Staff

Our Central Florida Parent Center Family (a.k.a. Staff)

  • CFPC Administration: Director

    Eileen Gilley is the Director of Central Florida Parent Center and the Project Director for AWARE, the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for 30 counties in central and northeast Florida.  As the Director, Eileen is responsible for oversight of...
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  • Admin: Operations Coordinator

    Candy Simmons, our Operations Coordinator, generates all the listserv posts for our four (general and topic-specific) email listservs, tracking the associated data for each post for future reporting of individual emails to both parents and professionals.  She also manages and...
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  • Admin: CFPC Office Manager

    As our Office Manager, Maria Maldonado handles all incoming paperwork, verifies input from all staff members into the CFPC Activities Database, and tracks mailings and distribution of marketing materials.  She is solely responsible for making travel arrangements and ordering supplies,...
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  • Admin: Financial Assistant

    Lisa Zacharia, as our CFPC Financial Assistant,  records every expenditure for every aspect of our day-to-day operations, reviewing documentation to be certain that all paperwork is appropriate and complete.  She also oversees all the recurring monthly payments, ensuring that all...
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  • Outreach Dept: Coordinator

    Milagros “Millie” Pou, as our Outreach Coordinator, is responsible for supervising both the Community Liaison and the Hispanic Liaison positions, ensuring that the AWARE Project maximizes its resources for reaching families who are typically underserved, including families identified as low-income, parents of...
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  • Outreach: Hispanic Liaison

    As our Hispanic Liaison for the AWARE Project, Rose Rodriguez provides outreach and IEP Coaching to Spanish speaking families in our 30 county catchment area. In her words: “I have 7 wonderful children and my youngest child Marcus was diagnosed with...
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  • Outreach: Youth Liaison

    Shelby Nurse, as our Youth Liaison plays a key role in the maintenance and marketing of our website for students and young adults and administers the social media components attached to that site.  She also co-presents webinars related to educational planning...
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  • Coaching Dept: Head IEP Coach

    Anna Brynild, as our Head IEP Coach, oversees the IEP Coaching in our 30 county area, and also plays a key role in the administration of our CFPC Volunteer Parent Matching program.  She does in-person workshops upon request, and manages...
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  • Coaching: IDEA Specialist

    Wilbur Hawke is a nationally-recognized expert on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), Individualized Education Programs/Plans (IEPs), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and strategic & collaborative participation in educational planning. In his own words…  “I am the father of ...
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  • Coaching: West Central IEP Coach

    Kendell Vinot, as the IEP Coach for the West Central area, provides assistance to parents in Citrus, Hernando, Sumter, Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties. Kendell joined the CFPC Team in May of 2012. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri...
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  • Coaching: Southwest IEP Coach

    Alissa Perry is the IEP Coach for six counties in the southwest region of our CFPC catchment area.  The counties she serves includes:  Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Desoto, Hardee, and Polk. In her own words… I am a mother of four...
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  • Coaching: Central IEP Coach

    Lynn Cyr is the IEP Coach for six counties in the central region of our CFPC catchment area.  The counties she serves includes:  Lake, Levy, Marion, Orange, Seminole, and Volusia. Email:  lynn@CFLparents.org or lynn@centralfloridaparentcenter.org Lynn’s area’s of expertise include: Down syndrome, ADHD,...
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  • Coaching: Northeast IEP Coach

    Soraya Orr, as the IEP Coach for the Northeast area, provides assistance to parents in Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties. In her own words: Family is my life. I am a wife and mother of two awesomely...
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  • Coaching: Southeast IEP Coach

    Doreen Franklin is the IEP Coach for the six counties in the AWARE Project’s Southeast Region.  She provides assistance to parents in Osceola, Brevard, Indian River, Highlands, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties. Doreen’s area’s of expertise include:  visual disabilities, orientation & mobility,...
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