Dr. Marisa Martinez has over 20 years of experience in K-12 education. Marisa is from Chicago and lives in the Tampa area with her family.
She earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Chicago State University, a Master's in Administration & Supervision from Loyola University and an undergraduate degree in Secondary English from DePaul University. Her various roles as a high school English teacher, school counselor and administrator have prepared her well for the role of Early Childhood Service Coordinator. Marisa enjoys serving the community, spending time with her family and traveling. ¡Yo hablo español!
Yenny was born in Colombia, but moved to Seville, Spain after graduating from High School. While in Spain, she studied Social Integration and Sociology. She then moved to the U.S. and lived in Portland, Oregon and Chicago; later relocating to Tampa. As a Florida resident, Yenny has worked in non-profit organizations, servicing families in different Hillsborough County communities. Yenny believes that her service to a family begins by dedicating full attention to listen to them and identify their needs. She endeavors to provide the families all the assistance they need and qualify for. Yenny always shows a smiling face, as she believes this transmits empathy. It is very rewarding when the assisted families respond to her services, also with a smile :). ¡Yo hablo español!
Tamara is a professional social worker passionate about serving the community, and her central philosophy is humanism, and solidarity is among her value system. Tamara was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but lived her entire life in Puerto Rico, the country of origin of her parents. She has lived in Florida for the past six years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the Eastern University of Puerto Rico, and in 2021 she obtained her Master's degree in Human Resources from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. Tamara is passionate about life, loves to travel, and spends quality time with her family and friends. She is a very positive person and likes to inject happiness into all the people around her. As a professional, she aims to continue supporting families and individuals who achieve their personal and family goals. ¡Yo hablo español!
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Janet is from Artemisa, Cuba. She has lived in the US since 2016, and in Tampa since 2021. She has a Bachelor Degree from the University of Havana majoring in Law. As a former Prosecutor, she used to work with children without parental care, represented them in court and ensured their welfare. In Los Angeles, CA, where she used to live before, she worked at MEND, a non-profit organization, assisting low-income families and helping them meet each need with dignity. Janet is focused on helping vulnerable families and given them the necessary resources to improve their quality of life. Nothing makes her happier than seeing the relief on her client faces. ¡Yo hablo español!
Jose has two Associate's degrees and one Bachelor's degree in psychology. He is currently working in his Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has worked doing ABA therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, and in group homes. Jose is passionate about helping others. ¡Yo hablo español!
Karen has lived in Plant City her entire life.She graduated from the University of South Florida with her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and is a proud first-generation college graduate. Having been raised in a Hispanic household, Karen is bilingual and fluent in the Spanish language. Karen plans and implements many programs and unique activities at the CBFRC throughout the month and assists in planning great events for her community as well. She hopes to make a positive impact on children’s lives through her activities and to reinforce their education in creative, fun ways.
¡Yo hablo español!