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Dr. Karen Berkman, CARD-USF Executive Director, Receives Joe Sanchez Jr. Leadership Award

Dr. Karen Berkman, CARD-USF Executive Director, Receives Joe Sanchez Jr. Leadership Award

On Friday, October 11th at the 31st Annual Mayor's Alliance for Persons with Disabilities Awards Luncheon, Dr. Karen Berkman, Executive Director of CARD, was presented the Joe Sanchez Jr. Leadership Award. She was nominated for her amazing leadership of CARD-USF and The Learning Academy for the past 15½ years and the wonderful initiatives and projects developed during her time:

·         City of Tampa's Autism Friendly Initiative

·         Autism Friendly Business Initiative

·         Development of The Learning Academy

The Mayor's Alliance for Persons with Disabilities, under the auspices of the City of Tampa Mayor's Office, serves as an advisory/advocacy group in order to represent the interests of persons with disabilities in obtaining an independent and fulfilling life.