She chairs the board of New Horizons Properties, which provides affordable and supported housing to individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Fitz enjoys water sports, strength training, animals, hugs, sarcasm, and travel. She is married to a fellow healthcare executive and is mom to a daughter a former girl scout who is a writer lving in Brooklyn and working for the Daily Beast.
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Become a sponsor today. During her tenure as a Supervisor, she volunteered for eighteen years to obtain grant funding from the State of Florida Department of Agriculture as Coordinator and Administrator of the Summer Nutrition Grant Program providing daily lunches and snacks at 35 sites throughout the county for over 1, youth daily during the summer months when school was not in session.
Additionally, she went over and above the call of duty writing annual grants, securing funding for the Staff and renovations to the Northeast Community Center, presently named the Clarence R. She volunteers many hours of service to this community by writing grants, seeking community partners and working with volunteers to implement programs addressing issues. Faye is married to her wonderful husband, Ray for almost forty years. Since retiring, she founded Impact Non-profit Consulting helping non-profits in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, information and data analytics, and program de.
She had so many cookies at home until she could not eat one for a year.
She has been involved in local efforts related to child abuse prevention and treatment, school-based behavioral health services, homelessness, and diverting those with a mental illness from the criminal justice system. She is an emerging artist, having taken up oil painting in the past year. Fitz Koehler, M. Her second book, My Noisy Cancer Comeback, was released in October and has been welcomed with fantastic sales and reviews. Those values were challenged in the year of at the young age of fifteen, when she was selected or elected to be one of the first Blacks to integrate North Marion High School in Sparr, Florida.
Silver Sponsors. Women of Distinction St. Johns County. She remains a passionate advocate for those affected by mental illnesses and substance use disorders and the system of care that they depend on. Gold Sponsors. Make an Investment in Girls. We sold lots of cookies because while working at the bank, we set up tables every Friday in front of the bank.
Labarta was born in Havana, Cuba and arrived in the US as a six-year-old, non-English speaker when her family fled the Castro regime.
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Women of Distinction Tallahassee. Always provide community service to assist others that are in need. Juanita Miles Hamilton. She is a clinical psychologist with experience in child abuse and divorce, having served as a court appointed evaluator in these cases. And she is mom to an unruly and rambunctious adopted terrier. Women Who Make a Difference. While traveling, Faye would like to learn the language of various countries.
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Pauline O. Ann Scott. She is also a member of The Visionaires, Inc. Olive A. Juanita is a proud Mother of a Son and a Daughter in love and two Grandchildren.
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Juanita retired in from the City of Gainesville. Show your support for Girl Scouts and the difference-makers in our communty. Labarta has been involved in numerous professional and community organizations. Faye is a huge sports fan and very seldom miss a Gator football or basketball home game.
Faye McKnight is a resident of Gainesville, Florida. They have two daughters, one son in law, four grandchildren and another on the way.
Your support ensures that all girls in our local communities have the support, experiences, and opportunities they need to realize their potential. She has since developed a love of languages and reading. She once participated in the Gator halftime football game to present the check to the winner of the Allstate Insurance winner of the punt and kick competition.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, golfing and traveling. She has provided clinical and management training as well as consulting on strategic planning to a of organizations.