I am a small business owner in Pinellas County. I am the owner operator of Vernillo Health & Wellness in Palm Harbor. I am an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with Florida Independent Practice in Primary Care. My focus is on affordable wellness solutions and I collaborate with many area providers to coordinate care. With that I do independent disability rating exams for Veterans with service connected injuries. I also work with a company helping with access to outpatient addiction treatments. I am clinical faculty at St. Petersburg College helping mold the minds of our next generation of local healthcare workers. I am mother to twin girls who attend Tarpon Springs High School. We moved to Florida in 2011 and call Palm Harbor our home. My passions are health, safety and the environment. I am a wildlife conservationist and do not believe that North Pinellas needs to become the next Florida metropolis. I am a proud American.
Pinellas First. Constitution Always.
Environmental impacts (i.e. Red Tide) of increased development
Elimination of contracts for vendors not serving our residents properly (i.e. Sunstar)
Decreasing the motor vehicle fatalities
Reducing pedestrian and bike accidents
Flood mitigation/ Storm Preparations
Improvement and accountability for CPS
Crack down on the increase in human trafficking
Health, Wellness and Safety of Residents
Preservation of key wildlife species and open land
Assisting small business growth/job market growth
Fostering Bodily Autonomy- No Mandates
Safety of First Responders/County Employees
Cutting wasteful and redundant spending to help lower taxes
TERM LIMITS for County Commission- 8 is Enough!
Current state gopher tortoise volunteer with state project at Boyd Nature Preserve mapping burrows.
Increasing awareness about Klosterman Preserve
Pending member of Pinellas County Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Advisory Council
Volunteer with Birds in Helping Hands wildlife rescue. Assisting with Raptor Center of Tampa Bay and Seaside Bird Sanctuary
Member Friends of Brooker Creek
Member Suncoast Sierra Club
Active participant with Keep Pinellas Beautiful events
Active member in multiple Pinellas political action groups
Vocal member of the community against mandates
Past Elections committee member of NSNA
Former executive board member of NJNS
Former executive board member of the Port Reading Fire Dept
Sigma Theta Thau member
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