Our Team

Find out more about the amazing individuals who together serve Healthy Teens and make it possible for us to empower youth for their success and wellbeing!

Board of Directors

Mary Ann Legler

Chair; MSN, MA, Board Certified APRN

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." Healthy Teens helps youth build their own future by giving them the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed and purposeful decisions about their health, well-being and future success. Who better to serve as the messengers of this information than youth themselves? Our amazing teens passionately care about their fellow youth, and work tirelessly to advocate and educate our community on the health issues impacting their peers.

Peggy Algozzine

Vice-Chair; MA Counseling

I am proud to be involved with Healthy Teens. The intelligence, diversity, and energy that the Teen Health Educators share let me know that our community is fortunate and the future is bright because of them.

Pat Greco

Treasurer; Educational Game Developer

I think the journey into adulthood is a precarious stage of life. Big life decisions suddenly demand wisdom and self-awareness from those who were just recently children. I'm happy to lend my expertise to Healthy Teens - an organization dedicated to helping kids navigate this successfully.

Alyson Battaglia

Attorney at Law; Partner in Legler, Murphy, Battaglia

Understanding and support is essential in the formative years for teens, especially given the current landscape of our society. I am glad to be involved in such an innovative organization, which uses the power of peer-to-peer connection to maximize the scope of its delivery and effectiveness.

Matt Liebert

Secretary; Associate Attorney, Blalock Walters, P.A.

Healthy Teens’ programs provide much needed information to teens to empower them to make positive healthy decisions. The beauty of Healthy Teens’ approach is that this information is delivered by peers through our dedicated Teen Health Educators, who are themselves enriched by helping others. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

Emma Bittar

Director At Large; Young Adult Leader representative

My experience with Healthy Teens as a Teen Health Educator and Young Adult Leader intern from 2016 to 2021 was fundamental for my growth as a person and professional. I truly would not be who I am without Healthy Teens and I am so excited to continue supporting youth education and development. Healthy Teens is a gem in our community!

Our Staff

Jonathan Evans

Executive Director; CGMA

Jonathan joined Healthy Teens in May 2021, having moved with his family from London, UK earlier that year. Prior to that big move, Jonathan worked for over 11 years as a civil servant in the UK Government, in both the environment and revenue departments. Jonathan is married to Shannon (a Sarasota native) and they have two young boys.

Valerie Green

Program Director; M.Ed

Valerie joined Healthy Teens in September 2021, having spent over ten years in the Ohio school system, culminating in a Principal position for over five years at Worthington Adventist Academy. An educator at heart, Valerie is an advocate for equity and social justice in all areas of education and life. Valerie moved to Florida from Ohio with her husband and has four adult children.

Stephanie Rauda

Program Administrator

Stephanie has been part of Healthy Teens since she was a sophomore at Manatee High School, and first joined on staff as an intern in 2019 while at college. A graduate from Trinity University in Texas, Stephanie works as our full-time program administrator. She enjoys life in Bradenton with her family and friends and is working towards a career in the medical field as a certified anesthesiologist assistant.

Megan Alexander

Program Coordinator

Megan joined Healthy Teens in October 2023, after graduating from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, focusing on health disparities, health inequity and determinants of health.

Advisory Council

Our wonderful Advisory Council members support Healthy Teens through offering their professional expertise, advice and energy to help us succeed in everything we do.

The primary responsibility of the Advisory Council is to belong to one of our advisory committees, supporting the Board of Directors on programs, fundraising, communications and HR and finance.

If you’d like to join our Advisory Council, get in contact today!

Laura Brey

Vice President for Strategy and Knowledge, National School-Based Health Alliance

Dr. Candace DeLuca

DNP, ARNP; Pediatric and Adolescent Health

Mary Greco

M.Ed; Teacher, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School and Academic Consultant

Debra Landesberg

College and Career Consultant; Owner, My College Resource

Mia Popaja

Photographer, Media Designer, Graphic Artist; Owner, POP Digital Media Group

Lisa Ramirez

Community Health & Communication Consultant

Susan Weiner

Susan Wilcox

Freelance Writer and Non-Profit Consultant

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