Florida Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Florida Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Putting Knowledge to Work for Floridians

The purpose of this organization is to assist the professional development of University of Florida/IFAS, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents in the following subject areas:

  • Parenting and Family Life
  • Nutrition and Food Safety
  • Housing and Home Environment
  • Financial Management
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Leadership Development
  • Youth Development

We're part of a national organization

FEAFCS is an affiliate of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS).  NEAFCS educates its professionals to empower individuals and families to make informed decisions.


2019 Awards

National awards are due to the awards committee February 15! (This gives the judges time to review the entries before sending them to National.) Below is the list of those FEAFCS members coordinating each award. Please refer to the NEAFCS Awards Manual for more information about applying.

NOTE: You MUST complete the online awards application and upload all supporting materials to the NEAFCS website before sending it to the appropriate subcommittee chair. They CANNOT do it for you. After receiving your email award application Submission Confirmation from NEAFCS, please forward to Angela Hinkle

Contact: Samantha Kennedy (
NEAFCS Greenwood Frysinger
Distinguished Service
Continued Excellence
NEAFCS Educator of the Year
NEAFCS Past Presidents' New Professional

Contact: Dorothy Lee (
Dean Don Felker Financial Management
Mary W. Wells Memorial Diversity
Program Excellence Through Research
Early Childhood Care Training
Food Safety

Contact: Jill Breslawski (
Written Press Releases
Internet Education Technology
Educational Curriculum Package

Contact: Jennifer Hagen (
Educational Publication
Innovative Youth Development Program
Marketing Package
Community Partnership

Contact: Andrea Nikolai (
Extension Housing Outreach
Clean & Healthy Families and Communities
Family Health & Wellness
Human Development/Family Relationships
School Wellness

Contact: Mia Wilchcombe (
Social Media Education - Video
Social Media Education
Excellence in Teamwork
SnapEd/EFNEP Educational Program
Excellence in Multi-State Collaboration

Contact: Zakkiyyah Osuigwe (
Florence Hall
Environmental Education
Master Family & Consumer Sciences Volunteer
Innovation in Programming

State awards are due APRIL 2! Below are the application forms. Listed below are the contacts for each award. If you have any questions about applying, please refer to the 2019 FEAFCS State Awards Handbook or contact Angela Hinkle, VP for Awards & Recognition, for more information.

Contact: Angela Hinkle (
Friend of Extension - FEAFCS Friend of Extension Award Application
Outstanding Specialist - FEAFCS Outstanding Specialist Award Application

Contact: Laurie Osgood (
4-H Youth Development - FEAFCS 4-H Youth Development Award Application

Contact: Maria Portelos-Rometo (
Outstanding Paraprofessional - FEAFCS Outstanding Paraprofessional Award Application

Contact: Ginny Hinton (
Program of Excellence (up to 10 winners) - FEAFCS Program of Excellence Award Application

Submitting Applications 2019
NEAFCS Awards Manual
NEAFCS Awards At-A-Glance
NEAFCS Award-Winning Applications
NEAFCS Award Application Instructions
2019 FEAFCS State Awards Handbook

Previous Award Recipients
FEAFCS Distinguished Service Award Winners

Available Awards
Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP)
National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)

Board & Officers

2018 - 2019

List of Past FEAFCS Presidents

Listed in order of rank.

FEAFCS Board Position




Natasha Parks


Melanie Thomas

VP Public Affairs

Kendra Zamojski

VP Member Resources

Annie Sheldon

VP Awards & Recognition

Angela Hinkle

VP Professional Development

Gabi Murza


Sarah Ellis


Gayle Whitworth


Scott Taylor

Immediate Past President

LuAnn Duncan


District Directors


Jill Breslawski


Kim Griffin


Lynda Spence


Jen Hagen


Brenda Marty-Jimenez

UF Campus

Taylor Spangler

FAMU Campus

Dreamal Worthen



Dr. Michael Gutter



Bylaws & Handbook

Melanie Thomas, Chair


Gayle Whitworth, Chair

Public Affairs

Kendra Zamojski, Chair

Member Resources

Annie Sheldon, Chair

Awards & Recognition

Angela Hinkle, Chair

Professional Development

Gabi Murza, Chair


TBD, Chair


TBD, Chair


Bylaws & Handbook


FEAFCS Handbook

Policies & Guidelines
FEAFCS Policies & Guidelines


2019 FEAFCS Dues Form
NEAFCS Life Member Form
Expense Voucher
FEAFCS Agents Quarterly Report Form
FEAFCS District Directors Report Form

Meeting Minutes and Reports

Committee Reports

  • Bylaws & Handbook
  • Finance
  • Public Affairs
  • Member Resources
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Development
  • Nominating

Membership Renewal

You can now renew your annual NEAFCS/FEAFCS membership online with PayPal. Just click the "Buy Now" button below your preferred renewal option and follow the simple instructions.

If you would rather renew with a check, please download the 2019 FEAFCS Dues Form.

Active Renewing NEAFCS Member - $165.10

Florida Member ONLY - $62.10

First-Time Florida Member - $103.30

Lifetime Member - $309.30

Transfer National Member - $62.10

Professional Development

Consumer Food Safety Education Conference (CFSEC)
March 6-8, 2019 (Orlando, FL)

Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference
April 14-17, 2019 (Arlington, VA)

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Annual Conference & Expo
June 23-26, 2019 (St. Louis, MO)

National Extension Technology Conference (NETC)
June 24-27, 2019 (Morgantown, WV)

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Annual Conference & Tradeshow
July 27-31, 2019 (New Orleans, LA)
July 11-15, 2020 (Portland, OR)

Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior (SNEB) Annual Conference
July 27-30, 2019 (Orlando, FL)

Extension Professional Associations of Florida (EPAF) Annual Meeting
August 26-29, 2019 (Panama City, FL)

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Annual Conference
September 30 - October 3, 2019 (Hershey, PA)