About Our Board of Directors
The Disability Achievement Center Board of Directors is made up of experienced leaders. Several have been with the organization since its creation in 1992 and helped build it from nothing. Others have joined in the last few years bringing new ideas and enthusiasm to this evolving consumer directed center.
Jack Humburg (Chairman) has served on the Board for over 15 years. As the Director of Housing for the Boley Centers he brings a vast knowledge of the issues that face people with disabilities in the community.
Barbara Page (Vice Chair) has served on the Board at different times over the organization’s history. As the SENIOR ADVOCATE/INVESTIGATOR for Disability Rights Florida since 2001 she brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board’s deliberations.
Kimberly Leggett (Treasurer) comes to the Board with a strong accounting background coupled with fundraising experience and a passion for community involvement. As a Mobility Analyst for Transporation Disadvantaged for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), she is responsible for Accounts Receivable, annual audits, payroll, human resources, and purchasing. Kimberly served on the Executive Board for the American Cancer Society fundraising and is active in the Federation of Inner-Community Organization.
Mary Bucca (Secretary) is a long time member of the Board. She brings a knowledge of consumer issues to the Board's considerations and has a background in accounting.
Rhonda Abbott (Director) returned to the Board in 2014. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Rhonda spent 17 years working at Abilities Inc. of Florida, an agency that provided a wide variety of services to persons with disabilities. She also worked 4 years at Boley Center which provides services to those with mental illness. Most recently Rhonda worked 6 years at the City of St. Petersburg’s Office of the Mayor coordinating services for people who were experiencing homelessness.
Jennifer French (Director) joined the Board in 2013. She acquired her C6-7 incomplete spinal cord injury in 1998. Jennifer is an active user of an FES system and is the first woman to receive the implanted Stand and Transfer system. Jennifer is a silver medalist in the sport of sailing at the 2012 Paralympic Games and is the 2012 Yachtswoman of the Year, the first woman with a disability to do so. She has helped launch successful divisions in such organizations as Bombarier Capital and PC Connection, Inc. Her story is published in her book, On My Feet Again: My Journey out of the Wheelchair using Neurotechnology. With an MBA and her experiences in the disability community, she co-founded Neurotech Network, a non-profit organization focused on education of and advocacy to access neurotechnology; she currently serves as the Executive Director.
Kimberly Rankine (Director) joined the Board in 2013. She serves on the Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments (CAPI) (St. Petersburg) and is an ADA Advocate. She is the only Demand Response Transportation (DART) representative on Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s Transit Riders Advisory Committee (TRAC). Her personal involvement with patients at Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg ensures patient and department inquires are handled in a timely manner.
Ross Silvers (Director) brings his government and national nonprofit experience to the Board's deliberations. As the current Mobility Manager of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's DART paratransit program he is a major leader in the field of transportation for people with disabilities in Pinellas County.