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About our Health Officer

Florida Department of Health in Indian River County

  •  (772) 794-7400

    Mailing Address

    1900 27th Street 

    Vero Beach, FL 32960 


    TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 711 or one of the other Relay Toll Free numbers. 

Miranda Swanson, MPH, Health Officer
Miranda Swanson, MPH, Health Officer

In May 2007, Miranda Swanson was appointed Administrator of Florida Department of Health in Indian River County by the Deputy Secretary for the Department of Health with the concurrence of Indian River County Board of County Commissioners.  As Health Officer for Indian River County, with a population of over 157,413, she monitors the community’s health indicator outcomes, and advocates to improve, protect, and maintain the health and safety of all citizens and visitors of Indian River County.  Miranda leads the health department and works in collaboration with public/private partnership of county, state, and other community-based organizations to achieve public health improvements.  Responsibilities include providing the oversight and direction in planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, reviewing, and budgeting public health programs within the health department. With a staff of 82 employees, the health department’s current operating budget is $5.4 million.  
In her role as Health Officer, Miranda currently serves as the following:
  • Children's Services Advisory Committee, Chair
  • Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Board Member
  • Member of all local Community Health Improvement Plan groups
  • Member of FDOH Health Equity and Environmental Health Councils
Prior to serving in the role as Health Officer, Miranda began working at the health department in July 2004 as the Assistant Director for the department.  In this role, she focused on many different areas, including community assessment, strategic planning, quality improvement activities, disaster response, and managing daily operations of the health department.    
Miranda strives to build consensus within the health department at all levels, uniting towards a shared mission and vision, empowering employees, and celebrating achievements towards common goals.