Lariana Forsythe joined CASA as its CEO in June of 2017, relocating to the Pinellas County area. She has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience with the Boys & Girls Clubs, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Special Olympics. Ms. Forsythe has held a variety of roles within these organizations, most recently serving as the VP/CDO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix.
Ms. Forsythe earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix on scholarship while a full-time, single mom, a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
She was named Business Woman of the Year in 2018 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and currently serves as a board member for the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board and Generations for the Arts. Lariana is also a member the St. Anthony’s Hospital’s Mission Integration and Community Affairs Committee and serves as a 2019 SPCA Tampa Bay Ambassador.
Lariana serves as a founding board member for the Florida Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Florida's state-wide resource center for domestic violence.
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