April 9th, 2008 - University of Central Florida
Central Florida Summit on Global Climate Change

Kevin Sherin

Director, Orange County Health Department

John C. BersiaDr. Sherin joined the Department of Health in 2004.  He served as Program Director of the University of Illinois Family Medicine Residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center in the Chicago area for 9 years before returning to Florida as the Director of the Orange County Health Department.

Between 1988-1994, he served as health officer and Director of four local health departments in Florida and Illinois, including Polk County, Florida and DuPage County Illinois.

Dr. Sherin graduated from Loyola Stritch Medical School, the University Of Illinois College Of Public Health, and the University of Notre Dame.

He was elected President-Elect of the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) at the June 2006 Meeting.  The AAPHP is a specialty society for public health physicians recognized by the AMA which serves federal, state and local physicians involved in public health. In addition, he is president-elect of the Florida Association of County Health Officials (FACHO).

Dr. Sherin has served on the boards of local and national public health and family practice organizations.  He participated as a scholar of the CDC Public Health Leadership Institute 1991-1992. He served on a national committee of the US Medical Licensing Exam from 2002-2006. He co-chaired a national consensus panel for the Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment.  Dr. Sherin has authored and co-authored numerous articles in public health and family practice journals. In addition, he has served on the Illinois State Board of Health.

He has been instrumental in improving minority health outreach. His goals for the Orange County Health Department include: quality management, positioning public health for the 21st Century, improving access to care, and countywide partnerships to improve public health, especially for pregnant women and children. Orange County’s population includes 1.1 Million residents and more than 51 Million visitors per year.

Dr. Sherin’s interests include: languages, parenting, Rotary, volunteer work with Shepherd’s Hope, mentoring, protecting the environment, reading and sports. He resides in Orlando with his wife, Gail, son, Daniel and daughters, Grace and Jennifer.  His youngest daughter, Jennifer, was adopted from China.

For information concerning OCHD please review the website: www.orchd.com


Willam Powers William Powers
Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
International author
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Daniel Marien
American politics and political philosophy Professor,
University of Central Florida
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Margaret Lo
Special Projects Manager
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Kevin Sherin Kevin Sherin
Orange County health department
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Alaina Bernard Alaina Bernard
Assistant Director,
UCF Environmental Initiative
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