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Leah Gonzalez, MPH
President, Agape Community Benefit Consulting

Leah Gonzalez is a public health professional with over a decade of experience in public health programming and analysis and over five years of experience in Community Benefit tracking and reporting.  Her areas of expertise include a vast understanding of what counts as community benefit and tax-exempt hospital community benefit work; streamlining processes for capturing community benefit dollars; proficiency in Community Benefit tracking software; developing the methodology behind capturing complex community benefit data; community benefit training and communications; Community Health Needs Assessments and implementation plans; and community program development and analysis.  Leah’s knowledge and expertise has resulted in an increase of millions of dollars reported as community benefit and improved reporting accuracy for one of the largest health systems in the Tampa Bay region. 


Leah received her bachelor’s degree in physiology from the University of Minnesota, graduating with recognition as a community engagement scholar.  Continuing her passion for public service, she obtained her master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida.  In addition, Leah was selected by community leaders and the Tampa Bay Chamber into the Leadership Tampa program, class of 2018.  After completing the program, she has remained engaged in Leadership Tampa Alumni as well as their Community Outreach Committee, serving as vice chair and chair in 2019 and 2020 respectively.  Leah also recently served on the Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative, serving as board chair in 2020-21.  Leah lives in the Tampa Bay region with her husband and children. 

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