KIM M. JOHNSON
Kim has spent the last 30 years of her life working on the frontlines of underserved communities in central Florida, helping to improve the lives of children and families. Kim’s professional experience includes management, program development, training, teaching, grant writing, and community engagement in social service, schools, university, and nonprofit settings. It was when she began managing the Callahan Neighborhood Center in 2007 where her love of anti-hunger work began. She served on the board of Florida Impact for two years and then worked as their Central Florida Program Coordinator from 2010 until 2017. During that time, she also served on the board of Central Florida Second Harvest Food Bank. Kim then moved on to work for Orange County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services as their grants, nutrition, education, and community programs manager until she re-joined Florida Impact as President/CEO in January 2021. Kim was born and raised in Great Neck, New York, and she received her Bachelor's of Social Work and Master's of Social Work from Adelphi University. Kim is married to Langston Johnson and the proud mother of three amazing daughters, Robyn, Renee, and Ryanna. She is a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando and a proud member of her beloved sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. She loves to exercise, roller skate, and spend time with her family.
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Regional Director of South Florida
Sam Hopwood joined Florida Impact in 2017. Before officially joining the team, he helped with the development of the Why Breakfast is Important white paper. Sam completed a BS in Biology and a BA in Spanish from the University of New Mexico in 2014, and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Miami, to be completed in Spring 2018. Sam had previously interned with Nourish International, Project Amazonas, and the Nature Conservancy on developing and implementing multiple community-based public health projects both here in Miami-Dade County and further afield in Latin America and Africa. Sam is committed to tackling nutritional barriers and health disparities across South Florida, and ensuring that all children are given an equitable opportunity to succeed and thrive.
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Administrative & Special Projects Coordinator
Kelli Greene joined the Florida Impact team in January of 2019 after completing two AmeriCorps terms with the Florida Conservation Corps. Prior to working with AmeriCorps, Kelli worked at the Florida Department of Health for four years as an Administrative Assistant at the Division and Bureau level organizing meetings, managing purchases, acting as the Human Resource liaison, and providing up-to-date correspondence. Kelli brings enthusiasm to get things done for Florida and her team by learning everything she can in her role as Administrative Coordinator. In her spare time, Kelli enjoys exploring the outdoors through hiking, kayaking and swimming.
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Community Outreach Specialist
Raniya Mims has been with Florida Impact since September 2020. She graduated with honors from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor’s in Health Science in 2019. Raniya was involved with many service-based organizations while in college. After graduation, Raniya moved back home to Miami and landed an internship with Florida Impact’s REACH program, working in the Miami Gardens community on behalf of the Healthy Corner Stores Project. She works with small, local corner stores to provide healthy food access in the area. In December 2020, Raniya was promoted to Community Outreach Specialist, where she will continue to help nourish and serve her community. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her downtime, Raniya likes to unwind by catching up on popular television shows, doing her morning workout, and planning for her future.
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Raffaela Susi has been on the Florida Impact team since 2011. When she joined as a Program Assistant, her main responsibilities were designing flyers and other publications, maintaining company social media, and answering calls for the Florida Summer Food Hotline. She became the Communications Coordinator in 2012 after spearheading an entire rebranding of the organization. In 2015, Raffaela moved to Seattle and was kept on as the remote Graphic Designer. She has designed all websites and most publications produced by Florida Impact, and continues with new projects to this day.
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Elisabeth is the owner of Small Business Concerns, and has been Florida Impact's bookkeeper since 2017. Always looking for new ways to make processes more efficient, Elisabeth excels in developing time-saving processes and techniques. Elisabeth has been a QuickBooks Certified Pro-Advisor for both desktop and online versions of QuickBooks since 2012 and continues to renew that certification with each new update to the QuickBooks software family. In her spare time, Elisabeth enjoys handcrafts, baking, and writing.
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Sidney Watts has been keeping Florida Impact up-to-date with the latest technology since 2015. He is the President/CEO of Parallel Synergistic Consulting, a business that specializes in network design, installation, and maintenance. Sidney is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Sidney does not let his title of President/ CEO get in the way of his hands-on approach to service delivery. Many new customers are surprised to see the company president at their agency working side by side with his employees to ensure technology needs are met. Many local nonprofits rely on Sidney for his wonderful and reliable service, and we're lucky to be one of them!
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