Frona Elkes is an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter and teaches sign language and interpreting. She has a Masters Degree in Deaf Education with an emphasis in second language acquisition as well as degrees in interpreting for the Deaf. She was an instructor for 19 years at St. Petersburg College until 2014 and is currently working for Hillsborough County Schools. She also works with Sorenson Communications Inc. providing video relay interpreting services for the past eleven years. She was one of the original team that established the first in-patient psychiatric program for the Deaf in Florida that is now the National Deaf Academy. She is a trained First Responder and has FEMA training to work with disaster response teams. Her additional experience in medical, legal and theatrical interpreting gives her a broad and varied impact in the field of interpreting. Frona volunteers her time at Calvary Church as part of their interpreting team and is active in the Deaf community locally, nationally as well as internationally.
Benefactors of our scholarship grants will increase annually but began in 2014 with 1 Hillsborough and 1 Pinellas County Student that was awarded educational scholarship funds, this happened in our First 4 months of business! 2015 we Awarded 4 Hillsborough and 4 Pinellas Students. 2016 we Awarded Ten (10)Scholarships! HELP US GROW
Our Goal: Make a difference Educationally
O2B Fun, Inc is a female owned not for profit that provides Educational Scholarships to needy families. Educate + Equip + Empower = Productive Future Citizens.Our focus on 8th Graders and College Bound Students, where we provide Educational Scholarships to students who apply. Scholarships are based upon the funds raised at our Annual Signature events. OUR GOAL is to raise enough funds to provide Scholarships to One Middle and One College bound Student in EVERY County of Florida Annually!
For more than 20 years, the name "o2b Fun, Inc." has been a hearts desire to help Floridian youth become more productive, community minded and citizens that pay it forward. Our Founder has worked in the not for profit business since 1986 with companies such as March of Dimes, Upper Tampa Bay Chamber, Accenture, Mainstream Media Sports, Clearwater Regional Chamber and All Pro Dad.
Know that o2b Fun, Inc was incorporated by State, Federal and IRS laws on 8-17-2014 and prior to setting the business up on 5-16-2014 Brenda was given permission by retired Coach Tony Dungy and Ryan Nece to state they see o2b Fun, Inc as "their educational charity of choice," noting that both gentlemen have their own not for profit organization for your support.
Vivian Brinson Stowell
Cristina is the Board Secretary with a broad background in healthcare and is a Certified Personal Trainer, currently working with Physical Therapists in injury rehabilitation and loves to incorporate techniques such as circuit training, plyometric, improving flexibility, joint stability, along with proper nutrition needed for long term fitness goals. Cristina believes in aligning the mind, body and spirit to achieve overall fitness needs. Her mission is to motivate and encourage individuals towards a more positive healthy active lifestyle by raising awareness on the importance of physical fitness.
Cristina is Certified with National Federation of Personal Trainers and has worked for Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinic for over 20 years. She volunteers for MS including competing in the 100 mile MS Citrus Bike Tour Fundraiser annually. Native to Florida with a passion for the outdoors, she is a mother of two wonderful Daughters and one Granddaughter. Cristina attends Calvary Baptist Church.
Terri Kilgore Board Member
Terri a native Defiance, Ohio has lived in Tampa Bay area since 1982. She worked for the past 32 years as a Registered Nurse with the majority of the time in the Operating Room. Terri has been employed at Morton Plant Hospital for 25 years, serving as a Clinician II and specializing in open heart surgery for over 15 years. Terri has been a member of the American Operating Room Nurses Association (AORN) Most of her career. As a Certified Nurse of the Operating Room (CNOR) since 1990. Terri enjoys the opportunity to train scrub-technicians and RNs to perform the various roles required within the operating room.
Terri has two children, Gretchen and Garrett all who live in the Tampa Bay Area. They attend Countryside Christian Center and Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater where they regularly volunteer for various activities. Terri has attended Countryside since 2005 where she met Brenda who has been a consistent godly example of a true friend.
The advancement of education by creating an performing fundraising activities to provide funds for assisting Students based upon need and/or merit. To Educate, Equip and Empower all Students on all levels of Education without thought to nationality, creed, color, handicaps or belief. Help Tampa Bay Students become Productive Adults!
Signature Events will be held Annually with a few single day events. Our goal is to grow each of these Signature events to enable us to provide Educational Scholarshps! Our Signature Events include: "Rooftop Party;" "Student Scholarship Party;" "Reds, Whites & Jazzy Blues," "Health Fair;" and "ABCD Banquet with "UN" Auction!
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