Our Team

Healthy Start Local Programs

Healthy Start provides services to clients throughout the region. See the sidebar for the phone number of the Healthy Start office in your county.

Coalition Staff

Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition is an Affiliate Partner of WellFlorida Council, a private, nonprofit organization and local health council for North Central Florida. WellFlorida provides program management services, such as fiscal administration, staffing and marketing to its affiliates, including two Healthy Start coalitions. For a complete listing of Healthy Start staff, please visit WellFlorida’s website.


Staffing for Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition is supported by our Affiliate Partner WellFlorida Council. Visit www.wellflorida.org to learn of current employment opportunities.

Board of Directors

2016-2017 Officers

President – Sarah Catalanotto
Vice President – Mary Peoples-Sheps
Treasurer – Amanda Elliot
Secretary – Isadora Del Vecchio
Past President – Julie Samples

Sarah Catalanotto, President
Executive Director
Suwannee River Area Health
Education Center
Address: 14646 NW 151st Blvd.
Alachua, Florida 32615
Phone: 386-462-1551 ext. 103
Email: sarahc@srahec.org

Mary Peoples-Sheps, Vice President
Retired/Community Representative
Address: 8805 SW 42nd Place
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Phone: 352-316-5205
Email: mpeoplessheps@cox.net

Isadora Del Vecchio, Secretary
Director, Maternal & Child Health
March of Dimes
Address: 1831 NW 13th Street, Suite 3
Gainesville, Florida 32609
Phone: 352-642-8291
Email: adelveechio@marchofdimes.org
Community Organization

Amanda Elliott, Treasurer
Program Manager
SWAG Family Resource Center
807 SW 64th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida 32607
Phone: 352-505-6823
Email: Amanda.elliott@pfsf.org
Community Organization

Ann-Marie Fenn
LakeShore OBGYN
Address: 348 NE Methodist Terrace, Suite 101
Lake City, Florida 32055
Phone: 352-275-8176
Email: amfmidwife@yahoo.com
Community Organization

Roseann Fricks
Chief Executive Office
Early Learning Coalition of Marion County
Address: 2300 SW 17th Road
Ocala, Florida 34471
Phone: 352-812-5639
Email: RFricks@elc-marion.org
Community Organization

Cathy Rehberg
OB Director
Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center
Address: 368 NE Franklin Street
Lake City, Florida 32055
Phone: 386-292-7800
Email: cathy.rehberg@shandslakeshore.com
Community Organization

Reverend Tommy J. Rodgers
Senior Pastor
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Address: 804 Madison Street
Palatka, Florida 32177
Phone: 904-312-2991
Email: revrodgers@bethlehempalatka.com

Ingrid Schaper
Director of Education
Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast
Address: 382 North Suncoast Blvd.
Crystal River, Florida 34429
Phone: 352-563-9939 ext. 228
Email: iellis@elc-naturecoast.com
Community Organization

Sharon Surrency
RN Care Coordinator
Partnership for Strong Families
Address: 5950 NW 1st Place, Suite A
Gainesville, Florida 32607
Phone: 352-244-1686
Email: Sharon.surrency@pfsf.org
Community Organization

Cathy Winfrey
Program Manager
Healthy Families ACUB
Address: 910 NW 57th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32605
Phone: 352-294-5523
Email: cwinfrey@ufl.edu
Community Organization

Cassandra Young
Clinic Coordinator
Heart of Florida Health Center
Address: 1025 SW 1st Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34471
Phone: 352-286-4581
Email: cassandra.young@myhfhc.org
Community Organization