Andrew Campbell Director

apc@ufl.edu (352) 294-0847

Alex Cromwell Event Manager

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Jennifer Douglas Administrative

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JP Dunn Coordinator Solid Waste
& Apprenticeships

james.dunn@ufl.edu (352) 294-7047

Courtney Glancy Web Developer

courtneyglancy@ufl.edu (352) 294-3870

Melissa Hamilton Coordinator
Asbestos Programs

melissajhamilton@treeo.ufl.edu (352) 294-3879

Kevin Jackson Event Manager

kevinscott13@ufl.edu (352) 294-0845

Marta Keilhauer Coordinator
Backflow Programs

mkeilhauer@treeo.ufl.edu (352) 294-3878

Lauren Keiser Event Manager

lkeiser@ufl.edu (352) 294-0861

Lauren McCain Assistant Director

lmccain@treeo.ufl.edu (352) 294-3876

Kady Morris Administrative
Support Assistant

kadymorris@treeo.ufl.edu (352) 294-3874

Wanda O’Steen Administrative
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wposteen@treeo.ufl.edu (352) 294-3872

Kylie Register Marketing and
Communications Specialist

kylieregister@ufl.edu (352) 294-9108

Katie Risher Assistant Director

kmacwilkinson@ufl.edu (352) 294-0833

Lauren Troffer Coordinator
Online Programs

ltroffer@ufl.edu (352) 273-3730

Eva Varnes Administrative

eva.varnes@ufl.edu (352) 273-3731

Ron Trygar Instructor
Water/Wastewater Programs

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Areiole Williams Coordinator
Water/Waste Water Programs

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Lu Yin Data Management Analyst

yin.lu-opwd@mail.ufl.edu (352) 294-3880

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IT Support Specialist

A good fit if you like: Helping People Troubleshooting Problem Solving

As an IT support specialist, you’ll support, install, fix, and maintain hardware and software for an organization’s computer systems and networks. You might also work across a variety of industries, from government to education to health care to private tech companies, anywhere an organization uses computer systems.

Career Insight

Salary Range

Entry-Level: $42,500
Intermediate: $48,500
Senior: $60,000

*Sourced from LinkedIn & Glassdoor

Job Postings

National: 11,398
Florida: 736

*Sourced from Lightcast, period July 2021 – June 2022

Common Job Titles

IT Support Specialist Help Desk Technician IT Support Technician

Skills Needed

Help Desk Support Repair Printers IT Support Customer Service Microsoft Active Directory


Google IT Support Certificate

IBM Technical Support Certificate

Getting Started with Ubuntu Linux

Command Line Basics in Linux

Create IT Diagrams with Lucidchart

Introduction to Docker: Build Your Own Portfolio Site

Package Installation in Linux

Advanced Commands in Linux

Linux: I/O Redirection for DevOps

Use Bash Scripting on Linux to Execute Common Commands

Linux: Introduction to Shell Scripting for DevOps

Files and Directories in the Linux Filesystem




Gain access to all career pathways when you join the UF Career Academy for 3 months

Non-Credit Budget Submission Form

Solid Waste Submissions (Test Form)

Upload your completed form as a .pdf below

Community Health Worker

Registered Apprenticeship Program

The Community Health Worker (CHW) Registered Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide the education and job training needed to be a successful Community Health Worker.

Learners will gain knowledge and build competencies in these subject areas:

Community Health Worker Foundations


Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Medicaid Basics

Essential Skills

This program helps individuals plan and prepare for becoming a Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) in Florida.

Program Objectives

These objectives/skills will be reinforced through the mentorship and apprenticeship aspect of the program:

An overview of the history and description of Community Health Workers.

The common infectious and chronic health problems in the community and the methods to help prevent, intervene, and manage the health problems.

Social Determinants of Health and the methods for reducing the impact.

The different communication tools, community relationship building, and differentiating between effective outreach strategies for community work and individual recruiting.

How to display skills in the choice of the deployment of assessment skills (community needs assessment, resource identification, and mapping and documentation) by population group, including special populations.

How to demonstrate skills in planning and documenting interventions to improve the health of individuals and communities through barrier reduction, education, information, navigation, referral, and coordination.

Analyze community and individual efforts for sustainability, capacity building, and ethical conduct (HIPAA training included).

Learn more about the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship Programs

How to become a Certified Community Health Worker in Florida

What is a Community Health Worker (CHW)?

Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline health workers who have a close understanding of the community they serve. CHW’s frequently serve as a liaison between health/social services and the community to coordinate healthcare, government, and social service systems.

These dedicated professionals strive to provide help to individuals throughout a community through


Community Education

Informal Counseling

Social Support

Advocacy (American Public Health Association)

Where do CHW’s work?

CHW’s work in all geographic settings, including rural, urban, metropolitan areas and Native American nations.

Although their roles vary depending on location, CHW’s frequently assist in underprivileged communities where people may have limited resources; lack access to quality health care; lack the means to pay for health care; or languages other than English.

CHW titles vary, depending on where they work and the organization (hospital system, state agency, faith-based organization).

Only interested in taking the Community Health Worker course?

Register Here

Meet The Instructors

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Catherine L Striley

Deputy Director of HealthStreet

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Marc Arenas, MD


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Acadia Jacob


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Scott Darius


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Meggen Sixbey

Psychological First Aid (PFA)


The University of Florida’s Office of Professional and Workforce Development (OPWD) in partnership with Coursera is pleased to provide the UF Career Academy.

The UF Career Academy offers self-paced, online, open enrollment courses to build and enhance professional skill sets. This program includes some of Coursera’s most popular courses, specializations and professional certificates all designed to help increase marketability and meet career goals.

Students going through these courses will engage in community discussions, watch videos and complete peer-reviewed assignments to help master new skills. Explore your possibilities with UF OPWD and Coursera!

Certificates, Specializations & Courses

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Digital Marketing

This Specialization explores several aspects of the new digital marketing environment, including topics such as digital marketing analytics, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and 3D Printing.


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Amazon Web Services

This specialization gives current or aspiring IT professionals an overview of the features, benefits, and capabilities of Amazon Web Services (AWS).


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Excel Skills for Business

This specialization is intended for anyone who seeks to develop one of the most critical and fundamental digital skills today.


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Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design

Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design is the first of a series of seven courses that will equip you with the skills needed to apply to entry-level jobs in user experience design.


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Professional Certificate

Google Data Analytics

This is your path to a career in data analytics. In this program, you’ll learn in-demand skills that will have you job-ready in less than 6 months.


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Professional Certificate

Google Project Management

Start your path to a career in project management. In this program, you’ll learn in-demand skills that will have you job-ready in less than six months.


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Introduction to Git and GitHub

In this course, you’ll learn how to keep track of the different versions of your code and configuration files using a popular version control system (VCS) called Git.


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Professional Certificate

IBM Cybersecurity Analyst

Get ready to launch your career in cybersecurity. Build job-ready skills for an in-demand role in the field, no degree or prior experience required.


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Ethics of AI


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Fundamentals of AI


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Fundamentals of AI for STEM Learners


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Focus Area

Agriculture and Life Sciences


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Applied Data Science


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Strategic Initiatives

Download our Strategic Plan

Windows to Wellness

Emotional Wellness

Our emotional wellness manifests in our ability to meet the world with optimism, trust and a sturdy sense of self-esteem.

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Social Wellness

With more than 50,000 employees combined, the UF and UF Health community is practically a city unto itself! Find support, networking and like-minded people by perusing the resources found here.

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Spiritual Wellness

Our spiritual life is an often-overlooked aspect of wellness, but our guiding beliefs, principles and values provide us with deeper meaning and purpose.

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Environmental Wellness

Interdependence with our surroundings and the natural world make the environment an important aspect of our overall well-being.

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Financial Wellness

Adopting smart fiscal management practices and preparing for short- and long-term expenses can help ensure we are “fiscally fit.”

View Resources

Occupational Wellness

Our day-to-day work provides personal fulfillment that maximizes our talents. Find resources here to support you in your goals.

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Physical Wellness

Proper nutrition, exercise and disease prevention all add up to a healthier you!

View Resources

Intellectual Wellness

As lifetime learners, our intellect is fed by an openness to new ideas, our capacity to think and to question, and our willingness to master new skills.

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Diversity & Inclusion Wellness

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The descriptions, information and resources for pillars 1-8 are from gatorcare.org.


The 4th Annual Inspiring Women Leaders Conference will be held March 8-9, 2021. The conference will kick-off International Women’s Day and lead into 2 full conference days of keynote speakers, breakout sessions and prime networking opportunities to enhance your personal and professional development.

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center

1714 SW 34th St

Gainesville, Fl 32607

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center

1714 SW 34th St

Gainesville, Fl 32607