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Certified FIT Trainers conduct volunteer training sessions to certify facilitators to lead FIT groups. Contact our office at 941.799.4975 or email us at email@example.com for details. Several of the trainers are willing to travel but pay their own expenses and receive no funds from FIT for their services. Honorariums for them from the host institutions are appreciated but not expected.
Helen Campbell joined us as a facilitator in 2007 at a training located in Lakeland, Fl. She has been active ever since then and has conducted 24 different training sessions. That included four women's prisons and one men's prison. She has actively recruited and trained volunteers inside and outside of Florida and has traveled large distances to personally conduct many sessions. She pioneered the original work that led to FIT becoming established in most of Florida's women's prisons. She now resides in Georgia where she is available to conduct FIT leadership classes.
Fred DeMouey is one of the three original developers of the FIT program. He was trained on May 13, 2006 and, along with Dr. Pratt, field-tested and conducted the first courses at a jail, a juvenile prison, and a recovery center in the Lakeland, FL area. Fred often works with Ed White, who is also a certified FIT trainer.
Fred has facilitated 67 FIT courses, including complete programs, in six different facilities throughout Florida.
Cheryl Hart is Administrator of the Jericho Road Rescue Mission in Brooksville, FL. They operate men's and women's recovery and rehabilitation houses in the Brooksville area.
Spring Hill, FL
Jericho Road has been continuously involved with the FIT mininstry since 2008 and Cheryl has seen to it that her facilitators use the program. She became a certified FIT Trainer in 2017 and has already hosted a training at her location.
Joseph Johnsick joined our facilitator team in 2012 and conducted many FIT courses at the DeSoto Correctional Institution in Arcadia, FL and the Charlotte Correctional Institution in Punta Gorda, FL. By 2017, he had been involved in facilitating 34 courses in three state prisons. In 2017, he moved to Manchester, NH, to assist his pastor-son. Joe is available to conduct FIT training classes in the New England area.
Joseph Maher received his training in 2014 and currently is the site manager for FIT activities at the Sumter Correctional Institution men's prison. He trains inmates as "peer facilitators" to facilitate the program at the prison.
Lady Lake, FL
Naomi Mattei was first trained as a FIT Facilitator in 2009. In 2017 she took a refresher course and now heads up the prison ministry at her home church, Grace World Outreach Church in Brooksville. The church has long been a site for FIT trainings and a source of numerous facilitators for the Hernando Correctinal Institution women's prison in Brooksville.
Spring Hill, FL
Catherine Morales was trained as a facilitator in the Florida Panhandle in 2012. As of 2017, she had facilitated 27 different classes in a jail, four different men's prison facilities, and two different women's recovery houses in her area. This includes every one of the FIT courses required for the Complete Program certificate. She often works with Belinda Roy, who is also a certified FIT Trainer. Catherine is available to conduct FIT training classes in the Florida Panhandle area.
Laurel Hill, FL
Don Pratt is President of FIT and put together the original courses. Due to necessity, he authored new lesson books to meet the needs of facilitators and clients. He is the author of most of the FIT materials. All elements of the FIT ministry were field tested and the initial courses were conducted by Dr. Pratt and Fred DeMouey at a jail, a juvenile prison, and a recovery center in the Lakeland, FL area.
Belinda Roy was trained as a facilitator in the Florida Panhandle in 2013. As of 2017, she had facilitated 30 different classes in jail and men's prison facilities in her area. This includes every one of the FIT courses required for the Complete Program certificate. She often works with Catherine Morales, who is also a certified trainer. Belinda is available to conduct FIT training classes in the Florida Panhandle area.
Beverly Shatterly was trained in 2009 in the Florida Panhandle. For many years, she was director of prison ministry at Vision Church at Santa Rosa Beach. She is largely responsible for pioneering the FIT ministry in a jail and numerous prisons in the region. She has conducted numerous FIT trainings there and mentored many of them as they took up assignments in the facilities. In 2016, she moved to Southport, NC. She is available to conduct FIT training classes in the North Carolina area.
Ed White founded the original prison ministry in the early 2000's from his office in Lakeland, FL. He was insrumental in getting the first team together which would eventually become Family Integrity Training. The original purpose of the group was to develop a 100-hour, faith-based, 100-hour curriculum that would serve as an optional program that would meet the Florida Department of Corrections requirements for gain time. Ed has continuously served the FIT organization since its inception in many roles of leadership. He is active in leader training and sometimes accepts inventations out of state.