JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., a Jacksonville-based nonprofit organization, has announced that Susie Wiles has joined its Board of Directors.
"Susie's extensive experience throughout Florida will contribute to our mission as we continue our statewide expansion," said Ed Burr, chairman and founder of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children.
"I look forward to helping the Foundation prevent child abuse," said Wiles. "I admire the work of this Foundation and its research based program, MBF Child Safety Matters™."
The Monique Burr Foundation works with donors and communities to carry out the organization's mission of providing MBF Child Safety Matters™, its bullying and child abuse prevention program.
Wiles will be joining the other members of the board of directors: Edward E. Burr, GreenPointe Holdings, LLC – Chairman; Dennis Rosa, The Lighthouse Group at Morgan Stanley – Vice President; John C. Fletcher, Jr., Harbeson, Fletcher and Bateh, LLP, CPAs – Treasurer; Ellen I. Mills, Woody's Bar-B-Q – Secretary; Daniel Davis, JAX Chamber; Maxine McBride, Clockwork Marketing Services; Donna Orender, Orender Unlimited; Dianne E. Parker, U.S. Navy; and Bert C. Simon, Gartner, Brock and Simon.
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., started by Edward E. Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide prevention education relevant to issues facing children today. MBF Child Safety Matters™ is a research-based, primary prevention education program, designed to educate and empower elementary students and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse and all forms of child abuse and exploitation. The MBF Child Safety Matters™ curriculum is approved in 56 counties in Florida and has reached more than 1 million children. The foundation has trained more than 1,300 facilitators to implement the program. The program is made possible through donations, which is the foundation's greatest need, so that every child in every public elementary school can receive this safety training.
MBF Child Safety Matters™ continues to expand statewide as a collaborative effort with the Florida Governor's Office, the Florida Office of the Attorney General, the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Children & Families. For more information, call (904) 642-0210 or visit www.moniqueburrfoundation.org or www.mbfchildsafetymatters.org
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Susie Wiles, Member, Monique Burr Foundation for Children Board of Directors
SOURCE Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.