Founding Board Member
Tara Austin has deep roots in the South Florida community. She enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2004, served combat tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, South Korea and is now stationed back in her hometown of Miami, FL. Ms. Austin has quickly moved up the ranks and earning accolades such as Airman of the Quarter, NCO of the Quarter, Airman of the Year, Air Force Commendation and Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters as well as the Air Force Outstanding Volunteer Medal.
Ms. Austin is a thriving force in her community, actively volunteering with several community agencies including, the Civil Air Patrol-Southbridge, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, Susan G. Komen run/walk for breast cancer awareness, Camillus House and when deployed volunteered hours at the Pat Tillman USO. She is also an active volunteer at Job Corps, Homestead mentoring youths and is a Founding Board Member of NVEEE. Tara has helped to personally provide confidential and positive connections with youths in the community.