Volunteer Florida, the state agency responsible for promoting volunteerism and national service, boasts a staff of accomplished women, many of whom were recently recognized for their dedication to serving the community.
“I am extremely proud of these women,” said Vivian Myrtetus, CEO of Volunteer Florida. “They exemplify the values of Volunteer Florida both at work and in their spare time.”
National Service Programs Director, Cat Keen, is a former honoree of the Tallahassee Democrat’s “25 Women You Need to Know,” and she was recently elected as Vice President of Club 25. This nonprofit organization is comprised of other honorees who donate their time, resources and expertise to empower women and make Tallahassee a better place for all to live.
Cat was also selected to participate in the upcoming class of Leadership Tallahassee, a year-long program designed to encourage interaction among local leaders and facilitate community involvement, including rigorous curriculum, assessments and mentoring.
Deputy Director of Emergency Management, Marcia Warfel, was chosen to serve as a Community Catalyst – an agent of change who helps implement a community-wide project to support Tallahassee’s economic mobility – by the Knight Creative Communities Institute. Additionally, she was also recognized as one of the “25 Women You Need to Know,” as well as a Women of Distinction through the Girls Scouts of the Florida Panhandle.
The following are other recent achievements among Volunteer Florida employees:
- Anitra Thomas, AmeriCorps Program Manager, was also honored at Tallahassee Community College’s Women’s History Month program.
- Volunteer Generation Fund Manager, Audrey Kidwell, was appointed to serve on the Tallahassee/Leon County Animal Shelter Advisory Board.
- Jane Atkinson, AmeriCorps Program Manager, was selected to join the Advisory Board of UKirk, the Presbyterian Church Campus Ministry at Florida State University.
Volunteer Florida is the Governor’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service in Florida, administering more than $32 million in federal, state and local funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida. Volunteer Florida promotes and encourages volunteerism to meet critical needs across the state, and also serves as Florida’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during and after disasters. For more information, please visit volunteerflorida.org.