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Your MYC Advocates

Your MYC Advocates

Your MYC Advocates

The definition of an advocate is an individual who assists people in accessing and understanding appropriate information and services. At MYC, we have health advocates from each discipline that are here to help develop your health literacy and build your awareness of the services and benefits we offer to support your health journey.



The Advocate News Letter

Health tips and resources for MCG employees and their families:


April 2021                             July 2021                               October 2021                         January 2022 (Q1)

May 2021                             August 2021                           November 2021                     April 2022 (Q2)

June 2021                            September 2021                    December 2021                     July 2022 (Q3)

Meet Your W@W Advocates

Allison Minardi

Worksite Wellness Manager

(941)748-4501, x3667
  • Ergonomics & Desk Station set up
  • Posture Assessments
  • Pre-Work Stretch program
Allison Minardi

Claribel Gill, MS

LAMP Counselor & Psychiatric Clinic Coordinator
(941) 748-4501, x 6408
  • Individual, couples, and family counseling
  • Schedules appointments for in-house counseling, Psychiatric ARNP, and assists with medication management calls
Claribel Gill, MS

Emmanuel Gomez, MS

LAMP Counselor

Emmanuel (Manny) graduated with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Therapy in 2020. He gained experience as a therapist in a residential addiction site as well as outpatient settings. With these settings in mind, he has been able to work with a broad swath of diverse demographics while using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (CFBT) as modalities within the treatment process. 

Emmanuel Gomez

Julie Drackett

Fitness Coordinator
(941) 748-4501, x3966
  • Learn stretches and strengthening moves to support mobility and decrease discomfort
  • Workspace ergonomic assessments
  • Fitness Programs
Julie Drackett

Vanessa Rene, CPHT, RPHT

Pharmacy & Tobacco Advocate
(941) 748-4501, x6418
  • Tobacco Cessation Aids
  • Prior Authorizations
  • Vaccination Questions
  • Compound Reimbursements
  • Pharmacy Related Questions
Vanessa Rene, CPHT, RPHT

Meet Your Health Benefits Specialist, Katherine Pettitt

Katherine Pettitt

Health Benefits Specialist

Katherine Pettitt
(941) 748-4501, x6404

Katherine has many years of employee benefits experience, as an Account Manager for an insurance agency, and as a Benefit Specialist for a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). She is bilingual (Spanish/English), knowledgeable, and provides great customer service to the employees and retirees of Manatee County.

Katherine Pettitt