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 email@example.com or call (727)463-1707. Liz is also our BUDDY WALK T-shirt Coordinator.
BRENDA WANDO - SECRETARY
SUE WARADY-KEENE - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
In 2017, I moved from Chicago, with my husband Truman and our daughter Alexandria to Lutz. Alex is a two-time National Cheerleader and a Gymnastics medalist with an advanced yellow belt in Taekwondo. I teach elementary school kids about Florida agriculture, the importance of the honeybees, and where our food comes from. As Executive Director, I will continue to host our Dream Tween events and being FDSWF Vendor Coordinator. My goal is to find new and fun ways where we can all help to raise funds to finance our first FDSWF Down Syndrome Center. I look forward to making many new and long-lasting relationships. God Bless. You can reach me at (630)914-4114. Sue is our DREAM TWEENS HOST and VENDOR COORDINATOR for the BUDDY WALK.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We need a Treasurer - if you would like to volunteer for the position, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Marky 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
Travis Pettengil - Realtor firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Ohall, P.A. – Special Needs Attorney email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Esposito – Boundless Global email@example.com
Tamera Dyer – Dyer Media Group firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Killebrew – Hyland IT Specialist Natalie.Killebrew@Hyland.com
Betsey & Geoff Tingey – Parent Liaisons email@example.com
Margarita Padron – Spanish Outreach firstname.lastname@example.org
Nakisha Varlack, CEO/President Guardian Haven email@example.com
Renee Adams - Queen Sir Francis Drake firstname.lastname@example.org
Roland Woods – Captain Sir Francis Drake
Pete Korcusko Investment Officer/Financial Advisor Peter.Korcusko@wellsfargoadvisors.com
SELF ADVOCATES AMBASSADORS
Ana Maria Rueda
DREAM TWEENS Sue Warady-Keene (630)914-4114 email@example.com
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
Betsey & Geoff Tingey