Who We Are
Tobacco Free Alachua was established in 2008 and is a diverse community partnership that develops and promotes policies which reduce the use and effects of tobacco within Alachua County. Our partnership is comprised of a variety of community members from different backgrounds who come together to target local tobacco related issues. Together, we better equip the community through education and promotion in reducing the consequences that tobacco has on Alachua County residents.
Wendy D. Resnick, MBA
Wendy is a long-term resident of Florida. She has a Bachelors in Accounting and an MBA and works for UFHealth Finance. Wendy serves as an active participant on several health focused groups in Alachua and Marion Counties. In addition to Tobacco Free Alachua, she actively participates and volunteers with the Alachua Safety Net Collaborative, Alachua Healthy Communities, Gainesville 4 All and the Marion County 2019 Health Needs Assessment Committee. In her Tobacco Free Alachua Vice Chair role, Wendy is an active advocate for implementing effective public policies to reduce the significant health burden of tobacco. In 2017, Wendy was recognized for her Community Health efforts with the Public Health Champions Award by the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Delta Omega.
Victoria Gibney, MPH
Victoria completed her Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Florida and has been an Alachua County resident for nearly 10 years. As a member of Tobacco Free Alachua, Victoria has worked on addressing the vaping epidemic among youth, creating smoke-free and tobacco-free spaces, and celebrated partners who have led the way in tobacco-free policy changes.
“As a member of this community, I am very proud of Alachua County for consistently being a leader when it comes to protecting our residents from the harmful effects of tobacco. Now we have another opportunity to lead the way by raising the age of legal tobacco purchase to 21.” – Victoria Hunter Gibney