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.
Member of A-CURE
Chair of the A-CURE Youth Advisory Council
Appointed Member of the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative with Duke University
Member of Tri-State Floridian Club
Member of the National Association of Floridian Club
Past-President of The AIDS Institute
Current Treasurer of The AIDS Institute
Panama City Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Teen Court Board of Directors where I serve as Secretary
Omega Psi Phi Woman of the Year 2017
Pinnacle Award Recipient from 850 Magazine 2014
Panhandle People July 2013
One of 10 Bay County 2011 Most Influential Women
2011 Bay County Chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW) Woman of the Year
Eva P. Jordon Unsung Hero Award
Omega Psi Phi Community Service Award
A-CURE Community Service Award
Leadership 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.