The center is located at 2333 34th St. S. It will reopen on January 20. The foundation established the center in 2019 in response to a "community listening" initiative. While searching for a new president or CEO, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg named Carol Martin Brown and Carl Lavender interim co-CEOs. Randall Russell, the former CEO, resigned on November 20, 2022. During the investigation of leadership issues, he was put on leave. After the 2013 sale of Bayfront Medical Center (now Bayfront Health St. Petersburg), a private foundation was created called the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. Martin Brown released, 'It's our hope that all community members with an interest closing the racial inequality gap will see it as a hub of community transformation.' Martin Brown serves as the foundation's chief financial officer and administrator. She is a CPA who has Big Four experience and has extensive experience in the social and financial sectors. Lavender has been a leader in Pinellas County nonprofits for over 20 years. Brooks stated in a release that the center allows everyone to meet up to discuss racial equality freely and safely. Brooks stated, "It is an honor to be in a position to promote conversation, encourage innovation, and foster collaboration to build a healthier Pinellas County."