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OUR BOARD

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ANGELA LAVERNIA

Angela is passionate about education and has more than 19 years teaching experience. She studied and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in Literature. She then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Studies. At the heart of her academic pursuits was the desire to learn and to share her passion for learning with others. She feels that each student has individual needs and that creating connections with her students is the foundation of meeting those needs. Being an educator has allowed her to become a facilitator of self-discovery, using a child’s natural wonder to expand their knowledge.

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THOMAS HIGHSMITH

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ANTHONY RAZZINO

Anthony Razzino is the co-owner of Free Motion Physical Therapy of Brevard PA, along with his wife
Stacie. It has been his mission and great passion to bring healing to people who have been through and
are currently dealing with a traumatic injury, physical disabilities, or debilitating diseases, with a focus on dignity, compassion, and respect. Anthony helps his clients, who include children, adults, and families, find solutions to their unique physical problems using a patient centered philosophy, in order to provide them with independence needed for lifelong change. He co-founded Free Motion Physical Therapy to provide quality, specialized care to his patients without the pressures of a corporate or physician owned practice. He spends many hours at his clinic as business owner and clinician, and finds helping his patients most fulfilling. Anthony enjoys his time at home, outdoors, and traveling with his wife and three daughters. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Exercise Physiology in 1997 and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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STEPHANIE JARVIS

Stephanie Jarvis is the parent representative on the Verdi Eco School board. Stephanie and her son Remi have been part of the Eco School family for three years. Stephanie has worked in higher education for eight years and currently is a professor of Communication at Eastern Florida State College where she is also a member of the Women in Higher Education Committee. Stephanie is a doctoral candidate at the University of Central Florida where she is finishing her dissertation with a research area of exploring educational modalities to lower the rate of infant mortality among BIPOC communities in Central Florida.

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JESSICA BRUSO

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ALEXIS MILLER

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JOHN VERDI

John Verdi is a retired law enforcement officer from NYC and a 9/11 First Responder. John received a degree in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University and is the Founder of the Hey, Blue! Initiative: an interactive approach to creating meaningful connections between police officers and the communities they serve. John is also the co-founder of the Verdi EcoSchool, the only place and project based urban farm school in the southeastern US. John is a proud husband to his wife Ayana, father to his 2 children Giovanni and Annabella and enjoys making connections with people in his community.

 

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