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Highlands County Tobacco Free Partnership Names Laura Andrews as 2022-2023 Chair
September 19, 2022

Sebring, FL — The Highlands County Tobacco Free Partnership (HCTFP) is pleased to announce the appointment of their newest Chair, Laura Andrews. Andrews has been actively and enthusiastically engaged in the partnership since 2021. Andrews is a dedicated member of the community where she lives and works as the Program Director for HCA Florida Highlands Hospital - Wound Care Center. She is married to her husband, Dan Andrews and together they own Legacy Bicycle. They have two children; Matthew 21, in his third year at the US Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs and Hannah 16, in the 10th grade at Sebring Middle School where she is an avid swimmer and volleyball player.      

In addition to her service to HCTFP, Andrews is a tremendous community advocate. She is involved in many local not for profits, community organizations and a member of First Church Sebring. Laura live live to the fullest with a foundation of Faith, Family and Friendship. 

Mrs. Andrews states, “As Chair, I look forward to continue building the business relationship factor and connecting as many community members to the partnership. Together, we are better! The HCTFP will continue to grow with inspiration from our success stories by showing why tobacco prevention and education is so incredibly important to  the overall health of our community”.

“I am extremely thankful to Laura for stepping into this leadership role within our partnership. We have an incredible partnership team which is comprised of a diverse group of bright and reliable community members. When other boards, committees, and meetings are experiencing a decline in involvement, the HCTFP has continued to grow. That’s a testament to where this partnership is headed!   This year is positioned to be such an exciting year as we work together to advocate for better cessation efforts, smoke-free parks & beaches and youth prevention and education.” QuitDoc Community Health Advocate, Jessica Carlson. 

The Highlands County Tobacco Free Partnership (HCTFP) is funded by the 1997 Tobacco Settlement Agreement to support efforts in helping people quit using tobacco, prevent youth from starting, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. For more information regarding partnership information and involvement contact us at