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Mindy Haas

Advisory Board Member
 

Volunteering: 

Mindy is currently serving as President for Florida PTA. Mindy’s responsibilities are to lead the association and fulfill the mission of the association. Mindy has been successful in developing PTAs first statewide event “PTA day in the Park” and reinvent the Florida PTA Legislation Education Conference held at the state capital during the state legislative session. Mindy began the Health and Wellness initiative with the Florida PTA and the message began to resonate across the state. Mindy has served as President Elect and Vice President for Regions and Councils on Florida PTA and has sat on many state committees in her years with PTA. Mindy was selected as the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2011 National PTA Convention. Mindy is active participant in the Palm Beach County Council of PTA where she is a Past President and serves on the Palm Beach County School Districts Wellness Policy & Task Force Committee. Mindy has developed programs that address bullying and to help raise awareness of the Childhood Obesity Crisis. Her passion is building leaders in PTA and supporting the mission of the association. She is passionate about keep children safe and is proud to serve on the board of the KidSafe Foundation.

Business:

Mindy and and her husband Russell are the owners of Haastyle Martial Arts Academy in Boca Raton. She is a Martial Arts instructor and has had many years of positive influence of the children within her community. Throughout the years Mindy has been invited to build leadership in numerous companies, open restaurants and assist in company growth and development. She is multi-talented and always taking on new challenges.

Personal:
Born and Raised in New York. Currently living in Boca Raton, Florida with husband Russell Haas of 27 years. Proud of the success of our children Skylar (22) a now alumnus at Florida Gulf Coast University with a BS in Law studies. Marissa (26) married to Joshua Taylor (31) granddaughter Darby Maxx (6 )and grandson Xander Luke (3) living in Greenville, NC. Mindy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and Child Development from the State University at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY. Her passion is to encourage the health and well-being of the families of her community.

Testimonials

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in the KidSafe program. I highly recommend this program to other schools. We hope that we will be given the same opportunity for our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students to be a part of this wonderful program during the 2016-2017 school year."

Mrs. Keelyn Meselsohn 2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader Tradewinds Elementary School

"The Safe and Smart Series Book My Body Is Special and Belongs To Me is kept in my middle school clinic and has been a tool that has opened many conversations for me between students that have experienced a difficult situation and were unable to talk about it. Through the illustrations and nonjudgmental verbiage the author has allowed kids permission to share their feelings about invasion of their personal space. Thank you so much."

Nurse Connie, PBC School Nurse 6.8.2016

"I'm so grateful that KidSafe has partnered with my daughter's school.  I learned so much in the parent training--how to recognize potential sexual predator behavior; how to quiz my child about what they would do in different scenarios; and how to explain safe and unsafe touch.  In addition, knowing that my daughter is receiving weekly trainings on these topics gives me great peace of mind.  I have confidence that I can reinforce what she is learning in school in order to prevent her from ever being a victim of such a heinous crime.  Thank you KidSafe for your dedication to protecting our communities' most vulnerable citizens."

Christina Kranick

“It was a normal Saturday and I was at the rink with my 7 and 8 year old. My son asked me if he could use the Men’s Restroom by himself.  Without hesitation, my daughter said,  Absolutely not! I was in KidSafe today and you cannot go to the restroom alone.  It is very important that Mommy is with you.. with us.   I was so proud of my little girl!  We are so blessed to have Debbie Miller at our school teaching our children the importance of safety. Many thanks to you all!  Your program and instruction is absolutely amazing.  Keep up the great work!"  

Tara Henley Admissions Assistant, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Ft. Lauderdale

I am a parent of two Pine Crest children and I attended your program on Monday night. I just wanted to thank you so very much for the very informative seminar. As hard as it was to hear all of those things, it was very needed. We were thrilled that you were able to come and share that very important information with us and our children. So again...thank you.

Elisa Aronberg

Today’s training was awesome! It was very informative. Sally was a very good resource, she motivated us a lot! We want to pass on this information to parents, teachers and students! Thank you for offering workshops like this. These are tools we use to continue serving our children and families.

Participant from Children’s Services Council of Broward Seminar

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