Meet the Staff
Get to know the CCC team
Get to know the CCC team
Steven Frank Jones, CEC
Rachel B. Waterman
Rachel holds a MA in Community & Economic Development from Illinois State University. Her BA is in International Studies from Barry University where she was the top graduate in her major field of study; and also has a minor in Spanish Interpretation and Translation. While in graduate school, Ms. Waterman won several research awards including a grant from the Illinois State Governor’s office for her groundbreaking ethnographic research within the Latino community of Central Illinois. Her research was later utilized by the US Department of Justice as their baseline indicator for the Federal State of Affairs Social Justice State by State Report. Her work has encompassed a broad spectrum within various aspects of community and economic development. She has worked as a non-profit Executive Director, a researcher, a consultant, a grant writer, a trainer, as a Senior Planner with Palm Beach County’s Office of Community Revitalization, and as Mayor of the City of Lake Worth, FL.
Rachel has been a presenter at many state national and international conferences including the Florida Festivals and Events association, the Florida State Association of Code Enforcement Officers, Neighborworks America, the International Women in Development Conference, North Atlantic Training Institute for Sexuality Health Educators (NATISHE), Smart Growth Network, and the Quad Cities Health and Human Services Association. Ms. Waterman who is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese has long been an advocate for empowering residents and agency staff to become active participants and leaders in the development, economic and otherwise, of their own communities.
Miriam has been a caretaker her whole life. Having had a successful facial massage business, she was able to bring a lot of experience to her role as the Kings Point team coordinator.
“It is all about helping their physical and emotional needs as well as their psychological and it has been really rewarding to hear some of the responses from her seniors.”
Many of them are so sick they can’t take care of themselves. Every week she checks in on them by calling to see how they are doing, very often they will talk to her about their medical or financial issues and she is able to refer them to other nonprofits or other CCC programs, may it be the rental assistance or getting a box of food from the pantry.