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Our Team Members

The Board and Management of the center have raised the bar and have recruited the best in the field to serve consumers in Pinellas and Pasco counties. The Disability Achievement Center seeks dedication, determination and expertise from those who join its team. Each person has personal as well as professional experience with disability. Many are living examples and mentors to the centers consumers of what people with disabilities can achieve.

Dasia Samuels

Independent Living Facilitator

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Julia Michalka

Program Services Coordinator

Julia is a mother of 5 beautiful children. Julia has returned to her old stomping grounds at Disability Achievement Center after setting up her own business and caring for her children.

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Ashley Wheeler

Consumer Services Specialist

As a Consumer Services Specialist at the Disability Achievement Center, Ashley started in September of 2013.

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Christine Sears

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

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Arlene Petrunich

Arlene joined the Disability Achievement Center team in March 2021 after she and her husband, Mike, moved to Florida from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Richard DeOrsey

Accounting Manager

Richard joined the Disability Achievement Center Team in November of 2017. He and his wife, Donna, relocated to Florida from their lifelong home in Rhode Island to be closer to their son and grandchildren.

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Kim Dittman

Independent Living Facilitator

Kim joined our team in June 2016. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Nicole Reed

Executive Director

As Executive Director Nicole oversees all Center Operations with the goal of increasing the access and independence of people with disabilities.

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Jody Armstrong

Director of Outreach

Jody has been a Pinellas County resident since 1999. She graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in Adult Education while working as a Training Instructor for USAirways.

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