Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber Johansen, Executive Director

Contact: amber@firstprioritytampa.org     813.390.5964 cell

Amber was born and raised in Tampa. After graduating from Leto High School, she attended Florida State University for an undergraduate degree and then the University of South Florida for a graduate degree in Government and International Studies. Her major thesis was on religion and politics, and her minor studies were on public policy in education.

Amber has been involved with FPTB since 2009, when she began serving as a parent partner. In 2012, she consulted with FPTB as a Community Development Director, and in 2013 stepped into the position of Executive Director.

Her background includes: Working with at-risk teens; teaching a coping skills program to middle and high school students; and speaking to church and community groups.

Amber’s primary focus as Executive Director is: Vision casting, fundraising, program development, and ministry operations. Amber is available to speak on a wide range of topics including: the role of First Priority in the community, parenting,public education and faith based issues.

To read Amber’s peer reviewed article in the Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies: http://jsri.ro/ojs/index.php/jsri/issue/view/44

 

Carina Deshotels, Director for Pinellas County

Contact: carinafirstpriority@gmail.com  813.732.7732 cell

 

Denise Harvill, Community Director for South Tampa

Contact: dharvill@verizon.net        813.240.3515 cell

 

Dr. Al-Aakhir Rogers, Community Director for Hillsborough

Contact: Al3aakhir@gmail.com 404.557.4975 cell

 

Michael Thomas, Community Director for North/Northeast Tampa

Contact: michaelfirstpriority@gmail.com    813.471.8340 cell

 

Holly Kowalczyk, Community Director for North Tampa

Contact: hollyfirstpriority@gmail.com    813.817.0371

 

Viet Le, Community Director for St. Pete

Contact: viet.m.le@gmail.com   813.368.3445