Lillian Rivera, RN, MSN, PhD currently serves as Administrator/Health Officer of the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, where she is responsible for the oversight and supervision of public health programs. Dr. Rivera has previously served as Deputy State Health Officer with the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee, as well as Executive Community Health Nursing Director for the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, where she was responsible for public health nursing and co-administration of the daily operations of the Department. She has also served as Director of Nursing at both the Public Health Trust for Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and the Department of Health in Puerto Rico. Dr. Rivera earned BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Puerto Rico and a PhD in Health Administration from Warren National University. She is a graduate of the Executive Institute for Community Health Nurses at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a fellow of the Nurse Executive Program/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Public Health Leadership Institute. She serves as a Board Member of The Florida Sterling Council and the Florida Public Health Institute.