Whitney Harris is the Comptroller for the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc. In her position, Whitney is responsible for the financial health of the organization and performs fiscal duties such as creating the annual budget, maintaining detailed financial records, and managing the nonprofit’s payroll process. Whitney is a member of the organization’s Executive Leadership Team and has assisted the organization in applying for new grants, developing staff training events, and supporting the Board of Directors and Assistive Technology Advisory Council.
Whitney is passionate about creating a reality in which all people are equal and have equal access. Her disability advocacy work started in 2008 when she joined the Florida Youth Council and became a volunteer at the Florida Youth Leadership Forum. Being inspired by others who have disabilities has led her to become an active member of the Board of Directors for three national organizations: the Association of Youth Leadership Forums, the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, and the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. Whitney’s leadership and involvement with these organizations have provided an opportunity to experience examples of best practices to bring to Florida. At the state level, Whitney is a long-time volunteer with the Florida Youth Leadership Forum and Treasurer of the gubernatorially appointed Florida Independent Living Council. Whitney has a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from St. Petersburg College and is currently attending the University of Central Florida to obtain her Masters in Nonprofit Management.