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About Polk Health & Wellness Coalition


Our Mission…
Our coalition promotes wellness through education, collaboration, and action for all people and communities throughout Polk County.

Our Vision…
An empowered, healthy and whole Polk County.

Board of Directors & Staff

The Polk Health & Wellness Coalition Board is composed of a diverse group of volunteers who help steer our activities. Board members must work or reside in Polk County and commit to active involvement in our work, workgroups ,and projects.

Executive Committee…

Jessica Spivey-Raines, Chair
Secretary and Activities Director
Sunny View Clubhouse
(828) 429-7626

Diane Prewitt, Vice Chair


Guiding Reins

Laura Baird, Secretary

Polk County Recreation

(828) 894-8199

Meghan Young, Treasurer
The Congregational Church

Mary Prioleau
Community Volunteer

Board Members…

Vennie Abrams

Pantry Coordinator

Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry


Sheri Johnston

Practice Manager

Blue Ridge Health


Rachael Haynes-Wood
Human Resources Director
Polk County Schools

Joshua Kennedy
Consolidated Health and Human Services Agency Director
Polk County Local Government

Dean Graves

St Luke's Hospital

B.J. Bayne
Executive Director

Steps to HOPE

(828) 894-2340

Jada Scruggs

Polk County Case Manager

The Free Clinics

(828) 774-9129

Brent Seay
Community Member


Haley Suskauer, MPH
Executive Director

Polk County Population Health Manager

Steve Wong
864 316 6559

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