Women at Volunteer Florida Lead by Example in Local Community

Volunteer Florida, the state agency responsible for promoting volunteerism and national service, boasts a staff of accomplished women, many of whom were recently recognized for their dedication to serving the community.

National Service Programs Director, Cat Keen, is a former honoree of the Tallahassee Democrat’s “25 Women You Need to Know,” and she was recently elected as Vice President of Club 25. This nonprofit organization is comprised of other honorees who donate their time, resources and expertise to empower women and make Tallahassee a better place for all to live.

Cat was also selected to participate in the Tallahassee Leadership Academy, a year-long program including rigorous curriculum, assessments, evaluation and mentoring.

Deputy Director of Emergency Management, Marcia Warfel, was honored at Tallahassee Community College’s Women’s History Month program. She was also chosen to serve as a Community Catalyst – an agent of change who helps implement a community-wide project to support Tallahassee’s economic mobility – by the Knight Creative Communities Institute. Additionally, Marcia was recognized as one of the “25 Women You Need to Know” and a Women of Distinction through the Girls Scouts of the Florida Panhandle. She is a graduate of the Tallahassee Leadership Academy as well.

The following are other recent achievements among Volunteer Florida employees:

  • Anitra Thomas, AmeriCorps Program Manager, was also honored at Tallahassee Community College’s Women’s History Month program.
  • Volunteer Generation Fund Manager, Audrey Kidwell, was appointed to serve on the Tallahassee/Leon County Animal Shelter Advisory Board.
  • Jane Atkinson, AmeriCorps Program Manager, was selected to join the Advisory Board of UKirk, the Presbyterian Church Campus Ministry at Florida State University.

“I am extremely proud of these women,” said Audra Peoples, External Affairs Director at Volunteer Florida. “They exemplify the values of Volunteer Florida both at work and in their spare time.”