Meet the Board

Board Member: John Collins

John Collins

Immediate Past President: Jay Fraiser

Immediate Past-President
Jay Fraiser

Board Member: Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Spencer Blomquist

Spencer Blomquist

Dawn Shumaker

Board Member
Dawn Shumaker Smith

Meet the Staff

Executive Director Carolyn Grawi
Carolyn L. Grawi
Executive Director
Deb Stanwood
Deb Stanwood
Office/Fiscal Manager/Peer Mentor
Danny Broxson
Danny Broxson
IL Skills/Volunteer
Coordinator/Peer Mentor/FTRI
Karen Jackson
Karen Jackson
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, coordinates the Independent Living Skills Training Program and Volunteer Program and evaluates and conducts specialized telephone equipment assessments with consumers. 

Networks with people with disabilities as Independent Living Specialist and evaluates and conducts specialized telephone equipment assessments with consumers.

Di Tift
Diana Tift Administrative Assistance, FAAST Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Center & FTRI Equipment Manager (VP-850-208-3106)
Brett Robinson
Brett Robinson
Counties Coordinator
Cheri Hofmann
Cheri Hofmann
FAAST Program Coordinator/AT Specialist (Part Time) Gulf Coast Regional Center

I&R (Information and Referral) Intake 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.

Coordinates and over sees all duties of the CILNWF mission in Okaloosa/Walton Counties.

Coordinates and oversees the Gulf Coast Regional FAAST Program contract deliverables and coordinates and consults on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as  needed.

Networks with people with disabilities as Information and Referral Intake Specialist.

Assistive Technology
Program Specialist
Advocacy/Outreach Coordinator
Associate Director

VISTA Marketing Specialist

Networks with people with disabilities, assists with the daily operation of the FAAST Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Center.

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 provides support to the Executive Director to carry out the CILDRC mission.  The Associate Director also supports direct staff in providing IL services in the four counties we serve.

The Associate Director develops programs, secures  funding and develops leadership with staff.  Associate Director empowers 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.