FUTURES Foundation Elects 4 new Board Members
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools recently elected area business and civic leaders Justine Florez, Dr. Donald May, Sr., Francine Quesada and Debbie Tappin to its Board of Directors.
Ms. Florez of Ormond Beach previously served as a Volusia Take Stock in Children College Success Coach and currently mentors two students within the Volusia Take Stock program. She previously worked for the Florida Department of Education and Governor’s Office in Tallahassee after graduating from Florida State University.
Dr. May of New Smyrna Beach serves as the Academic Chair of the School of Education at Daytona State College. He previously taught in Volusia County Schools. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Central Florida in Curriculum and Instruction, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida.
Ms. Quesada of Flagler Beach is Director of Corporate Communications for Florida Health Care Plans in Holly Hill. She previously was an independent marketing consultant and served as marketing director for Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.
Ms. Tappin of Ormond Beach is the Senior Vice President of Claims for the Northeast and Southeast Regions for Foundation Risk Partners. She has worked within the insurance industry for more than two decades. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School of Union University in New York.
FUTURES Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 1985 to support Volusia County Schools. Its mission is to engage business and civic leaders to promote and achieve educational excellence for Volusia County Public Schools. The Foundation’s 31-member board of directors consists of area business and civic leaders who direct and raise funds to facilitate a variety of programs in the school district. FUTURES Foundation facilitates the Volusia Take Stock in Children Program which offers scholarships, mentors, and hope to at-risk, low-income high school students. FUTURES Foundation also funds teacher classroom mini-grants for innovative, creative classroom/school projects via www.FindItFundItFlorida.com/Volusia.
For more information about FUTURES Foundation, please visit its website at www.FuturesVolusia.org or contact Executive Director Cynthia Ramirez at (386) 255-6475, ext. 50730, caperric@volusia.K12.FL.US.
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