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Support Specialist

Mariana Chiza is Venezuelan, she has lived in the United States for 7 years. She has a degree in Human Resources and Tourism Business Administration, Announcer and Life Coach from the Universidad Iberoamericana de Liderazgo in Miami. 

For 3 years he has had a podcast "It's About Attitude" (with dozens of episodes in different apps), focusing on issues of self-esteem, self-improvement, motivation and he does it as a personal log of challenges he has had to live. 

Mariana Chiza is a writer, with 2 books published on Amazon in Spanish: "Surviving Three Divorces", and "Mujeres Admirables", the latter written with 24 women.

She is also a co-author of the book "Mujeres Dream Boss", she is currently writing #2 of "Mujeres Admirables Historias de Exito" with 16 women, has been invited to write in the book "TOP 25 Mujeres Dream Boss". 

She is always willing to help and collaborate, that is her life purpose.  Mariana has 3 beautiful children, two granddaughters and is happily married. 


Family Specialist (Part-Time)

Catelaine Laguerre goes by Cat and she is Haitian-American. She was born in Orlando but has moved all around Florida. Bradenton was her home for 10 years and moved to Tampa for school. She plans to major in Social Work and get a minor in Criminology. She is fascinated with the idea of being a Human Rights Activist fighting for those who think they do not have a voice. Cat’s ultimate goal is to practice Social Work on a macro scale. Her goal in life is to help as many people as possible, specifically youth. She finds satisfaction in knowing that her hard work and efforts can affect someone positively. She started at LSF Dream Center which is an ORR immigration shelter as a Youth Care Specialist, moved to Case Management, and now works for the Children Board Family Resources Center. 
Mwen pale kreyòl!


Center Manager

Brittnye is a native of the Tampa Bay area. She graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership. Brittnye loves to help her community and is committed to providing opportunities to increase the literacy rates in urban settings. Brittnye is compassionate and caring towards everyone who comes into the Center and is a bright and cheerful face that will greet you as you
walk in the door.


Intake and Referral Specialist

Ana Maria Vera Davidson is originally from Peru and attended University in Peru, where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She started her career as a science teacher and worked in that field for over 10 years. Ana moved to Tampa in 2015 and decided to further her education and now attends Hillsborough Community College. Ana started as an intern for the Family Resource Center, she fell and love and soon after became an employee. When asked about working at the Resource Centers Ana said, "I love working at the CBFRC because I believe that one person can make a huge difference in someone's life. When we treat people with love and patience, nothing is impossible". Ana's hobbies include walking and reading. She loves animals and has two small dogs Misty and Mickey. Yo hablo Espanol!


Family Specialist

Yesenia Chestaro was born in the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she began her studies at the Autonomous University of Santiago in a tourism business administration career. She has always liked working directly with people, helping and providing services. Yesenia worked for 5 years in the BAHIA PRINCIPE hotel chain, she got married and moved to the United States in 2017. She has always been fascinated by the idea of studying, working and helping people in the healthcare area. She considers herself a self-capable person with a great desire to grow both professionally and personally. She is a faithful believer that with effort and dedication, you can achieve any goals in life.
Yo hablo español!

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