Kiwanis Club of Tampa

Kiwanis Tampa Club Lunch: Guest Speaker is Barbara Macelli with Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County

  • 11 Apr 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Tampa Club Bank of America Bldg, 41st Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602


Guest Speaker


Barbara Macelli

Healthy Families Hillsborough Program Manager

Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County


Barbara Macelli graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana with a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuro-Psychology.  After graduation, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 1992 to 1994 working to eliminate child malnutrition, promote sustainable agriculture practices, and translating for visiting physicians and nurses from the United States.  

On her return from the Peace Corps, Barbara began working in the area of Maternal and Child Health as the “Parents Too Soon” program manager and then as evaluator of this program for the funder, the Ounce of Prevention Fund of IL, until 1998.

She was then recruited by the Ounce of Prevention Fund of FL as the Senior Program Specialist for Healthy Families Florida where she provided Quality Assurance and Technical Assistance for the statewide Healthy Families Florida programs.  In 2004, she was hired in her current position of Healthy Families Hillsborough Program Director.  Healthy Families is the only program proven to prevent child abuse and neglect in the State of Florida.

She is married to Mickey Macelli, a helicopter pilot and has a daughter 17, Alexandra, who has been volunteering at many Kiwanis Club events for the last several years.
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