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Clint Sperber
Administrator/Health Officer
Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie

Clint Sperber, Administrator

Mr. Sperber began his career in public health as an emergency planner for DOH-Indian River in 2002.  Mr. Sperber has a long history of involvement with health and medical preparedness being chosen as one of two Florida Department of Health employees to represent Florida at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pandemic influenza exercises in March and October 2008.  Mr. Sperber has served in various leadership roles during several declared disasters, was a former member of Central Florida’s Disaster Medical Assistance Team (FL-6) and State Medical Assistance Team (SMRT 5). Clint has served as a national reviewer for a public health preparedness recognition program, Project Public Health Ready. Clint was appointed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to serve as Health and Medical Co-chair for Central Florida’s Domestic Security Task Force and serves as Executive Board Member on the Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition. 

Mr. Sperber is the former deputy administrator for DOH-St. Lucie overseeing health department operations.  In July-August 2014 he was appointed by the State Surgeon General and Secretary for Health to serve as Interim Director of the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support to provide recommendations to fill gaps and identify opportunities to further integrate the Division with Florida’s 67 county health departments.  Clint was selected by the National Association of County City Health Officials (NACCHO) to participate in a year-long leadership program titled “Survive and Thrive” and to serve on their Injury Violence Prevention Work Group.

In April 2015 Mr. Sperber was appointed administrator for DOH-St. Lucie.  In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the effective provision of Public Health Clinical Care, Environmental Health, Communicable Disease and Emergency Response services to residents and visitors in St. Lucie County while managing a staff of 170 full time employees and a $16 million budget. 

Mr. Sperber is a member of St. Lucie’s Roundtable, working with other executives to accomplish system change that results in improved outcomes for youth.  Clint helped create a Safe Kids Coalition, serves on the Treasure Coast Safety Village Board, and works with community leaders to reduce gang violence.  Clint’s most cherished recognition was receiving the 2017 Medical Advocacy Champion from Parent Heart Watch for protecting young lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.   

Clint earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University in 1994 and completed his Master of Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 1997.