Hello and Welcome to another Episode on the Follow The Brand Podcast I am your Host, Grant McGaugh. And I want to open the show with a question! Have you ever wondered why you are in the profession you are in? That is the question I proposed to Tabatha Ball of Jacksonville, Florida. Many of us struggle to make sense of our lives until we can step back and view the seasons of our careers in a clearer light.
Living in your truth brings you closer to your life’s mission and reveals the unique gifts that you can in turn share with others. Tabatha Ball discovered her life’s mission while growing up on a farm in Pensacola Florida which led her on a career path toward becoming a community healthcare leader. Listen as she tells a story about her passion to lift and help her community by creating a holistic village of care.
Tabatha Ball serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Agape Community Health Center in Jacksonville Florida.
Tabatha’s career spans over 25 plus years in healthcare with exceptional leadership experience in a variety of healthcare settings. Tabatha leads a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals promoting and providing healthcare services to the underserved and uninsured population of Jacksonville Florida. She spearheaded the efforts to achieve the opening of seven healthcare centers across the city, creating opportunities for accessible healthcare services for all.
Before her affiliation with Agape Community Health Center, Tabatha served in various roles at The Sulzbacher Center, ending as the Director of Health and Human Service. In her roles, she served as a passionate community servant with the ability to motivate and inspire the homeless population in identifying their potential. She also led strategic efforts in establishing a foundation of appropriate resources through community partnerships that provided, stable housing, life skills, and healthcare services for the homeless. With this ongoing quest to give, Tabatha has been able to promote significant, positive change in communities and individuals through advocacy, empowered by compassion.
Tabatha is active in numerous professional organizations including but not limited to the Board of the Northeast Florida Continuum of Care, with emphasis on coordinating the community’s policies, strategies, and activities toward ending homelessness. Tabatha also serves on the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Advisory Board, strategizing in the enhancement of care of women in the community. Tabatha will be the President of the National Association of Healthcare Executives (NAHSE) for the 2021-2023 period. She is also a member of the American College of Health Care Executives.
A Florida native, Tabatha has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Florida and a Master’s in Business Administration, from Keiser University.