Meet Our

Hope Grove Board Members

Heather Miniello & Valentina

Heather Miniello

Founder/CEO

 

Heather started the non-profit organization Hope Grove in Dunedin, Florida…the first place that felt truly like home to her after living and traveling all over the world.

Hope Grove started out of a personal need from Heather to build a village/support network for herself. She is a single mother and small business owner and noticed early on that other women and her community needed the same support she had while going through big life changes and hardships. Hope Grove has been an adventure and she continues this journey to help fill a large gap in mental health and small business support. It’s her intention to really focus on education and community connection.

Throughout her life Heather has experienced some hardships, including divorce and the death of her father suddenly in 2021 at age 58. She quickly realized the support around her was something that everyone should have access to. She has held different careers, worked with an epic life coach and has used her hard life experiences to help Hope Grove be what it is today.

She has her beautiful daughter that helps fuel her passion for helping others on their personal journey to inner healing and growth. 

Coach Jessica Samson

Jessica Samson

Board Member – Treasury

 

Jessica Samson is an author, speaker, executive coach, and advocate for women’s self-care, and physical and mental health. She serves as CEO and founder of the ultimate women’s wellness program, The Badass Blueprint. She founded the company with the purpose of creating communities, and with a mindset that collective experiences and a robust medium are foundational for accelerated personal and global women’s growth.

Her mission is to end diet culture and teach women to love themselves; treating their minds and bodies with love and respect. Clients of The Badass Blueprint learn to honor their health and take pride in caring for themselves. Women across the globe achieve their goals, live their best lives, and cheer for one another as they ultimately become better mothers, sisters, daughters, and significant others once they have truly appreciated themselves.

When we change – we empower and enable the next generation of women, forever.

jessicaleefitness.com

Christy Jones

Christy Jones

Board Member – Secretary

 

Christy Jones is a Florida native laying roots in Dunedin.  She is passionate about our community and supporting those who invest in it.

She owns The Ivory Palm and lives in Dunedin with her two children Channing & Benjamin II, husband Ben, dog Abby, and pet pig Brody.

On the weekends you will find her cheering on her daughter from the sidelines of the Dunedin High School football team or Dunedin Stirling Soccer Club.

Christy believes that Dunedin is strong because of its diverse and unique residents and businesses.  She wants to do all she can to help them thrive and continue to grow while remembering where we came from and how we began.

theivorypalm.com