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New Administrator Selected for Miami-Dade

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Tallahassee, FL - The Florida Department of Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Yesenia Diaz Villalta has been selected as administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade). She was appointed by State Surgeon General and Secretary Dr. Celeste Philip and approved unanimously by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

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