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Board of Directors

The Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition is governed by a Board of Directors. Each member serves a three-year term. Officers are elected to serve 2-year terms, beginning in July of odd-number years.

Rainey Brown



Kevin Driscoll, C.F.P.


Navy Federal Credit Union

Janet Garrett, L.M.H.C.


Adult and Child Mental Health Care, LLC.

Dr. Christine Krier, D.O.


Pensacola Pediatrics

Rex Northup, M.D.


Pediatrician, Retired

Edward P. Nickinson III,  Esq.

Immediate Past President

Juvenile Court Judge, Retired

Ander Shimek,


Emmanuel, Sheppard, & Condon

Robin Wright


Community Volunteer

Margot Lauro

Vice President

Community Volunteer

Russell Williams


Ascend Performance Materials

Diane Schwartz


Community Volunteer

Advisory Board

Ramak Amjad, M.D.


Pediatrix Medical Group

Ruth Quesada, L.C.S.W.

Ascension - Sacred Heart

Bill Schwartz, M.D.


Ascension-Sacred Heart

Barbara Shoulders, M.S., R.N.

Florida Department of Health in Escambia County

2024 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition office located at 318 N. Alcaniz Street, Pensacola, FL 32501.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend all Board meetings.

May 23, 2024*
*No May 16 Board meeting. The Executive Committee will meet on Zoom on Thursday, May 23, 2024.
Sole Agenda: Fiscal 2024-2025 Budget.
Click HERE for scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 819 4119 7492
April 18, 2024
March 21, 2024
No March meeting due to Spring Break
February 15, 2024
January 18, 2024
Future Board Meetings
June 20
July - No Board Meeting
(Summer Break)
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 21
December - No Board Meeting 
(Winter Break)

Past Board Meetings

December 21, 2023
November 16, 2023
October 19, 2023
September 21, 2023
August 17, 2023
July 20, 2023
June 15, 2023
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