NFC Connections Summer 2020 - Page 24

Kimberly Allbritton NORTH FLORIDA COLLEGE NAMES ALLBRITTON 2020 Friend to the College Each year in April, North Florida College recognizes and celebrates an individual who has gone above and beyond in helping the college fulfill its mission of providing service and opportunity to its students and community. This year NFC recognizes Kimberly Allbritton, Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Jefferson and Madison Counties, as its 2020 Friend to the College. Allbritton was bestowed the honor for her extraordinary support of NFC and its mission. “From the very beginning of this COVID-19 crisis, Ms. Allbritton has offered her guidance and support as the College responded to this new threat to the health and safety of our students and employees,” said NFC President John Grosskopf. “She has been an energetic partner in our efforts to protect all Sentinels and has certainly proven herself a wonderful ally and truly this year’s Friend to the College.” Allbritton’s public service includes over 30 years of leadership experience serving in the areas of long-term care, education, and public health. She was appointed the administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Jefferson and Madison Counties in June 2017. Prior to this appointment, she served as the interim administrator from July 2012 until January 2016. Kimberly Allbritton Allbritton earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Management from Florida State University. She obtained her Master degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management from Saint Leo University. In addition to participating on community boards and committees, Ms. Allbritton was appointed to serve on the Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Advisory Council by the Surgeon General. She also serves on the board of directors for the Big Bend Health Care Coalition, the Jefferson and Madison County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Boards, and the third circuit Child Abuse Death Review Committee. The award was announced during the College’s virtual Honors Convocation ceremony shared April 23. “It is an honor to be recognized by my alma mater,” said Allbritton. “As the Health Officer for Madison County I have an obligation to protect the health and safety of our residents and visitors. The pandemic of COVID-19 is a perfect example of how public health works every day to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. To be recognized for your service to the community is one of the highest honors one can achieve. I love what I do and the people I get to work with.” 22 NORTH FLORIDA COLLEGE