Our Vision

Gadsden County is a community with a comprehensive and integrated health care system that helps all its citizens accept personal responsibility for becoming informed about, and committed to, healthy lifestyle choices.

Our Mission

  • Coordinate requests for new resources for care and prevention
  • Coordinate the delivery of health services in the county
  • Establish linkages between the local hospital and other health organizations and providers
  • Target increased access to health education programs
  • Identify priority health care needs for the community from an area wide needs assessment
  • Develop an action plan for priority areas
  • Identify available and potential resources for the community
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current programs
  • Evaluate the adequacy of current resources
  • Provide technical assistance to the 2010 Steering Committee, providers, community groups as needed or requested
  • Provide evaluation and continuous feedback on progress toward the Councils goals
  • Coordinate with the Health Department and report progress and outcome attainment 



Howard McKinnon
Chairman• Town of Havana


Stacey Hannigon
Secretary • Florida Department of Health-Gadsden

Arrie Battle
Co-Chair • Mother Care Network


Tony Hannah
Treasurer • St. James AME Church


Jorge Martinez
North Florida Medical Center-Jessie Furlow Medical


Dr. Adrian Cooksey

Florida Department of Health-Gadsden


Chase Christianson

Capital Regional Medical Center


Pastor Tony Hannah
St. James AME Church

Carol Gagliano

Center for Health Equity


Sherry VanLandingham



Dr. Esaias Lee

Capital Health Plan


Dr. Sandra Suthers

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University


Dr. Cynthia Seaborn

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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