About Us

Cultivating The Healthiest Community In The Nation

The Foundation for a Healthier West Orange invests in and champions initiatives that support the health and well-being of our community.

We bring together an engaged network of businesses, government, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, not-for-profits and healthcare professionals to effect real change.

What Makes a Community Healthy?

According to the most recent data, Orange County ranks 7th among Florida’s 67 counties for overall health outcomes, 14th in healthy behaviors and 17th in quality of life.

In overall health outcomes
In healthy behaviors
In quality of life

Measuring Our Progress

A critical tool we use to measure our community’s progress is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “County Health Rankings and Roadmaps,” which compares the health of nearly all counties in the United States to others within its own state. 

The ongoing national study analyzes data from across the country with a model that measures two areas:
Health Outcomes

  • Length of life
  • Quality of life

Health Factors

  • Behaviors, like the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, as well as diet and exercise
  • Clinical care, including ease of access and quality
  • Social and economic factors, such as education, employment, income, family and social support, and community safety
  • Physical environment, like air and water quality, as well as housing and transit options


Jaclyn Whiddon

Board Chair
CEO, The Whiddon Group

Tim Keating

Board Treasurer
President & CEO
RC Stevens Construction

Norma Sutton

Board Secretary
Vice President, World Trade Center Orlando

Camille Evans

Board Member
Managing Partner, Endow Law

Bernadette Spong

Board Member
Orlando Health

Kari Vargas

Board Member
President and CEO of AdventHealth Winter Garden


Tracy Swanson

Chief Executive Officer

Lesa Boettcher

Chief Operating Officer

Patricia Brown