ANN FOYT, R.N. - PRESIDENT
In 2014 my goal for FDSWF was to establish a Down Syndrome organization in Brandon that we could all be proud of. To offer education and support to our families in our Tampa Bay and to bring our community together. I am very proud of all we have accomplished with our wonderful programs, website, and social media but its time to work on getting us a place of our own. Our current focus is:
- To open THE FRIENDS CENTER - A Special needs center that will offer all of FDSWF current programs and provide desperately needed daycare, after-school care, and an adult day to our special needs community..
- Strengthen our relationships with our local hospitals and physicians.
- Strengthen our relationships with our education system and teachers.
- Increase our exposure in the community and make valued partnerships with other special needs agencies and community leaders.
- Provide a Down Syndrome Clinic to meet the complex medical needs of our community.
- Find affordable and independent living complexes that offer our adult loved ones a safe place to live.
- Strengthen our involvement within our government agencies’ and help them see what our Special needs community needs.
LIZ JOHNSON - VICE PRESIDENT
My name is Liz Johnson. I was born in Florida and raised in Pinellas county. I graduated from Seminole High School in 1996. I am a Associate Recruiter with HCA West Florida. I have been recruiting nursing support roles since I started in 2007. My husband Evan and I have have been married since 2003 and have one amazing daughter Hannah, who happens to have Down Syndrome. I also volunteer with for Hannah’s Challenger Baseball team and have been room mom for Hannah school class. I am very excited to be involved with such a great team at FDSWF. My goal is to bring events to Pinellas county so that we can develop friendships and develop a strong community. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727)463-1707. Liz is also our BUDDY WALK T-shirt Coordinator.
BRENDA WANDO - SECRETARY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jamie Santillo - Marketing Director email@example.com
Kathy Boisseau – Playgroup Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Mckenna – FSC All Abilities Dance Jules.email@example.com
Biz Central - Maria Caballero Accounting firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamera Dyer – Website Management email@example.com
SPANISH OUTREACH LIAISON Margarita Padron (813)842-5654 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Santillo – JS Creative Concepts & Marketing LLC. email@example.com
Sara Bataglia – Dancing for Donations firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe & Vicki Wright – Realtor Ken Brownlee email@example.com
Tim & Melissa Miner – Sun Parrot Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Pello – Livingstone Schools email@example.com
Mark Oliver – Specially Fit Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel & Mary Stahl – The Palms Church email@example.com
Dr. Melissa Bailey – Bailey Psychology Group firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan Johnson – Event Volunteer email@example.com
Paul Foyt – Event Volunteer firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Hirsch – Julie Hirsch Photography email@example.com
Laurie Ohall, P.A. – Special Needs Attorney firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Hitchcock, P.A. – Special Needs Attorney Steve@hitchcocklawyer.com
Aubrey Posey, P.A. – Special Needs Attorney Aubrey@hitchcocklawyer.com
Dr. Terry Larson-Messmer – Physical Therapist email@example.com
Danny Esposito – Boundless Global firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamera Dyer – Dyer Media Group email@example.com
Natalie Killebrew – Hyland IT Specialist Natalie.Killebrew@Hyland.com
Betsey & Geoff Tingey – Parent Liaisons firstname.lastname@example.org
Margarita Padron – Spanish Outreach email@example.com
Nakisha Varlack, CEO/President Guardian Haven firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Adams - Queen Sir Francis Drake email@example.com
Roland Woods – Captain Sir Francis Drake
SELF ADVOCATES AMBASSADORS
Ana Maria Rueda
BABY FRIENDS HOSTS
Kathy Boisseau – Brandon (603)438-2886 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Carpenter - Pinellas (813)433-4383
Ashley Habarth – Brandon Saturdays (813)325-8981
Renee Hurst – Oldsmar/Westchase 813-340-9160
Barbie Ferger - Clearwater (585)610-7323
Betsey & Geoff Tingey