Health Equity

Health Equity Committee

Health Equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. The Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative Health Equity Committee works to promote equity in health and access to care, provide resources to share, and offer capacity building opportunities.

Meeting Information

The TBHC Health Equity committee meets the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:00AM – 10:00AM via conference call.

Conference Call Information – Number: (605) 475-3200; Access Code: 891248#


  • Promote health equity and increase community awareness
  • Strengthen the skills, competencies, and abilities of local organizations to address health equity
  • Provide support and resources for others to engage in/implement activities to foster health equity



To see Health Equity resources click here.


The Health Equity committee developed the Cultural Competency Toolkit (CCTK) – a compilation of resources and information designed to help organizations address cultural and linguistic barriers.  To access the CCTK click here.


Committee Members

  • Alicia L. Best, University of South Florida
  • Allison Nguyen,  Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County
  • Allison Rapp,  Special Olympics of Florida
  • Andrea Rose, St. Anthony’s Hospital
  • Artie Fryer, Hillsborough County Healthcare Services
  • Bill Feltner, St. Petersburg Free Clinic
  • Bob Lazarchik, Wellcare
  • Bonnie Hough, MHP Salud
  • Candice Simon, REACHUP, Inc.
  • Chris Conn, Tampa General Hospital
  • Heather Zumpano, Evolve Telehealth
  • Jenna Davis, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Jomar Lopez, Ponce School of Medicine- Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership
  • Kemesha Gabbidon, University of South Florida – St. Petersburg
  • Khaliah Fleming, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network
  • Kimberly Brown-Williams, John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Kristen Lewis, American Heart Association
  • Leah Millette,  BayCare Health System
  • Liana Dean, BayCare Behavioral Health, Community Health Activation Team
  • Lisa Brody, Bay Area Legal Services
  • Lolita Dash-Pitts, Front Porch CDA
  • Mary Beth Crouch, Humana
  • Michael Yanni, Metropolitan Ministris
  • Noreen Philyaw, Cigna
  • Rebecca Olson,  University of Tampa
  • Rick Bennett,  Florida Blue
  • Ronnell Montgomery, James. B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center
  • Shaquira Robinson, University of South Florida College of Public Health
  • Susan Easter
  • Vecelia Johnson, Wellcare

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