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Anna Corman

Interim Chief Executive Officer

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Anna Corman

Interim Chief Executive Officer


I served in the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan from 2010-2012.

Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite TV shows.

I have two doodles, Penny & Huxley, who keep me very busy.

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Winsome Anderson

Chief Financial Officer

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Winsome Anderson

Chief Financial Officer


I am a huge NBA fan and a Miami Heat-lifer!

I love to take on DIY home projects.

I was born in Jamaica and love spicy food.

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    Aimee Beechum

    Program Support Assistant

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    Aimee Beechum

    Program Support Assistant


    I went to the University of Florida and I’m a die hard fan of the orange and blue.

    I belong to Grace O’Malley, the 1st all women Gasparilla krewe.

    I am the President of a whiskey club and traveled to Kentucky in 2020.

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    Amari Smith

    College & Career Center Coordinator

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    Amari Smith

    College & Career Center Coordinator


    I studied abroad in Peru during my undergrad at San Diego State.

    I was born and raised in California.

    I love biking around town and spotting gators!

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    Amber Sale

    Stewardship & Database Specialist

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    Amber Sale

    Stewardship & Database Specialist


    I am a second generation Tampa native.

    I’ve been a ballet dancer for 20 years.

    The top countries I’d like to visit include Nepal, Japan and Cambodia.

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    Angie Anthony

    Director of Scholarships and Grant Programs

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    Angie Anthony

    Director of Scholarships and Grant Programs


    I have 2 adorable dogs & love taking them to the beach-our happy place!

    I‘m Greek & Irish. I love cooking traditional Greek foods & visiting Greece.

    Love my job & helping students on their path to success!

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    Colin Higgins

    Director of Communications

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    Colin Higgins

    Director of Communications


    Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, and David Fincher are my favorite movie directors.

    I can build a computer from the ground up, but I can’t work on a car to save my life.

    I was at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco and cheered as the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers.

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    Chris Diaz

    Teaching Tools Resource Center Assistant

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    Chris Diaz

    Teaching Tools Resource Center Assistant


    I’m a member of both the Centro Austuriano and the Centro Espanol de Tampa.

    I grew up just three blocks from HEF’s office & Teaching Tools store.

    I got in a snowball fight at Leto High when it snowed on 01/19/1977.

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    Dan Grucza

    Warehouse & Facilities Coordinator

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    Dan Grucza

    Warehouse & Facilities Coordinator


    I enjoy helping my kids with their house projects.

    My favorite food is pizza. I could eat it every day.

    Watching TV puts me to sleep, unless it is football.

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    Danielle Bangsil

    Development Manager

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    Danielle Bangsil

    Development Manager


    I’m a dog mom to two Australian Shepherds, Nellie and Kylo.

    My favorite places to visit are Hawaii and the Philippines.

    I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Go Bills!

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    Elísabet Rivera

    Mentor Coordinator

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    Elísabet Rivera

    Mentor Coordinator


    According to Myers Briggs, my personality type is ISFJ-A aka “The Defender.”

    The beach (& any place near a body of water) is my happy place!

    I served with AmeriCorps for 2 years after graduating from USF.

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    Elizabeth Shelby

    Director of Impact

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    Elizabeth Shelby

    Director of Impact


    My favorite vacation spots are Aruba and St. Lucia.

    The Kansas City Chiefs will always be my favorite football team!

    Vacationing in the Maldives in an over-water bungalow is on my bucket list.

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    Hannah Coto

    Executive Assistant to the CEO

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    Hannah Coto

    Executive Assistant to the CEO


    I was born and raised in Florida and love to be near the water.

    I am a cat mom to two, Moe and Mae.

    I graduated from USF but am a Miami Hurricanes football fan.

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    Johanne Castagan

    Tech Connect Program Assistant

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    Johanne Castagan

    Tech Connect Program Assistant


    The gym is my happy place.

    I was a performer in the pregame show of Superbowl XXXV.

    My running group is called Brunch Bunch with a Running Problem.

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    Kayla Gleason

    Communications Coordinator

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    Kayla Gleason

    Communications Coordinator


    I have a black standard poodle named Frankie (short for Frankenstein).

    I studied abroad in the UK and want to revisit Scotland.

    I love to paint (animals & people are my favorite subjects)!

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    Kayla Zambito

    College Success Coach

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    Kayla Zambito

    College Success Coach


    Love podcasts, Taylor Swift and reading (Favorite author is Taylor Jenkins Reid).

    I share a birthday with two of my three sisters.

    Bunny mom to a house rabbit, named Maggie.

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    Kristen Hendrickson

    Teaching Tools Program Coordinator

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    Kristen Hendrickson

    Teaching Tools Program Coordinator


    Hockey is my go to sport and have had my photo taken twice with the Stanley Cup. Go Bolts!

    I love 70’s and 80’s music with two of my favorite genres being Yacht Rock and New Wave.

    I have a passion for gardening and am cultivating a beautiful butterfly garden.

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    Lamine Gueye

    Digital Navigator

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    Lamine Gueye

    Digital Navigator


    Teaching about technology has introduced me to amazing students and parents.

    I love the science, industry, and art of route running.

    Porus, Manchester, Jamaica is my second home.

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    Laura Grucza

    Major Gifts Manager

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    Laura Grucza

    Major Gifts Manager


    I am a New York girl at heart.

    I was a roadie for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIII.

    My glass is half full, always!

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    Liz Butler

    Digital Navigator

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    Liz Butler

    Digital Navigator


    I have two daughters who are 6 & 9 and two doodles: Gus & Daisy. 

    I love spending time with my family. The zoo & boating are our favorite activities.

    I love shopping and traveling.

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    Lynne Mantz

    Grants Manager

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    Lynne Mantz

    Grants Manager


    I’ve lived in Florida for 25 years & take advantage of the active lifestyle.

    My husband says the internet was invented for me – I love to discover new things!

    My favorite vacation spot is anywhere on or near the water.

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    Melanie Jimenez

    College Success Coach

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    Melanie Jimenez

    College Success Coach


    I love going salsa dancing.

    My favorite food is Sushi. I can eat it every day!

    I love collecting magnets from different cities and countries, I have 55 in total.

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    Mia Wuster

    Director of Take Stock in Children & Student Services Coordinator

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    Mia Wuster

    Director of Take Stock in Children & Student Services Coordinator


    Nature addict! I own over 20 plant varieties & spend most of my free time outdoors.

    Open to being challenged to a spicy food eating contest (I will win).

    Formerly a Disney College Program Intern stationed in Animal Kingdom!

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    Natalie Doig

    Director of Teacher Resource Program

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    Natalie Doig

    Director of Teacher Resource Program


    #BoyMom to a high school senior.

    As a Formula 1 racing fan, I’ve traveled from England to Austin, Texas to see races.

    I love everything Christmas!

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    Pablo Gonzalez

    Accountant

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    Pablo Gonzalez

    Accountant


    Proud dad to my four pets. Two dogs Bentley & Spicy and two cats Luna & Snow.

    I love Italian food and hope to enjoy it in Italy some day!

    NYC is at my core but am excited to embrace my move to Florida.

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    Patricia Alin

    Digital Navigator

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    Patricia Alin

    Digital Navigator


    Born in Perth Amboy, NJ to a Peruvian mother and an Argentinian father.

    Food is my love language.

    My favorite soccer player calls me “mom.”

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    Shelby Hearn-Belluso

    College & Career Center Coordinator

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    Shelby Hearn-Belluso

    College & Career Center Coordinator


    I love planning weekend getaways with my family.

    I think DreamWorks hit it out of the ballpark with Shrek.

    My favorite music genre is Pop Punk.

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    Stephen Ford

    Director of Digital Equity Initiatives

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    Stephen Ford

    Director of Digital Equity Initiatives


    University of Tampa – National Champion (Baseball ’93)

    Hobbies – Coaching Baseball, Golf, and spending time with family

    Tampa Bay Sports Fan (Rays, Bucs, Lightning)

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    Zarna Martinez

    Events & Engagement Manager

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    Zarna Martinez

    Events & Engagement Manager


    A big fan of Taylor Swift, mac and cheese, karaoke and themed parties.

    I avidly listen to a pop culture podcast called The Morning Toast.

    Tik Tok addict – I sometimes even speak in Tik Tok references!

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