For Tara Blythe, people and purpose lie at the heart of any organization’s success. At InfoTech, she inspires greatness in others by nurturing a free-thinking and caring environment, where people share in the open, fruitful exchange of ideas, and love coming to work every day. Now that takes heart.
Inspirer in Chief
Vice President | Talent, Strategy & Communications
Jane Muir has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs in Florida succeed in the startup world through pioneering programs like StartUp Quest™, a bootcamp for new business owners, and Empowering Women in Technology Startups (EWITS™), which equips women in tech with the business savvy they need to launch new enterprises. Her vision and drive led to the creation of the Innovation Hub, a $30-million, 100,000 square foot technology incubator that’s become a catalyst for creativity and innovation in the region.
Muir & Associates Consulting LLC
In 2009, a fire destroyed an outreach center for victims of domestic violence run by the Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network. Despite the crushing loss, Theresa Beachy and her team rallied to envision and build a new safe space, the Dutton-Schilling Campus, a 75-bed, 24,000 square foot campus, which opened in 2015, and provides survivors with the support and services they need to rebuild their lives. It’s a remarkable story of renewal that Theresa puts down to positivity, a laser focus on client needs, and big thinking backed by strong community support.
Dr. Theresa Beachy
Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network Inc.
Dr. Naima Brown’s philosophy of life is “putting people first”. At Santa Fe College, Naima puts her principles to work directing programs that propel more than 25,000 students to success. Off campus, her work with local pastors and community leaders in Bradford County is ensuring education equity for underserved youth through programs like Upward Bound, College Achievement Program, and Educational Talent Search. In all things, Naima sets a high standard for herself and her team of making a difference in the lives of others.
Dr. Naima Cherie Brown
Empath, Doer of Good
Vice President for Student Affairs
Santa Fe College