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.

 

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

MICHELE BURKA, MBA
Director of Administrative Services

ROBIN GRUNFELDER, RN, BHSc
Director of Community Health Services

MARTA GUTIERREZ, BBA
Manager of Programs

CASSANDRA BURKS
Office Manager

Our Team
Board Officers
MARIA JUAREZ STOUFFER, LMHC, MPA
President
Children's Services Council of Broward County
DR. SHARETTA REMIKIE, ED.D.
Vice-President
March of Dimes
NEIKO SHEA, LCSW
Treasurer
Sunshine Health
MARSHA CHRISTIE
Secretary
Community Advocate
MONICA FIGUEROA KING, MA
Chief Executive Officer
Broward Healthy Start Coalition
Our Team
Board Members
DR. LORI CANNING, ED.D.
Early Learning Language Acquisition, School Board of Broward County
SKYE CLEEK, MSW, MCAP
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition
TIMOTHY CURTIN
Memorial Healthcare System, Community Heallth Services
DR. MARGA FIGUEROA, MD
Pediatrix/Mednax
DR. HARLEEN HUTCHINSON, PSY.D.
The Journey Institute, Inc.
REGINE KANZKI, MPH
The Crockett Foundation
BARBARA LESH, MPA
Florida Department of Health in Broward County
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
JANINE RIBEIRO CHOW QUAN, LMHC
United Way of Broward County
MICHELLE ROGERS, LCSW
KID/Family Central, Inc.
KAREN SWARTZBAUGH GHEZZI, MA
Community Advocate
Dawn Liberta, MSM
Department of Children & Families
Partners

The partners who are with us in our mission.

Sponsors

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