Contact Our Staff

State Office
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Rich La Belle-Executive Director

State Office
richlabelle @ fndusa.org
(727) 523-1130
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Joe La Belle-Director of Programs Impact

State Office
Joe @ fndfl.org
(727)637-7006

Joseph La Belle is a young man with ADHA and learning disabilities. He is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelors in Criminology and a Public Service research fellow, having worked in human rights advocacy in Latin America. Service, education, and human rights advocacy have been big parts of his life. Being successful with his learning disabilities has been a struggle every day. Joseph workes at Family Network on Disabilities as their Director of Programs Impact helping oversee our four federally funded programs impact on the lives of families across Florida.  Despite adversity, learning the right tools and strategies have led to the success he has had in his life today.

 

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Laura Mattson-Trust and Operations Director

State Office
lmattson @ fndusa.org
(727) 523-1130
Special Needs Trust
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Nelson Perez-Trust Advisor

Special Needs Trust
nperez @ fndusa.org
(727) 523-1130

“I believe in a society where acceptance, independence, and integration should be the benchmarks. Family Network on Disabilities allows me to help accomplish those goals on a daily basis.”

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Kelly McCall-Special Needs Trust Associate

Special Needs Trust
kmccall @ fndusa.org
727-523-1130

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love/’ is a quote from Mother Teresa that has long been a foundational way of life for our family. I have spent the greater part of the last twenty years as a full-time stay-at-home mom to two amazing young women and a community volunteer, working in myriad positions where I could share my gifts and serve. In my life’s experience, many people have extended hands and hope to my family and me through challenging times, and through my work at FND, my goal is to be a light, a support, a help, even in the smallest of ways, with great love to others.I feel honored to be part of the FND family.

Parents of the Panhandle Information Network (POPIN)
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Kathy Powell-POPIN Program Director

Parents of the Panhandle Information Network (POPIN)
kathy @ fndfl.org
(727) 523-1130

“I believe strongly that you are the best advocate for your child and my goal is to provide you with the skills to effectively communicate with your school district.

Success is in the ability to choose battles wisely, understand constraints, and seek ways to add a little sugar, to the relationships you create.”

 

Parent Education Network (PEN)
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Ally Walford-PEN Program Director

Parent Education Network (PEN)
awalford @ fndfl.org
(727) 523-1130
PSN Parent Support Network
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Tosha Little-PSN Program Director

PSN Parent Support Network
tosha @ fndfl.org
(727)-523-1130 ext 210

“My name is Tosha Littles and I am the Multi-Cultural Parent Resource Specialist for PSN. I received my B.S. in Health Information Management from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2004 and continued graduate work, receiving advanced certifications. Throughout the early 2000’s, autism was on the forefront of news and media. It was a turning point in my life when I became a mother with a child on the autism spectrum. It was during this time that I developed a passion for persons with varying abilities. I have volunteered within the school system and worked with community partners focusing on topics such as self-governance, advocacy and social opportunities for persons with varying abilities. I can be reached at (727)-523-1130 ext 210”

Family Support, Training, Assistance, and Resources (STAR)
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Director-Director

Family Support, Training, Assistance, and Resources (STAR)
fnd@fndfl.org
(727) 523-1130