About Us

Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of women, infants and families to achieve a successful pregnancy and a healthy start in life.
Our vision is to lead the Broward County maternal and child health system of care to improve birth and developmental outcomes.

Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.

Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. was incorporated on February 14, 1992 and is the leader in Maternal and Child Health policy and programming in Broward County. The Coalition receives funding from the Florida Department of Health and the Agency for Health Care Administration and is responsible for the formation and administration of the Healthy Start system, which includes management of subcontracts for quality services to pregnant women and children birth to age three and monitoring services through quality improvement and assurance responsibilities and accountability.

Our primary goals are to:

  • Reduce fetal and infant mortality and morbidity
  • Reduce the number of low birth weight and preterm births
  • Improve maternal and child health developmental outcomes

The staff of Broward Healthy Start Coalition is proud to facilitate this organization’s mission to support new mothers and babies and demonstrate a measurable positive impact upon maternal and child health services and outcomes in Broward County. We are dedicated to upholding our legislatively mandated role as Broward’s maternal and child health leader.

 

The Coalition is responsible by Florida Statute for conducting a Service Delivery Needs Assessment and developing a Service Delivery Plan with the goal of addressing Maternal Child Health in Broward County.

In 2020,  the Coalition published it’s most recent Assessment and Plan.

Needs Assessment for SDP

Service Delivery Action Plan

Our Team
Management Team
MONICA FIGUEROA KING, MA
Chief Executive Officer

REGINE KANZKI, MPH
Vice President of Operations

ROBIN GRUNFELDER, RN, BHSc
Director of Healthy Start

MARTA GUTIERREZ, BBA
Director of Coordinated Intake and Referral

SAMANTHA SILVER
Senior Programs Manager

BEATRIZ DEL RIO
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Our Team
Board Officers
DAWN LIBERTA, MSN
President
Department of Children & Families
DR. SHARETTA REMIKIE
Vice-President
Children's Services Council of Broward County, Inc.
NEIKO SHEA, LCSW
Treasurer
National Youth Advocate Program, Inc.
MARSHA CHRISTIE
Secretary
Community Advocate
MONICA FIGUEROA KING, MA
Chief Executive Officer
Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
Our Team
Board Members
DR. LORI CANNING, ED.D.
Early Learning Language Acquisition, School Board of Broward County
TIMOTHY CURTIN
Memorial Healthcare System, Inc.
DR. MARGA FIGUEROA, MD
Pediatrix Medical Group of Florida, Inc.
DR. HARLEEN HUTCHINSON, PSY.D.
The Journey Institute, Inc.
ROSE MCKELVIE, MBA, MSN, BSN, RN
Broward Health Medical Center/Salah Foundation Children's Hospital
ALLISON METSCH, M.S.ED
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc.
AMY PONT, RN, BSN
Community Care Plan
KAREN SWARTZBAUGH GHEZZI, MA
Community Advocate
ELIDA SEGRERA
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Inc.
Donna Eprifania
ChildNet, Inc.
Partners

The partners who are with us in our mission.

Sponsors

The sponsors who are with us in our mission.