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AARP Florida names Tampa Bay resident as top volunteer advisor
Local Resident, Monica Stynchula, joins AARP Florida’s Executive Council
St. Petersburg, Fla. –AARP Florida’s State Director Jeff Johnson has appointed longtime Tampa Bay community leader Monica Stynchula as a member of the AARP Florida Executive Council, a group of top volunteer advisors leading the nation’s largest membership organization for people 50+ in the nation’s “grayest” state.
“AARP Florida is pleased that a person of Monica Stynchula’s proven community commitment and leadership capability has agreed to serve in this important role,” said Johnson. “Monica brings a wealth of insight into the issues affecting all Floridians 50+.”
Stynchula is a public health social worker, having earned a Master’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also an entrepreneur, founder and CEO of REUNIONCARE, Inc., a family-based care and management center, headquartered in St. Petersburg and located at the Poynter Institute.
Stynchula is an active leader in the Tampa Bay community, serving as a member of the Encore Tampa Bay Steering and Planning Committee, and as the Treasurer of the Infants and Young Children Agency of West Central Florida. Prior to her current roles, Stynchula served as president for the Deer Creek Homeowners Association, was active with the Institute for Aging in Sarasota Technology Circle, Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s, the Junior League of Gainesville Florida, the Alachua County Children’s Board, and was an advocate for the Hillsborough County Guardian Ad Litem.
Throughout the years, Stynchula’s dedication and community involvement has earned her top recognition. She has been honored by the American Hospital Association and the American Public Health Association, and has received numerous grants for community-based health and human service programs.
Stynchula is married to Ozzie Ahmed and has two adult children, Sharif Michael and Samir Anthony.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.