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 health equity 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
  • Capture and document key learnings and successess
  • Strengthen the skills, competencies and abilities of local organizations



To see Health Equity resources click here.


The Health Equity committee developed 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
  • Andy Walker, Consultant
  • Artie Fryer, Hillsborough County, Healthcare Department
  • Candice Simon, REACHUP, Inc.
  • David Jewett, Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County
  • Elisa Shannon, Feeding Tampa Bay
  • Heather Zumpano, IMST Telehealth Consulting
  • Jenna Davis, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Jomar Lopez, Ponce School of Medicine- Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership    
  • Judith Silverstein, Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County
  • Khaliah Fleming, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network
  • Kimberly Brown-Williams, John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Liana Dean, Baycare Behavioral Health, Community Health Activation Team
  • Lolita Dash-Pitts, Front Porch CDA
  • Lynn Fruit, CASA Volunteer
  • Rebecca Olson,  University of Tampa
  • Rick Bennett,  Florida Blue
  • Susan Easter, St. Petersburg Free Clinic
  • Tracy Christner, Empath Health
  • Wendy Shellhorn, St. Petersburg College

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