Board of Directors

14107826_10210118844028726_2230271449078122004_oAmy Daumit – President

Amy is the founder of Forget Me Not Advocacy Group.  As a survivor of a 16-year abusive relationship and marriage, she has been drawn to helping others avoid abuse as well as heal from any abuse they may have experienced.

Amy, in many ways, has been trying to find her place in this world for the past 20 plus years.  She holds dual degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood with a minor in psychology, as well as her Juris Doctorate (JD).  Although her divorce and subsequent healing drew her away from sitting for the bar and practicing law, she believes that each experience has given her the skills to be where she is today.

Amy is a free spirit and is completely at home in her new life.  She loves being outdoors and on the water, and spends her free time writing, hiking, kayaking, and singing.

9-1Amanda Pagano – Vice President

Amanda is a 305 native that went to school at UCF in Orlando obtaining her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing. During her time at UCF she volunteered in multiple Psychology research labs and became the Treasurer for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology all while working part-time at SeaWorld. Shortly after graduating in 2014 she moved down to Fort Lauderdale to be closer to family.

Amanda is currently a Social Media Coordinator for a boutique online marketing company called Brandamos. When she’s not working at Brandamos she’s at home snuggling up with her two cats, Ozzy and Gaston, while doing freelance writing. In her free time she loves reading, getting fresh air on nature trails, and binge-watching Netflix shows.

14269451_10210290684284625_1495064105_n (1) - EditedVictoria (Vickie) Willis – Secretary

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and now a South Floridian, Vickie can be described as a passionate individual who takes pride in helping others. Vickie is a single mother to one daughter, who is a graduate of Florida State University, and a strong parental figure to many other children who she’s raised.  There are a multitude of activities on her resume.  Ms. Willis’s volunteer work started with the Girl Scouts of America, Troop #900.  Besides scouting events, she is involved in other organizations, one being Cleaning the Causeway in Broward County.

Vickie is an Information Technologist with a specialty in Cyber Security, where her motto is “Geeky Girls are GORGEOUS! She is currently in the final stages of obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from Western Governors University.

 

16710494_10211853322029592_1533911674_o-editedSharon Ford – Treasurer

We are happy to announce the addition of Sharon Ford as our new Treasurer.  Terry had to physically leave us due to a move, but is still with us in spirit and in heart in a remote capacity.  Thank you Sharon for stepping up into this roll.

We will be adding a bio for Sharon soon.

 

 

 

 

ClaudLASA ON TOP OF THE WORLDia Sahagún – Community Outreach Chair

Claudia is originally from Venezuela.  She has a Masters Degree in Spanish American Literature from the University of Kentucky and  has been a full-time faculty member at Broward College since 1997.  

Claudia teaches Beginning Spanish I and II, Intermediate Spanish I and II, and Survival Spanish for Law Enforcement, Medical Personnel and Office Personnel.  She is also an adjunct faculty member at  NOVA  Southeastern University ( 2011 to present).  Claudia has served as the Study Abroad Faculty Member for México and as a Service Learning/Study Abroad Faculty in Perú.

She is currently the coordinator for the college’s center in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Claudia has been a Student Mentor and Club Advisor since 1997 (Sister to Sister and Latin-American Students Association), and a Diversity Trainer for the college since the year 2000.

Claudia is the proud mother of two grown boys, and has been a behind the scenes supporter of Forget Me Not since its earliest days.

13920818_10208180916973095_6495350123195236136_nTerry Bean – Coordination and Marketing Chair

Terry is the ultimate volunteer.  She is involved with the Fort Lauderdale Federated Junior Woman’s Club and is a board member with the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation. Her background in Marketing and her plethora of ideas are an incredible asset to any organization.  Terry currently freelances in website design and works as a voice-over artist.

Originally from Queens, NY, Terry has been in South Florida for 17 years.  Prior to Florida, she spent ten years in Connecticut and is a graduate of The University of Hartford.  Terry loves nature, beach walks, and reading novels.