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Ju’Coby Pittman to Participate on FSBDC Nonprofit Conference Board Panel

Ju'Coby Pittman
As our 6th Annual FSBDC Nonprofit Conference on September 16th approaches, we want you t know we’ve  put an impressive panel together to address board management! 

Ju’Coby Pittman, CEO/President of the Clara White Mission will participate on a panel addressing board management. One of the most challenging things you will have to do is to effectively “manage up” and work well with your board of directors. As an executive director, it is critically important to set the right tone from the outset and strike a balance that will allow you to do your work and productively collaborate with your board in the best interest of your charity. Attendees will hear from Kelly as well as Kelly Altosino-Sastre, KAS Consulting, Kristen Keen, Founder and President of Rethreaded, And Kevin Monahan, Area Director, FSBDC at UNF. 
Ju’Coby Pittman has been at the helm as the CEO/President of the Clara White Mission 23 years. Under her leadership, the Clara White Mission has expanded from a soup kitchen to a one-stop community development center designed to support job training, job creation and housing for the less fortunate. She was featured on the “Today Show” for developing innovative and cost effective training programs to stabilizing the lives of veterans, the homeless and low-income individuals.
Since being selected by the board of directors, Pittman continues the Legacy of service. With more than three decades of community engagement, Pittman has dedicated 23 years of her professional life as a servant at the mission.  In this capacity, she transitioned the non-profit organization from a $225,000 operational budget to $3.1 million with 32 full and part-time employees.  Under her leadership, program initiatives have been sustained and focused on jobs: training, creation, placement.  Her primary focus of feeding and meeting the needs of veterans and Jacksonville’s homeless population has been advanced by the implementation of a “Drop-in Day Center for the Homeless” and an all-male residential center with a census inclusive of almost 75% veterans.
An extension of the latter will open in 2016 as “Beaver Street Veterans Villas and Outreach Center.”  White Harvest Farm is the newest program addition and exists as a thriving community farm growing fresh produce in a food desert community.
Community engagement has kept Pittman at the forefront of Jacksonville’s progression as she has served on the transition team(s) of Jacksonville’s four prior mayor’s:  John Delaney, John Peyton, Mayor Alvin Brown and May Lenny Curry.  In addition to serving as an active member on numerous board of directors including Jacksonville Children’s Commission, Cummer Museum, Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, and she is a member of Leadership Jacksonville, Leadership Florida, Civitans, and the Downtown Rotary Club to name a few.  She worships at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Ju’Coby received the 2015 Eve Award for Employment, The Tillie Fowler Leadership Award and she was a candidate for City Council at Large, Group 5.  Ju’Coby, has received numerous of accolades for her commitment and leadership in the community.  Some of her achievements includes: the FBI Community Leadership Award, Leadership Jacksonville Award, Jessie Ball DuPont Fund Award, Mayor’s Commission on the Statues of Woman, Women of Influence and Gateway Girl Scouts Women of Distinction.
Ju’Coby received her AA Degree from Florida Community College at Jacksonville, attended Edward Waters College and a BS Degree from Jones College and an Honorary Doctorate from the institution as well. She has 2 children.


Her philosophy is “Go out of your comfort zone to make a difference”.

To register for the conference click HERE.

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