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MARISA

Marisa
Center Manager

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!

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Patricia
Intake and Referral Specialist

Patricia arrived from Ecuador to the United States with one dream: to put her gifts into action by being part of a community that creates positive social change. After earning her Bachelor Degree in International Public Relations, she made that dream a reality by becoming a Positive Parenting Educator with the University of Queensland Australia. Patricia became a Spanish Teacher, advocating for under-served children. Later, she was blessed to have the opportunity to be accredited with Darkness to Light facilitating Child Sexual Abuse prevention training. Patricia has discovered that her purpose in life is to educate, serve, and support families with authentic empathy. She collects unforgettable memories with her lovely familia. Patricia is proud to be part of an agency that treats individuals with dignity. 

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Hassana
Family Specialist

Hassana Williams was born and raised in Jamaica, she moved to Florida in 2016.  Hassana comes from a diverse family and is an advocate for inclusion and equality. She is very altruistic and is happiest when she is helping and supporting others. She has five years of experience mentoring and tutoring and spent all four of her high school years volunteering and finding ways to give back to the community. She is an explorer and likes trying new things and experiencing new cultures. She also loves animal and nature and likes to spend her time outdoors. Hassana plans on pursuing a career in human services and wants to continue on her path of helping and giving back.

AYSUN

Aysun
Support Specialist

Aysun was born in Gaziantep, Turkey - a beautiful city where she desired even as a child to help others. She went to Gaziantep University of Turkey and graduated with an AA Degre in Business Management. Soon after in 2011 she moved to Tampa, Florida. She has 3 beautiful kids. Currently she is studying for a BA degree at Islamic University of Minnesota. Her goal is to be able to help others achieve their goals and help them find resources to succeed. Ben Türkçe konuşuyorum!

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Katrina
Family Support - Part Time

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