School District of Manatee County
Employee Wellness Program
Work on Wellness
About HealthVantage
Click here for HealthVantage Annual Reports

HealthVantage, the School District of Manatee County´s employee wellness program, offers health promotion and wellness programs for all of our employees. Maintaining and promoting employee and student health is essential to achieve the District´s mission of inspiring students to learn, dream and achieve. HealthVantage offers a variety of services including group exercise and weight management programs, an employee fitness center, preventative screenings and wellness consultations, on-site employee flu shots, wellness education (seminars and special events), tobacco cessations programs, and District-wide fitness and nutrition challenges!

The funding for the HealthVantage Wellness Program is not paid through District operating fund dollars. All funding comes from the federal government by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through their Retiree Drug Subsidy Program. In early 2008, the School Board approved the use of these funds for the development and implementation of a comprehensive Employee Wellness Program.

We are excited about the many opportunities we have to promote health and wellness during this next school year! Keep checking this website to stay up-to-date on the latest HealthVantage news and programs!

HealthVantage Team

Lesli Strickland, Employee Benefits Manager

Diana Sitar, Wellness Specialist

 2013 - 2014 HealthVantage Coordinators - click for the 3 page PDF with all coordinator's contact information for each SDMC site.

Contact Us

Lesli Strickland
708-8770 ext. 2154

Diana Sitar
708-8770 ext. 2244