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First Coast Blessings in a Backpack Announces New Board of Directors and Emeritus Board

August 25th, 2018 · Leave a Comment

First Coast Blessings in a Backpack announces the appointment of its Board of Directors, officers and Emeritus board members for 2018.

The 2018 First Coast Blessings in a Backpack Board Members are:

  • Christine Reitz, Regions Bank Chairwoman of the Board
  • Joy Bardin, Jax Refrigeration Vice Chairman
  • Dorothy Williams, Publix Super Markets, Secretary
  • Rohan Bhargava, UF Student
  • Myrna Brannon, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Service Florida
  • Martin Buckley, Owner, Palm Beach Autographs
  • Katie Cox, JAX Sports Council
  • Wyatt Haynes, UPS
  • Kristine Phillips, Phillips Broadcasting LLC
  • Sean Stenson, Route4ME

“Welcome to our new Board members – we are looking forward to their fresh thoughts and ideas for Blessings in a Backpack programs and activities, including our upcoming National Mayor’s Day events,” said Kimberly Martinez-Ward, Managing Director.

The Emeritus Board includes:

  • Tabitha Furyk, Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation
  • Robin Braddock, SERVPRO of St. Augustine, Beaches & Mandarin
  • Nikki Kimbleton, WJXT, NewsJax4
  • Bill Myers, CEO PRM Corporation

“Congratulations to the new Blessings Directors. Thanks to the outgoing Directors for their service and contributions, and to my fellow Board members for their expression of confidence in electing me Chairwoman,” said Christine Reitz, incoming Blessings chairwoman.

First Coast Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.  First Coast Blessings in a Backpack currently provides 873,240 hunger-free weekend meals, to 3,800 children in Duval and St. Johns counties. For more information about First Coast Blessings in a Backpack, visit www.firstcoastblessingsinabackpack.org.

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