Soto Honors Community Leaders During Black History Month

February 23, 2021
Press Release

KISSIMMEE- In honor of Black History Month, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) recognized nine community leaders for their contributions to Central Florida. The honorees’ biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they received official Congressional Certificates.

“I was thrilled to honor several outstanding individuals for Black History Month who have worked to enrich our community,” said Congressman Soto. “From doctors to educators and nurses to public servants, we thank each of them for their contributions and dedication to our Central Florida community.” 

The honorees were recognized by Congressman Soto in a virtual ceremony that took place last Thursday, February 18th. 

 

Eloise Abrahams, the executive director for Guardian Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orlando, Florida. For the full video, click here

Gloria R. Emanuel, the senior accountant for financial reporting for the City of St. Cloud. For the full video, click here.

Allison Kirby, the principal of Jones High School for the past four years. For the full video, click here.

Joshua J. Myers, the development and communications director at Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc. For the full video, click here.

Angela Eady,  a former Kissimmee City Commissioner. For the full video, click here.

Dr. Cara Nelson-James, a Chief Medical Officer at Central Florida Health Care. For the full video, click here.

Dr. Carolyn Pass, a primary care doctor in Lake Wales. For the full video, click here.

Dr. Vincent M. Miller II, a secondary math teacher at Winter Haven High School. For the full video, click here.

Jacqueline Byrd, the superintendent of Polk County Public Schools. For the full video, click here.

 
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