03 Feb 2013

Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida Announces 2013 Officers and New Board Members

Darlene Grossman
Announces 2013 Officers and new Board Members

Darlene Ann Grossman, Executive Director of Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida (VFK), a 501©3 nonprofit entity serving abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida, is proud to announce the 2013 officers and new members appointed/added to its Board of Directors.

The 2013 officers are: President Kathleen Davey, Dean Emeritus, FGCU; Vice President Debi Greenfield, Greenfield Advertising; Treasurer Maureen O’Brien, Retired Partner, Deloitte; Secretary Donna Garvey, Retired, American Airlines; and Past President Cynthia Shafer, Lahaina Realty, Inc.

Newly elected members joining the Board of Directors include: Zach Katkin, President & CEO of Atilus LLC; George Mantzidis, Attorney, Cox & Carlson PL; and Cheryl Pifer, Fairways Wine Vault.

“We are pleased that all our members are committed to helping make the lives of abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Southwest Florida safer,” adds Grossman. “Our Board members help VFK raise funds that directly support the Guardian ad Litem Program in the 20th District Circuit (Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, and Collier County) and our “Kids Being Kids” Program” which provides those items which give the children a sense of normalcy and help them to ‘fit in’.”

All parties know it’s all about the kids!

Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida is a non-profit agency supporting Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program-Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Guardian ad Litem Program recruits trains and retains volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children and become their “voice” in court, school, the child welfare system and the community. VFK’s mission is to ensure every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Southwest Florida has a Guardian ad Litem volunteer (GAL) and every GAL has access to financial assistance and resources available for meeting the child’s health, educational and social needs, not provided by any other source.

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