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I was given the opportunity and honor of serving as Community Health Northwest Florida’s (formally known as Escambia Community Clinics, Inc.,) CEO in November, 2015. I graduated from Auburn University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 2000. I joined Escambia Community Clinics in 2007, and throughout my tenure worked in the areas of Social Services, Community Outreach and Resource Navigation, Clinical Services, Grants, and Business Development. My professional experience spans various arenas of the Social Work profession including school readiness programs, hospitals, homeless, and people with disabilities. A past member of the Board of Directors of the EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless and the Partnership for a Healthy Community. Currently serve on the Board of Director for the Florida Association of Community Health Centers, member of the Executive Committee, Membership Committee and North Regional Representative. My desire to serve on the PSCF Board of Directors stems from a passion in supporting access to those who wish to further their educational capacity through continued education. I believe in a “grow your own” philosophy both from a business and community standpoint. I would be honored to serve and support the Mission and Purpose of PSCF.