Sarasota, FL  - Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Shareholder Heather Williams, CPA/CFP®, has been elected as a member of the 2016-2017 board of trustees for Forty Carrots Family Center, a local nonprofit organization.  Founded in 1993, Forty Carrots Family Center is guided by a vision that all parents will provide their children with experiences and environments that are emotionally and physically safe so that they can grow into capable and caring young people.  Forty Carrots serves Sarasota and Manatee counties and has three core components: Parenting Education Program; Mental Health Services; and Nationally Accredited (NAEYC) Preschool.


“We agree with Forty Carrot’s philosophy, ‘The early years of life are crucially important to the overall development of our children and therefore offer unprecedented opportunities to provide experiences that have lifelong positive impact.’  We commend Heather for her commitment to give back and serve on the board to ensure positive outcomes for the future of our children in this community," said Rob Lane, Managing Shareholder.


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