Michelle Richards

Michelle Richards

President

Michelle Richards received an MS in Human Performance from the University of South Florida where she completed her major area of studies in restoring mobility and strength and conditioning.

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Amy Armstrong

Vice President

Armstrong is a Board-Certified Advocate in Special Education and a recent graduate of the highly selective Partners in Policymaking program for the state of Florida. She has her Masters in Communication Studies from Northern Illinois University and worked in PK-12 and higher-ed for most of her 20+ year career.

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Colleen Baughn

Secretary

Colleen holds a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy as well as advanced certifications in Corrective Exercise and Health Coaching. Her range of experience allows her to provide care in a variety of contexts, from inpatient acute care with children to high level athletics.

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Shannon McKallip Moss

Board Member

Moss was born and raised in Florida and received her Undergraduate degree in Special Education from the University of South Florida. It was her lifelong goal to teach students with Down syndrome and Autism.

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Raquel Caramello

Board Member

Raquel is a 19-year-old senior at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. She is a legislative advocate for disability rights, having been to Capitol Hill many times starting from the age of 14, talking to members of Congress and Florida Senators. She also happens to have Down syndrome, showing others every day that a diagnosis does not define us.

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Jordyn Moleski

Board Member

Jordyn Moleski is a compassionate healthcare professional dedicated to improving the lives of others, especially those with disabilities. Graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

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John Bodor

Advisor

John currently serves as a © DS-Ambassador (volunteer) for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

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Yani Bodor

Advisor

Yani is a passionate advocate for ‘People with Developmental Disabilities’ in the community, particularly in the areas of healthcare and education

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Sylvia F. Diehl

Advisor – Inclusive Education

Sylvia F. Diehl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has recently retired from the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Communication Sciences in Tampa, Florida.

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Tampa Mayor Jane Castor

Advisor

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor has been a strong supporter of 21 & Change since its inception and has been a regular host of our largest annual fundraiser, Champions for Change for the past three years. We are grateful and honored to have her support and guidance.

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Representative Jackie Toledo

Advisor

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2016, Representative Jackie Toledo, (District – 60) has been a strong advisor and supporter of 21 & Change since its inception. We are grateful for her support on the state and community level to champion inclusion, education, and human rights for the differently-abled.

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Paul Anderson

Advisor

Paul Anderson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Port Tampa Bay, Florida’s largest and most diverse port. Mr. Anderson serves on numerous boards, often federally appointed to positions that directly benefit non-profit organizations, the state of Florida, and the Tampa Bay community.

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Jorge Santeiro

Advisor

As an experienced lawyer for 26 years and the father of an autistic son, Jorge and his wife Sandy co-founded the Lawyers Autism Awareness Foundation (LAAF), which sponsors yearly sensory-friendly Santa events for children with autism and other disabilities and raises funds to provide equipment and outfit sensory classrooms for local schools.

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Luis Viera

Advisor

As an experienced and respected litigator and is a founder and President of Lawyers Autism Awareness Foundation.

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Representative Allison Tant

Advisor

Representative Allison Tant currently serves as the Representative of District 9 in the Florida House of Representatives. Rep. Tant worked with Leon County Schools and Lively Technical College to found an acclaimed summer institute teaching life, social, and independence skills for 60 disabled young adults. Additionally, she founded KEYS (Keys to Exceptional Youth Success), a scholarship program for students with disabilities.

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Commissioner Ken Hagan

Advisor

Commissioner Ken Hagan (District 2) is a native and lifelong resident of Hillsborough County. Hagan serves on numerous boards and committees that help progress the county forward and we are honored to have him serve on our advisory council.

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Brig. Gen. Arthur F. “Chip” Diehl III (USAF Ret.)

Advisor

Brig. Gen. Arthur F. “Chip” Diehl III (USAF Ret.) is the Managing Director, Diehl & Associates, an international, military consulting Limited Liability Company in Florida. Currently, Gen Diehl serves on the Board of Trustees for Hillsborough Community College; the Florida Defense Support Task Force supporting the State of Florida; Hillsborough Community Aviation Authority (Tampa Int’l Airport Board); Florida Healthcare Commission (Appointed by Governor) as well as other Boards in Washington, DC, and Tampa.

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Rob Kriete

Advisor

Rob serves as the President of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association (HCTA). HCTA is dedicated to being an effective advocate for education professionals in Hillsborough County, to strengthen support for their professional work and development, and to support efforts to ensure that every child in Hillsborough County has access to an excellent public education.

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