Julianne Price, RS, BS
Statewide PACE Coordinator
Florida Department of Health
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Julianne Price is the Florida Department of Health’s Statewide PACE Coordinator and an Environmental Specialist at the Indian River County Department’s division of Environmental Health. Julianne’s diverse work history includes employment at Washington State Park Recreation Commission and working for Raytheon Technical Services, in Hohenfels, Germany, as an Operations Administrator. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the Environmental Studies program. In 2008, she earned the accreditation as a Registered Sanitarian (R.S.) Her work has been published in two text books and numerous journals and earned her NACCHO’s Jim Parker Award, two Promising Practices Awards, a Model Practice Award, four Davis Productivity Awards, ASTHO’s Best Practice Award, and was featured in the Public Health Grand Rounds documentary. Julianne also founded and is the President of the housing nonprofit, Every Dream Has A Price, Inc. and was awarded the Governor’s Point of Light Award for her volunteer efforts. The Governor hailed Julianne, saying “She is an asset and hero in her community and is an example to others.”
Leadership Development Opportunities
The initial plans that I had for my EPHLI project were modified at the first meeting in Atlanta. I had grand ideas about breaking down “silos” and getting different agencies and levels of governments to work together like a finely oiled machine to improve our community’s environmental health issues through assessment work. Early on, a supervisor named Meade Grigg listened to my project ideas and said, “Culture trumps strategy every time”. His words stuck in my head and as I tried to develop a strategy and utilize systems thinking, I realized it was the culture of our systems that needed to be changed.
EPHLI really affirmed for me that my supervisor, Daniel Parker has a great vision for PACE EH and that local county health environmental health managers like Cheryl Dunn are good leaders who see value in assessment work and performance improvement. Leaders create the change in the culture and it takes time. While my EPHLI project did lead me to such reaffirmations and revelations about organizational culture, I think perhaps the most valuable part of the experience to me was the personal development and individual development plan. The data provided to us about our management style and personality types was extremely beneficial and led to substantial personal and professional growth.