Health Planning Council Staff
- Susan Grich, President and CEO (904) 448-4300 Ext. 112
- Joyce Case, Program Director (904) 762-8600
- Flora Davis, Project Director (904) 762-8601
- Cori Aguilar, Project Coordinator (904) 448-4300 Ext. 125
- Agata Gardner, Project Coordinator (904) 448-4300
- Valerie Feinberg, Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships (904) 448-4300 Ext. 106
- Kim Millrood, Health Planner (904) 448-4300 Ext. 115
- Jackie Morrison, Project Coordinator (904) 448-4300 Ext. 109
- Julia Deangelo, Data Research Operator (904) 448-4300 Ext. 115
- Teresa Earle, Staff Accountant (904) 448-4300 Ext. 113
- Angela Smircic, Staff Accountant (904) 448-4300 Ext. 107
About the Staff
Susan Grich, President and CEO
Susan Grich assumed leadership for the Health Planning Council (HPC) after serving as HPC’s Chief Administrative and Chief Financial Officer for the past five years. Susan brings over 3 decades of business and financial expertise to the organization from both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. HPC, one of only 11 local health councils in Florida, provides objective health-related data, planning, and analysis as a key component to assist other industry organizations in overcoming specific healthcare challenges. This evidence-based assessment, planning and data assists in addressing healthcare needs for hospitals, health departments, health clinics, nursing homes, and a variety of other health based coalitions in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, and Volusia counties.
Susan has called Jacksonville her home since 1974 which provides the foundation for the dedication and passion she holds for our community. She is focused on leading initiatives that support healthy and sustainable communities in Northeast Florida via cross-sector and community collaborations. During her tenure at Black Knight Financial Services (known then as CPI) she was recognized for her expertise in relationship development, process improvement, risk assessment, and financial strategy. However, she states her most rewarding work experiences were with Riverside Avondale Preservation, a local non-profit organization focused on historic preservation and community building of the Riverside/Avondale historic district of Jacksonville. Her interest in community and preservation was ignited while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston, SC. Susan is devoted to her family and in her free time she enjoys competitive sailing and is a board member of a number of organizations and is active in community-based projects.
Joyce Case, Program Director
Joyce Case is the Program Director of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida’s (HPC) Affordable Care Act’s Navigator Grant and has over 30 years experience in healthcare management and an extensive background in managed care, healthcare marketing, and contract management.
Joyce has been with the Health Planning Council for the past 16 years and has served in the capacity as Program Director for the Ryan White and Housing Opportunities Programs for Volusia and Flagler Counties. Joyce’s experience also includes leading two health-related companies as CEO/Owner, serving as Regional Marketing Director for private psychiatric hospitals in central and South Texas, and serving on numerous community Boards throughout her career.
Joyce holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Biology from the University of Texas and lives in Daytona Beach with her husband of 36 years.
Cori Aguilar, Project Coordinator
Cori Aguilar is the Project Coordinator at Health Planning Council. She brings diverse talent and skills to our organization with more than 10 years of project management experience. Her innovative concepts in organizing, controlling project activities, communicating risks, and solving complex issues effectively drives the success of her projects. Prior to her joining HPC, Cori worked in the insurance industry for 20 years in administration. She is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
Flora Davis, Project Director of St. Johns River Rural Health Network
Flora Davis graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Sociology minor. She has over 15 years of housing and medical case management experience with several special target populations. She started with the Health Planning Council in 2006 and has gained more than 11 years of program management experience with excellent service and compliance ratings. Under her expertise, the Volusia/Flagler Housing Opportunities Program for Persons with HIV/AIDS was submitted as a best practice program for the State of Florida and written into 2008 Congressional Review. She has earned a certification in contract management with the State of Florida’s Department of Health, as well as CORE and Advanced CORE housing curriculum with the State of Florida’s Department of Finance. She is also a certified white belt in Six Sigma which has greatly enhanced her skill set and philosophy of efficient, high quality services.
Agata Gardner, Project Coordinator
Agata Gardner is the Project Coordinator of the Overdose Data to Action Grant for the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida. A dedicated professional with nine years’ experience in nonprofit, educational and administrative workplace environments, Agata’s strengths lie in facilitating collaboration and planning and executing programs and new initiatives.
Kim Millrood, Health Planner
Kim Millrood is a Health Planner at the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (HPC) and the St. Johns River Rural Health Network (SJRRHN). In this role, she works with staff on a variety of health initiatives and needs assessments as well as business development. Kim has over 8 years of health planning experience with the organization. Prior to her employment with HPC, Millrood was a registered dietitian with experience working in both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Kim earned a Masters in Health Science (MSH) from the University of North Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University.
Julia Deangelo, Data Research Operator
Julia Deangelo is the Data Research Operator at the Health Planning Council and has extensive experience in performing research, data collection, and database management. Julia is proficient in Excel, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and other programs for both personal and collaborative projects. Julia is self-motivated, independent worker who enjoys challenges and to think creatively. A detail-oriented and hands-on approach to solving problems and being a team player are important to Julia.
Teresa Earle, Staff Accountant
Teresa Earle has over 35 years of accounting and professional experience. She has been employed by a variety of business environments. She has been with the Health Planning Council for the past eight years beginning in April 2009. Outside of work, her family and friends are her priority. She enjoys music, travel and architecture.
Angela Smircic, Staff Accountant
Angela is a staff accountant at HPC. She has several years of experience as an accountant in both for profit and non-profit organizations as well as public accounting. A South Carolina native, she earned her BS in Accounting from Clemson University. Angela also holds a masters in Library Science from Drexel University and worked in higher education library systems in various roles.
Jackie Morrison, Project Coordinator
Jackie Morrison is a Project Coordinator at the Health Planning Council and is an avid cyclist focused on safe and healthy communities. Jackie has lead wellness initiatives to address youth health and safety and is a member of the core staff who brought the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to Florida. Currently she is developing youth cycling teams in the Jacksonville area. Jackie is a passionate advocate for pedestrian and bicycle safety and is an experienced community-cycling organizer to increase equitable mobility access for all uses. Jackie has a Bachelor’s of Science at Florida State University.