Administrators. He holds an Associate degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Cobleskill, a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from Barry University, and a Master of Science degree in health sciences from the University of Central Florida.