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DOH-Orange Welcomes James Pate as Director of the Office of Performance and Quality Improvement

By Kent Donahue

December 03, 2019

Dr. Raul Pino, Interim Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) appoints James E. Pate as the head of the department’s Office of Performance and Quality Improvement. Mr. Pate will start in his new position on December 13, 2019. 

“With the hiring of James Pate, we reinforce our commitment to system improvement and performance management with accountability at all levels,” said Dr. Pino. “The Office of Performance and Quality Improvement will play a crucial role in the next steps we will be taking.” 

Mr. Pate joins DOH-Orange from AdventHealth where he was the Educational Assistance Program Manager. He began this position in November 2012 and was instrumental in expanding usage of the program while at the same time reducing overall costs through strategic partnerships with several colleges and securing the services of EdAssist, the industry leader in educational coaching and payment processing.  

Prior to his position at AdventHealth, Mr. Pate worked for DOH-Orange as the Strategic Planning Manager and Emergency Operations Manager. During his tenure with DOH-Orange he started many new initiatives to improve processes for both disaster operations and internal operating processes. 

For the 29 years preceding his service with the DOH-Orange, he rose through the ranks of the United States Air Force, culminating his career as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Armament Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. 

Mr. Pate has been married to his lovely wife Carole for 44 years and has two grown children Steven and Sandra.