Find out more about the amazing individuals who together serve Healthy Teens and make it possible for us to empower youth for their success and wellbeing!
Chair; MSN, MA, Board Certified APRN
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." Healthy Teens helps youth build their own future by giving them the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed and purposeful decisions about their health, well-being and future success. Who better to serve as the messengers of this information than youth themselves? Our amazing teens passionately care about their fellow youth, and work tirelessly to advocate and educate our community on the health issues impacting their peers.
Vice-Chair; MA Counseling
“I am proud to be involved with Healthy Teens. The intelligence, diversity, and energy that the Teen Health Educators share let me know that our community is fortunate and the future is bright because of them.”
Secretary; Associate Attorney, Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP
Treasurer; Educational Game Developer
“I think the journey into adulthood is a precarious stage of life. Big life decisions suddenly demand wisdom and self-awareness from those who were just recently children. So, I'm happy to lend my expertise to Healthy Teens - an organization dedicated to helping kids navigate this successfully.”
Executive Director; CGMA
Jonathan joined Healthy Teens in May 2021, having moved with his family from London, UK earlier that year. Prior to that big move, Jonathan worked for over 11 years as a civil servant in the UK Government, in both the environment and revenue departments. During his career Jonathan has worked in policy, strategy, finance and management roles, most recently (prior to Healthy Teens) as the Finance and Performance Director for the Solicitors and Legal Services division of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Jonathan is married to Shannon (a Sarasota native) and they have two young boys.
Program Manager; M.Ed
Valerie joined Healthy Teens in September 2021, having spent over ten years in the Ohio school system, culminating in a Principal position for over five years at Worthington Adventist Academy. An educator at heart, Valerie is an advocate for equity and social justice in all areas of education and life. Valerie moved to Florida from Ohio with her husband and son who is high-school senior, with three other adult children.
Stephanie has been part of Healthy Teens since she was a sophomore in high school, and first joined as an intern in 2019 while at college. Now a graduate from Trinity University in Texas, Stephanie now works as our full-time program administrator and coordinator. She enjoys exploring San Antonio with her friends and is working towards a career in the medical field.
Our wonderful Advisory Board members support Healthy Teens through offering their expertise, advice and energy to help us succeed in everything we do.
If you’d like to join our Advisory Board, get in contact today!
Attorney at Law; Partner in Legler, Murphy, Battaglia
Vice President for Strategy and Knowledge, National School-Based Health Alliance
CEO, V Partner Solutions LLC
DNP, ARNP; Pediatric and Adolescent Health
Owner, 5CK LLC
M.Ed; Teacher, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School and Academic Consultant
RN; Health Specialist School-Based Health Center, Southeast High School
College and Career Consultant; Owner, My College Resource
Photographer, Media Designer, Graphic Artist; Owner, POP Digital Media Group
Community Health & Communication Consultant
Freelance Writer and Non-Profit Consultant
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