Staff

Michael Daniels- Executive Director

Michael received his BA in Special Education and Early Childhood Education from University of Kentucky (UK) and completed coursework for his MA in Assistive Technology at UK. Michael has been working in the assistive technology field for over 20 years with a focus on computer access and seating and mobility. He served as program director at FAAST for four years and was instrumental in the development of the statewide device loan program and the addition of two Regional Demonstration Centers. Michael has collaborated with Dr. Tony Gentry from Virginia Commonwealth University to establish a training series for assistive technology for individuals with traumatic brain injuries.

In his free time, Michael is a licensed youth soccer coach and a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America.


Tim McCann- Office Manager

A native of New England, Tim came to Florida in 1988. Tim received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida. After relocating to Tallahassee, he soon found FAAST, becoming a Certified Information & Referral Specialist (CIRS). In his current position as Office Manager, Tim assists the Director of Development & Program Services in overseeing the daily functions of the FAAST headquarters.

Tim is a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Tallahassee. An a avid consumer of books and cinema, in his free time, he enjoys spending time with his nieces and nephews.


Alisha Joyner- Inventory Specialist

Alisha's knowledge is diverse due to her consistent indecisiveness. In addition to receiving her Associate of Arts from Tallahassee Community College, she also holds licenses and certifications from North Florida Cosmetology Institute and the Bartending University of North Carolina. 

"Life isn't about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself. Who we are and who we are meant to become is a collection of constant creation and revision. I am still a work in progress." -Asia Project

 

 


Eric Reed- New Horizon Loan Program Director

Eric joined FAAST in April 2015 following a thirteen year career in the banking industry. Eric is excited to trade in the corporate banking world for the opportunity to now work with individuals with disabilities throughout the state to find the funding they need to acquire assistive technology. He works closely with individuals throughout the application process, putting his experience in consumer and small business lending as well as his knowledge of financial and credit education to work.

Eric grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated from Auburn University. He is a member of Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, loves to camp with his family, is active in Cub Scouts and youth soccer, and is a passionate Auburn football fan.


Rita Bing- Bookkeeper

Rita is currently in school for a degree in criminal justice with a minor in accounting, and has already obtained her AS in Cimonology. She has been in the field of accounting since 2006.

In Rita's down time, she likes to spend time with her children. On Saturdays you can find her being actively involved in a nonprofit for children that teaches them all about Agriculture and Farming. She is also very involved in her ministry.