CHAIRPERSON: Dr. Washington Hill - Dr. Washington Hill has had a long career in OB, GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine practicing in Sarasota 25 years. He is Founding Director of Sarasota Memorial’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine program, a position he held for 8 years. He is past President and Chief of the Medical Staff, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director of Labor and Delivery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Today, he is involved daily in the care of high-risk obstetrical patients at the Florida Department of Health-Sarasota, perinatal education, community education and obstetrical medical legal issues.
VICE CHAIRPERSON: Pam Beitlich - Pam Beitlich is the Director of Women’s and Children Services at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Pam has been at Sarasota Memorial for 30+ years in a management role. She was the primary writer for the Magnet survey submission and coordinated the move of 3 units to the new Courtyard Tower. Pam also started the Customer Service program at Sarasota Memorial. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping families.
TREASURER: Tiffany K. Mangold, CPA - Tiffany Mangold is an Audit Manager that works out of the Sarasota office of Purvis, Gray and Company and has over 6 years of accounting experience. Tiffany’s experience includes providing auditing services to not-for-profit organizations, public utilities, and governmental entities including cities, counties, school boards, and special districts.
SECRETARY: Amy Singleton Fulton – Amy Singleton Fulton is a Sarasota native and graduate of Sarasota High and Florida State. She is the Vice President and third generation in the family business, Singleton Roofing, which has been operational in Sarasota County for 47 years. She is also on the board of the S-Club Letterwinners Association and chairs their scholarship committee. She is married to Chris Fulton and they have a two-year-old son, Michael, who they adore.
AT LARGE, OB: Now Accepting Nominations! Email Executive Director Shon Ewens at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-373-7070 ext. 301.
AT LARGE: Angela Baker, Angela Baker brings a background in political science, women’s studies and law to the Healthy Start board, having been a lawyer, teacher and political volunteer, in many capacities, alongside her husband, Keith Fitzgerald, for many years. She is the mother of twins, the oldest sibling in a family of 12, and a Sarasota resident for over 20 years.
AT LARGE: Maggie Davenport – Maggie Davenport is a long time resident of Sarasota. She graduated from the Ringling College of Art and design with a BFA in fine arts in 1999 and currently works as a freelance artist and art instructor for the Sarasota Cooperative Learning Project. She has served as the assistant executive director at ALSO Youth and as administrator for the Greenfield Tuition Trust. Maggie’s current passion is working with The Grid of Giving, a fundraising tool that she developed to help give back to her community.
AT LARGE: Kerri Deatherage - Motivated by a desire to serve her community, Kerri Deatherage is glad to be part of the Healthy Start 17/18 Board. She brings a background in community outreach with her past few years at The Junior League of Sarasota, most currently as board member Community Vice President. Kerri’s natural leadership skills allowed her to quickly become involved in community impact as she oversaw the Hunger Outreach committee and developed numerous relationships with non-profit support organizations throughout Sarasota. A recent partnership with Healthy Start & Junior League was the “Pump Up Sarasota” initiative which brought breast pumps and slow cooker classes to local moms.
AT LARGE: Mary Dunn – Mary Dunn received her BBA in Accounting from Northwood University and an MBA from the University of Sarasota. Since moving to Sarasota nearly 20 years ago, she has worked as the Business Office Manager for Kobernick House and Anchin Pavilion, the Finance Director for Suncoast Communities Blood Bank, and the Accounting Manager for Environmental Biotech. In addition, she started and operated a successful insurance agency for 12 years, which she sold in 2016. Mary is currently the Chairperson of the Finance Committee.
AT LARGE: Dr. Jina Foltz - Dr. Jina is a native of Miami, Florida. Growing up as a dancer and performer, for Dr. Jina, having a healthy and active lifestyle came naturally. She attended the University of Miami as pre-med and finished her schooling at Florida International University with a bachelors degree in Dietetics and Nutrition while working under her chiropractic mentor. She began her post-graduate education at the largest chiropractic school in the world, Life University, in Marietta Georgia. Because of her passion to work with children she enrolled in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). With this additional certification, she was able to learn and understand more of the specific needs of this population, which allows her to better serve our pediatric community. Dr. Jina has also obtained the Webster certification, which allows her to better meet the needs of pregnant mothers, which allows their bodies to not only have less pain during and after the pregnancy but have shorter natural labor times. She is excited to be a part of the community and is looking forward to serving families in Sarasota.
AT LARGE: Marilyn Lapidus - Marilyn Lapidus has spent her entire career working in various areas and aspects of maternal-fetal care. As a labor and delivery nurse and then a perinatal specialist she followed high risk moms through their pregnancies and delivery. Marilyn traveled throughout the U.S. and to 35 countries teaching physicians, midwives, and nurses maternal/fetal monitoring pattern recognition and interpretation. She also has experience in product development, manufacturing, and sales of medical devices related to the continuum of care for the mother and baby. Marilyn has a BS in Nursing from Boston University and a JD from the University of Connecticut. Upon retiring and moving to Sarasota with her husband, Arnold Baer, she became involved with Healthy Start and found it the perfect way to continue her interest and passion for achieving the best possible outcome for mothers and babies.
AT LARGE: Dr. Stephanie MacKay, DOM - Dr. Stephanie MacKay has been in the Health and Wellness Field for over 20 years. Her background is in Nutrition which she studied at the University of Florida. With a passion for learning and deepening her skills she dug deeper and went back to school to learn Chinese Medicine. She has been practicing Eastern Medicine for 14 years. Wanting to focus and sharpen her skills even more, she decided to specialize in Women’s Health & Fertility after correcting her own menstrual issues using Eastern Medicine. Stephanie is empathetic and caring; she listens to her patients and helps them on their journey through life. She also has a huge heart for kids. In every practice she has worked in, she was always the Practitioner that treated the kids, probably because she easily related to them. Stephanie has lived in Sarasota for over five years and has enjoyed reaching out to Practitioners in the area and collaborating and learning with them. Her goal is to empower women to improve their health naturally and to reach their health goals.
AT LARGE: Dr. Laura Mayhew-Purcell - Dr. Laura Mayhew-Purcell and her family have been living in Sarasota for the past two and a half years. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialization in health psychology. Laura has worked as a researcher and clinician through the Bay Pines VA hospital and USF Health and has been an instructor of psychology at the University of South Florida and most recently New College of Florida. She is currently working as a full-time mom to her young son, Harrison. Laura is actively involved in the community, including involvement with the Junior League of Sarasota where she currently serves as chair of the Community Grants Committee on the Community Council.
CYD STAR STUDENT: Dorothy Coutu - Dorothy Coutu joins us through the STAR Leadership Program at the Boys & Girls Club. Dorothy is a student at Booker High School where she is in the VPA Theatre Program. She being part of the Healthy Start Coalition and the experience with the board and seeing how we help women and their families.