What’s your role? Board member Rev. Tommy Rodgers

Washington D.C. 2013 (36)Rev. Tommy Rodgers is a long-time member and former chair of the Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors. He is currently pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church. He shares his role in preventing infant mortality:

Rev. Tommy Rodgers knows firsthand the importance of making sure every baby has a healthy start.

“My youngest, Kelsey, was born 2lbs, 14 oz. Because we are blessed to have her, it is a blessing to help someone else.”


Rev. Rodgers, a lifelong Northeast Florida resident, has made an impact through his service on the Coalition Board — including a year as Board Chair in 2008. He also participated in the the JCCI Infant Mortality study that same year, and chaired the implementation committee that oversaw the establishment of many of the strategies.

“To see babies living viable lives as a result of good health makes all of our efforts worthwhile. To know one more child is alive because we served makes a difference.”