About Us

Rozelia Kennedy, Project Director
Rozelia Kennedy, Project Director

Rozelia Kennedy, Ph.D., graduated from the University of South Florida’s College of Education majoring in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Adult Education.  She has a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Memorial University.  Rozelia has 20 years of experience in financial budgeting and analysis with Verizon Communications.  She spent the last 10 years at the University of South Florida in fiscal and budgeting positions in several different departments including Payroll and Sponsored Research.

Ashley Jasper, Project Coordinator

Ashley Jasper is an ideological rhetorician, with an MLA in Ideological Rhetoric, and a Bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of South Florida.  In the last decade, she has taught internationally at universities on three continents, and in that time, she has developed successful nonprofit programs at all of them.  Ashley has been working with nonprofits for over twenty years, and after her work in the American Peace Corp., was recognized as a President’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Nadine Lima, Teacher Trainer
Nadine Lima, Teacher Trainer

Dr. Lima received her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI; a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Providence College, Providence, RI; and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from The King’s College, in New York.  Dr. Lima served many years as a Title I School principal and teacher.  She currently teaches education courses at the Hillsborough  Community College in Tampa, Florida.

SandraWatson, Teacher Trainer
Sabrina Watson, Teacher Trainer

Dr. Watson’s research interests include uncovering strengths that promote positive youth development. She is a certified Family Life Educator with the National Council on Family Relations, she is a certified Kolbe Systems Consultant providing training and coaching on performance improvement, and she has been trained on Developmental Relationships by the Search Institute, the leading authority in research on practices that help youth develop positively. Dr. Sabrina holds a B.S. in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education, and a Ph.D. in Family Studies and Intervention Strategies.

Tony Tan, Science Advisor

Dr. Tony Tan is Professor of Educational Psychology with an affiliated appointment in Counselor Education at the College of Education, University of South Florida.  Since graduating from Harvard University in 2004, he has been teaching at the University of South Florida and conducting research on the impact of childhood trauma, early intervention and children’s resilience.  He has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles.  He serves as the Science Advisor of the HA! Program.