Outreach and Engagement Coordinator - North Florida
Jeanne Boggs is a dedicated mother of five and committed child advocate. Her path as a child advocate began in 2004 when her own son suffered a language regression and was red-flagged for autism. She saw firsthand the impact of what a quality early intervention program can accomplish.
She also witnessed how many obstacles had to be overcome to get the intense intervention her son needed. This experience led to her becoming an advocate for a variety of children’s issues. She believes deeply that every child deserves the same chance at an inclusive education and a full, independent life, which is reflected in her accomplishments.
Jeanne has worked as a federal grant manager with the Family Network on Disabilities, a member of the Help Me Grow Florida working group and marketing chair of Florida's Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers. While working for the council, she helped lead a grassroots effort to avert cutbacks to the Early Steps program, which serves children birth to 36 months of age who have developmental delays or an established condition likely to result in a developmental delay.
She has years of experience working directly with families and lawmakers. She has testified many times before various committees of the Florida Legislature.
As a private media consultant, her client list included IDEA Money Watch, Communities In Schools of Florida and the Save Early Steps initiative. Jeanne has also worked as an educational advocate for the Guardian Ad Litem program.
She and her husband, Faron, live in Tallahassee. As a family they enjoy visiting national parks and spending time together outdoors.
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