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​MISSION AND HISTORY

The Healthy Teens Coalition (HTC) of Manatee County is dedicated to reducing behaviors by providing Manatee County youth with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. 

 

It is comprised of a grassroots group of over 180 individuals representing more than 60 non profit social service agencies, community based health providers, the Manatee County School District, Manatee County Government, and faith-based entities.

 

The HTC engages young people, parents, community leaders, and policymakers. The Coalition aims to ensure that Manatee County's youth have access to the tools, education, and information that will equip them to make healthy, informed decisions, leading to a positive future.

HTC BOARD TEAM

MARY ANN LEGLER

CHAIR

MSN, MA, APRN, Board Certified

941-248-3873

PEGGY ALGOZINNE

VICE CHAIR

MA in Counseling

Retired Director of Social Services

941-448-4973

LISA RAMIREZ

SECRETARY

Community Health & Communications Consultant 

PATRICK GRECO

TREASURER

Educational Game Developer

941-241-7070

HTC CONTRACTED PROVIDERS

EVELYN ALMODOVAR

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Evelyn holds a BA from Post University in Human Services & Counseling and is currently completing a Master's Degree in Public Administration.  She has led initiatives around non-profit development, community organizing and understanding the systematic issues in communities that act as unintentional barriers to individuals accessing its resources. 

ADVISORY BOARD

Alyson Battaglia, Attorney at Law, Legler I Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, Manatee Co. resident, Term: 2020-2022

Krista Bloomberg, Community Activist for Children and Adolescents, Immediate Past President of Service Club of Manatee Co., Manatee Co. resident, Term: 2020-2021      

Laura Brey, M.S., Vice President for Strategy and Knowledge, National School-Based Health Alliance, Washington, D.C., Manatee Co. resident, Term: 2018-2021

Dr. Candace DeLuca, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC, Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Nemours Pediatric Pulmonology, Hillsboro Co. resident, Term: 2018-2021

Kelly Foster, Marketing/PR Neighborhood Services Department | Library Services, Manatee County Government, Manatee Co. resident, Term: 2018-2021

Mary Greco, Project Manager, Manatee County Education Foundation. M.Ed, Manatee Co. resident, Term: 2020-2022

Heather Keegan, RN, Health Specialist, School-Based Health Center, Southeast High School, Term: 2019-2022

Debra Landesberg, M.S., Owner, My College Resource, College and Career Consultant Services, Sarasota County resident, Term: 2018-2021.

Mia Popaja, Owner, POP Digital Media Group, Manatee Co. resident, Term: 2018-2021

Susan Wilcox, Freelance Writer and Nonprofit Consultant, Manatee Co. resident, Term: 2018-2021

Dr. Marilyn Steele, Retired Program Officer and Philanthropist, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Manatee Co. resident, Honorary

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The Healthy Teens Coalition (HTC) is dedicated to reducing risky behaviors by providing Manatee County youth with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.  It is comprised of a grassroots group of over 180 individuals representing more than 60 nonprofit social service agencies, community-based health providers, the Manatee County School District, Manatee County Government, and faith-based entities.  The HTC engages young people, parents, community leaders, and policymakers. The Coalition aims to ensure that Manatee County's youth have access to the tools, education, and information that will equip them to make healthy, informed decisions, leading to a positive future.  Healthy Teens Coalition is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW. 800HELPFLA.COM REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.   ID#45-0990646

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