Our Staff

Florida Impact Staff

Trudy Novicki

President/CEO  |  TNovicki@flimpact.org
Trudy Novicki has spent the majority of her career advocating for children. As a Chief Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County from 1985 to 2003, she supervised the Child Abuse and Forensic Interview Units, and served on various boards relating to child abuse, including the Florida Committee for the establishment of a Sexual Predator Protocol Handbook, and the Kristi House Advisory Board. As Executive Director of Kristi House, the Child Advocacy Center in Miami-Dade County, from 2003 to 2014, Trudy continued to advocate for those children without a voice. In 2012 she was awarded the Advocate of the Year Award from the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet in Tallahassee for her work on child sex trafficking, and in 2014 she was named one of 10 global recipients of the C10 Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Stockholm, Sweden. Trudy served on the adjunct faculty of the University Of Miami Law School from 1989 to 2014 and was a member of the faculty of Florida International University School of Social Work from 2003 to 2008. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Trudy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and her law degree from Vanderbilt University.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that Matter." — Martin Luther King Jr.

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Toni Thomas

Food & Nutrition Programs Coordinator  |  TThomas@flimpact.org
Toni Thomas joined Florida Impact in 2013 as the Food and Nutrition Programs Coordinator. In her previous role as Manager of Community Involvement at a Jacksonville, Florida food bank, she oversaw initiatives to educate and engage the public on the problem of hunger. Toni received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and her M.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Florida. While pursuing those degrees, she worked in the fields of equitable food systems, human rights, and related areas through internships with the Florida Senate, the UCF Office of Global Perspectives, the National Women's Studies Association, and Florida Organic Growers.

"We rise by lifting others." — Robert Ingersoll

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Kim Johnson

Central Florida Program Coordinator  |  KMowatt@flimpact.org
Kim Johnson served on the Impact board before joining the staff in 2011 to focus on marketing strategies for the federal Summer Food Service Program in Orange and Osceola counties. She continues to focus on marketing and outreach strategies as well as educating organizations on all of the federal childhood nutrition programs throughout Central Florida. She became a passionate advocate for at-risk children while watching her father minister to families in the housing projects in Long Island New York. She is a proud social worker for over 25 years and has been working with children, families, and communities. She brings to us an array of experiences such as probation officer at Orlando's 33rd Street Jail, adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida, Management Agent for the Orange County Neighborhood Center for Families, Manager of the Callahan Community Center, and Project Manager for The Evan's Project.

"100 years from now...it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." — Forest Whitcraft

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Julie Kreafle

South Florida Program Coordinator  |  JKreafle@flimpact.org
Julie Kreafle began working with Impact in March 2010 to coordinate the summer nutrition marketing strategies in Palm Beach County. She brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising, strategic development, execution and program management, community relations and outreach, and team and coalition building. Julie's career has included service as the Director of Community Building and then Vice President of Community Impact at the United Way of Broward County, and work with the Marketing and Communications Divisions of Florida Power & Light Company, the North Broward Hospital District and Walt Disney World. Julie studied at the University of London and is a magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University.

"Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can." — John Wesley

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Christina Sudduth

Greater Miami Program Coordinator  |  CSudduth@flimpact.org
Christina Sudduth began working with Florida Impact in 2012 in the Tampa Bay area. Originally from Oregon, she graduated in 2010 from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and a B.A. in International Studies. Christina served in the AmeriCorps Students in Service program and studied abroad in Ecuador through the course of her undergraduate work, both experiences addressing issues of hunger and food systems. After graduation, she moved to Miami to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA for two years with the Center for Community Involvement at Miami Dade College. Most recently, she earned her Masters of Public Health at the University of South Florida and is a current Student Fellow with the Maternal & Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association. Christina is excited to return to Miami to work with the expansion of the child nutrition programs in Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead

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Kristin Ervin

Operations Coordinator  |  KErvin@flimpact.org
Kristin Ervin joined Florida Impact in 2015 as the Tampa Bay Program Coordinator, transitioning to the role of Internal Operations Coordinator in October 2016. Born and raised in Tallahassee, she graduated in 2013 from Florida State University with a B.S. in Political Science. She spent a semester in Washington D.C. as part of a Greenpeace student program where she was trained in grassroots organizing. After graduation, she began working for a political firm serving many of Florida's nonprofit organizations dedicated to health care, education, and women's rights. She is now working towards her Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management.

"It is not enough to be compassionate, you must act." — Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama