The People

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 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

B.S., University of North Florida

Joined Team GP September 2018

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Lynn Little

Program Director

Lynn@girlsplace.net

A.A., Santa Fe College

Joined Team GP August 2018

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Kate Williams, LMFT

BrainPower Coordinator Kate@girlsplace.net

B.S., University of Florida, M.Ed and Ed.S, University of Florida

Joined Team GP July 2019

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Ms. Devin

Facilitator/Green & Blue Counselor

Joined Team GP December 2014

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Mr. Sinclair

Driver

Joined Team GP August 2016

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Ms. Nikki

Administrative Assistant

Joined Team GP January 2017

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Ms. Alayna

Facilitator/Counselor Yellow 5

Joined Team GP July 2017

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Ms. Jeane

Counselor Red 2 Group

Joined Team GP July 2018

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Ms. Hannah

Counselor Yellow 4 Group

Joined Team GP September 2018

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Ms. Cassidy

Counselor Red 3 Group

Joined Team GP November 2018

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Ms. Mo

Counselor Yellow 5 Group

Joined Team GP March 2019

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Ms. Trynity

Counselor Yellow 4 Group

Joined Team GP May 2019

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Ms. Shay

Counselor Pink Group

Joined Team GP June 2019

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Ms. Tamakia

Counselor Green & Blue Group

Joined Team GP August 2019

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Ms. Jazmine

Counselor Pink Group

Joined Team GP August 2019

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Ms. Krystina

Counselor Red 3 Group

Joined Team GP October 2019

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Ms. Chressy

Counselor

Joined Team GP November 2019

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Ms. Teagan

Administrative Assistant

Joined Team GP November 2019

Ms. Sabrina

Counselor

Joined Team GP November 2019

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Ms. Morgan

Intern – BrainPower

Joined Team GP January 2019

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Ms. Blake

Intern – BrainPower

Joined Team GP January 2019

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Ms. Deanna

Intern – BrainPower

Joined Team GP May 2019

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Ms. Moose

BrainPower – Comfort Dog

(current on immunizations)

Joined Team GP May 2016

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Ms. Marley

BrainPower – Comfort Dog

(current on immunizations)

Joined Team GP September 2019

Board of Directors

Myra Morgan, President – Retired, University of Florida

Amy Howard, Secretary – Venture Realty

Freedlengton Joseph, Treasurer – Joseph Engineering

Mary Kay Carodine – University of Florida | Tara Counts – University of Florida |

Michele du Bois – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management | Zina Evans, PhD – University of Florida |

Kristen Farrell – Jones Edmunds and Millhopper Montessori | Debby Knopf– Retired |

Shelby Lucas – Volunteer | Cassie Macias – Retired, University of Florida |

Charlotte McMillan – Barnes Healthcare | Mercedes Quiroga – Retired |

Sybil Samuel – Cox Communications