Hillsborough Co. Family & Aging Services Director to join USF College of Public Health

David Rogoff will help shape the state’s public health workforce development to enhance disaster and emergency preparedness

Tampa, FL (April 5, 2011) — David P. Rogoff, director of Hillsborough County’s Family and Aging Services Department, will join the University of South Florida College of Public Health to serve as Center Director for Public Health Preparedness and Training. He will begin the position in early May.

The USF Center for Public Health Preparedness and Training that Rogoff will direct includes the Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center and the Florida Public Health Training Center – new initiatives with more than $8.5 million in federal funding to train the state’s public health workforce and enhance disaster and emergency preparedness.

David Rogoff

“These initiatives are all about building coalitions and educating local communities to prepare for and respond to public health threats,” said Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of Public Health Practice and Leadership at the USF College of Public Health. “With his tremendous depth of public health practice experience, Mr. Rogoff is very well prepared to translate projects from the theoretical level to the day-to-day application level. That real-life expertise is needed to help protect Florida’s communities from all kinds of disasters – from hurricanes, floods and fires to biohazards.”

“Dave Rogoff has been a true advocate for the role of government and the larger society in meeting the needs of its most vulnerable members and has worked tirelessly over many years to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Hillsborough County,” said Donna Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health.

“Dave will bring to this new position in our Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership not only an acute understanding of the needs of the public for improvements to their health and well-being but also great insight into how public institutions can best provide the leadership needed to effect change. We are extremely fortunate to have recruited someone of his caliber to join with Dr. Troutman and his stellar team.”

Rogoff will also hold an appointment as a visiting instructor, teaching students enrolled in USF’s recently approved undergraduate degree program in public health.

Rogoff has more than 35 years experience in health care and social services management and consulting, including operations, program and facilities planning, and marketing at health at health care facilities, including teaching facilities, and services for low-income populations.

At Hillsborough County, he was director of Health and Social Services since 2003, before assuming his leadership role last year in Family and Aging Services, which includes the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan. Before joining the county, Rogoff started his own health care consulting company that specialized in helping communities and organizations address the needs of underserved populations. For several years, he was vice president of Planning, Marketing, Public Relations and Community Care at St. Joseph’s-St. Anthony’s Health System in Tampa.

Rogoff received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s in hospital administration from the University of Michigan.

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