Program Officer - Community Engagement & Program Development
Shaina joined the Foundation in January 2013 and assumed the role of Program Officer - Community Engagement & Program Development in February 2015. She comes to us from The McClendon Center in Washington, DC, where she worked as a Case Manager/Adaptive Skills Counselor, managing a large case load and performing outreach efforts to ensure continued engagement in services. Shaina also worked as a Head Organizer for Communities United DC, where she developed community organizations in underserved neighborhoods to work for positive social and economic advancement.
Shaina graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and Psychology, and was a four-year member of the varsity soccer team. After graduation, Shaina worked for The Mental Health Association of Central Florida, and later as a teacher at the Bright Learning Private School, both in Orlando, FL.