Kauses4Kids, Inc. Esteemed Board Members:
2019 – 2020
Tonya R. Oliver
Having earned several degrees, Tonya is a registered NHA (Nursing Home Administrator) and is our current interim Board Chair. As a graduate of the historic Bethune Cookman University in Daytona, Florida she has also earned degrees in registered nursing as well as business administration. A leader who genuinely wants to see others (namely kids) succeed in spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Walter S. Szablewski
An initial supporter of Kauses4kids, Walt has made himself available for the organization since the beginning; being present whenever and wherever needed. Earning his MA in Human Resources from Rollins College, he is also finalizing his degree requirements in order to become an Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an avid child advocate, Walt believes in reaching out to assist others, namely kids who are under- represented.
Eloise A. Abrahams
As a registered nurse with nearly 35+ years experience in Health Care Administration, Mrs. Abrahams has dedicated her entire life , vocational and otherwise to tending to the needs of others. With decades experience in health care administration, she has received numerous awards and accolades for her service and leadership in the health care field. She offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in leadership and service in order to benefit Kauses4Kids, Inc.
As a former Bethune Cookman University [Wildcat] football player, Mr. Oliver earned his degree in Education, and more recently earned his graduate degree. As the current Dean (Olympia High School in Windermere, FL) he has over twenty years experience working with kids; many of his current and former students respectfully refer to him as “Coach Oliver.” He and his wife are thr proud parents of a son, yet despite being a busy educator and father, Stevie always makes time to be available for his students.
Debbie Baggett Wisner
Debbie Wisner is President and owner of the Maile Image, Modeling & Acting School. She is highly involved in all programs at the school ensuring the quality of each the student’s education. Whether it is for you or for your child, spouse, signficant other, or colleague, Maile’s are the experts in everything from acting, image, public speaking, modeling, and overall self confidence. They have been a reputable establishment in Winter Park, FL for over thirty years.
Debby Tapia is the Vice President of The Maile Image, Modeling & Acting School and has been with the school for over 25 years.
She is also a certified etiquette consultant trained at The American School of Protocol in Atlanta, Georgia. She teaches in many of the programs and believes each child can succeed when they feel confident. She works very closely with President and Owner of Mailes, Debbie Wisner. Few people interact with children in the manners in which she does. A child advocate at heart.
Visit the Maile site: http://www.mailes.com
Jay Forte, a former financial executive and corporate educator, now business and motivational speaker, workplace and life coach, and author, is a nationally ranked Thought Leader and President of The Greatness Zone LLC. Jay guides organizations – their leaders and managers – in how to attract, hire and retain today’s best talent. He also coaches individuals in how to reconnect to their talents and passions to achieve extraordinary personal and professional performance.
Dr. Joan Ostrow Schwebel is retired from a 45-year career in teaching (her passion), administration, and research. She holds BS and MS degrees in biology from the University of Miami (Florida) and a doctorate in physiology and biochemistry from Texas A&M University. Over her long career she taught classes ranging from second-grade to university, and has numerous publications to her credit. Dr. Schwebel is no stranger to charitable organizations and is currently serving as President of the Amaranth Diabetes Research Foundation Board of Directors. She resides in Winter Park, Florida.
Vivian Gatewood Davis, currently serves in the capacity as a Middle School Teacher with Orange County Public Schools. Vivian has over 20 years of corporate experience in Management, in which she enjoyed assisting employees in their career growth and development. Vivian has a BS in Business Management and an MBA in Administration. Vivian believes strongly in the montra that “it takes a village to raise a child”. As part of the this village, Vivian is committed to ensuring each child we interact with sees themselves as they wish to be and helping them to make choices to support furtherance of of those goals.
My name is Frances-Ann Dowdell, I go by Ann. I was born in Providence Rhode Island in 1973. I was raised in Rhode Island, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Maine is where I graduated from high school. I was a restaurant manager, and trainer for almost 20 years before deciding to go to nursing school. I attended Valencia College where I graduated with honors with my AA, and AS in nursing. I went on to get my Bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University and currently attend Purdue Global for my Master’s in Nursing Executive leadership concentration, I anticipate graduating in May. I started my Nursing career working for Florida Hospital Altamonte where I worked my way up to Assistant Nurse Manager. I have recently started working as a Unit manager at Orlando Health and Rehabilitation Inc. My goal in life is to learn and grow and give back to the community in which I live and work.