Chipola Healthy Start Coalition

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CHSC Visit the Capitol

Band at Holiday Party
Great day at the Capital as we joined to speak about one mission, health outcomes for moms and babies in Florida. From left to right: Theresa Harrison Executive Director Chipola Healthy Start, Representative Brad Drake, and Sharon Owens Executive Director Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start.
Chipola Staff Giving Out Bags
Celebrating the lowest infant mortality rate in over 25 years with Kim Rodgers Assistant to Senator Gainer. Left to right: Sharon Owens; Bay, Franklin, and Gulf Executive Director; Kim Rodgers, Legislative Assistant for Senator Gainer; and Theresa Harrison, Executive Director Chipola Healthy Start.

New Faces, Same Great Service

Janai Groomes

Program Director

Janai Groomes

Chipola Healthy Start is excited to welcome Janai Groomes to our coalition team. Janai will be serving as the Program Director. Janai has several years experience prior with Healthy Start, serving as the Care Coordinator with the Jackson County Healthy Start program. Janai has a wealth of information with home visiting and maternal child health and has been in the maternal child health field for about ten years.

Angela Schneckloth

Coordinated Intake & Referral Specialist


Building on a professional career, including diverse experiences that combine well to serve the Coalition, Angela has been a teacher in Jackson County and a Dependency Care Manager at DCF. She has also served the developmentally disadvantaged community. She is working on a Psychology degree at The Baptist College of Florida, her second degree, having already earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Often volunteering at her church, she’s also helps at local animal shelters.

“Joining the Chipola team is a great opportunity to serve our community in an important way. I look forward to being part of our community activities and helping our leadership achieve the goals of the Coalition.”

Gina Devin

Holmes and Washington Counties Care Coordinator

Gina Devin

Gina has enjoyed her work since joining Holmes County Healthy Start. She was born in Bonifay and looks forward to a long career helping local mothers and babies.

“Healthy Start makes such a big difference to moms, babies, and their families throughout Holmes County. It’s great to be part of the team!”