|Designation||President and Professional Guardian|
I was born in Webster County Georgia, where my family had a small family farm. At an early age, our mother moved the family to Leesburg, Florida, where I was raised by a single mother. The care that I was given had a lasting impression and instilled in me a desire to care for others as well. After college I moved my family to Orlando, Florida.
I am a Professional Guardian and have a BA degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. A long history of community and family service prepared me for a career as a Professional Guardian. This included ten years caring for a live-in family member with Alzheimer Disease. I understand what families go through when someone they love is ill with this dreadful disease.
I am a Professional Guardian of more than sixty Wards as well as a Veteran Fiduciary and Representative Payee. I am a member of the National Guardianship Association, the Florida Health Care Association and certified with the Florida Office of Professional Guardians.
My community service includes being elected to the Orange County Commissioner in 1998, where I served eight years. During this time, I was able to improve services for medically needy families and had a Parent Abuse bill passed by the Florida Legislature to help protect adult parents from physical abuse by their minor children. I entered professional guardianship after a life-long history of public service. Every day I live the Aged Care mission; to serve and make a difference in the lives of persons in need.