A Welcome Message from FAAST’s New Executive Director

It is my great pleasure to address you all for the first time in my new position as the Executive Director of FAAST, Inc. I am extremely humbled and honored to have the opportunity to advance our mission of improving the quality of life for Floridians who have disabilities through assistive technology.

As a disabled, eighth-generation Floridian, I am inspired and encouraged by the opportunities of FAAST. I joined the team at FAAST in 2018 and was impressed to learn how many services we offer to the people of Florida. As the state’s assistive technology program, we are #Here2Help with any questions you may have about assistive technology. We even let you borrow our devices at no cost to see if they work for you! It’s an amazing program to be a part of and I’m excited to lead the charge.

If you’ve met me, you know that I have a passion for advancing the disability rights and independent living movement. I enjoy bringing the issues of our disability community into mainstream conversations. Disability is diverse and can be the intersection of all marginalized communities, so it’s important to me that FAAST serves all communities in Florida. One of my initial goals is to continue to develop FAAST’s three-year strategic plan to expand the awareness and reach of FAAST services across the state.

If you haven’t met me, I’d love to meet you! Florida is a big state and with travel being limited right now, it’s an excellent opportunity to meet and collaborate virtually. I can be reached at wharris@faastinc.org or (850) 487-3278 x107.

Respectfully,

Whitney Harris (She/Hers)
Executive Director

 

It’s an amazing program to be a part of and I’m excited to lead the charge.

Whitney is smiling leaning against the wall. She has long brown hair, glasses. She is wearing a purple dress and blue necklace.