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Tuesday August 14th 2018

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Winners & Losers 10.07

Winners

TROY BROWN The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office missing persons investigator was assigned the case of Tia McShane, age 11, who hadn’t been seen for years. The child was restricted to a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy. Her father, who had divorced her mother, began looking for Tia when he discovered her mother had died. The investigation led Brown to a rental unit in the mother’s name and what may be the remains of the young girl. Brown’s perseverance and the help of the Florida Department of Children and Families, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, KlaasKids Foundation for Children, and Gulf Coast Search and Recovery were critical to the investigation.

SHAPE The Substance (abuse), HIV Assessment and Prevention Education program at the Lakeview Center recently received $1.49 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Covering a five-year period, the grant calls for SHAPE to focus its prevention efforts on young adults, ages 18 to 24. It also allows the program to expand its Rapid HIV Testing and Education Service through the use of social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter.

STUDER GROUP The Gulf Breeze, Florida-based healthcare consulting firm has recently been named to the 2010 Best Small Business Workplaces list published by the Great Place to Work Institute. The Studer Group implements evidence-based leadership systems and practices that help healthcare organizations attain and sustain outstanding results. It was ranked 14th in the small business division of the “50 Best” list compiled each year by the Great Place to Work Institute and announced in Entrepreneur magazine.

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