Quality of Life Alignment Team
The Quality of Life LEAD Team is comprised of representatives from across Polk County including non-profits, social services, government, health care, education, and faith-based organizations. Through this diverse membership, different perspectives are gleaned when probing the wide ranging and complex issues contributing to the Quality of Life in Polk County.
2019-2020 Quality of Life Team Members
Steve Bissonnette – Co-Chair, VISTE
Joy Johnson – Co-Chair, Polk County BoCC
Ben Abbott, Multiply Christian Church
Marcia Andresen, Polk County BoCC
Andrea Anderson, Tri-County Human Services
Brad Beatty, Heart for Winter Haven
Timothy Brown, IMO African American Community Development
Carly Carden, Peace River Center
Bruce Clark, Association for Inwood Community, Inc.
Rod Crowley, United Way of Central Florida
Taylor Freeman, Florida Department of Health in Polk County
Bettie Harrell-Jones, Association for Inwood Community, Inc.
Minnie Hassel, Association for Inwood Community, Inc.
Cathy Hatch, Polk County BoCC
Tim Mitchell, Parker Street Ministries
Alice Nuttall, Lakeland Regional Health
Tricia Pichette, Polk County BoCC
Craig Pickos, FloridiansForRecovery – Polk County
Rob Quam, Lake Wales Care Center
Robert Rihn, Tri-County Human Services
Ben Ruch, Polk County Public Schools
Stephen Savarimuthu, Lake Wales Care Center
Brenda Torres, Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Holly Vida, Central Florida Health Care
Nicole Walker, University of Florida/IFAS
Jeff Ware, BayCare
Steve Warner, Polk County Public Schools
Nat West, Winter Haven PEP
Chris Young, Ph.D., The Way at Inwood