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Nasseam McPherson James

Florida Department of Health in Orange County

Nasseam McPherson James
Nasseam McPherson James
Assistant County Health Director

Nasseam McPherson James joined DOH-Orange from the Children’s Medical Services, a division of the Florida Department of Health, where she held the position of Regional Program Administrator of the Central Region that consisted of Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. At the Children’s Medical Services (CMS), Nasseam ensured that children with special health care needs had access to healthcare and resources needs through a comprehensive system of care.  

Prior to working for the CMS Nasseam worked as the Operations and Management Consultant Manager/Healthy Start Manager for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County, and as a Social Services Manager/Healthy Start and WIC Director at the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County. Before joining the department Nasseam worked as the Compliance and Quality Assurance Director for the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County. 

Nasseam earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. Soon after she completed a Masters of Social Work – Social Policy and Administration and a graduate certificate in Leadership in Executive Administration and Development from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She is completing the Executive Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Central Florida. 

Nasseam has served on the Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland board of Directors, the Seminole County Children’s Cabinet, and as a board member on the Highlands County Children’s Services Council. She also served a member of the Highlands County Healthy Families Advisory Council.  She is a current board member and Quality Committee Chair for Central Florida Health Care, Inc., the FQHC for Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties. Nasseam is a graduate of both Focus on Leadership Class VIII and Leadership Ocala Marion Class XIII. Nasseam was honored by the chamber as a recipient of the Jane Mansfield Award for Outstanding Dedication to Leadership and Community Services and was named an Ocala and Marion County Top Forty Under 40 Leader.