Foundation for a Healthier West Orange announces director of Healthy West Orange

Krista Carter has been hired to coordinate all activities for the health movement.

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The Foundation for a Healthier West Orange has named Krista Carter as its director of Healthy West Orange.

In this role, Carter will be responsible for daily leadership and coordination of all activities for the Healthy West Orange movement, including the resource navigation platform HUBB. She will also oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of marketing and communications, community engagement, and educational programs to improve the overall health of residents in West Orange.

“We are thrilled to welcome Krista to the foundation team,” said Tracy Swanson, CEO of the Foundation for a Healthier West Orange. “(She is) a long-time resident and fierce advocate for our community, (and) we know Krista will continue to elevate the impact of the Healthy West Orange movement.”

Carter most recently served as the executive communications manager at IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry. Previously, she spent more than two decades with the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. As vice president, she worked alongside community leaders and local governments to promote economic growth, improve quality of life and make West Orange a hub of opportunity. During her tenure, the organization was named Chamber of the Year in the state of Florida for three separate years.

An active community volunteer, Carter serves on the board of directors for the Oakland Nature Preserve and Friends of Lake Apopka and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Winter Garden.

The Foundation for a Healthier West Orange invests in and champions initiatives that support the health and well-being of the community. It brings together an engaged network of businesses, government, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, not-for-profits and healthcare professionals. To learn more about the foundation’s vision to cultivate the healthiest community in the nation, visit

Healthy West Orange is a grassroots movement that inspires West Orange County to become the healthiest community in the nation. The program provides important tools and social connections to help local residents eat well, stay active and enjoy life. Residents are encouraged to join the movement at



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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