ABOUT

​MISSION AND HISTORY

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.JPG

PEGGY ALGOZZINE

VICE CHAIR

MA in Counseling

Retired Director of Social Services

941.448.4973

LISA RAMIREZ

SECRETARY

Community Health & Communications Consultant 

Pat.jpg

PATRICK GRECO

TREASURER

Educational Game Developer

941.241.7070

ADVISORY BOARD

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

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

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

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

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

GBE 2019-AdvCommitee.jpg
CONNECT
WITH US:
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Instagram