Myraida Ruiz Joins NTF Management Team

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Myraida Marie Ruiz is the new Executive Director of our Daytona Beach program, effective July 5. Ms. Ruiz was most recently Quality Management Manager at Children’s Home Society of Florida. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from University of Central Florida and is completing Doctoral Work at Capella University. Please extend a warm welcome to Myraida!

Atlanta NTF Kids Hit the Links

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The Ryan Cameron Foundation (RCF) hosted its’ 11th Annual Youth Golf Clinic at Topgolf Midtown Atlanta and invited Neighbor To Family to participate with all expenses paid. The clinic was held for children between the ages of 8-18 and included instruction from a PGA professional, a group game of golf, lunch, refreshments, give-aways, door prizes and a motivational speaker.  Pictured above are NTF Foster Caregiver Dionne Brantley–Lewis, RCF Founder Ryan Cameron, Youth Golf Participants and The RCF Leadership Academy.

NTF Founder Honored at Courage Award Gala

NTF Founder Gordon Johnson was posthumously recognized Saturday night at the 38th Annual Ed Block Foundation Courage Award Gala in Baltimore. NTF Interim CEO Tony Everett accepted the award commemorating Johnson for his 50-plus years of service to children and families.  Pictured at the event are, from left, NTF-Baltimore Executive Director Donna McCarter, Board Secretary Sheilah Davenport, Everett, and Board Vice-Chair Ackneil Muldrow.

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Congratulations, Aida and Michael!

aidaNTF-Jacksonville Executive Director Aida Seeraj and her husband recently adopted their second child, Indira Mila, age 1. Shown from left are The Honorable Judge D. Gooding, Aida, Samuel (age 2), Elias (7), Michael Seeraj, and Indira Mila.   Aida adds, “My husband and I still cannot believe that we are parents to 3 children. Elias is most grateful to have a brother and sister to share his life with!  We absolutely adore them!” The adoption was finalized on Monday, 2/29/16.

NTF-Jacksonville program teen participates in Monster Jam Radio announcement on I Heart Radio

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Kyjuan White in action

 

JACKSONVILLE, FL —NTF-Jacksonville Family Support Services Independent Living Challenge Program teen Kyjuan White (14) recently announced a commercial on the I HEART Radio Station.  He is so incredibly happy to make a dream of his a reality.  We are very proud of him! 

Check out his audio clip!

Regacho wins Annual Chili Cook-off two years in a row

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Pictured l-r: NTF Interim President/CEO Tony Everett, VP of Florida Programs Jamie Akins, Daytona Program Family Care Manager Robin Regacho and Daytona Program Substance Abuse Counselor Dawn Campbell

DAYTONA BEACH, FLNeighbor To Family Interim President/CEO Tony Everett awarded Daytona Program Family Care Manager Robin Regacho first place in the Sixth Annual Daytona Program-Corporate Office Chili Cook-off. Regacho, who also won last year’s competition, was the organizer of the event as is the tradition.

Second place went to Daytona Program Substance Abuse Counselor Dawn Campbell’s yummy chili with a hint of cilantro in it and Vice President of Florida Programs Jamie Akins earned third place with his renowned white chicken chili.

Human Resources Administrator Kasi Cox brought decadent cupcakes and Vice President of Continuous Quality Improvement & Training Gaye James supplied her famous rum cake.

Special thanks to this year’s judges: Rachael Gerow, Daytona Program Executive Director; Martha Ware, Daytona Program  Substance Abuse Counselor, Shannen Sabino, Corporate Office Manager and  special guest judge Jonathan Smith, former NTF staff member and multi-year competition winner.