E3 Family Solutions executive director, Darla Huddleston, has extensive experience in prevention work. She has developed and taught abstinence and healthy choices education and positive youth development throughout Lake and Sumter Counties since 1999. She has written proposals, procured and managed several local, state and federal grants dealing in teen pregnancy prevention, positive youth development and risk avoidance programs. She was a Unit Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lake/Sumter in 2000 and after procuring a grant from Workforce Central Florida for Teen Pregnancy Prevention, became director of that project for three years in Lake and Sumter Counties until that funding stream ended.
Later she procured a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for an abstinence education program through the Christian Care Center and she directed that project from October 2006 through 2010 when the funding was eliminated from the federal budget. She and the project staff saw such a great need for their prevention efforts that they formed E3 Family Solutions so they could continue their work.
Darla has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Lee College in Tennessee and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee. She has developed an excellent working relationship with the staff of the Lake and Sumter County School Systems. This has resulted in approval for healthy choices/positive youth development classes in their middle and high schools for the past several years.
Linda Lewis is a licensed clinical Christian Counselor for E3 Family Solutions. She previously was a high school teacher and Coach . She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Christian Clinical Counseling from Cornerstone University.
Linda Lewis also has extensive experience in abstinence education, counseling and positive youth development including managing the YEA (Youth Education in Abstinence) project for the Christian Care Center that was funded by the Florida Department of Health. Her specialty area is in serving at-risk youth.
Linda is E3 Family liaison to the schools, does all the scheduling for the school programs and provides assistance with classroom management when needed.
She loves being Nana of eight grands.
Vicky Johnson began developing tools for data analysis for E3 Family in 2006. She graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Math Education and then taught in public and private schools.
Vicky currently processes the data collected from the EY program and prepares reports on demographics and program success measurement. Having an aptitude for graphics has proven a benefit to E3 for designing classroom data collection forms, handouts and program brochures as well.
EQUIPPING YOUTH PROGRAM MANAGER
Nicole McDaniel has facilitated healthy choices, character development, and youth risk avoidance programs in Lake and Sumter Counties since 1999. She is trained as a Domestic Violence Counselor through the National Association of Forensic Counselors and studied counseling with Cornerstone University and Sarasota Academy of Christian Counselors. She has been trained in Mental Health First Aid. She is currently enrolled in nursing school and after spring graduation will practice and educate as a Registered Nurse. Her experience and commitment to Equipping Youth makes her a very valuable member of the E3 Team.
Jenifer Matheny, formerly lead facilitator is taking a leave of absence to finishing growing three teenage daughters and assist her husband with planting a new church in Leesburg. She still assists E3 as our data clerk and trains the other facilitators. She is often utilized by agencies with similar programs to train staff in brain-based teaching and primary prevention strategies. She has a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Secondary Education from Palm Beach Atlantic and is a certified Risk Avoidance specialist through Ascend, our national association. Before coming to E3, she taught at Leesburg High.
SUMTER CAP COORDINATOR
Rozanne Grady has dedicated over 30 years of her life to serving youth in both North Carolina and Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Florida Atlantic University and has served in the public schools and non-profit sector as a parent, educator and volunteer. She is currently the Prevention Coordinator for Sumter CAP (Community Action Partnership) Drug Free Coalition in Sumter County. Rozanne is most proud of having raised three wonderful children to adulthood in Sumter County. You will find Rozanne engaged in our communities, sharing information with students and parents to assist them in making healthy choices, being responsible for their actions, taking ownership of their future and performing to their full potential.