Our Team

Our Team

Meet our team

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.

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Dr. Tara Counts

Operations Director

Tara@girlsplace.net

B.S., NC State    M.S., UF    PhD, UF

Joined Team GP April 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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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., UF    M.Ed and Ed.S, UF

Doctoral Student, UF

Joined Team GP July 2019

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Ms. Devin

Facilitator

Joined Team GP December 2014

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Ms. Nikki

Administrative Assistant

Joined Team GP January 2017

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Ms. Cassidy

Counselor Yellow 5

Joined Team GP November 2018

Alyssa

Ms. Alyssa

Administrative Assistant

Joined Team GP November 2019

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Ms. Lauren

ACHIEVE

Joined Team GP November 2020

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Ms. Madison

ACHIEVE

Joined Team GP May 2021

Carley

Ms. Carley

Counselor Pink

Joined Team GP June 2021

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Ms. Amanda

BrainPower Intern

Joined Team GP August 2021

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Ms. Bre

Counselor Red

Joined Team GP December 2021

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Ms. Chi Chi

Counselor Green/Blue

Joined Team GP January 2022

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Mr. John

Counselor Green/Blue

ACHIEVE Facilitator

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Ms. Bella

Health Education Intern

Joined Team GP January 2022

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Ms. Michaela

Health Education Intern

Joined Team GP January 2022

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Andie

(current on immunizations)

Joined Team GP June 2016

Board of Directors

Amy L. Howard, President – Venture Realty

Freedlengton Joseph, Treasurer – Joseph Engineering, LLC

Myra Morgan, Secretary – Volunteer

Gia Arvin – Matchmaker Realty | Mary Kay Carodine – University of Florida, GP Parent |

Zina Evans – Education Finance Institute | Hannah Farrell – University of Florida |

Lukisha King – Hearts CPR, LLC | Shelby Lucas – Volunteer |

Charlotte McMillan – Barnes Healthcare | Sybil Samuel – Cox Communications

Boisy Waiters – University of Florida |