Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg 
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg 

Race Equity and COVID-19: Strengthening Community at a Time of Crisis – A Virtual Town Hall 


Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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This is an online event. Registrants will be emailed the ZOOM URL to attend. 


During public emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, Black and brown residents of Pinellas County face additional risks and challenges that put them at a disadvantage for safeguarding themselves, their families and their livelihoods. The Foundation’s COVID-19 response prioritizes race equity in all interventions. This panel of experts and advisors will share insight to help avoid unnecessary disease and loss of life in the community, offer resources to help soften the economic hit to businesses and nonprofits and offer strategies to spur recovery and resilience.

COVID-19 Public Health Panel

  • Dr. Donna Petersen, Foundation vice chair and Dean of the College of Public Health, University of South Florida
  • Dr. Ulyee Choe, Director, Florida Department of Health - Pinellas County
  • Randall H. Russell, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

Economic Response Panel

  • St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor,Dr. Kanika Tomalin
  • Duggan Cooley, Pinellas Community Foundation, Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund
  • Watson Haynes, Pinellas County Urban League
  • Gypsy Gallardo, One Community Plan and The 2020 Plan
  • Albert Lee, Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation