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.

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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Christina Bacon

Athetics Director
Bacon@girlsplace.net

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

Joined Team GP Nov 2016

Mrs. Rachel

Rachel Howard

Program Director
ACHIEVE Coordinator
Rachel@girlsplace.net

B.A., Lasell College

Joined Team GP May 2017

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Ms. Courtenay

Bookkeeper
Courtenay@girlsplace.net

Joined Team GP January 2014

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Ms. Mercy

BrainPower Coordinator
Mercy@girlsplace.net

Joined Team GP August 2016

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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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Ms. Nikki

Counselor
Red Group

Joined Team GP May 2016

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Ms. Brittany

Counselor
Yellow Group

Joined Team GP May 2016

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Ms. Kyilee

Counselor
Floater

Joined Team GP May 2016

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Mr. Sinclair

Driver

Joined Team GP August 2016

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Mrs. (Lisa) G

Counselor
Red Group

Joined Team GP October 2016

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Ms. Tori

Counselor
Yellow Group

Returned to Team GP February 2017

Alayna

Ms. Alayna

Counselor
Red Group

Returned to Team GP July 2017

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Ms. Rachel T

Counselor
Red Group

Joined Team GP August 2017

Nikki

Ms. Nikki Keri

Front Desk Receptionist

Joined Team GP October 2017

Adriana

Ms. Ariana

Counselor
Green and Blue Group

Joined Team GP January 2018

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Ms. Ayanna

Counselor
Yellow Group

Joined Team GP February 2018

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Ms. Auh'Mya

Counselor
Pink Group

Joined Team GP February 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
Matt Pendleton – Student Affairs IT @ The University of Florida & Matt Pendleton Photography
Sybil Samuel – Cox Communications