Meet the Board
Dawn Shumaker Smith
Meet the Staff
Carolyn L. Grawi
Office/Fiscal Manager/Peer Mentor
I&R (Information and Referral) Intake Specialist
Independent Living and
FTRI Program Specialist
Executive Director of CILNWF covering the four counties of Northwest Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
Responsible for all phases of accounting, funding contracts, and overall administration of CILNWF.
Networks with people with disabilities as Information and Referral Intake Specialist.
Networks with people with disabilities as Independent Living Specialist and evaluates and conducts specialized telephone equipment assessments with consumers.
FAAST Program Coordinator/AT Specialist (Part Time)
Gulf Coast Regional Center
Networks with people with disabilities, coordinates the Independent Living Skills Training Program and Volunteer Program and evaluates and conducts specialized telephone equipment assessments with consumers.
Coordinates and over sees all duties of the CILNWF mission in Okaloosa/Walton Counties.
Networks with people with disabilities, assists with the daily operation of the FAAST Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Center.
Coordinates and oversees the Gulf Coast Regional FAAST Program contract deliverables and coordinates and consults on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as needed.
Diana Tift Administrative Assistance, FAAST Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Center & FTRI Equipment Manager (VP-850-208-3106)
Joanne Pearson Advocacy/Outreach Coordinator
VISTA Marketing Specialist
Manages the equipment for the FAAST GCRDC loan program such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and evaluates. Oversees the FTRI Program with inventory and distribution of specialized telephone equipment. Performs daily data entry into CIL consumer database. Provides quality assurance of consumer records.
Networks with people with disabilities and assists them with self-advocacy issues as well as systemic advocacy issues. Works with media, businesses, state and local government agencies, public officials and individuals on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Chapter 11 of the Florida Statutes as they relate to issues such as accessible parking, transportation, emergency preparedness, education, housing, and employment.
The Associate Director will provide support to the Executive Director to carry out the CILDRC mission. The Associate Director will also support direct staff in providing IL services in the 4 counties we serve.
The Associate Director will be developing programs, securing funding and developing leadership with staff. Associate Director will empower people with disabilities.
Oversees and creates content for the Center’s key public platforms including: web and mobile sites, social media, newsletter, advertising, branding, digital media, and campaigns. Kayla also works on other collaborative projects with other members of the CILNWF team.