Healthy Living Alliance of the Ozarks

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The Healthy Living Alliance of the Ozarks is a coalition of public health, health care, and community organizations serving Springfield and the surrounding area. HLA works to develop and sustain a healthy community where everyone can thrive. The collaborative's mission is to empower our community to thrive by connecting resources to promote healthy lifestyles and advocating for health in all policies.

The Healthy Living Alliance does this through initiatives like the Community Health Needs Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plans, and Mental Health 417.



2023 Advisory Council Members

Clay Goddard, Co-chair 
Burrell Behavioral Center

Max Buetow 
CoxHealth

Janet Dankert  
Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Brian Fogle
Community Foundation of the Ozarks 

Jason Gage
City of Springfield

Clay Goddard 
Burrell Behavioral Health

Grenita Lathan 
Springfield Public Schools

Rusty MacLachlan 
Greene County Commission

Brooks Miller 
Jordan Valley Community Health Center

Matt Morrow 
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

John Myers 
Mercy 

Richard Ollis
Ollis/Akers/Arney 

Matt Pearce 
Republic Public Schools

Anthony Roberts 
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks

Howard Shayne 
Greater Springfield Dental Society

Matt Simpson 
Ozarks Technical Community College

Clif Smart 
Missouri State University

Katie Towns
Springfield-Greene County Health 

Jaimie Trussell
Council of Churches

Elizabeth Wente 
Spencer Fane LLP

Heather Zoromski
Darr Family Foundation