Derrick Nealey has been working with the State of Florida for twenty-six years, starting in 1990 with the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program as a Grants Specialist. He joined the Department of Health in September of 1998 as an Accountant II. Since then he has been progressively promoted to higher more challenging positions ranging from Accountant Supervisor to his current role as CHD Assistant Director of Administration where he oversees: Business Operations, Information Technology, Human Resources, Facilities, Vitals Statistics, Grants Management and Health Information Management. During this tenure he successfully completed several academic achievements including the receipt of his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management as well as participated in the thirteenth class of the Florida Public Health Leadership Institute of Florida.
Derrick is originally from Blountstown, Florida. He and his wife of twenty years, have a son and two daughters.