Prior to founding Forward Paths, Denise was a certified Guardian Ad Litem with the 5th Circuit Court, State of Florida. She is the mother of eight children, two of whom were internationally adopted. In 2017, Denise was awarded the Mayors Award by the City of Leesburg and the Humanitarian Award by the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, the Leesburg Partnership presented her with the Community Service Award and in 2019, she was awarded the Anna H. Settles Leadership Award at the Altrusa International Convention in Reno, Nevada. She currently serves as the Chair for the Salvation Army's Senior Housing and Homelessness Committee for Lake and Sumter County.
Forward Paths' mission is to positively influence at-risk youth and forever revolutionize their path to independence. Forward Paths Foundation has taken an exciting step in our pursuit of improving the lives of Lake County's homeless unaccompanied youth and youth aging out of foster care.
The Democratic Women’s Club is a multi-layered Organization which is different from other Clubs or Caucuses in the State of Florida. This presentation will outline the Organization’s construct, purpose, and affiliations with other Democratic Orgs.