Juli was born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area, but pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She also possesses a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. She joined the CBFRC Team with over 10 years of experience in customer service, as well as 6 years of involvement in procurement and contract management.

Juli Day,
Center Manager

Talisha was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL. She moved to Lakeland FL to attend Southeastern University to pursue her bachelor's degree in Psychology. Talisha aspires to get her master's degree in human services counseling to continue to be a resource for the community and providing counseling for young adults . She has over 7 years + of childcare experience.

Talisha Nelms,
Support Specialist 

Lauren is a native of Plant City. For the past two years, she has been serving her community as a substitute teacher for several of Plant City's Elementary and High Schools. She is currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education and hopes to continue her education to earn her master's degree. She is excited to continue serving the community and helping the children and families of Plant City reach their full potential. 

Lauren Field,

Mayra Castellanos,
Family Specialist

Mayra was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York as a teenager. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Pace University, NYC.  Throughout her career, Mayra has held roles in different corporate fields which include International Trade, Banking and Finance, Hotel Management and Travel and Tourism. However, after early retirement Mayra discovered a hidden passion - to assist families and children in her community. She finds that by working at a Family Resource Center she can apply her diverse knowledge and experience to serve children and their families, which is more rewarding to her than any position she has held.