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
MSN, MA, ARNP
PEGGY ALGOZINNE, M.A.
Social Services Consultant
Retired Director of Social Services
LISA RAMIREZ, M.A.
Community Health & Communications Consultant
R&L Healthcare Advisors
HTC CONTRACTED PROVIDERS
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.
Mindi has worn a number of different hats in the nonprofit gamut. With more than twenty-five years’ experience, she has moved missions to foster independent thought, cure rare diseases and unite community.
Laura Brey, M.S., Vice President for Strategy and Knowledge, National School-Based Health Alliance, Washington, D.C., Manatee Co. resident, Term: 2018-2021
Krista Bloomberg, Community Activist for Children and Adolescents, President of Service Club of Manatee Co., 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
Jayne Giroux, Director of Community Development, SunCoast Blood Bank, Manatee Co. resident, Term: 2018-2021
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, Term: 2018-2021