Dr. Tomalin's guests are Board President and acting Executive Director of St. Pete Pride Nathan Bruemmer, and Jim Nixon, LGBTQ Liaison for the mayor's office. After skipping Pride Fest in 2020 because of the pandemic, this year's celebration will last for the entire month of June.
Dr. Tomalin’s guests are Board President and acting Executive Director of St. Pete Pride Nathan Bruemmer, and Jim Nixon, LGBTQ Liaison for the mayor’s office. After skipping Pride Fest in 2020 because of the pandemic, this year’s celebration will last for the entire month of June.
What we have to do is spread out over space and time, and have a number of events with limited attendance. That's the general approach."
This year, Pride Fest is really about uplifting the best of St. Pete Pride, which is St. Pete. So we're here to focus on our local business owners."
Dr. Kanika Tomalin is a thought leader, policy-maker, community ambassador, and health advocate.
As the first African-American, female Deputy Mayor and City Administrator of one of Florida’s largest cities, Dr. Kanika Tomalin is a role model for women from all walks of life and an advocate for innovative policies, equitable community revitalization, healthy families, at-risk youth and education.
Her signature initiative, Healthy St. Pete, which launched in 2014, has made community health a priority and impacts the lives of thousands of Sunshine City residents. By creating access to healthy food options, implementing free fitness zones in city parks and adding resources for individuals and families to make healthy living easier – Dr. Tomalin has made a tangible difference.
Dr. Tomalin’s understanding of the critical role health plays as a determinant of overall quality of life was shaped prior to her career in the public sector. She quickly climbed the ranks in the healthcare industry, most recently serving as the regional vice president of External Affairs for the Bayfront Health Network and director of Strategy for Health Management Associates’ 23-hospital Florida Group.