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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.

Meet Your MYC Advocates

Claribel Gill, MS

LAMP Counselor & Psychiatric Clinic Coordinator

cgill@manateeyourchoice.com
(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

Dan Trongone

Worksite Wellness Coordinator

Dan joins Manatee County as our Worksite Wellness Coordinator. He was the strength and conditioning coach at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas training Army pilots who fly the Blackhawk, Chinook and Apache gunship aircraft.

Dan Trongone

Emmanuel Gomez, LMHC

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.  

Manny provides individual, family, and marital counseling as well as child therapy to the employees and family members of Manatee County Government (ages 7+).  

Habla Español.

Emmanuel Gomez

Julie Drackett

Worksite Wellness Manager

A native of Florida and raised here in Bradenton, Julie has had a love for fitness and exercise since childhood. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida. She ran a fitness center in Sun City Center for over 10 years before moving to New Zealand. Upon returning from living oversees, she began working for Manatee YourChoice Health Plan. She loves getting to share her passion for movement and exercise with our members. 

Julie Drackett

Vanessa Rene, CPHT, RPHT

Pharmacy Technician / Benefits Specialist

vanessa.rene@mymanatee.org
(941) 748-4501, x6418
 
  • Tobacco Cessation Aids
  • Prior Authorizations
  • Vaccination Questions
  • Compound Reimbursements
  • Pharmacy Related Questions
Vanessa Rene, CPHT, RPHT