Venice, FL (July 2020)— Loveland Center recently elected three new members to serve a three-year term on its board of directors: Justin Taylor, Elizabeth Skinner, and Cordell Jeter. These board members bring a wealth of talent and expertise that will further Loveland’s mission throughout our expanding community, as well as support Loveland’s strategic goals that advance the agency as a leading disability service provider.
“We seek members who have a passion for our mission and bring the talent, diversity, knowledge and skills to our board that will help Loveland Center realize our long term strategies,” says Laurie Huebner, vice chair and governance committee chair. “I am delighted with our newest members, as each of them individually make us a stronger board collectively.”
Justin Taylor, vice president and chief operating officer at MRT Companies, brings a dynamic perspective to the Loveland Board stemming from his diverse background in legislative and financial affairs. “My excitement to join the Loveland Board of Directors stems from my desire to help make our community a great place for everyone to live, with emphasis on the word everyone.” It is often that people with unique abilities are forgotten about, and I plan on serving as a voice, and a cheerleader, to help lobby for the best services and programming for the participants of Loveland."
Elizabeth Skinner, a sales and strategic planning consultant, delivers a qualified business perspective that will surely enhance the strategic planning efforts at Loveland. Specializing in establishing strategic partnerships on a worldwide scale, Skinner undoubtedly will play a crucial role as Loveland continues to expand its essential services across three counties. “Loveland Center is an organization of quiet heroes. They empower their participants to thrive in the community, and I am honored to be a small part of supporting their mission.”
Cordell Jeter, founder of TrackedMobility, offers a perspective that will empower Loveland’s advocacy efforts for individuals with disabilities for future generations. Jeter, a college athlete on a football scholarship, suffered a car accident that broke his back and paralyzed him from the waist down. “As a paraplegic, I use a trackchair as a tool or for assistance to traverse over rough terrain—a technology that allows me to explore life. I am proud to be a part of Loveland and ensure that the participants we serve are afforded every opportunity to explore their own lives fully.”
To learn more about the essential services for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Loveland Center or how you can make a difference that will further its mission, visit www.LovelandCenter.org or call 941-493-0016.
ABOUT LOVELAND CENTER
Established in 1962, Loveland Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live their lives to the fullest. Loveland serves more than 450 individuals across Sarasota, Charlotte, and Manatee Counties through programs that equip individuals with skills that will improve daily lives, build self-confidence, and develop a greater sense of independence. Loveland is committed to supporting all people, regardless of their ability, to be seen as equals at home and in their community.
Pictured Above (L to R): Justin Taylor, Elizabeth Skinner, Cordell Jeter.