A native of Panama City, FL I am currently President/CEO of BASIC, NWFL, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides care, treatment and prevention to HIV/AIDS positive and high-risk negative individuals as well as advocacy efforts. I have been with BASIC for over 23 years and began my association with BASIC as a field outreach educator in 1996 and immediately learned that this was what I wanted to do as a career, eventually working my way up to become Executive Director in 2005 and now serves as President/CEO. I have expertise in client services, housing, counseling, testing, grant reviewer and grant writer, program design and implementation, oversight of fiscal responsibilities, reporting to funding sources and data reporting in statewide and national databases.
AffiliationMember of A-CUREChair of the A-CURE Youth Advisory CouncilAppointed Member of the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative with Duke UniversityMember of Tri-State Floridian ClubMember of the National Association of Floridian ClubPast-President of The AIDS InstituteCurrent Treasurer of The AIDS InstitutePanama City Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.Teen Court Board of Directors where I serve as Secretary
AwardsOmega Psi Phi Woman of the Year 2017Pinnacle Award Recipient from 850 Magazine 2014Panhandle People July 2013One of 10 Bay County 2011 Most Influential Women2011 Bay County Chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW) Woman of the YearEva P. Jordon Unsung Hero AwardOmega Psi Phi Community Service AwardA-CURE Community Service AwardLeadership Award from the Florida Department of Health
I earned a Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work from Florida State University, Panama City Campus 2000-2005.
I am passionate and highly motivated for working in the social service field and volunteering my time to numerous other community-based organizations and active in various social and civic affairs and groups.