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QuitDoc Foundation Welcomes Holly Mixon to the Okeechobee Team
July 1, 2021

QuitDoc Foundation is excited to announce Holly Mixon as a new member to the Okeechobee Tobacco Prevention staff team.  Holly Mixon will work alongside existing staff, Courtney Moyett, to enhance the Tobacco Prevention Services offered in Okeechobee County.

"I am so excited to join the incredible QuitDoc team as Okeechobee's newest Tobacco Prevention Specialist," said Holly. "QuitDoc's mission to improve community health and wellness through curtailing the use of tobacco and nicotine products in youth and adults is so important in a small, rural community. I couldn't be more ready to help accomplish this goal through education and outreach."

Holly Mixon came to Okeechobee 14 years ago, after meeting her husband JD, an Okeechobee lifetime resident. Originally from Tennessee, with a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from University of Tennessee, Holly has a passion for cultivating plants and is a Professional Bonsai Artist. Since moving to Okeechobee in 2007, she has been involved with various community organizations, volunteering, founding non-profits with goals directed at community improvement, and accepting leadership roles over the years. Holly also has professional experience in community public relations, management, and education. In her down time Holly is a marathon runner, youth dance teacher with a love of all thing’s health and fitness. Holly is married to her husband of 14 years, JD, a lifelong Okeechobee resident. They share two young daughters, Grey and Poppy.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee will continue to work on several initiatives to reduce youth access to tobacco products, to reduce illnesses and exposure to secondhand smoke, and to promote tobacco cessation services throughout the county.

The Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Program will continue to be an active part of the partnership in Okeechobee County. Florida’s SWAT Program has been a model for other states and remains a very effective youth prevention program.

For more information about the partnership or to see how you can get involved with SWAT visit their website or contact Holly Mixon at