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Monday, August 2, 2010

Dr. Richard Maybee-Director of Development & Grant Awarded to BFA

On behalf of Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries' board and staff, it pleases me to announce that Dr. Richard Maybee has accepted the position of Director of Development with our organization. Dr. Maybee has been operating as an advisor with BFA since February and brings a vast amount of experience and expertise to our governance board.

Dr. Maybee earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1966, and a Master’s degree in Communication in 1971 from Central Michigan University. He received his Doctorate in Communication and Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1978. He was a Grants Manager for the College of Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1974-1980 and was Director of Business Giving and Grants at Guilford College, Greensboro NC from 1981-1984.

Dr. Maybee was a Research Associate at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute from 1984-1986 working with drunk-driving, seatbelt use, and child restraint use statistical analysis. Since 1994, Dr. Maybee has been a full-time Assistant Professor teaching Speech, Communication and Psychology courses at Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education, in the Fort Myers-Naples area.

Dr. Maybee’s academic research has been on Psychological Type and Personality. His current research interests include spiritual maturity, self-esteem, and experiential learning. He is currently on special assignment as Assessment Research Manager for the Experiential Learning Division for ACE along with teaching courses in Communication in Fort Myers, FL. He and his wife, Bobbie, have been members of Sanibel Community Church since 1988 where he has served on the Church Council and chaired the education and personnel committees of the church.

Dr. Maybee assisted us with the capacity building grant for which we applied from the Department of Heath and Human Services through the Southeastern Network for which we were awarded $10,165.00. It's worth mentioning that this was the first grant for which we have ever applied.

Additionally, it is my pleasure to inform you that I have been admitted to the Master of Arts program in Mental Health Counseling in the College of Education at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).

Beauty From Ashes has truly moved into a new season of professional development and expanded impact. Our vision is that domestic victims will be given the opportunity to receive the comprehensive services they need in order to recover from the trauma and injustices done to them.


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Passionate to see victims become over-comers,

Julie Shematz
CEO & Founder
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