The People

Meet the Staff

Christi Arrington - Executive Director

Ms. Christi became the third Executive Director in Girls Place history in September 2017.  Christi’s background includes 15 years as Program Director at Girls Place.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Sport Management from UF in 1999 and her Masters of Science in 2001. Christi was honored to be chosen as an Impact Award winner from Business in Greater Gainesville Magazine in 2016.

Janna Magette

October 2013 - September 2017

Thank you to our previous Executive Directors.

Renae Clements

January 1985 - October 2013

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Kaihla Szunko

Operations Director
Kaihla@girlsplace.net

B.S., Central Michigan
M.S., University of Florida

Joined Team GP June 2014

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Nevada McGill-Smith

Program Director
Nevada@girlsplace.net

A.S., Santa Fe College

Joined Team GP February 2015

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Charlie McKnight

Athletic Director
Charlie@girlsplace.net

University of North Florida

Joined Team GP September 2018

Lynn Little

Program Director
ACHIEVE Coordinator
Lynn@girlsplace.net

A.A., Santa Fe College – Child Development

Joined Team GP August 2018

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Ms. Courtenay

Bookkeeper
Courtenay@girlsplace.net

Joined Team GP January 2014

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Ms. Nikole, LMHC

BrainPower Coordinator
Nikole@girlsplace.net

B.A., University of Florida
E.D.S., University of Florida

Joined Team GP June 2018

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Grandma Kim

Facilitator
ACHIEVE

Joined Team GP January 2011

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Ms. Devin

Counselor
Pink Group

Joined Team GP December 2014

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Mr. Sinclair

Driver

Joined Team GP August 2016

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Mrs. (Lisa) G

Counselor
Red 3 Group

Joined Team GP October 2016

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Ms. Alayna

Facilitator
Green Group

Returned to Team GP July 2017

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Ms. Rachel T

Facilitator
Blue Group

Joined Team GP August 2017

Ms. Kelly

ACHIEVE – Math Facilitator

Joined Team GP May 2018

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Ms. Areyon

Counselor

Pink Group

Joined Team GP May 2018

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Ms. Moose

Brain Power – Comfort Dog

(current on immunizations)

Joined Team GP May 2016

Board of Directors

Kathleen Joseph, President – Kathleen Joseph & Associates
Kristen Farrell, Past President – Jones Edmunds
Carlee Marhefka, Secretary – Eat the 80
Myra Morgan, Treasurer – University of Florida

Michele du Bois – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Evelyn Foxx
– NAACP
Edwina Hurst – Maple Street Bakery
Jaron Jones – College of Veterinary Medicine @ The University of Florida & Co-Founder of Self-Narrate
Freedlengton Joseph – Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Debby Knopf – Retired
Cassie Macias – Retired from University of Florida
Charlotte McMillan – Barnes Healthcare
Sybil Samuel – Cox Communications