Board Members & Staff

Board Officers 2023

Chairperson:
Sharon Tolson
Retired – Brevard County Schools
Community Member

Vice Chairperson:
Amanda White
Child Find Content Specialist, FDLRS/East
Brevard Public Schools

Treasurer:
Ashley Fleeman, MSCPE
Sales Director
Oracle

Secretary:
Ian Golden
Department Director
Housing & Human Services

Board Members

Patricia (Pat) Fruen, MSN, RN
Director of Maternal Child Services
Rockledge Regional Medical Center

Melinda Hodges, RN, BSN
Manager of Women’s Services
Parrish Medical Center

Laene Keith, MA, CCC/SLP, IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Lactation Link

Dr. Kathleen Rooney-Otero
Pediatrician
Nemours Children’s Hospital

Sherry Scates, MSN, BSN, RNC
Clinical Education Specialist, Women & Children
Health First

Maria Stahl, DNP, RN
Retired – Administrator/Health Officer – Florida Department of Health, Brevard County
Community Member

Interested in becoming a Board Member?

If you are interested in membership on the Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors, please contact Jennifer Schwalb Floyd,
Executive Director, at 321-634-6101.

Prior to serving, applicants must submit an application for membership and meet with Healthy Start Staff for an overview of the organization and board roles and responsibilities. Members are then elected upon a vote by the Board of Directors. The Board is active in fundraising and advocacy efforts to support our programs for pregnant women and infants in Brevard County.


Healthy Start Coalition Staff

  • Jennifer Schwalb Floyd, Executive Director
  • Dainelle Tarr, Contracts Manager and Community Connect Supervisor
  • Marie Sullivan, Accounting Manager
  • Lisa Haferkamp, Project Manager and FIMR (Fetal and Infant Mortality Review) Coordinator
  • Avery Wilson, Community and Provider Liaison
  • Shelley Wilson, Senior Community Program Specialist
  • Janine Rodriguez, Community Program Specialist

Healthy Start FIMR (Fetal and Infant Mortality Review) Brevard Staff

  • Lisa Haferkamp, FIMR Coordinator
  • Melissa Berge, FIMR Administrative Assistant
  • Sonia Yaksich, FIMR Nurse Abstractor
  • Adam Yaksich, FIMR Nurse Abstractor
  • Diana Woodward, FIMR Nurse Abstractor

Healthy Babies Start With Healthy Moms