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Jonathan Mendoza, Member, Scientific Committee
Jonathan practices nutritional medicine in Austin, TX. He is the owner of MSW Lounge, a health and wellness clinic that offers vitamin injections, vitamin IVs, hormone replacement therapy, and yoga classes. He believes that food and nutrition along with hormone balancing will allow our bodies to function optimally. If we give our bodies the right nutrients we will function better.
Jonathan also believes we need to educate our children on the importance of nutrition. If we can start teaching our children at an early age about how food and health depend on one another, then we can start to make this world healthier for future generations. Jonathan is proud to be part of such a wonderful organization that shares this vision.
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys running Austin's beautiful trails with his wife, Merrick, and their son, Omar and can be seen at various Austin music venues. He grew up in south Austin and is proud to call Austin his home.
"Everyday you are either building health, or building disease."
Sandy Coe Simmons, Enterprise IT Director for the Travis County Healthcare District, dba, Central Health, Board Treasurer
Sandy has over 25 years experience with healthcare programs, policies, data and analytics primarily focused on the safety net population. Her work experience includes state, county, for profit and non-profit organizations. Sandy was one of the original employees of the Integrated Care Collaboration, which is Texas' oldest health information exchange (HIE), and helped to create a system of data and information exchange for area safety net providers.
Sandy has always been interested and involved with issues related to health and well-being. A nearly life-long vegetarian (at age 16), Sandy has completed 2 marathons, 4 triathlons and 2 duathlons, the MS 150 bike ride from Houston to Austin, and numerous other fitness events.
Sandy holds a bachelors and masters degree in Anthropology. She is currently a Meals on Wheels volunteer route driver, and a Habitat for Humanity team lead.
Rhona Williams London, Immediate Past Board Chair, Chair Board Nominations Committee
Rhona Williams London, M.S., brings a diverse profile to the discipline of communications. Her professional experience spans media, marketing and public relations.
She has held leadership positions with healthcare systems in Texas, New Jersey and Tennessee. Williams London began her career in healthcare communications with leadership roles at academic medical centers in Nebraska, Missouri and Florida, following a tenure in broadcast journalism and in marketing and public relations for Adolph Coors Company and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado.
In retirement, Williams London continues to practice as a pro bono communications consultant and as a HealthStart Foundation board member.