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Speakers Bureau

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The Healthy Okaloosa Speakers Bureau offers Healthy Okaloosa program participants the opportunity to have a guest speaker at staff trainings and meetings. Several topics are available. For more information or to request a speaker, complete a short form here or email us at

Speakers available:

NameJob title and organizationTopics
Amanda ColwellAssistant Director, DOH-OkaloosaStop the Bleed, Drug Endangered Children, Helmet Fitting/Bicycle Safety
Michael McCormickMedia Relations/Education Associate, Florida Poison Information Center-JacksonvillePoison Prevention (Pediatrics, Older Adults, and Current Concerns), Outdoor Hazards (Venomous Snakes, Spiders, Insects, Marine Life)
Jennifer WilhelmHealth Educator Consultant, DOH-OkaloosaRecipe for a Healthy Baby
Jill BreslawskiFamily and Consumer Science Agent, UF/IFAS Okaloosa County ExtensionNutrition, Health Promotion, Worksite Wellness, Financial Wellness, Child Passenger Safety
Karen EnglerSenior Home Health Specialist, Kindred at HomeSafe Strides Fall Prevention
Megan MortonPT, DPT
Physical Therapist, PT Solutions
Proper Body Mechanics, Lifting Techniques
Naomi BrownCertified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, West Florida AHECTobacco Cessation, Motivational Interviewing for the Healthcare Provider, Effects of Tobacco on the Cardiopulmonary System, Head to Toe: The Health Consequences of Tobacco Use
Sydney HarperCommunity Health Improvement Planning Branch Director, DOH-OkaloosaStop the Bleed, Recipe for a Healthy Baby, Drug Endangered Children, Helmet Fitting/Bicycle Safety

Michele Lamar-Acuff

Community Resource Specialist-Epilespy Alliance FloridaEpilepsy Alliance Florida Services, Seizure Recognition and Seizure First Aid for School Personnel, Basic Seizure First Aid

Warren Hall

Support Services, American Liver FoundationLiver health (for all age groups)

Deborah Carty

District Administrator, Florida Department of Education Programs for Blind and Visually Impaired, Proper Etiquette When Working With Blind/Visually Impaired