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Ethan Johnson, Planning and Performance Management Manager

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County

Ethan Johnson, Planning and Performance Management Manager

Ethan Johnson serves as the Planning and Performance Management Manager for the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. In his role, Ethan oversees strategic planning, quality improvement, workforce development, community health improvement, and health informatics.

Additionally, his office leads special projects such as Overdose Data to Action (OD2A), program evaluations, and health equity initiatives and works to ensure the agency maintains a responsive and adaptable performance management system.

Ethan joined the agency in 2011 working with the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH) Project and the Tobacco Prevention Program. In 2012, he moved to Georgia and worked as a graduate research assistant in Georgia State University's Office of Student Health Promotion and as a program evaluator for several Atlanta-based public health organizations. Ethan returned to DOH-Volusia in 2014.

Since then he has served as an environmental specialist, a research associate, and a planning consultant in the agency's Environmental Health and Community Health offices. He became Planning and Performance Management Manager in 2021. Ethan has represented DOH-Volusia on local and regional boards such as the Department of Health's Northeast Performance Management and Quality Improvement Consortium and the Volusia-Flagler United Way's Generation IMPACT Board.

Ethan holds a Bachelor of Science in health services administration from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Public Health in health promotion and behavior from Georgia State University. Ethan has been an adjunct professor at Bethune-Cookman University since 2015 and is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health at University of South Florida.