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Tobacco Free Partnership of Bradford County appoints 2017-2018 Advisory Council
September 14, 2017

STARKE, FL — The Tobacco Free Partnership of Bradford County has appointed its 2017-2018 Advisory Council.  The Advisory Council members assume a leadership role in regard to tobacco control and advocacy, education, and prevention and policy change in Bradford County.

This year’s advisory council members include Cheryl Canova of Santa Fe College Andres Center, Tiffany Dougherty of Shands Regional Medical Center, Candace Osteen of Bradford High School, Camee Morrow of Students Working Against Tobacco and Paxon Wise of Students Working Against Tobacco.

Cheryl Canova is currently serving as the Santa Fe College Andrews Center Director, where she also is beginning her 23rd year as an Adjunct Instructor. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and a Master’s in Health Education from the University of Florida.  She is active in the Bradford Community currently  serving as President of the Bradford County Education Foundation, is a past president of both Atlrusa of Starke International and Kiwanis Club of Starke, is the secretary of the Starke Unit for the Salvation Army that provides the Weekend Backpack program for Bradford Schools, is the coordinator for the Back to School Info Fair that provides students with school supplies to start school,  and has served as an Advisory Board member for several years with the Tobacco Free Partnership in Bradford County.   She currently holds the seat for Bradford County School Board for District 3.  She is married to George Canova and they have two dogs, Zac and Zoe.  Cheryl is dedicated to the needs of the children in Bradford County and is happy to advocate for the Tobacco Free Partnership program.

Tiffany Dougherty has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1995. She started career at North Florida Regional Medical Center specialized in ICU, Emergency Room, Neonatal Respiratory Therapy. Tiffany moved to Shands Starke in 2010 where she became the Director of the Respiratory and Sleep Departments. Tiffany was awarded Director of the year in 2012, member of Altrussa, recognized as a system change leader by AHEC for implementing Smoking education and prevention for all inpatients admitted to hospital. Accredited Sleep Disorders Center for the first time in 2010 then reaccredited lab in 2016. She helped the hospital implement 100% tobacco free campus at Shands Regional Medical Center and also assisted by offering smoking cessation classes to community members and employees. In her spare time, she enjoys being a volunteer spin instructor at the Bradford Vocational Center, being a relay for life team captain and spending time with her husband Chris Dougherty of 24 years and her two children- Mckenzie, 18 and Deklan, 13. 

Candace Osteen is a Starke native and a Bradford High School alumni.  Candace works as the Media Specialist at BHS and is also the Yearbook advisor.  Candace is involved in many different activities on the BHS campus, such as, Class of 2018 sponsor, Students Working against Tobacco Advisor, Girls with Pearls Coordinator, Positive Behavior Support Team member, and a Mentor with Check and Connect.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband Michael and their son, Knox

Camee Morrow is a 15 year old sophomore at Bradford High School. She is a student government senator for her class, a member of SWAT, girls in pearls and an editor of the BHS yearbook. Outside of school, Camee enjoys being a part of her youth group and Sunday school group at church. When she’s not at school or church you can catch her at Taco Bell or just at home watching Netflix.

Paxon Wise is 17 years old and attends Bradford High School as a senior. She is a senator in student government, SWAT president, and girls with pearls executive vice president. Paxon has lots of school spirit so her Friday  nights are occupied with football games. She also works at Winn Dixie as a cashier. When she is not at football games or working she enjoys hanging out with friends, going bowling or just hanging out watching Netflix.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Bradford County is dedicated to the creation of tobacco-free social norms through a combination of community education, youth advocacy, and changes in local tobacco policies.  The mission of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Bradford County reflects the goals of the CDC Best Practices, especially in regards to changes in local tobacco policies to create and promote tobacco-free social norms. The Partnership also fosters youth involvement. Using tobacco control as the model, the Partnership raises youth leaders from local schools and youth organizations

To learn more about the partnership or to get involved, visit www.TFP-Bradford.org or email info@TFP-Bradford.org.