2018 - 2019 Polk Vision Annual Report PV Annual Report 2018_WEB - Page 5

Colleen Mangan Operating Board Chair Public Health Services Manager, Florida Department of Health in Polk County This year, Polk Vision has once again tackled difficult issues, identifying inequities within our community and strengthening our work to address them. We have honed in on the long term outcomes around which all of our efforts will align and have worked diligently on strategies that will create positive, sustainable change. I am incredibly honored to work with individuals who are dedicating time and expertise to strive for excellence, address the uncomfortable issues, ask the difficult questions, engage diverse groups in finding solutions, and redefine what it means to work collaboratively throughout our great county. Terry Brigman Operating Board Chair-Elect Smart Communities Team Co-Chair CIO & Director of IT, City of Lakeland Polk Vision has done an outstanding job of identifying and focusing on the most significant issues facing the citizens of our community. And more importantly Polk Vision has assimilated a caring and knowledgeable group of concerned and connected individuals to make measurable progress towards addressing these issues. These individuals include our staff, our Board, our Operating Board, our LEAD Teams and every concerned citizen willing to be involved in designing and implementing solutions. We are all inclusive and we connect with engaged problem solvers across our County. The work to be done is not for the faint of heart. Progress requires perseverance, endurance, patience and a never-ending willingness to continue the pursuit of our goals. I am continually impressed by my friends and neighbor’s imagination, dedication and fortitude. I have no doubt that because of all the efforts of amazing people that Polk County will continue to improve and will lead the state and the nation in building a community that exceeds our wildest dreams. Go Polk! Katie Worthington Operating Board Immediate Past Chair Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Marcia Andresen Quality of Life Team Chair Polk County BoCC Kelly Andrews BHP: Worksite Wellness Team Co-Chair Kelly Andrews, LLC Liz Antaya BHP: Worksite Wellness Team Co-Chair Stahl & Associates Insurance John Bohde Infrastructure Team Chair & Leadership Polk Alumni Chair Polk County BoCC Naomi Boyer, Ph.D. Talent Pipeline Team Co-Chair Polk State College Pam Craven, Ph.D. Literacy Team Co-Chair Learning Resource Center Mary Crowe, Ph.D. Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Team Co-Chair Florida Southern College Julia Davis Liaison Polk TPO Tom Deardorff Benchmarks & Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Team Co-Chair Polk County BoCC Deric Feacher Leadership Polk Class XI Chair City of Haines City Shannon Gillespie Attendance Team Co-Chair Polk County Public Schools Marc Hutek, Ph.D. Community Schools Team Co-Chair Polk County Public Schools Alaina Johnson Talent Pipeline Team Co-Chair Lakeland Regional Health Jenna Kaczmarski BHP: School Health Team Co-Chair Polk County Public Schools Eric Labbe Smart Communities Team Co-Chair City of Winter Haven Janet Lamoureux Attendance Team Co-Chair Polk County Council PTA Jenna Levine Liaison Florida Department of Health in Polk County Matt Mucci Government Advisory Team Co-Chair AT&T Andrea Nikolai Liaison University of Florida/ IFAS Lauren Springfield Liaison Lakeland Regional Health Lindsay Persohn, Ph.D. Literacy Team Co-Chair Polk County Public Schools Donna Sheehan Government Advisory Team Co-Chair City of Winter Haven Ed Shoemaker, Ph.D. Community Schools Team Co-Chair Mr. Ed’s Circle of Trust Holly Vida BHP: Primary Care Team Co-Chair Bartow Regional Medical Center Kathleen Wright BHP: School Health Team Co-Chair Polk County Public Schools Suzanne Wright BHP: Primary Care Team Co-Chair Florida Department of Health in Polk County 04