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Mandy Bianchi

Mandy Bianchi

Mandy Bianchi

Executive Director

Mandy Stark Bianchi is an award-winning veteran professional with more than 24 years of experience in state associations and nonprofits in the Big Bend. Known for being highly creative and intuitive, her motto is to remain focused, flexible and friendly in all situations. Mandy has superior written, verbal and relationship-building skills that pair with her public speaking, fundraising, event planning and community relations abilities. Mandy is a 1997 graduate of Tallahassee Community College, a 2000 graduate of Florida A&M University’s School of Media, Journalism and Graphic Design and a 2013 graduate of Liberty University’s Master of Business Management and Leadership Program. She is a 2010 graduate of the Tallahassee Society of Association Executive Professional Association Leadership six-month training program as well as a 2016 graduate of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Tallahassee Nonprofit Executive Program. She is a founding member of the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center’s Ride for Hope and has been a United Way Reading PAL, Leon County School Lunch Mentor and Meals on Wheels driver for Elder Care Services. She is a five-gallon lifetime OneBlood donor and supports a variety of organizations such as the Leon County Humane Society, Tallahassee Animal Services Center, City Walk Urban Mission and Good Samaritan United Methodist Church.

Mandy was recently selected as one of Tallahassee’s 25 Women You Need to Know and is a member of Leadership Tallahassee’s Class 41.

Who Is Ability1st?

In short, we are a community-based organization offering support services, advocacy, and information to empower people with disabilities to live independently. Ability1st is operated and governed by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.

The goal of all Centers for Independent Living is to empower people with disabilities to take charge of their lives and guide their own destinies. We are a community-based non profit organization that provides services to people with varying disabilities in Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties.

Our Mission

Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida, is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides services to persons with varying disabilities. Our mission is to empower people with disabilities to live independently and enhance their quality of life.

Contact Us

1823 Buford Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Phone: (850) 575-9621
Fax: (850) 575-5740
E-mail: contact@ability1st.info

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