Meet the Team: Florida

Stephen Black

Stephen Black, President and Founder

Stephen Black, grandson of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, grew up in New Mexico after most of his family left the state in the 1950's and 60's following his grandfather's role in controversial Civil Rights decisions, including Brown v. Board of Education. Read More >

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Sarah Louise Smith

Sarah Louise Smith, Executive Director

Sarah Louise Smith, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, graduated cum laude from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in June 2006 with a B.A. in political economy. She received an MBA from The University of Alabama in May 2012. Read More >

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Kim Harris

Kim Harris, Florida State Director

As a recent transplant to Tallahassee, Kim now coordinates Impact's FocusFirst and SaveFirst operations in Florida. A proud alumna of The University of Alabama, Kim graduated summa cum laude with a degree in anthropology and French.………….. Read More >

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Nardin Derias

Nardin Derias, AmeriCorps VISTA

Nardin graduated cum laude from the University of Florida and majored in political science with a minor in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. Read More >

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Beatriz Malagon

Beatriz Malagon, AmeriCorps VISTA

Beatriz, a native of Miami, FL, graduated from Florida State University in 2016, with a Bachelor's of Science in Criminology and International Affairs, and concentration in Spanish. Read More >

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Nina Nimako

Nina Nimako, AmeriCorps VISTA

Nina received her Bachelor of Science degree in health science from the University of Florida. Read More >

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Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland, AmeriCorps VISTA

Born in Jacksonville, FL, Stephanie Strickland received her bachelor's degree in Italian & Spanish from the Florida State University where she had minors in Environmental Science & Policy management and Portuguese. Read More >

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Impact America, an AmeriCorps Program, is housed and supported by the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama.  Additional office space is provided by UAB and Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC.