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News & Notes from JASMYN                                                                           February 2015


Cindy Watson
Executive Director


Dan Merkan

Director of Evaluation and Technology

Emily Rokosch

Director of Operations


Angela Strain

Director of Development


Sabrina Cluesman

Assistant Director of Services


Tim Jefferson

Assistant Director of Programs


MJ Cranston

Testing Coordinator


L. Bradley
Case Manager 


Princess Burch

Case Manager


Toni Liggins

Case Manager


Ace Canessa

Student Support Coordinator


Jensen Lindquist

Outreach Specialist


Evelyn Wilkinson

Finance Manager

Board of Directors

Bruce Musser


Dr. Jim Crooks
Vice Chair 


Tina Wirth



Barbara Drake



Edi Castro


Dr. Tom Serwatka


David Rinzler


Gregory Foster, Esq.


Josh Zmroczek


Michael Miller


Lori Shad


Gerry Orton


Adriana Fominaya


JASMYN Properties Board
 David Rinzler


Bruce Musser
Vice Chair 

Barbara Drake

Cindy Watson

Edi Castro

Jimmy Midyette, Esq.

Dr. Jay Dutton

Michael Miller

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Feeling the Love from 
Knead Bakeshop

JASMYN was treated like a real sweetheart by Knead Bakeshop in January. The Edgewood Avenue restaurant and bakery hosted their first cookie fundraiser to help JASMYN raise funds for some of the renovations of our new building.

For six days last month, Knead sold these delicious rosemary shortbread cookies, with filled hearts of housemade lemon jelly and brushed with lemon glaze. Cookies were also sold at both locations of Bold Bean Coffee and Rain Dogs. 


One hundred percent of cookie sales that week were donated to JASMYN - a total of $1,006! 


Knead owner and operations manager, Adam Burnett, has a personal connection to JASMYN. "While I wasn't a regular at JASMYN, I did attend several group meetings there with friends while I was in high school and it was a great experience!  That was part of my motivation to want to help. The support groups helped me and it's great to be able to give back."

Many thanks to Adam and everyone who bought a cookie! You're really helping to "Warm our House."


Don't Forget! Come to Our
"Warm the House" Party
Feburary 22
We hope you will join us for our Open House as we welcome the community to our new building: JASMYN 2!

Warm the House Party 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2:30 - 4:30 PM

929 Peninsular Place

Jacksonville, FL 32204

Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!
Bank of America Volunteers 
Help With Work on JASMYN 2

JASMYN has always been blessed with wonderful supporters and volunteers. And the renovation project of our new building inspired many groups to come lend a hand.


The Bank of America LGBT Employee Network and Ally Program really stands out as a group completely committed to the project. They were there at the very beginning, playing a key role in emptying out the house, doing a lot of heavy lifting and dirty work.


And, as we approach the unveiling of this new space that is allowing us expand our capacity to serve our LGBTQ youth with greater access to clinical care, case management services, HIV counseling and testing and more, the Bank of America volunteers were there again, helping to finish what they started. They painted, helped clean, polish, clean windows and add some of the final touches to JASMYN 2 as we ready the building for the "Warm the House" party.


Thank you for everything, Bank of America volunteers. We greatly appreciate your hard work and we couldn't have done it without you!


Register for Strides for Pride!
With Spring just around the corner, our annual JASMYN Strides for Pride 5K Run/Walk can't be far behind!

Registration is now open for this fun, family-friendly community event.



4th Annual Strides for Pride 5K Run/Walk 

sponsored by Chase Bank
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Riverside Park
7:00 AM: Registration
8:00 AM: 5K run/walk starts
8:15 AM: 1 mile fun run starts


We will need some of our fabulous volunteers to make this event happen!  Volunteers help out with race day registration, handing out race chips, handing out race bags, helping at the water stations and the 1/2 turn around and finish line.  Interested?
Contact Emily and let her know we can count on you!


If you are you interested in forming a TEAM for this year's event, all it takes is a team leader and three of your friends! You will also receive a discount in registration! Click here to register your TEAM!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this year's Strides for Pride. For information contact Emily or Angela.