Meet Our Administrator
Florida Department of Health - Highlands County
7205 South George Boulevard Sebring, FL 33875
Shane Lockwood was appointed Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County (DOH-Highlands) in September 2021. Before joining DOH-Highland, Shane served in various roles for over 25 years at local health departments in Connecticut. Shane has extensive experience in public health administration, community health, environmental health, and emergency management. Shane also believes strongly in developing the next generation of public health workers and has taught at the university level for public health and emergency management students.
Prior to his appointment in Highlands County, Shane served as Director of Health for the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District in Connecticut for nearly a decade. As this was a newly formed Heath District, Shane was responsible for establishing all administrative, business, and operating policies, along with oversite of new program development. During this time, Shane was elected President of the Connecticut Directors of Health.
Shane previously served as Deputy Director of Health for the City of Waterbury, also in Connecticut, where he managed a departmental budget of close to $11 million and oversaw 160 employees. Shane served as a Sanitarian/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Pomperaug District Department of Health, where, in 2001, he was part of the multi-agency anthrax investigation which claimed the life of a resident in his district.
Shane graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine with Master of Public Health degree.